US Belt Buckle Shelbyville TN area and 1859 Indian Head penny

Mike N Tn.

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I dug this US Belt Buckle recently in the Shelbyville TN area at Confederate earthworks. The plate was about 15 inches deep and was hidden amongst five soda cans. This is the third US plate I’ve dug in Reb works. I think the Rebs are using the leather and discarding the plates but it could also be Federal troops camping on top of abandoned camps. I also dug a nice 1859 Indian Head penny.

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billb

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I dug this US Belt Buckle recently in the Shelbyville TN area at Confederate earthworks. The plate was about 15 inches deep and was hidden amongst five soda cans. This is the third US plate I’ve dug in Reb works. I think the Rebs are using the leather and discarding the plates but it could also be Federal troops camping on top of abandoned camps. I also dug a nice 1859 Indian Head penny.

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Very nice congratulations
 

Digger RJ

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I dug this US Belt Buckle recently in the Shelbyville TN area at Confederate earthworks. The plate was about 15 inches deep and was hidden amongst five soda cans. This is the third US plate I’ve dug in Reb works. I think the Rebs are using the leather and discarding the plates but it could also be Federal troops camping on top of abandoned camps. I also dug a nice 1859 Indian Head penny.

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Very Nice!!! Congrats!!!!
 

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