- Jun 25, 2020
- Detector(s) used
- Whites, Fisher gold Bug, Tesoro
- Primary Interest:
- Relic Hunting
I got up real early this AM and decided to give the old house site where I found the 1749 Half cent another go before somebody turned up the heat. When I arrived I met another digger who proudly showed me his newly found large cent. I showed him a pic of last weeks find of the half cent (Posted here under best finds Last week) I asked him if he had found any civil war relics he said no but some colonial Tomboc buttons and shoe buckles. I said there has got to be some civil war relics here, he agreed then we both went back to business. About 10 minutes later I get a good signal and out pops a 58 cal 3 ringer at five inches. A bit further and another strong signal among the iron reads and I dig this big solid cast button with an unusual square shank on the back almost half dollar size. Probably civilian, could be colonial era, but who knows? A troopers winter great coat? I start digging up iron and junk, nothing good. The last good signal produces this beautiful 69 cal round ball. My new found friend was impressed with the 3 ringer and 69 round ball, said he had yet to find a bullet, but proof of our surmise civil war troops were here.