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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Rubka888

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Wow, thanks a lot for sharing! You must be so happy. Big congrats for you and I will throw my banner vote in as well!
 

TimberCrack

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Great find!!! what was the eagle emblem on or used for???
 

neodetectorist

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A plate spill......that is awesome.
 

GB1

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wow nice finds banner :notworthy::notworthy:
 
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Gregg3131

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Thanks for all the great comments and banner votes. I am very grateful.
 

screwynewy

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I'm not voting banner because I won't need to. It will be on the top before the end of the day (or it should be).

Too bad you didn't get this on video so we could have all joined you in the excitement of the discovery. Congratulations on a once in a lifetime dig.
 

relic nut

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Oh my word! You have definitely peaked my friend. Everything from here on out is just fluff.
They would have found my cold dead body in the bottom of that hole. And it would have been a hell of a way to go.
This is definitely Worthy of the treasure magazines.
If this does not make Banner I'll never vote again.
 

grasshopper

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WOOWOW Now that is awesome.

Congrats in advance on making the banner :notworthy:
 

DocBeav

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That is CRAZY! What a day man! Congrats! You can take the rest of the year off now! LOL
 

HEAVYMETALNUT

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Amazing day! hard to beat that.my banner vote is in. congrats!
 

lairmo

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WOW!!!! I've only found one plate in my life and it was broke in half!!! And it took several years to find the second half...lol Congrats!!!!
 

mindcrime1988

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Now that was an awesome day! Congratulations on finding some amazing relics. :icon_thumleft: And just as you stated, it is events such as this that keep us dreaming and detecting.
 

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