Possible Revolutionary/Civil War Relic Found?
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  1. #1
    us
    Oct 2005
    Sanford, NC
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    Possible Revolutionary/Civil War Relic Found?

    Friends of my wife are building a new house and in the digging for the new foundation they found a lead ball with a hole through it. They seem to think it is a cannon ball but I don't believe so. I didn't get to see the ball but they made it sound like the hole was made to have the ball easily transported by sliding it on a dowel of some type. I can only assume they know the difference between iron and lead. However, I am wondering if it is a relic of some type. The area is in southeastern North Carolina that once had Revolutionary and Civil War activity.

    I would love to take my metal detector and do some relic hunting for the first time, just wondering if this would be a good sign.

    Thanks in advance

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    us
    Jan 2007
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    Re: Possible Revolutionary/Civil War Relic Found?





    COULDN'T HURT, HH

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  3. #3
    TreasureTales

    Re: Possible Revolutionary/Civil War Relic Found?

    I have no idea what your friends found, but it wouldn't hurt to go detect their property (with their permission, of course LOL). Maybe you can take some pix of their relic while you're there?

  4. #4
    us
    Oct 2005
    Sanford, NC
    14

    Re: Possible Revolutionary/Civil War Relic Found?

    I guess I have an open invitation to detect on the property, so maybe I will check it out soon.

    Thanks

  5. #5
    TreasureTales

    Re: Possible Revolutionary/Civil War Relic Found?

    Quote Originally Posted by dredre7
    I guess I have an open invitation to detect on the property, so maybe I will check it out soon.

    Thanks
    Don't wait too long. You know the expression: Strike while the iron is hot.

    Go ASAP.

  6. #6

    Aug 2004
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    Re: Possible Revolutionary/Civil War Relic Found?

    A hole that goes ALL the way through ? That would not be a cannon ball, the threaded fuse only went on one end. Sounds more like a counter weight for something.
    Happy Tesoro user - Mid Missouri

 

 

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