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  1. ✅ SOLVED Artillery Fuse Or Farm??

    I found this piece on a Civil War site where there was a lot of artillery action. I have never seen a fuse like this, however after recently seeing a US Sawyer time fuse I thought that I should check it out. I have found a hundred or more fragments and several fuse pieces from this farm field...
  2. First CW Hunt In A While

    Due to my Mom's recent health issues, I've stayed close to home and haven't detected recently. This weekend however, I made arrangements and took off to one of my favorite Civil War sites. I didn't hit a home run but I had a blast. I found several bullets, a couple had been wormed, and a little...
  3. A Couple of Hunted Out Spots Still Producing

    It doesn't take a whole lot to make me happy when it comes to relic hunting, so when I hit those sites that have been pounded I get excited to see any historical item pop out of the ground. My first stop today saw some Rev War action and with the help of a downed tree I found a large caliber...
  4. Nice Civil War Hunt With Cut Spanish

    My friend and I hunted a new CW permission this weekend with very good results. I found plenty of bullets and some nice iron relics which I cleaned up today. I was also very surprised and happy to pop out a small cut piece of Spanish Silver...I need help with an ID. It's my third Spanish in the...
  5. Quick Hunt, Nice Confederate Button

    The weather was so nice here today that I just grabbed my detector and jumped in the truck. I spent the first 3 hrs. at a Rev. War spot and found nothing but modern trash and bullets. My next stop was an old Confederate camp. The field that I was in has been detected very hard over the years and...
  6. Civil War and Cut Spanish Silver

    I went to a couple of new CW sites this past weekend and got a nice variety of relics including a couple of eagle buttons, a j-hook, and several bullets. While cleaning everything up I got a nice surprise finding a Bormann fuse under plug. I knew that one of the spots had an earlier structure...
  7. First Civil War Hunt of 2021

    My first CW hunt of 2021 was good and bad. It was a very good bullet spot....I might go an hour or so with no results, then pick up 5 or 10 in just a few minutes. I ended up with 60 bullets (a couple had been pulled) and several other neat relics. The bad part was that both times I pulled a plug...
  8. More CW Bullets and Spanish Silver

    My hunting partner and I spent some time this week at a spot we found last month and had some pretty good results. The two bullet photos are of my finds. He found bullets as well as a cut piece of Spanish Silver and a button that resembles some type of South Carolina???We would love to know more...
  9. CW Relics Found With Cob

    This weekend's CW relic hunt was highlighted with the find of the silver cob that I've already posted....but the CW finds were great as well. I spent two full sun-up to sun-down days digging and when I was done the bullets filled my tailgate and I had a bag of fragments to take home. One of the...
  10. Spanish Silver On Civil War Site?

    I just got home from a very good weekend of Civil War relic hunting, I'll clean up my finds and post them asap. I would however love to get some input on what looks to be a very small/thin piece of Spanish Silver that I found on the site. Thanks, JB
  11. Went 2 for 3 on New Spots

    I went to a CW area this weekend and took a stab in the dark on 3 different sites. My buddy and I spent 4 hours at the first property with no luck, but the next 2 produced a few items. The photos are of my finds and include an eagle-I cuff button and a lead scabbard tip....my friend found...
  12. Asked To Leave New CW Property

    My friend and I just got a new permission to hunt a good Civil War site. We turned on our detectors and started picking up a bullet every few minutes. After a couple of hours the landowner came out for what I thought would be a cheerful "how are you guys doing", but it turned out to be an...
  13. Carved Williams Cleaner Bullet?

    I found this bullet in an area where a lot of Union and Confederate fired bullets were found. It's a Williams Cleaner with the zinc washer pushed all the way up into the bullet and the top perfectly cut across to expose the top of the zinc. The cut looks a little too good to be fired...could it...
  14. Bunch of CW Bullets, Some in Wood

    I got into a nice Civil War spot this weekend and found a bunch of mostly fired bullets. A couple are 45 cal. and 1 1/4 " in length, hoping they might be Whitworths?? The bullets in wood were found in swamp mud and I exposed the bullets while the wood was still wet. I set them out in the sun to...
  15. ✅ SOLVED Cannon Ball?

    A friend found this ball beside of a river about a mile from the beach in NC. It has the rectangular holes on both sides....he is to send me the weight and circumference. Thanks for any info.
  16. Back To The Civil War Bullet Tree

    This weekend I got back into the swamp where a few weeks ago I found a tree that had grown over a pile of Confederate bullets. I spent several hours that day ramming my arm into cold water, pinpointing bullet after bullet until I couldn't reach any more. I ended up with 93 and my detector was...
  17. Civil War: Buckle, Button, Silver...

    I left out Friday at 4:15am to one of my favorite CW spots. This property is hunted by several other people, so each time I'm there it's harder to find the goodies. I started as usual swinging in the open easy areas, but after an hour or so with no results I went to a spot where I really did not...
  18. Civil War Swamp Finds

    Saturday was one of my favorite Civil War relic hunting days ever. My hunting buddy and I were in a flooded bottom where we thought there could be some CW items. About thirty minutes into the hunt I got a big iron sound that turned into my first ever CW rifle.....it's in pretty bad shape in...
  19. Very Rare Civil War Buckle

    First of all this is not my find, but I was lucky enough to witness my hunting buddy dig a very rare wreath portion of a two piece North Carolina buckle this past weekend. I've been told that very few (less than five) are known and that no one is sure which tongue goes with this wreath....maybe...
  20. Weekend Civil War Finds

    I had a great time this weekend digging in a swampy bottom for CW relics. I was very much hoping to find an intact shell or cannon ball and that didn't happen, but I'm very grateful for what I did find. The hunting conditions were very tough with most all of the bullets or fragments that I found...
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