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  • #16

    What happened ??? Wrote about the pipe . I would have to goggle those again but if I remover they went out of business
    because of cigarettes coming into vogue in a commercial way . I think you probably have already read all about them but they are really beautiful . But the face on your pipe looks like a Greek man .

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    • Kentucky point
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      I thought it was Ceaser at first, but it's actually Zachary Taylor. I still have a lot more to photograph. I am going to be in Lexington all day tomorrow, so it will have to wait till Friday Though.

  • #17
    Thank you for sharing Ethan, your dad has a great assortment of finds.
    How long has he been detecting?
    Last edited by 2ndoldman; 12-14-2018, 08:46 PM.
    Bruce
    In life there are losers and finders. Which one are you?

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    • Kentucky point
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      Oh, he has been detecting since the '90s. He watched a guy at work do it, and he tried it and was hooked since. He hasn't done it in a while though.

      Tomorrow I will have more free time to take more pics. Still haven't photographed that cannon ball yet...

    • 2ndoldman
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      You guys have convinced me to start posting again.
      I am so far behind in sharing my finds it is scary Ethan.

    • Kentucky point
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      Me too. I have been really busy. This month is crazy! Got some stories to tell, just haven't gotten to it yet.

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    Here are a few of his Eagle buttons. These were worn on the Union side during the Civil War, although the CS had their own styles.

    Hey Bruce, the photo's below are relics from DIV.

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    Shown here are two broken spurs, a hammer for a musket, a heel plate, a Civil War pocket knife, and an old cow tag.

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    A closer look at the cow tag. If you look up at the top of the tag, it says "BRANDY ROCK FARM". This was the site of multiple metal detecting events in the past, and thousands upon thousand of relics were spared a grim future.

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    What was thought to be an old, rusty pipe was actually a musket barrel! There is an incredible story behind it, though I don't remember it now. The barrel was bent so it couldn't be re-used. I'll ask my dad about it later.

    "The education of a man is never completed until he dies." Robert E. Lee

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    • #19
      Here is a look at some of my favorite Civil War ammunition variety's.

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      Left, .69 cal. Garibaldi, right, Gallagher carbine. Both US, CS.

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      Williams cleaner bullets, types 1 and 2. US

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      Gardner and teat base bullets. Both CS.

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      Selma Arsenal lube groove, and Funky rare CS bullet I have yet to ID. The tall thin one was actually a .58 cal. bullet that got shot out of a .54 cal. carbine. We call them stretchies. These two are probably my favorite.

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      A small, .36 cal. sharpshooters bullet, and a tall Witworth bullet. Both were used for sharpshooters. US AND CS.

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      Enfield, CS and Colt Repeating, US. The Enfield was shot out of a smaller caliber rifle, and was rammed down hard, thus deforming the bullet.
      "The education of a man is never completed until he dies." Robert E. Lee

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      • tomclark
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        awesome finds, photos and info thx.

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      My favorite photo of the Civil War. This is why we relic hunt. Just look at all those buttons...and bottles...

      Bring on DIV XLIV!

      "The education of a man is never completed until he dies." Robert E. Lee

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      • #21
        How many of you knew that general Custer is sitting with the dog in the above photo.
        "The education of a man is never completed until he dies." Robert E. Lee

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