1863 High Impact

cmthunder

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Back in Western Maryland at 1863 Retreat Cavalry battle. Detecting Union cavalry field and found 1 Sharps ringtail drop and several high impact minie balls. Two are Confederate Gardner’s, 2 3 ringers and 2 other can’t ID. Also 2 pistol bullets.
1906 V Nickle, button, grommet.
Heavily hunted out area but Equinox was finding them 6-10” down.
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Back in Western Maryland at 1863 Retreat Cavalry battle. Detecting Union cavalry field and found 1 Sharps ringtail drop and several high impact minie balls. Two are Confederate Gardner’s, 2 3 ringers and 2 other can’t ID. Also 2 pistol bullets.
1906 V Nickle, button, grommet.
Heavily hunted out area but Equinox was finding them 6-10” down. View attachment 2017073 View attachment 2017074 View attachment 2017075 View attachment 2017076 View attachment 2017077 View attachment 2017078 View attachment 2017079 View attachment 2017080 View attachment 2017081 View attachment 2017082 View attachment 2017083 View attachment 2017084 View attachment 2017085 View attachment 2017086 View attachment 2017087 View attachment 2017088
Nice!!!! Congrats!!!!
 

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Doesn't it make you wonder when you find some of these bullets if they were ones that actually picked off a soldier? I can't help but think of the poor soul who may have got tagged.. Great finds!
 

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Back in Western Maryland at 1863 Retreat Cavalry battle. Detecting Union cavalry field and found 1 Sharps ringtail drop and several high impact minie balls. Two are Confederate Gardner’s, 2 3 ringers and 2 other can’t ID. Also 2 pistol bullets.
1906 V Nickle, button, grommet.
Heavily hunted out area but Equinox was finding them 6-10” down. View attachment 2017073 View attachment 2017074 View attachment 2017075 View attachment 2017076 View attachment 2017077 View attachment 2017078 View attachment 2017079 View attachment 2017080 View attachment 2017081 View attachment 2017082 View attachment 2017083 View attachment 2017084 View attachment 2017085 View attachment 2017086 View attachment 2017087 View attachment 2017088
great saves
 
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cmthunder

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Doesn't it make you wonder when you find some of these bullets if they were ones that actually picked off a soldier? I can't help but think of the poor soul who may have got tagged.. Great finds!
Yes in the past I’ve found some like these next to rocks but these were in open field not near rocks.
 

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Back in Western Maryland at 1863 Retreat Cavalry battle. Detecting Union cavalry field and found 1 Sharps ringtail drop and several high impact minie balls. Two are Confederate Gardner’s, 2 3 ringers and 2 other can’t ID. Also 2 pistol bullets.
1906 V Nickle, button, grommet.
Heavily hunted out area but Equinox was finding them 6-10” down. View attachment 2017073 View attachment 2017074 View attachment 2017075 View attachment 2017076 View attachment 2017077 View attachment 2017078 View attachment 2017079 View attachment 2017080 View attachment 2017081 View attachment 2017082 View attachment 2017083 View attachment 2017084 View attachment 2017085 View attachment 2017086 View attachment 2017087 View attachment 2017088
Congratulations on your nice recoveries!
 

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