Posts Tagged ‘civil war’

September 23  • 

Exploration at the Goodnight Cemetery near Perryville Battlefield

The Kentucky Organization of Professional Archaeologists are publishing "30 Days of Archaeology." One of my projects, the Goodnight Cemetery is one...

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July 13  • 

Authentic Civil War Shells *COMING AT YOU* Sounds and Video – Awesomeness

Ever wonder what it would be like to be on the receiving end of a cannon barrage in the civil war? Well, this video is as close as you'll ever get...

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June 20  • 

Using Minelab E-Trac with Pro-Swing Harness – A $8 Hack for More Comfort

Comparing stock E-trac coil to NEL Big Coil I've been using the excellent new NEL Big coil (it's 15 x 17 inches, y'all!) in some of my civil war...

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April 12  • 

Calculating the Diameter of a Cannonball from a Fragment

fig 1) Measure inside diameter of ball fragment to get PX. Sometimes it's hard to estimate the diameter of a cannonball with only a fragment, so...

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March 27  • 

Civil War Musket Wipe Tool / Musket Worm Tool

Click to zoom I wanted to show this amazingly great condition musket wipe, apparently lost in the chaos of a major artillery engagement.  These...

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March 15  • 

Don’t Let Metal Detecting Rallies Impact Detectorist / Archaeologist Cooperation

This post is an avocational detectorist's response to the thoughtful protest post by Craig Swain about DIV (Digging in Virginia) metal detecting...

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December 30  • 

Metal Detecting Civil War Union Camp – Documenting Plowed Fields’ Role in War’s Waning Months

With the holiday break, I've made a lot of progress on the exploratory survey of the Civil War Union campsite in NE Kentucky. It's been incredibly...

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December 8  • 

Constructing a Narrative with My Metal Detector – a Kentucky Civil War Moment

I have been doing research on a large property which contains known US Civil War action, and I'm starting to build a data set - venturing even to...

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September 3  • 

Henry Clay Estate – 2015 Living History Day Archaeology and Metal Detecting Demonstration

Scott Clark will be working with Dr. Kim Mcbride of the Kentucky Archaeological Survey to demonstrate archaeology and metal detecting methodology at...

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March 25  • 

Time Travel – Found Badge Narrowed to 3 Civil War Soldiers in Photograph

I thought this was just so cool.  At Digging in Virginia, a detectorist named Mike Staso dug this amazingly cool 1st US Cavalry ID Tag belonging to...

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