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Civil War Relics To A WWII Service Medal & Silver!
Posted by: Sooper Dave
Date: December 12, 2017 10:16AM
I went back to one of the old house lots that they are now scraping off with the dozers. This opened new ground that I couldn't get to and I'm glad I got back to save a few old coins and relics. I was really surprised to see the WWII American Defense Service Medal. This medal was issued by Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1941 and was intended to recognize those military service members who had served on active duty between September 8, 1939 and December 7, 1941. The back of the medal reads ''FOR SERVICE DURING THE LIMITED EMERGENCY PROCLAIMED BY THE PRESIDENT ON SEPTEMBER 8,1939 OR DURING THE UNLIMITED EMERGENCY PROCLAIMED BY THE PRESIDENT ON MAY 27,1941'' This is such an awesome find and even more so to find it one day before the anniversary of Pearl Harbor! A shame it was lost but I'm happy to have it in my collection to share now.

Sunday I was out and about and had about an hour to kill in between my errands. I found a spot a while back on the old maps that used to have a big farm house that sat way off the main road. All of this area now is developed with businesses, but there is one small patch of ground that has a large maple tree standing and I was thinking that it might have some undisturbed areas around it. It was such a shot in the dark to have anything there but worth trying for the time I had. I got to detecting and within a few minutes I got a decent signal and was excited to see a Minie ball there in the dirt. I worked the small area beside the tree and found two more bullets and a General Service Eagle Button! I couldn't believe this small area was holding some goodies. I imagine the soldiers must have camped all around this old house. All the bullets I've found are different types. I went back last night and found one that I've never seen before. It's a large .69 caliber Enfield type with a wood plug. I've seen the .577 Enfields with the plug but not this size. I'm not sure if it's a British bullet or what? I would like some help with identifying.

It's sad to see the development that covers up so much history but it's very rewarding to find a pocket of ground that has some relics to be saved. I will spend some more time in this area and hope to save as much as I can. HH-David








Re: Civil War Relics To A WWII Service Medal & Silver!
Posted by: diggervance
Date: December 12, 2017 03:07PM
Hello Dave,

Great finds I am happy for you. That medal is one of my favorite all time finds posted on this forum.

Nicely done
D.V.

Re: Civil War Relics To A WWII Service Medal & Silver!
Posted by: cz70pro
Date: December 12, 2017 06:02PM
Really nice finds Soop. Really like the medal and the plugged .69. Always nice when the research pays off and you find and save some great history in the most unlikely of spots.

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Re: Civil War Relics To A WWII Service Medal & Silver!
Posted by: utmike
Date: December 13, 2017 09:23PM
Very nice! That American Defense medal is a humbling find.

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Re: Civil War Relics To A WWII Service Medal & Silver!
Posted by: Sooper Dave
Date: December 14, 2017 08:15AM
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diggervance
Hello Dave,

Great finds I am happy for you. That medal is one of my favorite all time finds posted on this forum.

Nicely done
D.V.

Thanks DV! It's a very special piece to find and the history that it has behind it. I would love to know who's it was.

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Re: Civil War Relics To A WWII Service Medal & Silver!
Posted by: Sooper Dave
Date: December 14, 2017 08:18AM
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cz70pro
Really nice finds Soop. Really like the medal and the plugged .69. Always nice when the research pays off and you find and save some great history in the most unlikely of spots.

Thanks man! The research helps and it's good to be lucky too.

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Re: Civil War Relics To A WWII Service Medal & Silver!
Posted by: Sooper Dave
Date: December 14, 2017 10:23AM
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cz70pro
Really nice finds Soop. Really like the medal and the plugged .69. Always nice when the research pays off and you find and save some great history in the most unlikely of spots.

Thanks man! You're right about that medal. Sure makes you stop and think about what went on and the men that fought during that war.

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Re: Civil War Relics To A WWII Service Medal & Silver!
Posted by: E-Trac-Ohio
Date: December 15, 2017 06:28AM
Great finds Dave - the American Defense Medal really nice !



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Re: Civil War Relics To A WWII Service Medal & Silver!
Posted by: IDXMonster
Date: December 17, 2017 07:56PM
That stuff is all a mini collection all by itself! Outstanding as always Dave,there’s nothing like quality finds like that to keep you going. You’ve found some really good spots,your finds indicate that EVERY time. Fabulous stuff...

Re: Civil War Relics To A WWII Service Medal & Silver!
Posted by: floodplaindetector
Date: December 18, 2017 07:23AM
Outstanding finds Dave!
I really like that American Defense medal.

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Re: Civil War Relics To A WWII Service Medal & Silver!
Posted by: Sooper Dave
Date: December 18, 2017 10:40AM
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E-TRAC-OHIO
Great finds Dave - the American Defense Medal really nice !

Thanks Mark! Yeah the medal is really a special find.

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Re: Civil War Relics To A WWII Service Medal & Silver!
Posted by: Sooper Dave
Date: December 18, 2017 10:41AM
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IDXMonster
That stuff is all a mini collection all by itself! Outstanding as always Dave,there’s nothing like quality finds like that to keep you going. You’ve found some really good spots,your finds indicate that EVERY time. Fabulous stuff...

Thanks bud! A little research and a lot of luck goes a long way in this hobby.

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Re: Civil War Relics To A WWII Service Medal & Silver!
Posted by: Sooper Dave
Date: December 18, 2017 10:43AM
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floodplaindetector
Outstanding finds Dave!
I really like that American Defense medal.

Thanks FPD! It's now a favorite find of mine and proud to have it in my collection.

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