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    Federal Sword Plate Found While Searching for Property Corners!

    I just found my first Civil War Federal Sword plate! This 1851 model buckle was worn by Union Officers on a sword belt! I had no idea I would find such a cool relic when I set out to find property corners in northern Caswell County, Pelham township! I finished finding my stobs and decided to dig around the old chimney on the property and this turns up! There were only about 30 minutes of light, so I was only able to dig 14 targets....the plate was the last! I don't get to dig much anymore so this is AWESOME! I can't wait to research the old cabin site further! I own it, so it is not going anywhere!

    I have a video, it is on my facebook page, "Bradley Thomas Dixon" I could not load it here.
    https://www.facebook.com/permalink.p...99&id=11817582

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    Here is a picture of the chimney from this summer.
    Last edited by FoundInNC; Jan 03, 2018 at 10:10 AM.

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    That plate is in amazing condition-congrats! You know there have to be more CW relics there-keep diggin'.
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    It's a real beauty!
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    Just awesome.
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    Now, that sir is the right way to start off a new year!
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    Wow. That is an amazing find in amazing condition. Congrats.
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    Fantastic find FoundInNC. Thanks for sharing...
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    Great looking plate, congrats.
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    DetectorMoe

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    Wow, nice find and gota be more stuff there.. Congrats!!
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    Congratulations on the Federal Plate....nice looking !
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    Beautiful plate .. The soil was mighty kind to it. Congratulations.
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    Well done, sir!
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    Outstanding find! That's when the good stuff shows up, when we least expect it. Congratulations!
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  14. #14
    Congrats on a great looking plate. That one is a blazer !
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    Quote Originally Posted by FoundInNC View Post
    ... I finished finding my stobs and decided to dig around the old chimney on the property and this turns up!

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    Here is a picture of the chimney from this summer.

    That's a neat old chimney. .. Bound to be standing guard some more goodies! Good luck on your future hunts.
    Last edited by creskol; Jan 02, 2018 at 02:01 PM.
    “It is best as one grows older to strip oneself of possessions, to shed oneself downward like a tree, to be almost wholly earth before one dies.”

 

 
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