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Diggin' In Virginia

Diggin' In Virginia (DIV) is an invitational hunt dedicated to the ideals of friendship, fun and the proper recovery/identification of historical artifacts 

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Diggin' In Virginia XLVI
November 4th - 6th, 2019
Diggin' In Virginia XLVII
November 7th - 9th


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Help with ID Attachments

fireman76 430 04/29/2019 01:52PM

thumbs down (n/t)

Creskol 98 05/03/2019 06:19AM

Thought I'd show my rather unusual Brandy Rock find Attachments

jaws3810 703 04/24/2019 09:04AM

Vert nice find (n/t)

digger0101 95 05/01/2019 07:54PM

I love it! What a cool find. good job (n/t)

Doug Stokes 103 04/30/2019 12:53AM

Neat information. (n/t)

Kreager 107 04/28/2019 11:35AM

Very nice find John. (n/t)

M.Brown 113 04/27/2019 09:20PM

A very unique recovery. Congrats! (n/t)

Jeff Barley 124 04/26/2019 04:21PM

Wow real cool token ... One of a Kind ! (n/t)

Dumpsite Digger 100 04/25/2019 06:05AM

Re: Thought I'd show my rather unusual Brandy Rock find

CajunCoinHunter 121 04/24/2019 10:07PM

Re: Thought I'd show my rather unusual Brandy Rock find

gbantiques 114 04/24/2019 08:17PM

Thats is a very cool find!!! (n/t)

Dennis Andrick 101 04/24/2019 12:21PM

Re: Thought I'd show my rather unusual Brandy Rock find

duggap 108 04/24/2019 11:33AM

Great find! I collect Civil War tokens. Love them. (n/t)

Aimbo 104 04/24/2019 10:55AM

DIV 45 Brandy Rock Finds Attachments

gbantiques 567 04/14/2019 06:08PM

Nice digs! Like those ringtails! (n/t)

Doug Stokes 109 04/30/2019 12:55AM

Nice finds Charlie .. congrats (n/t)

Dumpsite Digger 113 04/15/2019 07:10AM

You all did get a nice variety of goodies. clap (n/t)

Creskol 128 04/14/2019 10:34PM

Nice variety of finds. (n/t)

ericchampigny 124 04/14/2019 06:52PM

Trying to reach BamaDave............

Shane Smith 228 04/29/2019 05:05PM

Civil War medicine jars and bottles dug at Brandy Rock Attachments

Erik Wagner 878 03/31/2019 12:34PM

very cool find (n/t)

Kreager 107 04/28/2019 11:37AM

WOW! Great recovery and research (n/t)

DAinVA 132 04/16/2019 07:37PM

UPDATE on the mystery hardware recovered with the medicine bottles & jars.... Attachments

Erik Wagner 201 04/16/2019 01:57PM

Mystery solved! Very cool! Great research Erik & Eric! (n/t)

John Wagner 114 04/18/2019 09:21PM

Re: UPDATE on the mystery hardware recovered with the medicine bottles & jars....

Dumpsite Digger 124 04/17/2019 06:34AM

Glad I could help Erik. Very historic find! (n/t)

ericchampigny 120 04/16/2019 08:34PM

So cool, Congrats to you and your brother. Glad you guys found it. Well deserved! !! (n/t)

JOE inMD 129 04/16/2019 04:55PM

Re: Civil War medicine jars and bottles dug at Brandy Rock

gbantiques 158 04/03/2019 10:18PM

That was a crazy find. WTG (n/t)

nwatnVA 149 04/02/2019 12:49PM

Nice collection Erik and John. (n/t)

Dale(Va) 167 04/02/2019 10:34AM

Unbelievable! Great finds! (n/t)

dblshot 140 04/02/2019 09:01AM

Unbelievable! Great finds! (n/t)

dblshot 156 04/02/2019 09:00AM

Unbelievable! Great finds! (n/t)

dblshot 161 04/02/2019 09:00AM

Wow, John and Eric! What an amazing recovery! I missed seeing you guys this week. Maybe next time! (n/t)

Doug Stokes 143 04/01/2019 11:59PM

nothing short of awesome Eric! (n/t)

Streak! 145 04/01/2019 07:08PM

Epic find!!! Congrats!!! (n/t)

Aimbo 150 04/01/2019 07:05PM

That could be from a medical knapsack. I used to do work for the GAR hall in Monson, MA. They have one of the only field surgeon’s knapsacks in existence, if not the only one. If you contact them they may be able to send you a photo. It was wicker with

ericchampigny 180 03/31/2019 10:23PM

Thanks for the lead, Eric. I'll definitely look into that.

