2018-My Favorite Civil War Finds

JBnNC

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May 25, 2013
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I've been detecting for Civil War relics for the last eight years and 2018 was my best year ever, maybe not in the total number of relics but the variety and quality were unmatched in previous years.

I found over 200 bullets including a CSA slug ball, a couple of Wilkinsons, and a beautiful bullet in wood piece....a bayonet, a scabbard throat, a fuse adapter, and 20+ friction primers. I didn't find many buttons, but three were Confederate and I couldn't be happier ....and certainly the highlight was finding three belt plates....a large US, a small(one arrow hook) US, and the CS(my first and only Banner Find).

I wish everyone the best for 2019 and keep posting those great finds!

--JB
 

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smokeythecat

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Nov 22, 2012
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40,006
Maryland
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XP Deus II
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All Treasure Hunting
Looks like a great year to me!
 

civilman1

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Nov 29, 2005
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They're my favorite too!!!! Congratulations :occasion14:
 

tnt-hunter

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Apr 20, 2018
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I can see why this was your best year ever. You have a nice variety of CW artifacts. The ball in the wood is a cool one. I have found a lot of bullets and a few buttons, but am still looking for the belt or box plate. Congratulations on a good year.

Keep swingin and make 2019 even better!
 

devldog

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Mar 9, 2012
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5,717
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I will vote too on one Great Year Relic Hunting. 2018 was very good to you JB. It will be hard to do better this year, but I wish you continued success. The best way I could explain your relic finds would be to compare these to the old Marine Corps recruiting posters. "Quality, Not Quantity". Lol You have some very nice finds there for sure that any Relic Hunter would be proud to have in their collection. The Rectangular CS Confetrit' Plate is over the top. All great relics. I like the bullet in the wood also. I found a bullet in a small piece of wood years ago and was thrilled as I'm sure you were also. These will all look great in your display. Well Done on saving some Great pieces of CW History. These relics as all relics found tell a small story in a great chapter of our American History and the American Civil War, or the War Between the States, or the War of Northern Aggression. Thanks for sharing this with us.
 

Rookster

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Nov 24, 2013
29,382
111,586
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Great collection of history you’be found.Congrats.:icon_thumright:
 

Brendan75

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Aug 21, 2017
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2,591
Pretoria
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Hi, wow awesome finds you found during 2018. Congrats:occasion14:
 

lairmo

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Awesome digs!! That would have made my year!!
 

Johncoho

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Martinsburg, Pa. in the summer and Apache Junction
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You have done well for 2018. Really nice C.W. finds. That CS belt buckle is something special.
 
Oct 5, 2014
31,887
35,420
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Outstanding year, congratulations! :occasion14:
 

Davers

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Great Job my friend.
No
Super Job ! LOL
 

Steve in PA

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Jul 5, 2010
9,513
13,859
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That is going to be a tough year to top - CS plate and buttons, US plates and some rare bullets there :thumbsup:
 
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JBnNC

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May 25, 2013
583
1,841
North Carolina
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Fisher F-75 SE
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I can see why this was your best year ever. You have a nice variety of CW artifacts. The ball in the wood is a cool one. I have found a lot of bullets and a few buttons, but am still looking for the belt or box plate. Congratulations on a good year.

Keep swingin and make 2019 even better!

Thanks....and I hope you get your first plate in 2019.....I am always hopeful in finding one, but never expect it...then one pops out and I'm blown away.
 
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JBnNC

JBnNC

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May 25, 2013
583
1,841
North Carolina
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Fisher F-75 SE
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Other
I will vote too on one Great Year Relic Hunting. 2018 was very good to you JB. It will be hard to do better this year, but I wish you continued success. The best way I could explain your relic finds would be to compare these to the old Marine Corps recruiting posters. "Quality, Not Quantity". Lol You have some very nice finds there for sure that any Relic Hunter would be proud to have in their collection. The Rectangular CS Confetrit' Plate is over the top. All great relics. I like the bullet in the wood also. I found a bullet in a small piece of wood years ago and was thrilled as I'm sure you were also. These will all look great in your display. Well Done on saving some Great pieces of CW History. These relics as all relics found tell a small story in a great chapter of our American History and the American Civil War, or the War Between the States, or the War of Northern Aggression. Thanks for sharing this with us.

Thanks devldog, you're exactly right...quality vs. quantity. I hope you find some great Georgia relics this year!
 

BLK HOLE

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WOW looks like a Killer Year to me! That bullet in the wood is so cool! Congrats :occasion14:
 
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JBnNC

JBnNC

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May 25, 2013
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That is going to be a tough year to top - CS plate and buttons, US plates and some rare bullets there :thumbsup:

Thanks Steve, I hope you have another great year, I'm always looking forward seeing your finds!
 

A2coins

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Well done hope 2019 is even better my friend
 

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