|Newbie lady detectorist, poised for adventure.|
|Unexpected, but welcome.|
|There's writing on it, but, sadly, not legible.|
|We're not entirely sure what kind of structure this was, or|
if it was a structure. But there was enough stuff around it
to indicate concentrated human habitation. If it's a home
site, it does not appear on the 1871 map I have of this area.
We spent a couple of days at the site. It was hard going -- tons of shotgun shells and thick brush -- but a lot of fun. We both found a ton of harmonica reeds; these folks enjoyed their music. I'd show you the reeds, but I can't find them... This site was also transcendently beautiful.
|Thought this was another shotgun shell but|
no: it's a half of a mourning brooch, found
nestled in a huge, rusted chain.
|I worked very hard for this excellent prize.|
|Found this in a stream bed. I assume it's a bullet|
but I've never seen one like it. Ideas?
|Looks like an Enfield, which signals Confederate soldier.|
|Cool. Now I just have to learn to play the darn thing.|
|Stop in the name of the law.|
|The loudest whistle I have ever heard.|
|We must! We must! We must collect the rust!|
|It's all attached to a manual battery charger.|
|Yup. Did that too.|
|This was a rusty mess. Turns out it's Colonial era, used|
to suspend pots over a fire.
|From top left: horse shoe, buckle, two parts of a horse bit|
some kind of clip (?), part of a grating, two handles
artillery hammer (?)