civil war

  1. 🔎 UNIDENTIFIED Canister shot, grapeshot or ball bearing? Calling all experts...

    This "ferrous sphere" was dug up by a homeowner here in East Tennessee, who lives within rock-throwing distance of a small Union Civil War fort. I've spent a day in her yard and have not found anything conclusively of Civil War vintage, but it should be there under the layer of big nails...
  2. 🔎 UNIDENTIFIED Decorative Piece Of Brass....SOMETHING?!? Help ID!

    Hi everyone. Found this today on my hunt, also found a nice old buckle about 10ft from this thing...Brass I think, could be obvious to some !:) Let me know your thoughts, definitely decorative. For reference this was found on a VA Farm Filed with Civil War background, perhaps colonial as well...
  3. 🔎 UNIDENTIFIED Odd Virginia Confederate Button W. Wildt & Son

    I recovered this button locally at a site that has produced relics dating from 1810 to present. I believe it is a Virginia State Seal button, probably Civil War, but the backmark is very odd. The button is brass, but not too corroded for having been in the ground over 150 years. It has been...
  4. More civil war relics with the new detector and modern change

    So my brother and I went back out yesterday to our honey hole and tried a few settings on our detectors and marched along the 100 acre property. We stayed mainly in the area we believed that they camped at based off of reports from the archives and maps as well. We have been getting some super...
  5. 🔎 UNIDENTIFIED Possible Droop Wing Eagle Confederate Item. Civil War?

    I have hit what appears to be a Confederate Cavalry camp in North Alabama. Several plain flat buttons and odd iron objects with Sharps and Maynard bullets occurring with Roundballs. This is the first item that could be identified as North or South. It is a 35mm, heavily corroded item that...
  6. ✅ SOLVED Civil War Confederate Item?

    This artifact is sheet brass with a moon, a “4”, a large star and a series of smaller stars in the field. It was found in Pulaski, TN in a site that has produced relics from the Civil War. I have seen Civil War insignia that is similar, but it also resembles early Klan uniforms. They were...
  7. 🔎 UNIDENTIFIED Button - Eagle with 13 stars and no shield. Civil War?

    All, found this button on a site that has produced Civil War and later artifacts. It is a brass button with an Eagle facing right with a diameter of 19.2mm. The Eagle is clutching a shield and an arrow against a lined field. The button has two holes in the front however, and I have never seen...
  8. ✅ SOLVED Possible Eagle Bridle Boss? Civil War?

    This specimen was found on a site that has produced artifacts from the Civil War. The material is unknown, but patinated like brass while retaining a aluminum or stainless like gloss. This appears to be an eagle facing left without a shield against a lined field. On the back, stars are...
  9. ✅ SOLVED Help Identifying Button - Confederate "Manuscript R" Rifleman's button

    This button is a brass, two piece type with the back having corroded away. It is 22.2 mm wide. It appears to feature a stylish “R” and was found in North Alabama on a site that was occupied by both Union and Confederate soldiers during the Civil War. Any information on type, age, rarity...
  10. Terrifically interesting finds at Ohio home built in 1828

    I had a terrific hunt under less than ideal conditions (hot and dry) at a home built in 1828. It is rumored that the home has hosted 4 US Presidents. I can't wait to return when the soil is more moist and conductive. Notwithstanding the hard dry ground, I found: a nearly perfect pair of...
  11. Leather US military bag/pouch?

    Can anyone tell me about this...and doesn't it look real or a repop? The leather feels and smells old but that doesn't mean its "real"
  12. what do these fragments look like?

    What do you think these are? I found these near an old bridge over the Chattahoochee river that was fought over by the union and confederate soldiers in the campaign to take Atlanta. My shovel scrapped one of the and below the tarnish looks like shiny brass. The fragments are about 1/8? thick...
  13. Are these more civil war finds? And what the heck is this?

    So these are all from my abandoned town site still. Where there was a village from 1800-1940. #1 is from the woman?s house site. Where I found the stamped brass picture button. I think it?s only a piece of whatever it was. But looks like it has some holes for a pin. So it might of had a hinge...
  14. Are these what I hope they are? And any idea on the rest?

    So as soon as canonballguy made my day, by informing me I had found a US army shoulder belt plate. Needless to say I went back to the exact lot in this large abandoned town and starting searching. On my very first plug I pulled #1 out and when I went to check the hole before filling it in. #2...
  15. Civil War Bullets?

    A few bullets (I think) around NW GA old farm land. They look similar to Civil War era rounds but most of the pictures I?ve seen have more pronounced ridges around them... Any idea what period these bullets are from (if they are bullets?) One looks impacted like it was fired. Fairly heavy and...
  16. Anyone living in other state hunted CW relics in Atlanta in the past?

    I have had one person who now lives in Ohio, point out some CW sites in Atlanta that he hunted in late 70's. Anyone else living in other states that can share some of their experiences hunting CW relics in Atlanta? Thanks
  17. I found what appears to be a Civil War Sword Hanger

    I found this puppy metal detecting The Oregon Trail in OREGON in the middle of the woods in no where on the side of the trail not on the trail It was 4 inches deep and I thought it was a coin, what is this BRASS or GOLD? any more info on this would be great It is pretty Thanks
  18. Any info on backmarks on this Louisiana button?

    I found it at a skirmish site in LA. Obviously it was corroding badly in the ground but i understand that's normal with LA buttons since many were made by smaller manufacturers. I can see some lettering on the back but I cant see a compete word. I'm attaching pics of the front and back...
  19. Locations for civil war artifacts in Virginia

    Finally I recently started metal detecting. Does anybody know any sites in Virginia and/or Maryland where you can find civil war relics? To be as clear as possible, please give GPS coordinates if you can along with any other additional information. Also, I would like to find some people to go...
  20. Look What I Found

    I found the general area of a a Civil War site many, many years ago and I finally got around to hunting again today. Unfortunately, I found a bunch of crap THEN I got this signal. I was so excited yo show it to yall that I haven't cleaned it, other than carrying it in my mouth for a while so...
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