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Day 4 Civil War Hunt

November 12, 2020 06:12PM
Day 4 was cut short, we couldn't go out in fields until 11 am because of all the rain. But I did find a few nice things. Eagle I cuff button, GS coat button and some bullets. At the bottom of picture 1 is a complete 3 piece Shaler Bullet.

Invented by Ira Shaler in 1862, the three piece Shaler bullet was intended to increase hits out of the . 58 caliber rifle muskets. But the troops hated them because of the large powder charge and they weren't very accurate. So most troops quietly discarded them. They are generally only found in VA.

Picture 2 is the base of a .58 minnie ball. Notice the star. The star indicates the bullet came from the Washington DC arsenal.

Overall I'm happy with today's finds as I found a few firsts for me.

Andrew

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diggindeep 60 November 12, 2020 06:12PM

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NWCindy 24 November 14, 2020 12:03AM

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UtahRich 28 November 12, 2020 09:18PM

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diggindeep 30 November 13, 2020 06:38AM

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WM6 26 November 12, 2020 08:15PM

Thanks again for sharing the hunt Andrew. N/T

Timbertodd 26 November 12, 2020 08:02PM

Again, sorry for the wet weather issues, but congrats on the finds you made.thumbs up .. And thanks for the bullet education. N/T

Monte 28 November 12, 2020 07:26PM



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