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    DIG, RECOVER, PRESERVE...THE SCOURGE OF THE DIRT!

    Jan 2007
    Virginia
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    Civil War Relic Hunting at its Finest: A GRAND SLAM Of A Site!!!

    VIRGIN CIVIL WAR CAMPSITE

    [color=blue]Hey Guys , well I must say, sites like this don't come along too often. This site has everything that you could ask for in a Virgin Civil War site and ALOT

    of it: Plates, Buttons, Bullets, Accoutrements; A GRAND SLAM! The area is known to me and I've dug alot of good stuff from sites near this one. This was private property and it just

    so happened that I was able to gain permission as soon as it was opened up and realized that I was on a stellar site when I swept the coil and couldn't make a single sweep without

    digging 5 or 6 Civil War Bullets everytime! Within 20 minutes of the first day I had nearly 40 dropped Minies in the pouch but it was almost dark so I decided to come back the next

    day. The next afternoon, the very first signal I dug as soon as I walked on the site was a nice 2 Piece Muffin Button The very next signal was another button, this one

    Loaded with Gilt, I thought that it would be and Eagle "I" or Eagle "A" but when I lightly brushed away the dirt, a big, Beautiful "R" for Riflemens was staring back up at me! A

    few moments later, I got a good Silver Signal and popped out an 1857 Seated Dime, walked it to the truck and came back and picked up the detector to finish the sweep and BOOM,

    another Silver signal; I poppedthe plug and sawanother silver disc the size of a Dime. I was thinking "Come on Be another Seated" even though I was not holding my breath. When I

    removed enough dirt, I saw ANOTHER Seated Lady: 2 Seateds in one Swing. About 20 more minutes go by and I got a nice Brass Signal:
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    There's more. The next day was the start of the weekend and I invited my buddy Roger aka Getty down from Maryland to dig. He ended up digging many firsts including a Fatty Indian,

    TentTensioner, Dandy Button with alot of Gilt and many nice buttons AND.....HIS VERY FIRST U.S. Plate!! It was a pleasure watching the excitement in his look

    and seeing his hands shaking from the adrenaline and excitement of the moment. Congrats Rog on your first U.S. Plate buddy! This was a STELLAR hunt All Day my friend
    !









    I decided to take some more photos of some of the relics as I dug them up. Here's a few fresh out of the hole:






    Regulation 1851 Officers Eagle Sword Belt Plate
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    [color=navy][color=blue][u]This photo shows a Williams Cleaner, an Eagle "I" Coat Button, and a Minie that were ALL 3 in the same hole. Roger witnessed me digging them because I kept telling him "ANOTHER signal in the hole" In addition, it shows one of the Seateds still in the dirt clump, a bullet and another Seated that were in the same hole together and a pile of the buttons from the First Day

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    FRESH FROM THE POUCH, DAY ONE'S FINDS (plus the bullets from the 20 mins. the day before):

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    PHOTOS OF ALL THE DAYS' FINDS CLEANED: (Plate still has some dirt clumped on the face, haven't finished cleaning all the way)

    BULLETS: The Final Count Up to This Point is 72

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    Eagle "R" and Carved Minie
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    This bullet shows the Southern soldiers were firing back at them. One of the only Enfields I found at this site:
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    BUTTONS
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    COINS
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    PLATES, BULLETS, BUTTONS, ACCOUTREMENTS

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    LINK TO SECOND PART OF THE HUNT: http://forum.treasurenet.com/index.p...tml#msg3028340






    This Site typifies the finest that a Virgin Site has to offer and shows that there's still ALOT of stuff out there to be found! Thanks For Looking
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    Last edited by {Sentinel}; Apr 04, 2012 at 02:35 PM.



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  3. #2
    umrgolf

    Re: Civil War Relic Hunting at its Finest: A GRAND SLAM Of A Site!!!

    Wow, what else can a guy like me say other than "cya soon" and "BAnner!!!" hOly ssssshhhh ya, banner for sure.. that is a dream site

  4. #3

    Nov 2007
    ,M.X.T.& Tesoro Tejon
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    Re: Civil War Relic Hunting at its Finest: A GRAND SLAM Of A Site!!!

    WOW!!I dont know what to say bud?Thats the what,4th 1851 style plate this week on here?Unreal condition too.You again have dug the #2 on my "button",list the......."R"!I having never hunted anykind of C.W. site cant imagine getting on one like that especially in todays era of 10,000 C.W. "hunters"!!Would be no sleep for sure!!
    M.X.T , Tesoro Tejon



    "A pen in the hand of this president is far more dangerous than a gun in the hands of 200 million law-abiding citizens."

