Okay, okay...I had to get out of the house. My wife and I are both working remotely from home AND my daughter-in-law and grandson are visiting with us indefinitely while my son is on deployment...and, oh yes, and there's a PANDEMIC!
What's a guy to do during this virus outbreak???
Go to the country and hunt for civil war and 19th century period artifacts, that's what!
Dig a little history and enjoy this great spring weather.
I hope you enjoy the pictures from my dig in central Mississippi yesterday.
This first picture is of the cap and ball ammunition I found, along with some rim fire cartridges.
Leather attachment rivets are a common find in camp environments. Soldiers had lots of leather gear that would've been put together with rivets. When you find rivets, chances are you are in a camp area.
These lead bale seals are common, especially since I was close to a plantation site. The seal on the right is unused. Seals were used to secure cotton bales, postal packages, textiles, railroad baggage cars, etc.
I dug this silver spoon. The silversmith's name is stamped: "L.R. Brothers".
I haven't found anything out about this person yet. Let me know if you have knowledge of this maker's mark.
Fancy monogrammed initials are in the handle. Once again, I'm having trouble deciphering these initials.
A nice surprise was this 1899 Barber quarter that I dug near the house as I was getting ready to leave.
It is a New Orleans minted coin. Interestingly, 10% of ALL Barber Quarters in 1899 were minted in The Big Easy!
Thanks for coming along on my adventure and getting our minds off the dreaded virus for at least a little while.