Confederate Bivouac yields Curry Comb & Flat button

FloodcityTom

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Monday I visited a "Hunted out " Bivouac site used by Confederate guerillas near Martinsburg Wva. I'd been here many times and found lots of relics previously. I decided to see how my Noktra Simplex would do. Not finding a thing after a half hour of searching I headed out. I decided to try one last patch of ground and heard a good hit, a few inches I found a flat button with the eyelet still attached. Found some modern junk too but over by a small tree I got a massive signal. This proved to be a brass and iron curry comb, the type used to curry down a horse after removing the saddle. Just goes to show ya, hunted out area's aren't always "Hunted out"
 

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Florida Finder

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Monday I visited a "Hunted out " Bivouac site used by Confederate guerillas near Martinsburg Wva. I'd been here many times and found lots of relics previously. I decided to see how my Noktra Simplex would do. Not finding a thing after a half hour of searching I headed out. I decided to try one last patch of ground and heard a good hit, a few inches I found a flat button with the eyelet still attached. Found some modern junk too but over by a small tree I got a massive signal. This proved to be a brass and iron curry comb, the type used to curry down a horse after removing the saddle. Just goes to show ya, hunted out area's aren't always "Hunted out"
Man that comb is in great shape! And a congratulations on the button as well!
 

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Monday I visited a "Hunted out " Bivouac site used by Confederate guerillas near Martinsburg Wva. I'd been here many times and found lots of relics previously. I decided to see how my Noktra Simplex would do. Not finding a thing after a half hour of searching I headed out. I decided to try one last patch of ground and heard a good hit, a few inches I found a flat button with the eyelet still attached. Found some modern junk too but over by a small tree I got a massive signal. This proved to be a brass and iron curry comb, the type used to curry down a horse after removing the saddle. Just goes to show ya, hunted out area's aren't always "Hunted out"
Nice find! Can you place an age to it?
 

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Monday I visited a "Hunted out " Bivouac site used by Confederate guerillas near Martinsburg Wva. I'd been here many times and found lots of relics previously. I decided to see how my Noktra Simplex would do. Not finding a thing after a half hour of searching I headed out. I decided to try one last patch of ground and heard a good hit, a few inches I found a flat button with the eyelet still attached. Found some modern junk too but over by a small tree I got a massive signal. This proved to be a brass and iron curry comb, the type used to curry down a horse after removing the saddle. Just goes to show ya, hunted out area's aren't always "Hunted out"
Nice!!! Congrats!!!
 

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Monday I visited a "Hunted out " Bivouac site used by Confederate guerillas near Martinsburg Wva. I'd been here many times and found lots of relics previously. I decided to see how my Noktra Simplex would do. Not finding a thing after a half hour of searching I headed out. I decided to try one last patch of ground and heard a good hit, a few inches I found a flat button with the eyelet still attached. Found some modern junk too but over by a small tree I got a massive signal. This proved to be a brass and iron curry comb, the type used to curry down a horse after removing the saddle. Just goes to show ya, hunted out area's aren't always "Hunted out"
well played
 

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I dug that same curry comb a little while back but it was in pieces, nice one there, we don't see them or parts of them posted here often if not ever...
 

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Monday I visited a "Hunted out " Bivouac site used by Confederate guerillas near Martinsburg Wva. I'd been here many times and found lots of relics previously. I decided to see how my Noktra Simplex would do. Not finding a thing after a half hour of searching I headed out. I decided to try one last patch of ground and heard a good hit, a few inches I found a flat button with the eyelet still attached. Found some modern junk too but over by a small tree I got a massive signal. This proved to be a brass and iron curry comb, the type used to curry down a horse after removing the saddle. Just goes to show ya, hunted out area's aren't always "Hunted out"
Interesting find there! Good one.
 

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Nice going and thanks for posting.
 
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Nice going and thanks for posting.
Coming from a 'ol cowpoke that knows the value of a good rubdown on a good hoss it means a lot :thumbsup:thanks
 

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