" Had nothing for supper last night but a biscuit and some coffee. Sometime during the night the boys stole some meat, and we had meat, coffee, and cakes for breakfast. Marched about 15 miles and camped on Beaver Creek, hard walking, horses playing out fast. Are dismounting the Sergeants and putting their horses in the teams." - Private Robert T. McMahan - 25th Independent Ohio Light Artillery - 20 miles from Houston, Missouri - April 28th, 1863 - From his published memoirs, " Reluctant Cannoneer," - Edited by Michael E. Banasik
Glad you stopped in the Campsite ! We try to update every few days, sometimes daily, so check all the categories that interest you most ! Remember, we're always looking to buy, always consider trades, or Ready to Sell Your Relics for you ! Call 479 - 372 - 2785anytime. HH Steve UPDATED 10-11-14Cdv of Charles Birnbaum, 36th Iowa Infantry, Post War in his G.A.R. Uniform & Badge in Veterans.10-2-14Nice Excavated US M1859 Bridle Bit in Horse Equipment.9-25-14Nice Relic Condensed Milk Can in Mess Equipment.9-18-14Cabinet Card & Ribbon of MOH Winner Colonel John Charles Black, 37th Illinois Volunteer Infantry, in Veterans. 9-9-14Nice Late War Eagle Sword Belt Plate on Later Belt in Leather & Non-Dug.9-1-14Beautiful US Waist Belt & Plate in Leather & Non-Dug. 8-26-14Wonderful Waist Belt & Plate for the "Washington Greys" in Leather & Non-Dug.8-18-14Fine Dug US Great Coat in Excavated Federal Buttons. 8-10-14Nice Image of Lieutenant General U.S. Grant in Cdvs Page 2.
With Summer in full bloom and most of our sites under foliage, my digging buddy Jack Ferguson and I started fishing a small local stream in August. There were dinks, but there were also some good fish, and we were at it again last evening. We try to get to the site in late afternoon, and usually fish till nearly dark. The little stream contains of course Black Perch, Blue Gill, a few Goggle-Eye, Small-Mouth or Brownie Bass, and even a few Large-Mouth, so it’s really good fun. We’re not fishing to eat, just fishing for fun so we turn them all back. By mid-October, we hope to be out metal detecting again, so our fishing will likely be over for the season.
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New Song " Little Bend In The Creek," about those Bass hiding in that Little Creek !
"Little Bend In The Creek" - Original Copyrighted Lyrics, Music, & Performance by Stephen Lee Burgess - With help from those "Fighting Bass" hiding in the little creek.
Fine Displaying LA8 Louisiana State Seal Coat Button
Nicely Gilted Dug LA8 Lousiana Pelican Coat Button - Recovered near Richmond, Virginia
Here is A Fine Displaying LA8 Louisiana State Seal Coat Button ! It has a good amount of its original gold gilt still present on the front that nicely highlites the Pelican Device. No pushes, cracks or damage, though the shank was lost long ago. Recovered near Richmond, Virginia, it is a Nice Dug Louisiana Coat Button. Link at left goes to Confederate Buttons !
Very Uncommon Turn of the Century Arkansas G.A.R. Document
Very Uncommon Arkansas G.A.R./Grand Army of the Republic Document
Here is a Fine G.A.R. or Grand Army of the Republic Document dated 1901, from Springdale, Arkansas ! Arkansas G.A.R. Items are quite uncommon, and you can understand why once you know that the state provided almost 200 regiments of Infantry, Cavalry, or batteries of artillery to the Confederacy, but raised ONLY 6 regiments for the Union. A RARE Arkansas G.A.R. Item, give it a look in Documents.
Beautiful Unrepaired Large Martingale Heart
Fine Unrepaired Large US Cavalry Soldered Filled Martingale Heart Plate
Here is A Fine Excavated Large Size Martingale Heart ! It's the lead solder filled pattern with a plain face and raised border around the edge. There are no bends, cracks or breaks on the front at all. The reverse shows a good portion of the lead solder fill still intact and remnants of the iron attachment hooks. A Plate that's hard to find with no damage or repairs. Link at left goes to Accoutrement Plates.
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Click the Group of Bullets to read about, "Rounds Of The Razorbacks," courtesy of American Digger Magazine.
Click the Tin Cup Below to read a bit about Tin Cups and See Several Different Examples in Period Photographs !
Click Here to Read About, and See several different types of Tin Cups in Period Images.
Every time I dig a small handful of nice dropped bullets, and maybe a button, if I'm lucky.......when I look up again, I don't see all the cattle, fences, and modern improvements,.. THIS is what I see in my mind's eye !
Nice CS Lined -I- button dug in one of General Thomas C. Hindman's Camps. NOT FOR SALE.