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This page is dedicated to the fine relics still being
unearthed in the great state of Mississippi and the
surrounding areas by local diggers. I hope you enjoy.
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MARK HURLEY
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Not a bad day.  We dug 2 sardine cans, a bugle hat pin, ink well, whiskey bottle, a
few Yankee buttons, a henry hull, misc. junk, a few Dimick bullets and a Dimick
bullet mold. #746.
Teddy Avant shows off his brand new wood burning stove.
A nice find for these days.  A D-guard Bowie knife, before and after a cleaning.
How about this group of relics dug from a fire pit.  A .69 caliber smoothbore cut down
for cavalry use, a smooth side canteen or part of one, a nice whiskey bottle, an
eating plate, shovel and a few OMTs (old metal things).
Teddy showing off his inkwell he dug on his birthday.  Also a nice .69 cal gun barrel in the
bottom of its hole where it rested until its rescue.  
James Shin Holds his first bullet a
.69 caliber round ball. Way to go
James you are now hooked for life.
SOME REALLY COOL
DIMICK FINDS FOR THIS
YEAR.
Some of this years Dimick
finds. There is 3 Henry hulls,
Dimick rifle end cap and part
of the trigger gaurd, a round
lead bar used for casting
these rare sharpshooters
bullets, an insert used for
making the small teat in the
base of the bullet and a few
sprue's that were trimmed off.
of the bullets.
My son and I hunting for Sharks
teeth in North Mississippi. The trip
went good, 82 in all, not bad for
our first time out. Teddy avant and
his son also went and about half of
the 82 they dug. Let me tell you,
there is almost nothing better on
this earth than getting some good
father son time and passing our
hobbies on to the younger ones. I
hope God blesses me with many
more days like this.
VERY COOL RELIC DUG BY MY FRIEND TEDDY AVANT AROUND SHILOH, TN.
IN LATE FEB. 2014
This breast plate belonged to Dewitt C. Hunt of the 11th Illinois cavalry.  He was born in
the state of New York and some where in time ended up in Farmington Illinois. He
enlisted at the rank of corporal in Co. B of the 11th Illinois Cavalry on Dec. 20,1861.
Regement SERVICE.--Battle of Shiloh, Tenn., April 6-7, 1862. Advance on and siege of
Corinth, Miss., April 29-May 30. Purdy April 29. Pursuit to Booneville May 30-June 12.
Coldwater Station, Miss., June 21 (3rd Battalion). Salisbury, Tenn., August 11. Bolivar,
Tenn., August 30. Davis Bridge, Hatchie River, Tenn., September 25. Battle of Corinth,
Miss., October 3-4. Pursuit to Hatchie River October 5-12. Sometime around the battle
of Corinth and the pursuit to Hatchie River he was wounded because he ended up in
Jackson Tn., where many Union wounded were sent after the battle of Corinth, and
died there on October 15, 1862.
His records state he was killed in action. This is one
awesome relic and what a cavalry guy was doing with a breast plate I have no idea.