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SCdigger's Gallery of Finds

Civil War Metal Detecting Detector History Treasure Relic Hunting South Carolina Military Buttons Bottles Dug 

Welcome to my gallery of finds. In the 15 years that I have been seriously relic hunting, I have had the opportunity to hunts sites all over the Southeast, including VA, NC, SC, GA, FL, TN and LA. The finds on the following pages represent lot's of digging and are some of my better finds I've made. I hope you enjoy them.

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1847 Charleston Slave Tag. Occupation: Porter (5/7/2014)

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Non-dug, SC13, Schuyler. H & G. New York, rmdc.

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US Boxplate dug in Wisconson camp on Brandy Rock Farm, Culpeper, VA...11/2/2008. (photo by Jim Good)

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The Saving History crew.

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Me, SCdigger.

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Me and creator of the  Shadow line of detectors, Troy Galloway at the 2003 DEF Rally in GA...5/24/03.

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Two bottles dug on day #2 of DIV 6, November 2006. (photo by Rick Martin)

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My greatest treasures! Wales and Grace-Elizabeth.

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Me (left) and Boyd Courville from Baton Rouge, LA at the 2002 North South hunt. What blast!

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Me and Darrell Goetz loading up for the 2002 N/S hunt at Waugh Point in Fredricksburg, VA...day 1.

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DIV 6 - this hut was my most productive...5 bottles and several buttons, bullets and misc. brass.

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Ground-balancing the Shadow in the middle of a Confederate camp.

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Another shot of me ground-balancing the Shadow...do I look confused? I hope not...

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Me at DIV1...starting my very first hut...check out my DIV photo page for more!

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DIV 2 - Me in my enormous hut I opened up on Thursday. 2 days later it was 9'x12'x3' and I still had only found two sides of the hut.

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Hunting the corn stubble in Camden. I need to lose weight.

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First find! Quarter!

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Digging buddy, John (aka Little_John) admires two nice pieces of silver he just dug...

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Tracy Short of E TN, share some TN hospitality over Christmas 2004 to dig a few relics.

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Very rare, 1 piece cast "CSA". Dug in the same site at the silver SC. Albert's RV50. Chosen as a 2002 Best Find for Western and Eastern Treasures magazine!

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Article for Best Find 2002.

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Certificate of W&ET Best Finds 2002.

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Early 1-piece New York Militia - 1/10/14

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Kepi sized Confederate lined-I infantry button. Extra Rich backmark. (Smith Wright blockade run) - 1/11/14

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1893 Clemson Agricultural College button.

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CS7a, W. Dowler/Superior Quality. Dug 1/26/03, near Columbia, SC.

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W. Dowler/Superior Quality backmark of CS Staff.

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S Isaac Campbell London, Confederate Artillery

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CS128 - Confederate Cavalry Roman C on lined background. Rare Chatwin & Sons, Birmingham bkmk. Beaufort 7/28/04.

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CS128 - Confederate Cavalry C - Chatwin & Sons * Birmingham backmark.

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CS127 Confederate Calvary button dug on 1/31/09 in the Low Country of SC. Lined C, Blank back.

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DIV 8 Finds, Culpeper, VA - October 2007

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EG 4 - 1 piece Engineer's button...dug York County, SC, 12/4/05.

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General Service Eagle button...my first CW button.

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My favorite button...silver plated South Carolina button." Scovills & Co. Waterbury backmark.

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A somewhat worn and rough, Young Smith and Co./New York South Carolina button. Dug 11/15/07

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SC coat button, 2/7/04...Camden, SC. Plow and fertilizer damage. No back.

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HT&B Manchester South Carolina coat. Beaufort - 7/28/2004.

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A nice Father's Day present! Superior Quality backmark...6/17/02

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Tin-back "I" fresh out of the ground, just moments after seeing the light of day for the first time in nearly 140 years. 3/29/03

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Unlisted, similar to CS 178 Script I, no backmark, 2/22/03, near Columbia, SC.

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Confederate cast "I". Dug on the coast of SC.

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Tin-back "I" cleaned.

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My best find from the 2002 North South Hunt. Eagle "R" great coat button. Man, cleaned up well. Thanks Boyd!

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Coat Eagle I dug at DIV 2 (11/4/04). Lots a of gilt and a perfect match for my Eagle R.

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Michigan coat button...DIV 1...winter camp of the 4th Michigan Volunteers, Stoneman's Switch, Fredericksburg, VA.

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FD1 - rare 1-piece Revenue Cutter Service (Coast Guard) button...before cleaning. Beaufort - 7/28/2004.

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FD1 - Cutter button after cleaning. Beaufort - 7/28/2004.

 
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