Shannon Pritchard has lived on the battlefields around Richmond, Virginia, since the time of his birth in 1962; having literally lived on the Gaines Mill Battlefield. He has been hunting and collecting Confederate antiques for forty years and has been a full time Confederate Antiques dealer for twenty-two years. His love of all things Confederate prompted him to found www.oldsouthantiques.com, which has grown into the largest all Confederate antiques dealership in the world.
Shannon has authored many dozens of articles relating to the authentication, care and conservation of Confederate antiques, including several cover articles for North South Trader's Civil War, The Civil War Courier, The Civil War News and other War Between the States periodicals, and is the author of the definitive work on Confederate collectibles, the widely acclaimed Collecting the Confederacy, Artifacts and Antiques from the War Between the States, and is the co-author of Confederate Faces in Color. He is a current Vice-President of the Civil War Dealers and Collectors Association Board of Directors.
He also does speaking engagements relating to the investment opportunities, joys and pitfalls of collecting Confederate memorabilia. Shannon is a current, or past member, of the American Society of Arms Collectors, the Civil War Preservation Trust, the Gettysburg Battlefield Preservation Association, the Captain William Latane Camp Sons of Confederate Veterans, the Museum of the Confederacy, the North American Vexillogical Association, the National Rifle Association, the Southeastern Arms Collectors Association, the Hanover Historical Society, the Southern Historical Society and the Texas Gun Collectors Association. Shannon used to support and do consultations for the Museum of the Confederacy, before we were betrayed and the museum sold out to the American Civil War Center at Historic Tredegar. He now recommends and supports the Fort Worth Civil War Museum and Confederate Memorial Hall as well as the Sons and Daughters of the Confederacy.
Old South Military Antiques, LLC offers textile analysis and conservation for Confederate flags and uniforms.
We provide museum, private and corporate consultations for authenticity and market value.
Shannon, his wife Lesia and son Caleb are all part of making Old South Military Antiques, LLC the premier online site for original Confederate antiques in the world.
We make our home at Hickory Hill, the Greek Revival mansion of Confederate General Williams Carter Wickham in Ashland, Virginia.
May God Bless You and Yours,
Shannon, Lesia & Caleb Pritchard