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Old 07-03-2018, 08:15 PM
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Default what other kinds of relic finds to look out for on CW battlefield

Of course I am looking for bullets, buttons, breast plates, buckles and shell fragments, but what other items should I learn to recognize and not throw away as junk?

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Old 07-03-2018, 11:27 PM
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Don't throw out anything til you get it home. Now beer cans & pull tabs can go. You never know. I don't throw anything out til I make sure & even then it rides around in the bed of my truck lol.

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Old 07-04-2018, 07:53 AM
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Since you are obviously bitten by the "Bug", you might want to buy one of the various relic books.
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Old 07-11-2018, 08:17 AM
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Since you are obviously bitten by the "Bug", you might want to buy one of the various relic books.
that is a good idea. can you recommend what you think is the best one?

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There are many relic books out there. Even some of the old books from the 1960s are decent reference books. I've found a number of older civil war books that feature images of soldiers equipment for a dollar or two at used book stores. They will give you an idea of what could be out there.
Actual battle sites are different from camp sites. The things you find can be different. Camp sites had lots of idle time and lots of things were dropped and lost.

Don't miss little things like percussion caps and hat brass. Spurs still elude me and I've hunted known calvary battle sites. I've found bits of cookware at battle sites, but not a lot.
Shell fragments can look odd. Don't toss them out as junk iron!
Sites I've hunted were also farm land before and after the war. Expect to find farm-related iron bits, too.

And can slaw. It still amazes me to find a '70s beer can near and even sometimes deeper than a civil war bullet!

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This is a good one.
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Another one.
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Another one.
That's a cool book. Haven't seen it before this post!

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Originally Posted by abroome View post
That's a cool book. Haven't seen it before this post!

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I like Crouchís book better but when I saw where maxxkatt was located, I figured the other would also be good.

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$6.66 from Kmart.....decades ago
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And don't forget my old hunting partner Charlie Harris and "Civil War Relics of the Western Campaign".
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Originally Posted by VA-REB View post
This is a good one.
Yep, thatís my favorite one right there.

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Originally Posted by abroome View post
That's a cool book. Haven't seen it before this post!

Minelab Equinox 600, Garrett AT Max.

I can dig it.
Me either, Iíll have to pick that one up.

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