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  1. #1
    us
    Feb 2009
    Northern Virginia
    Whites MXT, Shadow X5, Tesoro Cibola, Minelab XTerra
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    Unbelievable Civil War Camp (Warning Contains Stunning Relics/Great Pictures)

    Hey TNET,

    It's been a while since my last post but life sometimes just gets in the way of digging... Or maybe I was just waiting for a post that would blow your socks off. Today we decided to hit a new site that we have been looking into and little did we know what we were getting ourselves into. It has been a while since I have done a full day of digging and this was one of those days where you just couldn't stop. The site appears to be a Union camp based upon the research we have done as well as the real supporting evidence.... the relics! The day started off with only the occasional bullet until we stumbled upon the money hole. We began popping bullet after bullet with the occasional uniform button or knapsack hook. The sight of green brass in the hole is always a welcome sight, however the ground action wasn't too kind to many of the buttons. Most of the button backs we found did have matching fronts but as soon as they met the air they crumbled into what seemed like hundreds of pieces. The first great find of the day sounded just like any of the other button backs but instead out popped a star and crescent cape pin (our FIRST). This was just the start to the list of incredible relics we found today. After admiring the relics during a quick break it was back to metal detecting. The next hit was a solid signal on the MXT and was almost too good to be true which means almost always a Mason jar lid or can. After flipping over the plug there laid the white oval back of a cartridge box plate and the impression in the mud of the "U". After flipping it over and doing a quick celebration it was back to digging. Within a 20 yard radius there was soon to be three more plates coming out of the ground; another cartridge box plate, a carbine sling buckle, and a puppy paw "US" buckle. I normally dream of a one plate day nowadays yet today it was an unbelievable 4 plate day. Well instead of writing a book about every second of the day I'll let the pictures tell the rest. Hope you enjoy! What a great start to the year!
    Oh wait don't forget the list of today's finds....
    2 US cartridge box plates
    1 US puppy paw belt buckle
    1 carbine sling buckle
    2 canteen spouts (1 engraved JNW)
    200+ bullets (I lost count at about 206)
    1 cape pin
    1 brass artillery fuse
    Buttons include general service eagles, eagle I's, Connecticut cuff, and New York cuff and coat
    Knapsack hooks
    3 bayonet scabbard tips
    Camp lead
    Various brass buckles, fasteners, grommets, and etc.

    Happy hunting,

    Pitdiggers
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    Always dig deeper....

  2. #2
    us
    Jan 2005
    Choctaw Beach Florida
    Etrac,Excal II,Cibola with garret and minelab pinpointers
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    Re: Unbelievable Civil War Camp (Warning Contains Stunning Relics/Great Pictures)

    Yes my socks are blown off! That is a dream site.
    God and country.

  3. #3
    us
    Formerly Mach 1 Pilot

    Jul 2008
    Bedford County, PA
    Minelab, Fisher, Teknetics and more!
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    Re: Unbelievable Civil War Camp (Warning Contains Stunning Relics/Great Pictures)

    FOUR plates and 200 bullets! That should be on the banner for sheer volume! Congrats! I can only imagine what it would be like to hunt a virgin site like that!


  4. #4
    us
    Aug 2011
    Kentucky
    Teknetics G2, Garret Pro PinPointer
    25
    Relic Hunting

    Re: Unbelievable Civil War Camp (Warning Contains Stunning Relics/Great Pictures)

    Incredible finds for sure. Congrats on finding a great site. When you go back please post the rest! I'll bet you've got more coming...

  5. #5
    Charter Member
    us
    "The Detector Stand Man"

    Jun 2008
    Fisher F75 / Fisher F44
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    210 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
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    Re: Unbelievable Civil War Camp (Warning Contains Stunning Relics/Great Pictures)

    I believe I would clear my schedule for at least a week. Holy moly. Those are beautiful plates. Each one deserves it's own display box. Wow..I'm gonna be honest..If this ain't a banner post I don't know what is. BRAVO

  6. #6

    Re: Unbelievable Civil War Camp (Warning Contains Stunning Relics/Great Pictures)

    Congratulations on finding a Civil War Site loaded with relics. Simply incredible! I guess it's safe to say that Virginia is the best place to hunt in the country, since you guys have colonial sites along with probably the most Civil War sites. I also think this is a banner find!

  7. #7
    us
    Apr 2010
    Tennessee
    Fisher F75 SE
    158
    12 times
    Relic Hunting

    Re: Unbelievable Civil War Camp (Warning Contains Stunning Relics/Great Pictures)

    Now that is INCREDIBLE! That is the kind of site we relic hunters dream about. Have fun digging that site since they don't come around very often.

  8. #8
    us
    Nov 2008
    Pikes Peak
    Garrett Gti 2500, Garrett Gta 350, Garrett Pro-Pointer -- Whites IDX Pro, AutoMax V2 Pinpointer
    1,247
    528 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (1)

    Re: Unbelievable Civil War Camp (Warning Contains Stunning Relics/Great Pictures)

    Sure want to come up with something "whitty" to say ,,,, but just can come up with Got my vote !!!!!!

