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y'all interested in posting your favorite relic
Posted by: huntcav65
Date: January 31, 2012 06:51PM
it does not have to rare nor have a high value just your favorite. It could have been dug while hunting with a friend, it may have been given to you, it might have been your 1st relic

Lets see it, everybody has one

Richard

I'm game
Posted by: Keith @ Port Hudson
Date: February 01, 2012 07:53AM
I have a lot of favorites but, This is my most favorite. It's a rare Confederate 4.62 caliber Selma Disc Sabot bolt. Ammunition for a rifled 12 lb smooth bore cannon. I know others have been found but, I've not seen one. I think Port Hudson and one other battle field. I don't remember which. The park rangers at Port Hudson said the cannon pictured is the very gun that fired it. I found it about 500 yards from where I'm sitting right now.

Keith




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Re: I'm game
Posted by: Larry (IL)
Date: February 01, 2012 09:13AM
You certainly have bragging rights with that find Keith.



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Re: y'all interested in posting your favorite relic
Posted by: Larry (IL)
Date: February 01, 2012 09:25AM
Neither one was found by me but both are cherished gifts. I built the display stand and I added the cannon as eye candy. The Schenkl was found by a friend of mine and my wife gave me the solid shot for Christmas.





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Thanks Larry and I love schenle which I have yet to find oneN/T
Posted by: Keith @ Port Hudson
Date: February 01, 2012 09:28AM

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Re: y'all interested in posting your favorite relic
Posted by: hatpin
Date: February 01, 2012 09:45AM
I dont live by any battlfields but have made a couple of good finds. My best ever is this bugle hatpin in great condition. This is the only photo I have of it. The buttons are a lot newer.

The whistle was found this past New years Eve. I think it is Revolutionary war era military whistle. Im from Missouri and Missouri wasnt even a state in that era. Hard telling when it ended up here.




hatpin I think you are selling yourself short on there not
Posted by: huntcav65
Date: February 01, 2012 10:14AM
being CW relics there.

Richard

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This is a great Forum Larry............. LOVE IT !!!
Posted by: Elton
Date: February 01, 2012 10:59AM
Nice pictures everyone...........



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Re: y'all interested in posting your favorite relic
Posted by: hatpin
Date: February 01, 2012 12:03PM
Huntcavv65. There were Union troops camping here, but no battles. I meant missouri wasnt a state during the Rev. war.

this is a musket barrel in tree roots
Posted by: huntcav65
Date: February 01, 2012 12:22PM
I dug this where they took the prisoners from Saylors Creek, you can see maybe 6" of the breech end of the barrell also

Thanks for looking

Richard




Now Richard, that is way coolN/T
Posted by: Keith @ Port Hudson
Date: February 01, 2012 01:29PM

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Re: y'all interested in posting your favorite relic
Posted by: Cajuncoinhunter
Date: February 01, 2012 02:11PM
Beautiful display Larry. Thanks for sharing. Thats one nice schenkle shell. :beers: CCH

Keith don't you live in a house / cabin that was there
Posted by: huntcav65
Date: February 01, 2012 03:12PM
during the war?

Richard

Re: Keith don't you live in a house / cabin that was there
Posted by: Keith @ Port Hudson
Date: February 01, 2012 05:15PM
No, Richard that would be Keith Baur of Port Hudson Relics. I don't think he acually lives there though. Conneticut troops stayed there and left graffiti eched on the windows. It is the only house left at the town site of P.H.

Re: I'm game
Posted by: Capphd
Date: February 10, 2012 11:32AM
I found this 100 pound Parrot Bolt very close to where Keith found that Selma. It was a CHORE to get it out of the ground and the woods.




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