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    More Civil War finds including a mini ball

    Went back for a quick hunt today and came up with a brass item, some more lead, and a wonderful mini ball. Happy Hunting.
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    Re: More Civil War finds including a mini ball

    Quote Originally Posted by Poptopagain
    Went back for a quick hunt today and came up with a brass item, some more lead, and a wonderful mini ball. Happy Hunting.
    The brass piece is off a saddle.. nice digs!

    MB

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    Re: More Civil War finds including a mini ball

    Great hunt there... will look nice displayed...
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    Re: More Civil War finds including a mini ball

    Can't make out what the iron thing is nice.
    Have detector, Will Travel RJW

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    Re: More Civil War finds including a mini ball

    Nice finds, my phone must not be working. lol

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    Re: More Civil War finds including a mini ball

    Keep em coming Mike.
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    Re: More Civil War finds including a mini ball

    Quote Originally Posted by rjw4law
    Can't make out what the iron thing is nice.
    It is a iron ball a little larger than a golf ball. I assuming that they put several of these into the cannon and fire them for anti-personnel. Kind of like cannon buckshot.

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    Re: More Civil War finds including a mini ball

    the brass item could be from a rifle --

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    good going on those relics !!!
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    Re: More Civil War finds including a mini ball

    The brass item is off of a saddle. I have several of them, and seen several of them on complete saddles. Howard Crouch's book has them labeled as a "saddle guard", if I remember correctly.

    Sweet diggin!
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    Re: More Civil War finds including a mini ball

    Nice digs! I have found lots of cool things over the years but the one I'm looking for is a cannonball....maybe today is the day!

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    Re: More Civil War finds including a mini ball

    That minnie ball looks like a sharps...........I love finding those things.........Keep going back to that place and keep looking!!! Way to go, Tim

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    Re: More Civil War finds including a mini ball

    could be right about iron ball.had cannon ball years ago but got lost some where along the way.
    great finds

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    Re: More Civil War finds including a mini ball

    Cool finds. Several people are right on. the brass piece is to a saddle and was held onto the wooden tree by 2 small brass screws. the bullets is a sharps carbine and the iron ball is a canister shot from a cannon. I think they fired like 16 at a time or so unless it was a double charge then it would be 32. But like you said it would be like a shot gun. I'd hate to have those thing flying at me.

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    Re: More Civil War finds including a mini ball

    Nice relics!

 

 

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