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  1. #61
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    CANE FIELD BANDITS and IRON BRIGADE MEMBER

    Jun 2006
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    Re: Driveway find, NOT what you might think.

    Why ain't this on the banner yet?

    It'll be hard to top that one!
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  2. #62
    DIG, RECOVER, PRESERVE...THE SCOURGE OF THE DIRT!

    Jan 2007
    Virginia
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    Re: Driveway find, NOT what you might think.

    YOU'VE DONE IT! This is the "Holy Grail"! This is what us Civil War Relic hunters go out hoping to find everyday. You will probably never top this find and an unbelievable piece of history. I cannot give you enough props for not destroying that plate trying to dig through the concrete/gravel driveway......Just a TERRIFIC find and the FIND of finds in mine and MANY others' books!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! BANNER all the WAY!

    P.S.- Can you take some photos of the back of the plate? Would love to see the plate in its entirety



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    Re: Driveway find, NOT what you might think.

    Hey Wetpaint.

    Click on this http://www.nps.gov/tupe/index.htm I have a feeling that your land could have been a campsite or small skirmish site leading up to the battle of Tupelo. I know for sure that the Yankees were camped there before turning east to Tupelo. Look at the map on the above link showing your city. It clearly shows Yankees coming right through your town. How many miles are you from Tupelo?

    Arm

  4. #64

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    Re: Driveway find, NOT what you might think.


    Wetpaint,

    I have confirmed that a small skirmish took place in Pontotoc, MS. This battle was all about protecting Shermans supply lines while he moved south to Atlanta. I am pretty sure the battle of Tupelo started in Pontotoc, MS. You will now need to find battlefield accounts and maps of the action at the Ohio State University archives of the civil war or buy a military atlas of the civil war and review the maps. The trick is to compare old civil war maps to modern topo maps overlaid on each other. Then you simply locate where your property is. I have a feeling that all of the information you seek could be at the Tupelo National Battlefield. I would also hook up with a researcher there to help you.

    One of the ways that a group of guys located the old Fort King Highway in Florida built in 1826 for military use was to review aerial photographs from 1938 to 1945. Yes it was still there from Tampa to Ocala and could be seen on the photos. I do see some roads that might have been civil war roads 278? 78? Roads going to Tupelo from Pontotoc? Are you near any old railroad tracks?

    They kept very good records of maps during the civil war and sometimes they kept map records hourly. The Ohio State University records are set up with both Yankee and Conf accounts of each battle. You should be able to trace the troop movements daily. Good luck.

  5. #65
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    Feb 2009
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    Re: Driveway find, NOT what you might think.

    Quote Originally Posted by {Sentinel}
    YOU'VE DONE IT! This is the "Holy Grail"! This is what us Civil War Relic hunters go out hoping to find everyday. You will probably never top this find and an unbelievable piece of history. I cannot give you enough props for not destroying that plate trying to dig through the concrete/gravel driveway......Just a TERRIFIC find and the FIND of finds in mine and MANY others' books!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! BANNER all the WAY!

    P.S.- Can you take some photos of the back of the plate? Would love to see the plate in its entirety
    Ditto! Could not say it better myself.
    Dirty Mike

  6. #66
    Charter Member

    Jan 2007
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    Re: Driveway find, NOT what you might think.

    Congrats on a SUPER find Mississippi!!! If I was you, I'd buy a lottery ticket TODAY. Happy Hunting.
    Everyone will make a good find on occasion. The challenge is to find CW relics consistently.

  7. #67
    us
    Jun 2003
    Stafford, VA
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    Re: Driveway find, NOT what you might think.

    Wow!!!! congratulations on finding one heck of a confederate plate!!!!!!!!!

  8. #68
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    Re: Driveway find, NOT what you might think.

    Pretty amazing story!

    Congrats on your banner!

  9. #69
    us
    Mar 2008
    MAINE
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    Re: Driveway find, NOT what you might think.

    Congrads on a BANNER FIND ! A super belt plate ! MaineRelic
    MaineRelic.

  10. #70
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    Re: Driveway find, NOT what you might think.

    That is awesome. Right from under your feet. Awesome dig

    Hunt On!
    "Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen." ~Winston Churchill

  11. #71
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    Re: Driveway find, NOT what you might think.

    It is an Honor to make the banner. Thank you everyone for your support.

    For those who have asked here is a pic of the back of the plate.

    I guess I will have to do more hunting to try to top this. I hope my wife understands.

    Wettpaint
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  12. #72
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    Jan 2009
    South East Tennessee on Ga, Ala line
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    Re: Driveway find, NOT what you might think.

    That is just a great story and terrific find. Its a beauty for sure. Congratulations on your find sir.
    Happy Huntn
    TnMtns
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  13. #73
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    Ace250man

    Jul 2004
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    Re: Driveway find, NOT what you might think.

    congrats on making the banner with that awesome find !!
    ALLEN

  14. #74
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    Oct 2009
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    Re: Driveway find, NOT what you might think.

    OMG that is a fantastic find and a wonderful story! My major MD goal is a CS or CSA plate, and you found one in your own yard. Outstanding! I'd grid it out, and do the entire yard inch by inch; I bet there is more there. Congratulations, Breezie
    Every time I watch Gone With The Wind, I think we're gonna win this time!

  15. #75
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    Aug 2009
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    Re: Driveway find, NOT what you might think.

    Congrats on the banner,well deserved.

    (Are you ignoring Armchairqb30 on purpose or talking private? He seems to be doing a lot of work to help.)

 

 
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