Wednesday, March 21, 2012

DIV Day 4: Detecting Fredericksburg, VA

Today was the "break" day between DIV XX and XXI, so Josh and I took a trip to nearby Fredericksburg.  We toured the battlefield museum, and saw the infamous stone wall at Sunken Rd.  We then met up with one of my friends from college, who graciously invited us to metal detect in her yard directly on the battlefield.  It was a great honor to search such important historical ground, even though it had been disturbed by housing construction in the past.  Unfortunately neither of us found any war relics.  The detecting wasn't totally fruitless, as I recovered this silver Hickok belt buckle.  It measures about 1 inch by 1.5 inches, and is stamped on the back as sterling, or 92.5%, silver.

Afterwards we headed over to the pre-hunt meeting for DIV XXI.  The excitement of detecting a brand new property was electric in the air.  Needless to say, I'm super excited for tomorrow, and I can't wait to see what we can find!!  Wish us luck!!

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