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  1. #1
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    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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    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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  2. #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

  3. #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."

  4. #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."

  5. #5

    May 2005
    Maine
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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.

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

    Jun 2009
    I've swung White's (MXT), Minelab (Safari) & currently run with an Omega 8000 by Teknetics & Fisher CZ-3D (1021 Model)
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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

  7. #7
    us
    CS IS NEXT

    Nov 2005
    MARYLAND
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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

  8. #8
    pr
    Oct 2008
    Vega Baja
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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

  9. #9
    us
    Nov 2008
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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

  10. #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

  11. #11

    Aug 2006
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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

  12. #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.

  13. #13
    us
    Relic Hunter & Raconteur Extraordinaire

    Mar 2011
    Shenandoah Valley
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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.

  14. #14
    us
    Jan 2011
    Texas
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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.

  15. #15
    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 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!



 

 
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