Bullet Found in River

vinnywop

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Did some research on Civil War battles and found a spot on the river near my house where several battles occurred. I did a quick exploratory trip there this past weekend to check things out. I didn't hit it hard as I just wanted to learn the area but I did find this in about 1.5 feet of water under about 8" of mud. I will be back there and hitting it hard. Too bad Virginia's laws suck and I have to stay in the water.

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It's a Confederate 2 ring Gardner bullet.
 

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Nice one!

On a bit of a side note: what is the law in Virginia that you mentioned? Just curious.
 

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I think its the thou shalt not trespass one. They are real funny about it in VA and MD is worse.
 
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Not referring to private property, I think private property is pretty much the same everywhere: have written permission from the land owner. I am talking about local, state, wildlife management area, etc property. Many officials will say "well there's no law against detecting but you can't dig or recover anything". I filed for a permit with my local wildlife management/recreation area and am waiting to hear back. But in an informal inquiry a few months back they basically told me hell no.
 

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