On Sherman's Trail in NC(almost 158 years ago to the day!)

8mygritz

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Spent hundreds of hours over the last few years locating campsites from Goldsboro to Raleigh. Many maps & regimental histories .Have located 6 of them, hunted 3,but this is the only spot that I actually found things that verified my research. These were 1 day camps.
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1st found a bullet 3 yrs. ago but was unable to get back to this site until few weekends ago(twice). The area is now being developed so I was fortunate to make these finds before it will be lost to history. I made this plaque & nailed it to a tree. Finds include 1st gold coin ever($1 Charlotte),a bazaar 1/2 a bullet(can anyone explain that ?)& a Williams cleaner w/zinc insert removed(unique to Sherman's army after research)& the longest Black snake I have ever come across! This was a wing that comprised 4 regiments & this spot was obviously where a group was stationed to guard the river crossing leading towards the main area of the campsite.
 

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May 30, 2021
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Spent hundreds of hours over the last few years locating campsites from Goldsboro to Raleigh. Many maps & regimental histories .Have located 6 of them, hunted 3,but this is the only spot that I actually found things that verified my research. These were 1 day camps. View attachment 2020506 1st found a bullet 3 yrs. ago but was unable to get back to this site until few weekends ago(twice). The area is now being developed so I was fortunate to make these finds before it will be lost to history. I made this plaque & nailed it to a tree. Finds include 1st gold coin ever($1 Charlotte),a bazaar 1/2 a bullet(can anyone explain that ?)& a Williams cleaner w/zinc insert removed(unique to Sherman's army after research)& the longest Black snake I have ever come across! This was a wing that comprised 4 regiments & this spot was obviously where a group was stationed to guard the river crossing leading towards the main area of the campsite.
Amazing that he left a sign to show just where her was :)

Honestly though, Great research and hunting. I dream of having days like this and have chased a few of Sherman's trails here on South Carolina.
 
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8mygritz

8mygritz

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Amazing that he left a sign to show just where her was :)

Honestly though, Great research and hunting. I dream of having days like this and have chased a few of Sherman's trails here on South Carolina.
because someone else may hunt there.?unless someone(who happened to have a m/d!)& lived right there or passed that spot often,it would be hard to find.the 1st time i was there 3 yrs ago there was no signs of construction.now there's a road there which means it could be developed soon.if i didn't find everything then i hope someone else finds something before the spot is eatin' by development.
if there is anything i've learned after 10 yrs & 5 1/2 k coins,not counting pennies & all other things of value or not,no one person can find everything!most of the things i found were in the the 1st 5 yrs.(i've considerably slacked off since then).i don't care if someone hunts my spots.i still find things in spots that i,ve hunted multiple times & i know others had been there too.if you just started don't give up if you didn't find something one particular day!
the other thing i learned is you're not going to hear(don't know why people think they do!)signals in a headset that you won't hear on the m/d speaker.a headset might be usefull if you are hunting under a landing or taking off pattern near an airport.i've never used one since the 1st day.the added benefit of not using a headset is less equipment to tote around & people can't sneak up on you in the woods!
you can also save digging time by checking the ground w/your pinpointer before you dig.most people(i've seen)don't use their pointer until after they dig.majority of things i've found are within pinpointer range(2-3").smaller hole & sometimes no hole because things are right on the surface covered by leaves or grass.
by the way,i've hunted in your area.i grew up in charlotte & have family from rock hill & ft.mill.the sign in my avatar is on family(private!)property in ft.mill.
 
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May 30, 2021
50
226
Rock Hill, SC
🏆 Honorable Mentions:
1
Detector(s) used
Minelab Equinox 800, Nokta Marko Simplex+, Pulsedive
Primary Interest:
All Treasure Hunting
because someone else may hunt there.?unless someone(who happened to have a m/d!)& lived right there or passed that spot often,it would be hard to find.the 1st time i was there 3 yrs ago there was no signs of construction.now there's a road there which means it could be developed soon.if i didn't find everything then i hope someone else finds something before the spot is eatin' by development.
if there is anything i've learned after 10 yrs & 5 1/2 k coins,not counting pennies & all other things of value or not,no one person can find everything!most of the things i found were in the the 1st 5 yrs.(i've considerably slacked off since then).i don't care if someone hunts my spots.i still find things in spots that i,ve hunted multiple times & i know others had been there too.if you just started don't give up if you didn't find something one particular day!
the other thing i learned is you're not going to hear(don't know why people think they do!)signals in a headset that you won't hear on the m/d speaker.a headset might be usefull if you are hunting under a landing or taking off pattern near an airport.i've never used one since the 1st day.the added benefit of not using a headset is less equipment to tote around & people can't sneak up on you in the woods!
you can also save digging time by checking the ground w/your pinpointer before you dig.most people(i've seen)don't use their pointer until after they dig.majority of things i've found are within pinpointer range(2-3").smaller hole & sometimes no hole because things are right on the surface covered by leaves or grass.
by the way,i've hunted in your area.i grew up in charlotte & have family from rock hill & ft.mill.the sign in my avatar is on family(private!)property in ft.mill.
Love the tips. Thanks for the details. If you’re ever back in this area let me know and we’ll go Detecting.
 

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