Beautiful Day to be Digging Relics

Tom Hughes

First Sergeant
Joined
May 27, 2019
Location
Mississippi
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The weather has certainly cooperated more this year compared to the previous two years in terms of being able to get out and dig. Here's some of the relics I found on yesterday's hunt in the Vicksburg area.

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Here's a hammer head that was used to forge metal on an anvil.

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This is a barrel ring. Usually there were two to three of these type of iron rings that held the wood barrel together. Barrels contained food, ammunition, gunpowder, etc.

Thanks for looking!
 

Package4

1st Lieutenant
Joined
Jul 28, 2015
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The weather has certainly cooperated more this year compared to the previous two years in terms of being able to get out and dig. Here's some of the relics I found on yesterday's hunt in the Vicksburg area.

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Here's a hammer head that was used to forge metal on an anvil.

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This is a barrel ring. Usually there were two to three of these type of iron rings that held the wood barrel together. Barrels contained food, ammunition, gunpowder, etc.

Thanks for looking!
Jealousy abounds! Nice finds.........I felt fortunate to go out and find a neighbors wind chime in some brush, I have missed the head phone beeps that much....
 

Geowassung

Private
Joined
Mar 9, 2021
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The weather has certainly cooperated more this year compared to the previous two years in terms of being able to get out and dig. Here's some of the relics I found on yesterday's hunt in the Vicksburg area.

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Here's a hammer head that was used to forge metal on an anvil.

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This is a barrel ring. Usually there were two to three of these type of iron rings that held the wood barrel together. Barrels contained food, ammunition, gunpowder, etc.

Thanks for looking!
Great finds and pics. I will not tell a lie, I'm jelly.
Cheers.
 

major bill

Brev. Brig. Gen'l
Forum Host
Joined
Aug 25, 2012
Those are some nice items. Today was the nicest day of 2021 here in Michigan. We do not get many 70 degree days in March. I think today would be a great day for almost any activity. For those in Michigan that like relic hunting today would have been a great day to do it.
 
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