« Back to Finds Posted August 1st, 2012 by Cory

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Item Found: Relic

Location: Virginia

Metal Detector Used: M-Series (800-0298)


August 1st, 2012

Dear White's Electronics,

I just wanted to catch up on some of my latest MXT finds uncovered at several Civil War sites in VA. The first two pics (in the grass) show a just excavated shoulder plate from an epaulette. The pic with both the dirt and the epaulette shows the impression of the epaulette in the dirt plug. Below is as sample of what the whole thing might look like - my piece is the "C" section as shown below. The mate for this was located nearby but was fairly beat up. I also found a US plate and my partner found a wreath portion of a CS tongue and wreath buckle nearby. All of the items found at a cavalry battle site in Loudoun County, VA.

The other two pictures which include a pretty beat US plate and assorted relics and artifacts came from the Diggin’ in Virginina XXI hunt held in March 2012. Most of these relics came from two different winter camp locations on the property we hunted. Unfortunately, the Block "I" located in the upper center portion of the display case is a re-enactor's button - heartbreaker for sure. It appears there was a re-enactment held on this farm in 1999. Site location was in Culpeper County, VA just northwest of Brandy Station. This soil is really tough to hunt in so the MXT came through for me.

We will see if we can find a few more trinkets before the year is up. Hope you enjoy your summer.

Sincerely,

Cory

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