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    I'm a greater believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of itĒ ― Thomas Jefferson

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    This year has been good to me

    I have found the musket ball all the way to the 8 pound cannonball. I hunt a Fort end it is hard digging white shells oyster shells brick aluminum trash you name it itís got it but underneath all that lied some rusty goal. I probably got the only shovel thatíll break through this brick and the determination not to give up because 99% of the time it just wet it is a rusty piece of garbage out a foot down. Click image for larger version. 

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    I also got some mid 1700s pad locks and two tomahawks that were way down in the shell pit. The beauty part about this is the cannonball is 8 pounds and the only people that used 8 pound cannon balls were the French the French build a little fort over and Indian mound from 1698 to 1703 so that is an old cannonball Then the Spanish took over and made it bigger and I found two infantry pewter buttons from the War of 1814. Iíve been very blessed this year and Iíve been extremely lucky but I found the harder I work the luckier I got.
    Last edited by Truth; Oct 11, 2020 at 03:42 PM.

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    Very nice!. . . that 1% is always worth digging
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    Nov 2012
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    Nice Truth. The 8 pounder was, as you said, most likely French made, but Americans were "sold" some of their 4 pounder and 8 pounder guns. There is the possibility Americans could have been the ones that shot it, there is no absolute way to tell.
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    I'm a greater believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of itĒ ― Thomas Jefferson

    Apr 2016
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    Quote Originally Posted by smokeythecat View Post
    Nice Truth. The 8 pounder was, as you said, most likely French made, but Americans were "sold" some of their 4 pounder and 8 pounder guns. There is the possibility Americans could have been the ones that shot it, there is no absolute way to tell.
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    us
    I'm a greater believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of itĒ ― Thomas Jefferson

    Apr 2016
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    Quote Originally Posted by smokeythecat View Post
    Nice Truth. The 8 pounder was, as you said, most likely French made, but Americans were "sold" some of their 4 pounder and 8 pounder guns. There is the possibility Americans could have been the ones that shot it, there is no absolute way to tell.
    Smoky I treasure my 1814 script I buttons so much more itís amazing

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    us
    I'm a greater believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of itĒ ― Thomas Jefferson

    Apr 2016
    Abita Springs La....Born in New Orleans
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    Quote Originally Posted by smokeythecat View Post
    Nice Truth. The 8 pounder was, as you said, most likely French made, but Americans were "sold" some of their 4 pounder and 8 pounder guns. There is the possibility Americans could have been the ones that shot it, there is no absolute way to tell.
    Then Iíd like it better because those French always seemed to get chased sway. Iím just happy they stayed and started cooking . Nothing beats French Cajun food I mean nothing not even the bread. Ummm Iím hungry
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    I'm hungry now - thanks!

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    Lookit Tha Size O' Those Hog-Mollies!!!

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    That looks good buddy!!

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    Don

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    I've been following your posts for well over a year now Dean and you well deserve your finds in the conditions you dig in. Great history you've been digging in that fort. Love your display.

 

 

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