" Rain last night, also during the day. Quite a beautiful camping ground, large springs at foot of the hill. Boys in a row with the militia today. Have taken charge of the beer by force and militia guards fear to arrest them. Captain went to Rolla last night, took over our mail, will send over Paymaster if possible. " - Private Robert T. McMahan - 25th Independent Ohio Light Artillery - Camp near Salem, Missouri - May 2nd, 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 10-25-14Couple of Beautiful US Staff Officer's Coat Buttons in Non-Dug Federal Buttons. 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.
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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"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.
Nice H.P. Moore Cdv of 48th New York Formed in Fort Pulaski, Georgia
Rare Cdv by H.P. Moore of Concord, New Hampshire - 48th New York Infantry Regiment Formed Inside Fort Pulaski, Georgia
Here is a Nice From Life Cdv View of the 48th New York Infantry Formed inside Fort Pulaski, Georgia ! It was taken by H.P. Moore, a photographer who accompanied New Hampshire troops south, and took many outdoor images in Georgia and South Carolina. An Uncommon view, give it a look in Cdvs Page 2.
Beautiful Maker Marked & US Inspected Enlisted Man's Waist Belt & Plate
Very Fine Maker Marked & US Inspected, Original Civil War Enlisted Mans Waist Belt & Plate
Here is A Fine Maker Marked & US Ordnance Department Inspected Enlisted Man's Waist Belt & Plate ! Belt is still fairly supple with the expected minor crazing from age, but showing both the maker's mark and US Ord. Dept. Inspector's mark very well. Waist belt plate shows a beautiful old non-dug patina and no damage at all. Link at left goes to Leather & Non-Dug.
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 !
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Click the Group of Bullets to read about, "Rounds Of The Razorbacks," courtesy of American Digger Magazine.
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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.