  5. #4

    Nov 2007
    ,M.X.T.& Tesoro Tejon
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    Re: Civil War Relic Hunting at its Finest: A GRAND SLAM Of A Site!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by umrgolf
    Wow, what else can a guy like me say other than "cya soon" and "BAnner!!!" hOly ssssshhhh ya, banner for sure.. that is a dream site
    we were typing at the same time....and both ,well,speechless!!
    M.X.T , Tesoro Tejon



    "A pen in the hand of this president is far more dangerous than a gun in the hands of 200 million law-abiding citizens."

  6. #5

    May 2005
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    Re: Civil War Relic Hunting at its Finest: A GRAND SLAM Of A Site!!!

    Man Josh that is a killer site. Your gonna make Jeff drool when he sees this post. Congrats buddy, I think this is another well deserved banner post.

  7. #6
    us
    Buy, Sell & Trade Used Detecting Gear! 100% FREE!! Dealer Stock Welcome :) TreasureClassifieds.com

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    Re: Civil War Relic Hunting at its Finest: A GRAND SLAM Of A Site!!!

    You call that a hunt?!?! Where are the wheat cents, the silver rosies & all the pop-tops That is one heck of an outing I'd bring a bulldozer back & hit that site again tomorrow

  8. #7
    us
    CS IS NEXT

    Nov 2005
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    Re: Civil War Relic Hunting at its Finest: A GRAND SLAM Of A Site!!!

    That is UNBELIEVABLE Josh Beautiful pic's and more importantly Beautiful Save's Buddy!!!!!! I don't know where to start on the relic',they're all just outstanding When I talked to you on the phone I didn't think you found that much......Thank's for sharing THIS one Brother

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    pr
    Oct 2008
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    Re: Civil War Relic Hunting at its Finest: A GRAND SLAM Of A Site!!!

    outstanding ! I hope all the happy dances didn't pack the soil to tightly lol

  10. #9
    us
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    Re: Civil War Relic Hunting at its Finest: A GRAND SLAM Of A Site!!!

    That's a heck of a haul there Josh... Count your blessings that you get to live near so much history...If I only lived near a place that held half the stuff you all have out there....Must be nice! Great finds man

  11. #10
    us
    Feb 2010
    Montana
    Explorer SE Pro, Sunray X-1 probe Garrett AT Gold
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    Re: Civil War Relic Hunting at its Finest: A GRAND SLAM Of A Site!!!

    Wow!!! What an awesome bunch of goodies, gotta love a site like that!!
    Montana

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    Love the sword plate!

    I looked out on that field every day for 2 years, but they never did any work on it at that time. Probably one of the most loaded properties on the peninsula. Nice finds
    -Evan

  13. #12
    us
    Sep 2010
    Somewhere Beautiful......
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    Re: Civil War Relic Hunting at its Finest: A GRAND SLAM Of A Site!!!

    Wow!!!! That is just incredible. An absolute dream.

  14. #13
    us
    Relic Hunter & Raconteur Extraordinaire

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    Re: Civil War Relic Hunting at its Finest: A GRAND SLAM Of A Site!!!

    Nice job Josh! I assume all were found with the T2?
    "A land without ruins is a land without memories -- a land without memories is a land without history." ~ Rev. Abram Joseph Ryan, Poet Laureate of the Confederacy

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    Proud great-great grandson of three Confederate soldiers: John Meredith Crutchfield who served with the 60th Virginia, Maurice Coffey, & John McGann who both served with the 51st Virginia. Grandpa Crutchfield and Grandpa Coffey were both wounded and both served time in Yankee prisons.

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    us
    Jan 2011
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    Re: Civil War Relic Hunting at its Finest: A GRAND SLAM Of A Site!!!

    Wow, I bet that was a blast.

  16. #15
    Charter Member
    DIG, RECOVER, PRESERVE...THE SCOURGE OF THE DIRT!

    Jan 2007
    Virginia
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    Re: Civil War Relic Hunting at its Finest: A GRAND SLAM Of A Site!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Woodland Detectors
    That's a heck of a haul there Josh... Count your blessings that you get to live near so much history...If I only lived near a place that held half the stuff you all have out there....Must be nice! Great finds man
    Thanks Mike. Research helps alot in finding these types of spots, but alittle luck never hurts either. See you soon buddy!



  17. #16
    Charter Member
    DIG, RECOVER, PRESERVE...THE SCOURGE OF THE DIRT!

