American Digger Magazine Volume 11, Issue 5
In this issue of American Digger:
Getting Your Feet Wet
Relic hunting in the water is gaining in popularity and it is no wonder with finds like these. Join in the adventure as these detectorists recover almost-intact Confederate gear.
By Ron Haden
The Soldier of Hurtgen forest
Many a life was lost during this WWII battle, and many that survived left a part of themselves there. Now, over 70 years later, a U.S. soldier’s property is returned to his family by the relic hunter who found it.
By Edwin van Engelen
There seems to be an endless number of variations and styles of buckles used in colonial America. This article will help demystify and date these historic pieces of our past culture.
By Bill Dancy
You Have To Give To Receive
The owner of this early 19th century house was thrilled when these detectorists offered him tangible history from his property.
By Scott Lupro
The Importance of the Relic
Never underestimate the importance of the relic to the study of the American Civil War. This article illustrates the point with both dug and non dug examples.
By William C. Bellinger
Along The Road
Although the date on the springhouse foundation read “1891,” field recoveries showed that the site held relics much earlier than believed. This included items from the first to fight for America’s freedom.
By Louis G. Swidowski
Seems Like Old Times
With no-till farming now the norm, it is becoming much harder to make good surface finds at Native American sites. But when a site is deep plowed, everything changes.
By Quindy D. Robertson