  9. #9
    us
    Feb 2009
    Northern Virginia
    Whites MXT, Shadow X5, Tesoro Cibola, Minelab XTerra
    178
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    Re: Unbelievable Civil War Camp (Warning Contains Stunning Relics/Great Pictures)

    Thanks everyone. What is interesting about this site is that we are not the first to hunt it. The landowner has had numerous people over the past 20 years hunt the site but in the last 10 they stopped giving permission. I can only imagine what it was like 20 years ago. Not one time has anyone ever offered the landowner any relics that were found. Actually I had the owner out with me using one of my machines and he was digging right along side me. Many of the artifacts you see here are going to the landowner. In return we have the site all to ourselves!

    Virginia is a great place to hunt but hitting some of those new england cellar holes would be awesome as well!
    Always dig deeper....

  10. #10
    us
    May 2005
    Maryland
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    Re: Unbelievable Civil War Camp (Warning Contains Stunning Relics/Great Pictures)

    SPETACULAR !!!!!

  11. #11
    Charter Member
    CANE FIELD BANDITS and IRON BRIGADE MEMBER

    Jun 2006
    Moonlight and Magnolias
    Fisher F75, Fisher 1266-X and Tesoro Silver ÁMax
    15,954
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    Re: Unbelievable Civil War Camp (Warning Contains Stunning Relics/Great Pictures)

    Good Lord! Bravo--and BANNER-Worthy!

    -Buck
    2015 CaneField Bandits Totals:
    c.1812-1815 Planter's Bank Counterstamped cut segment of an 8 Reales (75-100 examples known)
    1834 J. Hall Walker & Walton New Orleans Hard Times Token (8-15 examples known)
    Kentucky Military Institute Button
    War of 1812 Navy Cuff Button
    Louisiana Pelican Civil War Coat Button
    TWO Louisiana Pelican Civil War Cuff Buttons
    c. 1802-1808 Artillery Button
    New York Civil War Coat Button
    General Staff Officer's Civil War Button
    Two Eagle "I" Cuff Buttons
    One General Service Eagle Button
    "In Hoc Signo Vinces" Masonic Sword Belt Plate
    Antebellum coin silver "twin hearts" ring
    Mexican War era medallion from an officer's stirrup
    Bingham Miliary School Cap Badge
    1807 and 1808 Half Reales
    1835 Capped Bust Half Dime
    1842 and 1845 1/4 Francs
    1858-O Seated Quarter
    1854-O (or 1855-O) Seated Quarter
    1906-O and 1916 Barber Quarters
    1839-O, 1842, 1857, 1876, and one dateless Seated Dimes
    1842, 1853, Two 1853-O's Two 1854-O's, 1855-O, 1857, and 1858-O Seated Half Dimes
    1895-O Seated Half Dollar
    1899-O and 1900-O Barber Dimes
    1942, 1943, and 1957-D Washington Quarters
    Dateless Braided Hair Large Cent
    Antique Silver Ring
    Dateless Shield Nickel
    Two Sword Hangers
    Civil War bullets: Minieballs, Maynard Carbine, .69 Round, Colt Pistol, Canteen Spout
    IH's, Beefaloes, V Nickels, and GawGag
    Two Tungsten Carbide Wedding Bands and a Silver Ring from the Beach

    OUR 2014 YEAR-END POST:
    http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/today-s-finds/446995-what-sweet-year-2014-canebandits-wrap-up-lots-pics.html
    OUR 2013 YEAR-END POST: http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/to...-end-post.html
    OUR 2012 YEAR END POST:
    http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/20...ml#post3120940

    Any relics, coins, or other items appearing in my signatures were found on PRIVATE PROPERTY with total consent and permission from the owners of said property.

  12. #12
    us
    May 2011
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    Re: Unbelievable Civil War Camp (Warning Contains Stunning Relics/Great Pictures)

    Awesome all the way around

  13. #13
    us
    Jun 2011
    Sahuarita, Arizona
    Fisher Gold Bug II DP; Bounty Hunter TK4-PL Tracker IV
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    Southern AZ History prior to the 1900's and the colonization of Pimera Alta.

    Re: Unbelievable Civil War Camp (Warning Contains Stunning Relics/Great Pictures)

    That is simply a great day. You must be on cloud 9! The fact that you gave all relics to the Landowner was a very admirable move. I'm sure a lot of folks wouldn't do the same. Well done friend.

  14. #14
    ad
    Nov 2010
    Fisher F75 - Garret Pro Pointer
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    Re: Unbelievable Civil War Camp (Warning Contains Stunning Relics/Great Pictures)

    Unveliable to find an untouched site!!

    Congrats on the stunning relics and great digging

    Banner vote is in!!

  15. #15
    us
    Dec 2008
    132
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    Re: Unbelievable Civil War Camp (Warning Contains Stunning Relics/Great Pictures)

    that is something you dream about.great job

 

 
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