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  1. #31
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    Just saw that it made Banner here. Congratulations on your rare confederate cross ! I love typing that word. "Confederate".
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    All finds posted by me are from private property with landowner permission.

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    That is simply fantastic!
    God and country.

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    The book that I had with many illustrations did not depict a pin. In my files I have record of a cross bottony pin that was probably turn of the century that had an inscription commemorating Cold Harbor. It sold for $120 last February.

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    Congrats on banner! You came back in full force and style!

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    Parsonwalker, I suggest you submit your Confederate Maryland Cross pin photos (and story) to the North/South Trader Civil War magazine for inclusion in the next issue's "Field Recoveries" section. Tell Steve and Nancy (the magazine's Publisher and Editor) that Pete George sent you.

    Have you researched the dig location's civil war history to find out which Maryland Confederate unit served at that spot?
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    Now that's saving history right there!

    Congrats on making the BANNER too!

    Dave
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    Wow!!
    So I'm going along, all of a sudden I get this SWEET hit! It's like my head is going to explode! I get down. I start diggin', I'm lookin'. And there it is, roundness in the hole! Woo hoo!! I start runnin' around, breaking tree limbs, doin' cart wheels and somersaults. I holler at Ringy! It's the greatest find ever! Sweet nectar in the hole! I know what this is! It's the handle of a sword. We've NEVER found ANYTHING this good! Sweet juice in the poc
    Archaelogist: It's a frying pan handle
    DOH!

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    Congrats on the BANNER !!!

    Sweet finds to say the least !!!

  10. #40
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheCannonballGuy View Post
    Parsonwalker, I suggest you submit your Confederate Maryland Cross pin photos (and story) to the North/South Trader Civil War magazine for inclusion in the next issue's "Field Recoveries" section. Tell Steve and Nancy (the magazine's Publisher and Editor) that Pete George sent you.

    Have you researched the dig location's civil war history to find out which Maryland Confederate unit served at that spot?
    Been unavailable the last few days, but when I saw the banner I was really excited. Thanks to the many of you who were pulling for this! It's been strange - I've been hunting the trenches almost exclusively in this area that's been pounded for decades, because I found that hunting really s-l-o-w-l-y I'm getting FEW signals, but what I'm finding has been great stuff. Since finding the cross, I went back to the same spot and pulled another bullet in wood, a gun screw, and intact unfired buck-and-ball load and two iron/tin buttons in the same hole. I'll post them soon. They are tin but two-piece. Domed with 4 indentations like perhaps a flower button. Right on top of the trench, but deep. Anyway, I'm grateful for the votes and the many kind words of encouragement.

    CBGuy - Yes, research indicates the 1st Maryland infantry for sure, and one source says the 1st Maryland Cavalry was there, too. Turns out you know my digging partner pretty well. PM sent. I will indeed send the story and some pics to the North/South trader mag. Appreciate the ability do some "name dropping" (Yours!)

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    Fantastic find. Congratulations on the banner. Question, What will you do to the cartridge to keep it from decaying now that it's in an environment where oxygen can get to it? It sure would be a shame to loose it now.
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    Due to the high price of ammunition there will be no warning shot.

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    amazing finds great to find stuff from our countrys history and in such great shape congrats on banner

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    Quote Originally Posted by BosnMate View Post
    Fantastic find. Congratulations on the banner. Question, What will you do to the cartridge to keep it from decaying now that it's in an environment where oxygen can get to it? It sure would be a shame to loose it now.
    A great question Bosn! My dad found one in the 1960s. He did NOTHING to it. It was already torn, where mine is intact. It is SUPER-fragile, but it has survived 50 years in the "air." I considered a leather preservative, since it's pigskin, I believe. But wasn't sure what preservative might do to it . . . plus afraid I'd break it rubbing the neatsfoot oil (or whatever) in. I opted to dip the casing only (Not the lead) in polyurethane. Both are pictured below. Untreated one is lighter in color. I'll let you know how it holds up in 15 or 20 years!

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    Quite an accomplishment finding complete rounds of ammo like that and recovering them undamaged as you did!Kudos to ya and HH....

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    That is most unusual! Congratulations on a great hunt and find and for making the BANNER!


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