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  1. #1
    us
    See you in the funny papers!

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    Tennessee
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    Sweet Civil War Finds 3/7/09...Lots-O-Pics!

    Well, its been a couple of months since I've put any pictures up. The weather was great today so we got out on a new piece of property that we had gotten permission on a few months ago......I think that me, my dad, and my buddy found a camp site..... Here are some pics...I have some what is its, and I hope it is its!

    My finds.


    Bit Boss Front


    Bit Boss Back


    Rifleman's Buckle...the teeth still move...


    Back of Riflemans' Buckle


    Nanananananananana BAT WING!...front


    Nanananananananana BAT WING!...back


    Spencer casing with bullet turned around backwards and inserted in to the casing....I think


    Again




    Buddy's Finds


    Is this a slave tag or a soldiers personal identification tag
    Front?....From what I can make out...it reads.....
    TELEGRAPH THIS
    NUMBER
    189070
    TO THE
    LOYAL PROTECTIVE
    INSURANCE CO.
    BOSTON MASS.
    THEY WILL NOTIFIY MY (F?)


    Slave tag or soldiers ID tag?
    Back? it reads...
    TO IDENTIFY
    ME
    FOLLOW
    INSTRUCTIONS
    ON
    THE OTHER SIDE


    Piece of a spur front


    Piece of a spur back


    Piece of some sort of a flower buckle...Front


    Piece of some sort of a flower buckle....Back


    Barrell spicket


    Piece of a gun?


    Carved bullet


    Carved bullet again?





    Dad's finds; few bullets...piece of a Maynard carbine casing, and a button....




    We had A LOT of fun today...even got a little sun burnt!....

    Thanks for looking...and if you can give me any info on the tag, that would be great!!!




    Keep your coil to the soil!

  2. #2

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    Re: Sweet Civil War Finds 3/7/09...Lots-O-Pics!

    Fantastic!!!!!!!
    To find a buckle AND the Batwing to go with it is AMAZING!!!
    CONGRATULATIONS on ALL of your finds.
    Ty

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  3. #3
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    George

    Sep 2008
    Pulaski Tennessee
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    Re: Sweet Civil War Finds 3/7/09...Lots-O-Pics!

    What an amazing day!....Great digs to all you boys....I'm not qualified to answer to rather or not what kind of tag, other than it's a wonderful find. If I had to guess I would say it's a Union soldiers ID tag....Maybe someone else will jump in with an answer...Wow what a great site...You done good!


    George

  4. #4

    Feb 2006
    Poplar Bluff, Missouri
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    Re: Sweet Civil War Finds 3/7/09...Lots-O-Pics!

    what a way to spend a day!
    I have found silver and i've found gold- more than
    a few buckets of trash untold.
    We think what we seek is in the ground
    but where our heart is
    there will our treasure be found, for
    If you count blessings of freedom & health
    good friends and fond memories
    you have true wealth.

  5. #5
    us
    Feb 2009
    Puyallup, Wash.
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    Re: Sweet Civil War Finds 3/7/09...Lots-O-Pics!

    It's possible that is a private purchase ID tag in case the soldier was killed. There was a lot of concern among troops that they would die and their families would never know. It's an interesting piece and worth more research.
    IAFF 726

  6. #6
    lovedigging

    Re: Sweet Civil War Finds 3/7/09...Lots-O-Pics!

    What a great day you had, I'd be back there tomorrow

  7. #7
    us
    Feb 2008
    Prairieville, Louisiana
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    Re: Sweet Civil War Finds 3/7/09...Lots-O-Pics!

    One helluva day there Crash
    "The best discriminator is a shovel"

  8. #8
    us
    Sep 2007
    Greenville,NC
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    Re: Sweet Civil War Finds 3/7/09...Lots-O-Pics!

    Could your carved bullet be a Whitworth sharpshooter just carved?? how long is it?

    Cw
    www.wedigdixie.com
    WWW.WEDIGDIXIEFORUMS.COM
    Researching, Recovering & Preserving America's Past

  9. #9
    us
    See you in the funny papers!

    Dec 2008
    Tennessee
    White's MXT 300 w/950 coil, Bounty Hunter, Discover 3300 w/a 10" Bounty Hunter, Magnum Power Search Coil
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    Re: Sweet Civil War Finds 3/7/09...Lots-O-Pics!

    Quote Originally Posted by cwdigger
    Could your carved bullet be a Whitworth sharpshooter just carved?? how long is it?

    Cw
    www.wedigdixie.com
    It is an inch and 5/8 long...Don't think its a Whitworth, but I could be wrong.
    Keep your coil to the soil!

  10. #10
    us
    Sep 2007
    Greenville,NC
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    Re: Sweet Civil War Finds 3/7/09...Lots-O-Pics!

    Quote Originally Posted by crashbro17x
    Quote Originally Posted by cwdigger
    Could your carved bullet be a Whitworth sharpshooter just carved?? how long is it?

    Cw
    www.wedigdixie.com
    It is an inch and 5/8 long...Don't think its a Whitworth, but I could be wrong.
    HMM
    WWW.WEDIGDIXIEFORUMS.COM
    Researching, Recovering & Preserving America's Past

  11. #11
    us
    Jul 2007
    Western Massachusetts
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    Re: Sweet Civil War Finds 3/7/09...Lots-O-Pics!

    Great looking finds and pictures.

  12. #12
    ca
    Feb 2009
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    Re: Sweet Civil War Finds 3/7/09...Lots-O-Pics!

    There's some nice finds there, good luck on the tag ID

  13. #13

    Feb 2005
    37

    Re: Sweet Civil War Finds 3/7/09...Lots-O-Pics!

    Hey Crash, that tag is a ID tag for a policy holder with that insurance company, I found one that belonged to a member of the Odd Fellows and they were insiued by the Ridgely Protective Agency in Worchester Mass...photos here....great find, but don't waste your time trying to get anyone to give you the name of the numbered policy holder....even out of business insurance companies won't give it up....Keep diggin and have a great day....Steve in Tenn.
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  14. #14

    Dec 2007
    New Bern, NC
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    Re: Sweet Civil War Finds 3/7/09...Lots-O-Pics!

    Great finds! Stay on that spot.

  15. #15
    us
    Jan 2007
    South Carolina
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    Re: Sweet Civil War Finds 3/7/09...Lots-O-Pics!

    The tag is definately not a slave tag. The only place slave tags were used was in Charleston, SC. Here is a pretty good site for checking out the slave tags.

    http://www.savage-station.com/page4.html

 

 
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