In this series, we have selected 100 metal detecting finds that were extremely difficult to detect and recover, and provide details on the circumstances and techniques that contributed to their successful recovery.
KEEPER: This is a sash buckle, worn by a Civil War soldier. These are found on battlefields and Civil War camps. They are usually Confederate, and are found with similar or greater frequency as belt plates.
SITE: Civil War Battlefield and site of old CW era home
SITE EVALUATION: 9 of 10 This was a neighborhood that detecting dreams are made of. Old silver, Civil War relics, and very little trash.
PERMISSION: Homeowner whom I caught drinking coffee in a great picture window with a view on the front of her house.
The Lousy Yards Rock: I’d hunted a lot of yards on this street. This is one of those that you avoid asking because the yard is too small. I asked because the neighbors weren’t coming to the door. Well it wasn’t too small to not hold bullets, this buckle, and an incredible Civil War patriotic token!
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