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    Awesome Civil War Relics With Some Nice First

    I have been hunting a nice spot that the bulldozers are destroying to put up the next big complex of progress. It's a race around here to save a few relics before being lost forever to development. I've dug a bunch of bullets and buttons but unfortunately the soil is tough on them and I normally just come away with button backs. I found my first ever hard times token but just like the buttons, it is in rough shape. There is just enough left on it that I can see General Washington on the obverse and New York City Hall on the reverse. I also got a nice brass fuse from a Schenkl Shell or at least that's what I think it's off of.

    I have had my eye on a small field site just down the road and I got permission to hunt it at any time. The owner was happy that I asked for permission because she has had to run a few poachers off of there. I started finding a few bullets and then a knapsack hook, so I'm glad they didn't clean the place out. I was working my rows and digging a few relics along with the typical trash when I got another deep bullet signal. As I was digging out my signal, a cubed shaped piece of lead rolled out and I was so excited to see the little dots of a game die coming through. I've always wanted to find one of these and this is a nice one. It's crazy that something so simple and crude can be so cool! I think this is one of my favorite relics I have found in a while. I went on to find another J hook and then got a nice big brass signal down deep. I cut a large and pulled up a nice piece of a spur. This site has been great so far and I look forward to hunting around some more. HH-David


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    Good job on the saves, great finds. Sad, one day it will all be gone.
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    Congrats nice civil war finds, love that carved gaming die

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    That carved die is the best by far. What a find.

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    Man those are some awesome relics! That dice is really cool.
    Last edited by MrBlueSkyNM; Feb 03, 2019 at 10:53 PM. Reason: typo

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    Sad to see good job saving what you can
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    Cool relics! Love the die! The brass patina looks like the relics dug in and around Culpeper, Va!
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    Congrats on some very nice Civil War relics. I really like that game die.
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    Nice finds, especially the die!
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    I've got a lot of carved piece's of lead but have never been lucky enough to come across a die. Congrats
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony in SC View Post
    Good job on the saves, great finds. Sad, one day it will all be gone.
    Thanks Tony. And yes it's sad to see it lost to development

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    Quote Originally Posted by richeysd76 View Post
    Congrats nice civil war finds, love that carved gaming die
    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johncoho View Post
    That carved die is the best by far. What a find.
    Thanks! Yeah it's a cool piece!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrBlueSkyNM View Post
    Man those are some awesome relics! That dice is really cool.
    Quote Originally Posted by A2coins View Post
    Sad to see good job saving what you can
    Quote Originally Posted by creskol View Post
    Cool relics! Love the die! The brass patina looks like the relics dug in and around Culpeper, Va!
    Quote Originally Posted by Trezurehunter View Post
    Congrats on some very nice Civil War relics. I really like that game die.
    Quote Originally Posted by OreElse View Post
    Nice finds, especially the die!
    Thanks guys!

 

 
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