« Back to Finds Posted January 1st, 2013 by J.P.

Item Found: Relic

Location: Missouri

Metal Detector Used: M-Series (800-0308)


January 1st, 2013

Dear White's,

I would like to share some of my finds from a recent hunt. During the Civil War we had a series of forts surrounding or town. Recently the area that was known as fort #2 was rezoned to be developed into an apartment complex. The 1880's Victorian houses that were in this area were torn down.

My metal detecting friends and I have been hunting the yards of these houses for several years and most of the C.W. relics were picked up. After the houses were razed the topsoil was scraped of in preparation for a parking lot.

Armed with my MXT with the D2 coil I saw this as a last chance to rescue what relics remained. After a hot day of digging I was worn out but very pleased with the amount of relics saved. I found minne balls, Eagle buttons, brass hangers from the soldier’s belts and packs. It is sad that areas like this are disappearing and that future metal detectors won't have the opportunity to save relics from our past.

Thank you White’s for such a good machine as the MXT to hunt with so we can find these treasures before they are gone.

J.P. (MO)
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