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  1. 🔎 UNIDENTIFIED Unknown Lincoln head. Any ideas?

    This is my first time posting since the site has been changed so hopefully I do this correctly. I dug this at a location where there used to be a schoolhouse from 1865 to somewhere around the 1940s. Now there is only a partial foundation and several bottle dumps. It seems to have an imprint of...
  2. Relics dug around amazing earthworks

    I found the most amazing earthworks I’ve ever seen out in a patch of woods in an urban area. They were about 7’ tall in most places with the dugout for a big magazine still there, ramps leading up to artillery platforms, trenches dug all around them with smaller earthworks in front. I was amazed...
  3. This ones got me stumped.

    I dug this on the most amazing earthworks I’ve ever ever seen out in the woods unprotected. They were about 7’ high with artillery platforms, powder magazine dugout and trenches all around them still intact. This was dug on the outside slope near the top of the works. At first I thought maybe it...
  4. Need help dating Drape bust large cent

    I dug this over the weekend. It’s very worn and the date is gone but judging by the obverse design, the weight and what’s left of the face I believe it is a 1796-1798 Drape Bust. There were several variations and mistakes during these years as the mint was just beginning to produce coins. It...
  5. Need help identifying this trigger guard

    I dug this trigger guard near a large Union camp in Va. The area was also occupied during Colonial times. I broke it while digging it out of some roots but it’s still mostly intact. Can anyone tell me the musket it came from? Also any thoughts on the chain would be appreciated. In the same...
  6. Mystery relic.

    I dug this at a location on the Appomattox river in Va. just outside of Petersburg that was once a Colonial town beginning in the early 1600s and was also used as an Artillery depot during the Civil War. I have dug several relics from both periods there including bullets, cannonballs, U.S. belt...
  7. Can anyone identify this button?

    I dug this in Va at a site that has a lot of Civil War history and also Colonial. It appears to pre date the Civil War. Its not very big. Measures .44 in. Possibly a civillian cuff button. I dont see any makers mark. Id like any info i can get. Thanks for looking.
  8. I found a really nice civil war display piece

    I was detecting a union camp last weekend and I found this. It was just laying on the ground and I couldnt see the anything in it but it gave a solid 19 on the nox which usually means bullet so i dug at it a little with my digging tool and there it was. How it lasted almost 200 years is a...
  9. Knife dug at union calvary camp

    I dug this knife in Va. along with a 11th Pennsylvania Calvary 5 cent token, bullets, buttons, lots of horseshoes and other relics. It appears to be period. Its made of wood and iron. No brass. It was completely covered in rust before i cleaned it and soaked it in vinegar over the last few days...
  10. Finds from a Union camp

    Pretty good day today. I dug all of these at a Union camp in Bermuda Hundred Va. My first Canadian large cent, a knife, Henry bullet,sharps carbine, 3 ringer, a 3 ringer lodged in a piece of wood and what I think is a tent stake or something but im not sure.
  11. Some firsts for me.

    I went to a site associated with the Bermuda Hundred campaign for only about 2 hours this weekend and dug a couple of firsts for me. Along with lots of horseshoes, buttons and some bullets I dug a bullet with the extractor still attached and a Pennsylvania Calvary token! I think its one of my...
  12. Any thoughts?

    I dug this today along with some bullets, buttons, lots of horseshoes and a wormed bullet with the extractor still attached. At first I thought coin but the opposite side looks odd and its awful thin to be a coin. Any thoughts? Thanks for looking.
  13. Found in union camp

    I dug this in a union camp in Virginia. Part of the Bermuda Hundred Campaign. It was completely covered in rust until I did electrolysis. We also dug a sword hanger, buttons, intact Henry bullets, 3 ringers, horseshoes, Iron chain, a spoon and a few other relics at the site. It is obviously...
  14. My first US belt plate!!

    I finally dug a Civil War belt plate. Good finds are always when you least expect it. The property I was hunting has a lot of history so I knew there was a chance for good finds but there was also a lot of modern trash. I almost didn't dig the buckle because it sounded like another can. Thank...
  15. Here's a tough one

    I dug this at the King and Queen Co Colonial relic hunt in Virginia. It was dug in a field by a home site dating back to the 1700s. I have no idea what it is. Someone suggested that it may be part of a spur but I don't think so. It was twisted up from years of plowing so it is hard to tell what...
  16. My very first Civil War belt plate!

    It took a few years but I finally dug a CW buckle. I also dug a CW artillary sabot, a Rifleman button, a few 3 ringers, a Williams Cleaner and to top it off a WW1 artillary fuse timer. This permission has some serious history! Its the same place I dug the George Washington mourning button and...
  17. Need help with makers marks

    I dug these in Williamsburg Va today at a colonial homesite. We dug items ranging from the early 1700s up to the early 1900s. The pottery mark is blurry, its not the picture. The crown over F piece is brass. No idea what it is though. Looks like it attached to something else.
  18. Question about a cannonball & a blade

    I dug these yesterday along with a George Washington Mourning button. The location I dug them at was occupied from the early 1600s until after the civil war. I haven't measured the cannonball yet. I will post the measurements this evening. I am calling it a cannonball but I am uncertain of that...
  19. George Washington mourning button

    I dug this today at one of my permissions. I was told its a George Washington mourning button. Im not familiar with them but from the research ive done they seem to be a rare find.
  20. A few of my weekend finds

    I went to visit my mother in law over the weekend who lives in a very old part of town in Buchannan Va. Of course I had the Equinox with me so I hit the empty lot next door for a hour or two and managed to find a few things. Nothing spectacular but I thought the bracelet was kinda cool. I dug a...
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