    Jan 2007
    Virginia
    TEKNETICS T-2 LTD, Fisher F-75, White's MXT w/ 11 x 14" Excelerator Coil, WHITES Pulse TDI, WHITES Beach Hunter ID, Garrett Propointer and Lesche Digging Tool
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    Re: Civil War Relic Hunting at its Finest: A GRAND SLAM Of A Site!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by umrgolf
    Wow, what else can a guy like me say other than "cya soon" and "BAnner!!!" hOly ssssshhhh ya, banner for sure.. that is a dream site
    Thanks Brutha, I sure wish you were here so that you could share in the finds with me. That's alright, I'll have some sites lined up for us when you come out in a few months.


    Quote Originally Posted by njnydigger
    You call that a hunt?!?! Where are the wheat cents, the silver rosies & all the pop-tops That is one heck of an outing I'd bring a bulldozer back & hit that site again tomorrow
    This site didn't have any of that stuff...very little of it....the surface dirt had been removed so don't have to fight with all that "modern history" as I call it Ask Getty, it was Smoooooth sailing and lots of fun



  18. #17
    Charter Member
    DIG, RECOVER, PRESERVE...THE SCOURGE OF THE DIRT!

    Jan 2007
    Virginia
    TEKNETICS T-2 LTD, Fisher F-75, White's MXT w/ 11 x 14" Excelerator Coil, WHITES Pulse TDI, WHITES Beach Hunter ID, Garrett Propointer and Lesche Digging Tool
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    Re: Love the sword plate!

    Quote Originally Posted by metalev4
    I looked out on that field every day for 2 years, but they never did any work on it at that time. Probably one of the most loaded properties on the peninsula. Nice finds
    -Evan
    You may be thinking of a different site, this site isn't a field...



  19. #18

    Re: Civil War Relic Hunting at its Finest: A GRAND SLAM Of A Site!!!

    WOW!!!! All I can say is ya gotta love virgins!!!
    Outstanding recoveries Josh. That's more than I've found in my whole detecting career.
    The CW relics being recovered in VA always make me drool.
    You have enough there to start your own museum.
    WAY TO GO!
    -Dug-
    *Oldest coin-1775 Spanish 1 real *Oldest U.S. silver-1833 Capped Bust Half Dime *Oldest U.S.copper-1847 Large cent *Best Civil War finds:*NC officers belt buckle *CSN Confederate Navy Officer button *Eagle Sword Belt Plate

  20. #19

    Nov 2007
    ,M.X.T.& Tesoro Tejon
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    Re: Civil War Relic Hunting at its Finest: A GRAND SLAM Of A Site!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by DirtMan1
    Quote Originally Posted by {Sentinel}
    Quote Originally Posted by umrgolf
    Wow, what else can a guy like me say other than "cya soon" and "BAnner!!!" hOly ssssshhhh ya, banner for sure.. that is a dream site
    Thanks Brutha, I sure wish you were here so that you could share in the finds with me. That's alright, I'll have some sites lined up for us when you come out in a few months.


    Quote Originally Posted by njnydigger
    You call that a hunt?!?! Where are the wheat cents, the silver rosies & all the pop-tops That is one heck of an outing I'd bring a bulldozer back & hit that site again tomorrow
    This site didn't have any of that stuff...very little of it....the surface dirt had been removed so don't have to fight with all that "modern history" as I call it Ask Getty, it was Smoooooth sailing and lots of fun
    Quote Originally Posted by kuger
    WOW!!I dont know what to say bud?Thats the what,4th 1851 style plate this week on here?Unreal condition too.You again have dug the #2 on my "button",list the......."R"!I having never hunted anykind of C.W. site cant imagine getting on one like that especially in todays era of 10,000 C.W. "hunters"!!Would be no sleep for sure!!
    Thanks Kuger, yes when I saw that "R" I was tickled Yes, there has been a few Eagle Belt Plates found this week. The difference with mine is I know that its a Civil War Era Plate given the Camp I found it in and its provenance! You've NEVER hunted a Civil War site?? Well, get you a ticket out here to visit me in Virginia and I will have to take you to one
    Great point bud,and one I pointed out to one of the other "fiders",there is such a wide range on that plate that,unless you can tie it back...well you know,and you did!!!Awesome man!I have dug a different version of the '51,one that only a few have surfaced anywhere but out here.Nope havet had the pleasure,but can dream of that day when I am rich enough to get out there!!LOL!!Same goes to you bud for some Pre-CW
    M.X.T , Tesoro Tejon



    "A pen in the hand of this president is far more dangerous than a gun in the hands of 200 million law-abiding citizens."

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    us
    Apr 2011
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    Re: Civil War Relic Hunting at its Finest: A GRAND SLAM Of A Site!!!

    WOW!!! Phenomenal hunt!! Big congrats on all that sweetness!! Great post!

 

 
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