πŸ₯‡ BANNER Incredibly epic Civil War Trash pit dig. 7 plates in 1 hole, leather pieces, hooks et

Gregg3131

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Had the most incredible day digging in the Fredericksburg area the other day. After not finding much things changed very quickly. Here are most of the finds from 1 trash pit minus some of the leather. Basically I was hunting a CW camp and had a pretty choppy signal after opening the hole signal got a little better. Down about 12 inches I saw the breast plate lying vertically and was pumped to have found that but then I noticed another shape under the breast plate and that was the US boxplate right under it. I then opened the hole and noticed leather fragments everywhere, the pin pointer and detector were screaming. I proceeded to save 5 box plates and 2 breast plates, tons of leather with hooks attached, scabbard tips, waist adjusters, iron buckles, 2 canteen spouts one with a name or carved initials, rivets, etc all in one small hole about 2 feet wide. Needless to say it was a day I will never forget. Just shows you there are still honey holes left so keep swinging. I feel so blessed to have been fortunate to save these pieces of history and certainly will be looking for more pits.
 

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K1DDO1979

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Wow now thats a crazy discovery. Congrats! [emoji2][emoji106]
 

DirtStalker

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Now that is an Incredible dig. Wow. Speechless on this dig.CONGRATULATION Banner Vote In
 
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Steve in PA

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That was one incredible hole! My banner vote is in :thumbsup:
 

joeyfresh

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Yeah, I'd say that was a productive hole.
What are your thoughts as to why all of that was in one hole?
 

8Reales

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Banner, very nice .
 
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Gregg3131

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I believe being a long winter camp once they left they discarded items they did not need anymore.
 

trdking

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Most definitely a BANNER!! Vote is in and wow what a find!
 

Relicific

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Awesome treasure pit.
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joe_dirt

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Had the most incredible day digging in the Fredericksburg area the other day. After not finding much things changed very quickly. Here are most of the finds from 1 trash pit minus some of the leather. Basically I was hunting a CW camp and had a pretty choppy signal after opening the hole signal got a little better. Down about 12 inches I saw the breast plate lying vertically and was pumped to have found that but then I noticed another shape under the breast plate and that was the US boxplate right under it. I then opened the hole and noticed leather fragments everywhere, the pin pointer and detector were screaming. I proceeded to save 5 box plates and 2 breast plates, tons of leather with hooks attached, scabbard tips, waist adjusters, iron buckles, 2 canteen spouts one with a name or carved initials, rivets, etc all in one small hole about 2 feet wide. Needless to say it was a day I will never forget. Just shows you there are still honey holes left so keep swinging. I feel so blessed to have been fortunate to save these pieces of history and certainly will be looking for more pits.
Amazing it's definitely safe to say you scored well done [emoji106]
 

digging440yrs

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ARC

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Un frigging real.

That just bends reality to the point of slapping your mind with awww.

I cannot say that I have ever seen that many plates dug at once... let alone one hole.

BANNER... if there ever was one.

Well damn done son.
 

BLK HOLE

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Truly an incredible save! In my wildest dreams I could not imagine a hole like you found!!! Banner for sure!
 

Tnmountains

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A day like no other is an understatement .Fantastic find and save. It looks like the cover of a relic magazine. Neat seeing how some of the leather is attached. I regret throwing away the triangles pieces and the little round thing that looks like the top of a lamp when I started, lol. The context of all those different items together is priceless.
You have my vote also.
 

Digger RJ

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That's Awesome !!!!!!!
Congratulations!!!!!!!!��
 

Silvermonkey

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Hard to find the right words...guess I'll go with... "Once-in-a-lifetime-EPIC hunt"....Big, big congratulations!!!!!!
 

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