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    Civil War Bonanza...Sword, Bayonet, and MORE! Soldier initials engraved!

    The other day I shoved off on what would prove to be a very productive and physical three-day camping and digging trip. Covering 35+ miles of water ways my good pal Beau and I had a heck of a trip. We spent many weeks researching and then the day was here to make good on it. I won't give away Beau's finds, though they are comparable and in some regards he most likely made the find of the hunt - though we both did VERY well.

    I had a slow day 1 with just a couple of bullets and the early oar lock/holder - and Beau did as well, though he made his best two finds of the hunt on that day. Day 2 was spent digging plenty of bullets, fired and drops, CS and US. My heart breaker was the post-war Virginia Cuff button...go figure and I wonder how it found its way out in the middle of nowhere. I did well with bullets and a few other odds and ends but still could not touch Beau's finds from Day1.

    Day 3 was my day to shine and shine I did. My first target of the morning was the dropped and perfectly straight bayonet...it was truly a needle in the haystack as other than one flat button, that was the only relic to be dug at that particular site. A short time later at a different location, I reached under the bank and pulled out the complete basket to an 1840's Cavalry saber "Wrist-breaker," I had finally found a nice "take-home" relic for the trip. (all of my finds were fun, but after such a physical trip, one would want a killer find to take home). What made this find even better is that IT WAS MARKED WITH THE SOLDIERS INITIALS!!! Carved on the hilt was W. H. K. After research, it seems unlikely that I will find the owner as there are over 10 regiments each with multiple WHKs who were in the area of this sword...still a neat addition to it. A few feet later I dug what must have been a dumped CW era vest as in the clay were 6 beautifully preserved civil war vest sized eagle general service buttons.

    After digging another bullet and a few flat buttons and 1800s pocket knife, we moved on to the final site of the trip. My first find of the trip was a partially melted bullet, causing me to slow down and be more methodical...my second was the US Breast Plate! This was truly the trifecta day, sword, bayonet, plate...what else could surface. Well while it might not stun some, it made me very happy. I ended up in a pocket of .69 buck & ball cartridges. What is unique is that while I found a total of 7 of these (6 complete with their buck balls), I recovered one that was entirely fused together and intact, the balls and .69 ball still together! This is a unique and cool find. My last find of the trip was the trigger mechanism for a civil war era enfield musket.

    All in all I dug 40+ bullets, a handful of buttons, the basket, bayonet, and breast plate. We always have a great time and this will be one trip that will not be forgotten by either of us.

    HH

    Dan
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  2. #2
    gb
    Virgin Hunter

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    Way cool!!

    Gotta be a Banner!!!
    It's OK to be disappointed AFTER you dug it - as long as you never forget; that BEFORE you dug it, it had the POTENTIAL to be life changing!

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    John

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    Nice finds by any stretch and more so because they are in extremely good condition. I am amazed at the gilt on the buttons.

  4. #4
    Holy CW Relics Batman! Banner hunt in my opinion. That sword hilt and eagle plate are amazing. Great work and thanks for sharing.
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    us
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    Wow wow wow. It looks like fun just sitting by the fire but with all those relics it makes it an amazing time. I would love to add any of those relics to my collection. Must have been very exciting pulling all that out. Congrats and I'm putting a banner vote in now.

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    Old Tom Cat.

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    Just AWESOME Finds ..
    Sounds like my type of adventure, I always wanted to go on a Relic Hunting / Camping Trip.

    Were these mostly Water Finds?

    I always see those pics of Beau in the water.

    Davers
    As I am finding , In life we begin having the Blissful happiness & the Wonder & innocence of a Child, then fall Quickly, then spend the rest of our lives trying to reach that point where we began ,through Pleasure , Fame, & Materials but Only 'Through true faith in Jesus , can we find Prefect Happiness or true Meaning in our Short lives on this Beautiful Earth filled with both the Light of Pure goodness & The Darkness of Pure Evil. D.

    That Said, I judge No Man.
    Davers

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    Old Tom Cat.

    Jan 2013
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    Oh a Great Assortment of relics as well.

    Can not wait to see what Beau Pulled.

    Davers
    As I am finding , In life we begin having the Blissful happiness & the Wonder & innocence of a Child, then fall Quickly, then spend the rest of our lives trying to reach that point where we began ,through Pleasure , Fame, & Materials but Only 'Through true faith in Jesus , can we find Prefect Happiness or true Meaning in our Short lives on this Beautiful Earth filled with both the Light of Pure goodness & The Darkness of Pure Evil. D.

    That Said, I judge No Man.
    Davers

  8. #8
    Looks like you guys had an awesome time Dan. I see where you didn't find any coins, but with all the other great stuff I guess it didn't matter. Based on the number and uniqueness of your finds I'm definitely voting banner. Congrats on a great hunt!

  9. #9
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    Damn buddy that is incredible! The bayonet and basket are what I consider to be once in a lifetime finds. At least for most. Has to be banner my friend
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  10. #10
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    Apr 2009
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    WOW!! Some beautiful pieces there! Looks like a heck of a haul
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  11. #11
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    Title? old fart

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    TOTALLY AWESOME! Really wonderful finds, finds that make anyone smile from ear to ear! had to have been an awesome time, great company, finding the relics! congrats
    LUKE 15 : 8 "OR WHAT WOMAN, IF SHE HAS TEN SILVER COINS AND LOSES ONE COIN,DOES NOT LIGHT A LAMP AND SWEEP THE HOUSE AND SEARCH CAREFULLY UNTIL SHE FINDS IT?" 15 : 9 "AND WHEN SHE HAS FOUND IT, SHE CALLS TOGETHER HER FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS, SAYING, "REJOICE WITH ME, FOR I HAVE FOUND THE COIN WHICH I HAD LOST!"

  12. #12
    us
    Jul 2010
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    Outstanding hunt Dan. The sword guard, breastplate, and bayonet are all "centerpiece" relics. Are your stream bottoms rocky, clay, or sand? The little water hunting that I have done has been in very rocky stream beds and I found it very difficult to retrieve the targets.

    P.S. You may want to re-evaluate your 1800s pocket knife. That is a colonial "clasp" knife if I ever saw one!

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    "WP"

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    Congrats and thanks for sharing. Wow finds for sure.

  14. #14
    us
    Jul 2012
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    Incredible finds! Such great history to go behind each and every relic! Great job on the research and Congrats on all the great saves!

  15. #15
    us
    Relic Hunter & Raconteur Extraordinaire

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    Epic. Congratulations to both of you. I trust Beau shot lots of video we can all look forward to?
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