Posts tagged ‘Metal Detecting’

Metal Detecting Hunt 4/17/2014

Found a couple of silver coins in my grandparents old yard.


Grapeshot from the private property at the Battlefield at New Market Virginia,

Grapeshot from private property at the Battlefield at New Market Virginia,

I recently attended a hunt at a piece of private property that was a part of the Battle of New Market in New Market Virginia. The farm is currently used for raising sheep. I went with a group from the Monroeville Area Metal Detectors Club out of Monroeville, PA. There were about 17 metal detectorists that attended. About half of the group found Three ring bullets, one found a Connecticut Militia button and another found a spur. I found a piece of grapeshot (about the size of a golf ball) that would have been loaded into a cannon with about 20 to 30 other and fired at close range at the enemy. I cannot tell whether it was fired by the Union or Confederate sides.

Metal Detecting

Metal Detecting

Found another hobby to get into, or get into again would be more precise. My kids bought me a metal detector for Father’s Day about 10 years ago. I decided to upgrade to a new Fisher F5. I plan to use it to search for old coins at local parks, on the beach this summer and on a couple farms in western PA. We found an old pen knife and a piece of cast iron gas pipe with the old detector.