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  1. #1
    us
    Mar 2006
    GADSDEN, ALA.
    All White's Detectors MXT and IDX_pro, ANY OLD DETECTOR WILL DO
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    CW Caltrop

    today was a good day to dig some relics. so we took off to a spot way above a creek over looking narrow that seen a lot of taffic over the years. this was a bout 8 1/2 inches down.
    when i first sew it i what'nt to sure of what it was. it has 6 spures with mold tap coming from the middle. other than that, that was all we found today. but i'm happy about finding one of these, i hear they are not common digs. how rare are they? who would have used these more ?


    the pic on the bottom is one from a website, not dug

    mlhudson
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  2. #2
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    Ace250man

    Jul 2004
    Shelbyville or any yard where the owner will let me detect!
    ace 250
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    Re: CW Caltrop

    definetily dont see many of them posted !
    ALLEN

  3. #3
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    da book worm--researcher

    Feb 2007
    callahan,fl
    delta 4000 / ace 250 - used BH and many others too
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    Re: CW Caltrop

    yep a civil war era anti cavalry caltrop --- meant to injure horses and stop cavalry troops. both sides used em .

    if one was setting up for battle and did not want enemy cavalry troops to be able to rush across a feild at you you seeded it with these to slow or stop their advance -- foot soldiers not looking down could also step on em slipping and twisting a ankle as well.

    or if foot soldiers were being chased by fast moving cavalry troops down a road -- foot soldiers could seed the road behind them with these to help slow down the horse soldiers and thus break off their chase . --giving the foot troops time to regroup.

  4. #4
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    us
    Jan 2009
    South East Tennessee on Ga, Ala line
    Tesoro Conquistador freq shift Fisher F75 Garrett AT-Pro Garet carrot Neodymium magnets 5' Probe
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    Re: CW Caltrop

    Thats a cool find. I forgot about those things. Pretty wicked. Not seen any of those in a long time.
    TnMountains
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  5. #5
    us
    Mar 2006
    GADSDEN, ALA.
    All White's Detectors MXT and IDX_pro, ANY OLD DETECTOR WILL DO
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    Re: CW Caltrop

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  6. #6
    us
    Mar 2006
    GADSDEN, ALA.
    All White's Detectors MXT and IDX_pro, ANY OLD DETECTOR WILL DO
    571
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    Re: CW Caltrop

    o

  7. #7

    Re: CW Caltrop

    Very cool find ML. You don't see those posted here too often.
    Congrats to you,
    MM
    *Oldest coin-1775 Spanish 1 real *Oldest U.S. silver-1833 Capped Bust Half Dime *Best coin - 1945 GOLD 2 1/2 peso *Best Civil War finds:*NC officers belt buckle *CSN Confederate Navy Officer button

  8. #8
    us
    Apr 2007
    Southwestern, MN
    Minelab E-Trac Sun Ray X-1, Tesoro Vaquero, Cibola, Tejon
    671
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    Re: CW Caltrop

    Poor Horse

  9. #9
    us
    Feb 2006
    New York, NY
    Whites (CM 5000, XLT, VX3) and Minelab (Svgn GT & Excal III)
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    Re: CW Caltrop

    Very interesting - I didn't realize these were really used - thought it was a ninja myth.

  10. #10
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    da book worm--researcher

    Feb 2007
    callahan,fl
    delta 4000 / ace 250 - used BH and many others too
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    Re: CW Caltrop

    nope horse cripplers --bad bad item for a cavalry mans horse to step on since hes then a "foot soldier" with a lame horse to care for till hes healthy again or shoot .

  11. #11
    us
    Feb 2008
    river valley/ Fort Smith, Arkansas
    white's DFX,Classic III, Prizim II
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    Re: CW Caltrop

    interesting find !!!!!!
    WTG
    I quit smoking 2/26/08
    cleaning  Earth 1 pulltab at a time.

  12. #12
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    monty

    Jan 2005
    Sand Springs, OK
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    Re: CW Caltrop

    Please no more pictures! I'm going blind! Look for a Macro setting on your camera. It's a little flower symbol. Thanks! Monty
    Don't make me loose the hounds! If you dig, Cover up your holes.

  13. #13
    us
    Mar 2006
    GADSDEN, ALA.
    All White's Detectors MXT and IDX_pro, ANY OLD DETECTOR WILL DO
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    Re: CW Caltrop

    thanks monty, that cam i got , i should bury it in the next hole i dig...-lol

    mlhudson

  14. #14

    Re: CW Caltrop

    Yipes! But a neat find, ML! I think this is only the second one of those I've seen on here.

    Glad ya got out to hunt~

    Nana

  15. #15
    us
    Sep 2008
    Kentucky
    Whites XLT, Prizm 4, Surfmaster ll
    292
    41 times

    Re: CW Caltrop

    That's what it is for sure. Found mine last year at a spot where the yanks were being pushed back by the rebs. They also used a caltrop called a "crows foot". Very ugly and painful. Do a google search and take a look at it. Yours was also used on union workforce strike lines and other places to quell riots. Hope this info is helpful. Great find WTG Sonny
    Better to be detecting than watching soaps with the wife

 

 
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