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  1. ๐Ÿฅ‡ BANNER Rattlesnake Bit!

    Spending Thanksgiving in the low country this year and have the pleasure of hunting a plantation just north of Charleston. Over the last 5 years we hunt about twice a year and have found everything from a gold thimble to a 3rd regiment SC rev war button along with several colonial gun parts...
  2. Lowcountry Finds- Rev War

    Twice a year I have the pleasure of hunting a plantation in Charleston, SC and it never disappoints. Last year I found a 3rd regiment South Carolina pewter button. I have hunted this plantation for the past 4 years and found some amazing items. Didn't get to hunt as much this trip due to the...
  3. Ohio Volunteer Militia

    Had an incredible find the other evening. Not your standard bit boss from the civil war. This is a Ohio Volunteer Militia bit boss found in middle Tennessee and seems to be a rare variety. Hope you all enjoy and happy hunting! Merry Christmas as well!
  4. Confederate States Navy find!

    Didn't realize the photos didn't upload so lets try this again! Hunted an old home site last week and found my 2nd Confederate States Navy button. This button was made by Hebbert & co. In London during the civil war. From what I have found through research is that the navy jackets may have been...
  5. Confederate States Navy find!

    Hunted an old home site last week and found my 2nd Confederate States Navy button. This button was made by Hebbert & co. In London during the civil war. From what I have found through research is that the navy jackets may have been issued to troops around Mobile AL before they eventually...
  6. Rev War Find of a Lifetime

    Just finished a week long vacation in the low country of South Carolina. I have been hunting a plantation there for the past few years when we make the trip to see my in-laws. Before the trip started I made a goal to find something gold, something silver, or something Rev war with identifiable...
  7. Low Country Colonial Finds-GOLD!

    Took a trip over Thanksgiving to South Carolina and had the opportunity to hunt a plantation that I have hunted at least one day a year for the past 5 years. This place has not been hunted and I was constantly digging signals no matter where I went. I believe this was a settlement from the early...
  8. SC Plantation Colonial Finds

    Spent yesterday with the wife digging a untouched colonial period site. 28 flat buttons, pewter rosettes, brass rosette, pewter spoon handles, round balls, a few buckles, some ornate buttons, small silver ear ring, silver cuff links, a 1746 brown Bess butt plate piece, and several other misc...
  9. Never judge a Plate by its cover!

    Traveled about an hour away from the house yesterday with the Minelab Equinox 800 and tried a spot that I have dug civil war relics at for the last two years. I previously found a M1861 Springfield trigger guard and bayonet, as well as, a bayonet at this site. In 2016 I found a US Cartridge box...
  10. ๐Ÿฅ‡ BANNER Confederate Navy Button!

    Went out early this morning for a couple hours before the heat got unbearable! I would have to say it was worth it. Found this CSN coat button laying on top of the ground after getting a good solid signal. Look down and see and shank peeking out of the dirt. Hard to believe after 150+years and...
  11. 1847 Large Cent

    Found my first large cent and it is a beauty. This coin couldn't have been in use more than a few years before it was dropped. Has a hole in the middle of the coin. Not sure why it is in the middle, anyone have any thoughts on the placement of the hole? Other holed coins I find are on the outer...
  12. Couple badges, WW1 buttons, and help needed on a button

    Went to a house built in 1835. Uncovered a ROTC badge/wings, not really sure what type of ROTC badge. Any info will be appreciated on that item. Dug two WW1 buttons in an area no bigger than 8'x8' and also found a nice button that I would love some info on. It is a silver gilt button with 13...
  13. CS Find of my Dreams!

    It has been rain the last day or so. A friend of mine and I met up at a new permission that he acquired a month or so ago. When we first went out there the grass prevented us from hunting this particular area of the property. I knew it would be good as I was finding square nails around the edges...
  14. Civil War Belt Plate

    Lucked up and found my third Union plate! This one still has part of the back Mark and looks to be a WH Smith- Brooklyn NY. The plate has been bent inwards so must have been stomped by a rebel soldier, or so I would like to think! Rather intriguing I guess to see it bent back this way. Thanks...
  15. 1861 Springfield trigger, 1867 Paris Exhibition medallion?

    Went out to the spot I hunted the other day and found the 1832 half dime. The 1861 springfield trigger should display nicely in the civil war cabinet and it was a first find as far as any gun parts from the war. The bullet was dug about 5 feet from the 1832 half dime that was dug a couple days...
  16. 1832 Capped Half Dime

    Found this today on a quick hunt. Fist half dime and capped bust I have ever found so pretty excited about a half dime. Looks like it is in great condition despite the large scar on the backside. Don't know much about these coins but hoping it may be a rare mint error or something, lol! Very...
  17. Colonial Rosette? Very Ornate!

    Had a hunt in the low country of SC at a plantation today. Found several other items including pewter buttons from the 1700s up to a civil war William Cleaner bullet. The photo will show the find of the day in my opinion but I don't know much about rosettes. It appears to be of very high quality...
  18. Civil War Plate!

    Went out for a few hours to three spots. Decided to stop by one last spot for 30 minutes and dug this box plate! When I saw the oval pop out of the ground I was thinking CS with the area I was searching but after a few wipes it was a mangled US box plate. I didn't dig another hole, headed...
  19. CW relic need help with

    I found this diamond shaped brass plate in an area with several CW relics. It has the green patina and the age looks period. Does anyone know what this may have attached to? The musket ball was also found today. It appears to be larger than a .69 caliber and I put a .69 minie ball next to it...
  20. Civil War finds, My first plate!!

    Went out for a few hours last night because I couldn't handle the thought of going one more hour without doing some digging! Its been so hot and humid, but I said to heck with it. Spent about three hours finding, square nails, a scabbard tip with lead finial, a three ringer, smaller caliber two...
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