As we draw near the end of 2013 I find myself embarrassingly behind in updating this website. So the next few articles will be monthly reflections on relics that I haven’t yet written about. I hope you enjoy the pictures and descriptions!
This militia cross belt plate goes down as one of my best finds to date. It’s either from the War of 1812 or Revolutionary War. Since it has no markings it’s impossible to tell for sure. I’ve asked a few experts and the best we can agree on is just what I said, War of 1812 or Revolutionary War. This was SUPER deep and under 3 rusty nails, so I give my Minelab CTX3030 credit in giving me a diggable signal.
This guy here is what’s known as a date nail. I didn’t know what it was when I found it at the base of a tree. Thanks to Scott and his fellow nail enthusiasts at nailhunter.com I was able to 80% confidently say it’s a 1912 date nail from the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroads. that or a window tack. Cool nonetheless!
Another super cool recovery (if I do say so myself) is this Admiral Dewey medal, which commemorates this hero’s efforts on the USS Olympia during the Spanish American War. Dewey was the first to reach Admiral status in the US Navy, and the backside of this medal has the image of his ship, the USS Olympia.