Metal Detecting Post #48 - Recovery of the Month - September 2011
The bits of history one can find metal detecting continues to amaze and fascinate me. Take the example below. Civil War soldiers often found themselves with lots of time on their hands. Bored minds can become quite creative. The carved .69 caliber 3 ringer was no doubt created by some soldier, bored to death, awaiting the next march or, perhaps, on the eve of some battle. An acorn that never grew to a tree, but did survive the war to tell a story.