« Back to Finds Posted September 15th, 2008 by Dave

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Item Found: Relic

Location: Virginia

Metal Detector Used: Other (800-0284-LSP)

September 15th, 2008

Hi White’s,

Here is a story of my latest Civil War finds made with the White’s DFX. I think White’s has the best detectors available. My history with White’s goes back to 1984 when I invested in my first White’s detector, a 6000 DI Series III. I still have this detector although it is in need of some repairs, I just can’t bring myself to part with it!

Here is my latest finds made in Brandy Station, VA on 8/2/08. I was searching a hay field with my best TH’ing buddy Mark. I was using my DFX in what we have determined to be a Union encampment area. The deep grasses of the hayfield made the searching all the more difficult, but I managed to locate a few Civil War artifacts. Most of the targets were iron nails and scraps of other iron objects. One of the better items that I located at a depth of 5 inches looks to be a US Bridle Rosette.

I also found a 44 cal pistol, 54 cal Spencer and 54 cal Burnside bullets, flat buttons, and a few US Army uniform buttons in the same area. The buttons have been limited to one NY State Militia Jacket button and several General Services cuff buttons as well as several unidentified flat buttons. Locating Civil War artifacts has become my passion over the past 17 years.

Of course living in Virginia has really helped, but without the White’s DFX it would not be possible to locate as many great finds as I have found. I look forward to everyday of TH’ing with the White’s DFX.


Dave ‘Digger-Dave’

P.S. Remember, don’t leave it in the ground!  

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