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  1. Amelia Earhart's leather helmet authenticated - Not what you're thinking but a good read...

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/amelia-earhart-mystery-solved-not-203626555.html As a regular contributor to the T-net "What Is It?" forum, I loved this story.
  2. Iron hook/tool from CW cavalry camp. Anyone recognize it?

    Found in a wooded area where lots of CW cavalry stuff has come out of the ground. Seems like a Federal cav staging area/camp for the battle of Aldie, VA (June 1863). You may recall that's where Custer first became famous... Some modern items dug as well - including a large 20th C wrench and...
  3. FBI started digging for "Civil War Gold" in PA three years ago...

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/emails-fbi-looking-gold-pennsylvania-213516117.html They claim the dig "came up empty". I suspect they found... Oak Island... (Insert eyes rolling here)
  4. One of my favorite things...

    When there are more viewers in the 'What Is It?' forum than in 'Today's Finds'... Friday - 2/12/2021 4:55pm EST Keep up the outstanding work everyone. I love this forum! Best place on the internet to get anything identified! Have a great weekend - even if you're stuck inside! Matt
  5. Decade old "What Is It?" mystery finally solved? The elusive 'E' button...

    If you've been on the T-net What is it forum for any length of time, you're probably aware of the 'E' button mystery relic. Dozens of these have been posted on this forum over the last 10 years or so and lots of us have beaten our brains out trying to figure out what they are. All research has...
  6. Another Mystery 'E' disk

    Those you who've been around this forum for a while know all too well about the yet to be ID'd 'E' disks that have been found by the dozens mostly in East coast states. My buddy dug another one in Fairfax County VA on land consumed by the Washington DC suburban sprawl of the 50's and 60's...
  7. Slow picture loading anyone?

    Anyone else having trouble recently with loading/viewing pics in the forums? It takes me back to my 1200 baud dial-up days. They are SLOOOOOOWWWWWW! I spend most of my time in the "What is it?" forum and it's ALL about the pictures in there... Has something changed on the T-net side of the...
  8. Brass Goat Badge/Emblem

    Found by a friend of mine. 4” tall by 3.5” wide. Made of brass. Found in Suffolk, VA in the side yard of a house built in 1888. Found CW relics around it but no Rev war. I hope to get a pic of the back soon. What say you?
  9. Brass Whatisit from Civil War camp

    This item was dug by one of my local buddies here in Northern Virginia. It came out of a know camp area used repeatedly by both armies near Leesburg, VA. This field has produced literally thousands of Civil War relics over the decades and continues to give up a few today. Some pre and post...
  10. 14,000 WWII Dog Tags found

    Mystery as 14,000 Second World War dog tags found buried in field
  11. Eagle medallion

    Brass droop head eagle with banner medallion. Dug by a friend of mine in SE Virginia. The back is smooth and blank. No sign of attachment points. At the very bottom edge I can read: Columbus O. Any ideas what this came off of?
  12. Anyone else having trouble posting with Chrome?

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  13. What is it? It's gratitude...

    Last week marked 10 years since I first came to Treasurenet. To borrow a line from an old song, “What a long, strange trip it’s been.” And what an education! From IDing fish bones to deciphering 16th century scrimshaw to researching a pocket watch from George Washington, I sometimes think...
  14. ✅ SOLVED Old shotgun slug - Civil War era?

    Found this slug in Virginia near a major CW battlefield. At first I thought it was pulled. After cleaning it looks made that way. It has a very nice white patina like the CW bullets dug around Virginia so it has been in the ground a long time. I can't match it to the CW. Now I'm thinking...
  15. 150th anniversary of the surrender at Appomattox Court House

    My son and I had the privilege of participating in the 150th commemoration of the surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia at Appomattox last weekend. The ceremony of stacking arms was more emotional than I expected it to be. One sergeant broke down crying after hanging his accoutrements on...
  16. Happy Halloween from the Colonel (aka DCMatt)

    Happy Halloween!
  17. Possible CW bullet ID needed

    Found this in the side yard of an 1850's house in The Plains, VA. Appears to be 50 caliber. Solid base. No 'rings'. Single 'crimp' mark near the base but it does not look like a modern crimp. What say ye? DCMatt
  18. Eagle button - Need a date range

    Eagle Achor button - NA62? Need a date range Found this one piece coat button at a late 1700's house. You can just see an anchor on the shield. It appears to have had gold gilt once-upon-a-time. Nothing visible on the back. I can find a few similar on the Net but not a lot of info. Can...
  19. Havent posted here in a few years... so here I am.

    Haven't posted a mug shot in a few years... so here I am. This was taken near Appomattox. Conferedate forces were retreating after the fall of Richmond and we were covering the retreat. Shortly after this photo I was killed as we were flanked by Yankee skirmishers. 13th Virginia Infantry -...
  20. Old muzzleloader shotgun - Need info

    Old muzzleloader rifle - Additional pictures I got this old shotgun from the wife of a buddy of mine who passed away suddenly about a year ago. About all I can see on the markings are a crown, a few numbers and letters, and a small crown over V. No markings on the barrel are visible. The...
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