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  1. #1

    May 2012
    Ocean County, NJ
    Garrett ACE 350
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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Not a MD find, but Civil War related, DEFINITELY!!

    I'm a noob to MD'ing as well as TNet. That being said, I've found myself perusing all of the various sub-forums/threads on TNet. Here I am on the Civil War thread, and I just thought I'd share some family history with any/all of you who might be interested. My great-great grandfather was one of only a handful of surviving Civil War veterans when he passed at the ripe ole' age of 93 in 1941. What's "cool" is that I have in my possession, his ORIGINAL enlistment, reenlistment(from the field), and discharge papers! Pretty cool piece of history, both family and,...well,...history! Along with the papers, there's some photos (not military) of him in the hospital at age 91, the FIRST TIME he'd ever been in hospital EVER, when he fell and broke his hip. Ironically, during the time of his hospital stay, he was suppose to be in Gettysburg for the 75th Anniversary (which I too, have the actual invitation from the U.S. government.) There's also a chronological list of all of the engagements and battles which he was in. Also a handful of newspaper articles. In a short interview given by my g-g-grandpa, he recollected how he stood mere FEET away from some guy who gave some speech called the Gettysburg "something or other" Ummmm,....how cool is that?!?! He was also a P.O.W. at Andersonville Prison, where as I'm sure most of you history buffs know, approximately 2 out of 3 Union soldiers did NOT make it out alive!! Thank God my g-g-grandpa did!!

    At any rate, if anyone is interested, I wouldn't mind scanning many of the documents. If not, no biggie. Just wanted to share a little of me/the fam history. And just a side note, our family tree/history here in the states can be traced all the way back to before the Revolutionary War. Cool beans!
    Detecting since 04-07-12.
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    Oldest coin(s): 1917 & '18 Wheeties from same hole!
    Best find(s): .925 Sterling charm @ 2.2 grams
    Favorite find(s): 1948 dog registration/tag from my backyard


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  2. #2

    Feb 2008
    Never Know I May Live Next To You!
    GTI 2500/Bounty Hunter
    322 times
    Posting some pics would be cool for many to see here. Also have you done ancestory.com to build your family tree? If you research you might find more relatives or information on your G-G-Grandpa and his relatives.
    If I was President; I would take away welfare! I wouldn't make any bargains with foreign countries! I wouldn't take #@*& from any country! I would close the borders! I would get rid of taxes! I would make EVERYONE own at least 5 guns! I would ENFORCE Finders Keepers Law !!!!!!!!

  3. #3
    Anything worth doing is worth overdoing

    Jan 2012
    Winchester VA
    This Minelab and this Pro-Pointer.. and that's all I need
    107 times
    Relic Hunting
    Very cool stuff man. If you haven't already I'd look into joining the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War
    "Its a lot better for em to ask ya how ya doin than whatcha doin" -Tom Dickey

  4. #4

    Jan 2011
    East central Ohio
    16 times
    Metal Detecting
    That is very interesting, wonderful family history. If you can post some pics. I would like to see them.



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