Erik Wagner 140 04/02/2019 09:20AM

That’s great. There is some interesting info here on them as well, along with an illustration of a wicker knapsack. http://www.medicalantiques.com/civilwar/Articles/Colli dge_field_case_companion.htm

ericchampigny 168 04/02/2019 09:46AM

I think you're exactly right Eric.... Attachments

Erik Wagner 183 04/02/2019 11:05AM

Incredible and rare find. I would send that photo to the museum in Frederick. (n/t)

ericchampigny 138 04/02/2019 11:30AM

Definitely one of the most unique finds from good ole’ Brandy Rock Farm. Congrats again ! (n/t)

Jeff Barley 140 03/31/2019 08:31PM

Re: Civil War medicine jars and bottles dug at Brandy Rock

Dumpsite Digger 150 03/31/2019 08:07PM

Great finds. missed you guys. Hope to see you in the Fall. (n/t)

JOE inMD 149 03/31/2019 07:41PM

Great medical display right there. (n/t)

ericchampigny 155 03/31/2019 01:39PM

Awesome! Definitely the find of a lifetime!thumbs up (n/t)

DiggerDean 147 03/31/2019 12:38PM

Still need 42 finds lists for DIV 44 and 61 for DIV 45

Rose K. in Va. 283 04/26/2019 09:59AM

A few KEEPERS from DIV 45 ... Attachments

CajunCoinHunter 651 04/06/2019 09:50PM

Re: A few KEEPERS from DIV 45 ...

pkyser 110 04/22/2019 03:05PM

Re: A few KEEPERS from DIV 45 ...

CajunCoinHunter 94 04/24/2019 10:06PM

Nice Finds!!! (n/t)

Kreager 100 04/19/2019 01:15PM

Re: A few Keepers from DIV 45 ...

gbantiques 139 04/07/2019 05:09PM

EJ... So great to hunt with you again.

treasurehound 131 04/07/2019 10:09AM

Re: A few Keepers from DIV 45 ...

Dumpsite Digger 135 04/07/2019 05:55AM

Re: A few Keepers from DIV 45 ...

CajunCoinHunter 134 04/07/2019 09:50AM

Happy Easter to all of our DIV famil

Rose K. in Va. 260 04/21/2019 05:48AM

Re: Happy Easter to all of our DIV famil

Metaldetectoh 66 04/24/2019 11:14AM

Happy belated Easter to all....

Ernest Bower 74 04/23/2019 02:46PM

Re: Happy Easter to all of our DIV famil

htcampbell2 79 04/23/2019 01:22PM

Happy Easter

Aimbo 72 04/23/2019 08:39AM

Re: Happy Easter to all of our DIV famil

dw0378 71 04/22/2019 08:47PM

Thanks John & Rose. Our Easter was very nice, hope your day was as well....

PaChristy 89 04/22/2019 11:04AM

Re: Happy Easter to all of our DIV famil

Gunboss 62 04/22/2019 10:48AM

Happy Easter Rose and John !! (n/t)

FLFF 80 04/21/2019 11:20PM

Happy Easter to all of our Div families (n/t)

xlting 83 04/21/2019 09:33PM

Re: Happy Easter to all of our DIV famil

Shawn Miclash 70 04/21/2019 08:45PM

Happy Easter to All (n/t)

Dumpsite Digger 82 04/21/2019 08:13PM

Praise Him! (n/t)

dblshot 74 04/21/2019 03:59PM

Happy Easter (n/t)

s. p. watson 75 04/21/2019 03:04PM

Same to you and all the DIV family. (n/t)

Dennis Andrick 77 04/21/2019 03:02PM

Happy Easter & God Bless ! (n/t)

Magicfireman 71 04/21/2019 12:48PM

Re: Happy Easter to all of our DIV famil

Tripdad 83 04/21/2019 11:41AM

Happy Easter (n/t)

nc digger 91 04/21/2019 10:31AM

Happy Easter! Jesus is risen! (n/t)

Doug Stokes 73 04/21/2019 10:25AM

Happy Easter! (n/t)

Al-(PA) 66 04/21/2019 08:56AM

Happy Easter (n/t)

M.Brown 77 04/21/2019 08:48AM

happy Easter! (n/t)

kydiggin 65 04/21/2019 08:32AM

Happy Easter all. (n/t)

fireman76 70 04/21/2019 07:35AM

Happy Easter (n/t)

John Leazier 75 04/21/2019 07:26AM

Happy Easter (n/t)

JOE inMD 60 04/21/2019 07:15AM

DIV XLV Video

RelicFanatic 500 04/07/2019 08:28AM

Re: DIV XLV Video

Metaldetectoh 91 04/19/2019 11:17AM

Loved your video. Brings back great memories. (n/t)

Aimbo 82 04/15/2019 06:58PM

Re: DIV XLV Video

Dumpsite Digger 117 04/08/2019 07:28AM

Cool Video...definitely enjoyed watching it.... (n/t)

dand 133 04/08/2019 07:28AM

Really nice video, thanks for sharing! (n/t)

Don1969 115 04/08/2019 07:13AM

Re: DIV XLV Video

dw0378 121 04/07/2019 11:29PM

Great video, enjoyed watching. (n/t)

Brian Aleksandrowicz 127 04/07/2019 09:49PM

Great video. Keep them coming (n/t)

ericchampigny 135 04/07/2019 07:51PM

Re: DIV XLV Video

gbantiques 138 04/07/2019 05:19PM

I apologize for the delay. I will submit my finds this weekend.

Frankie B 187 04/18/2019 11:49AM

Same to You Big Frank Happy Easter (n/t)

Dumpsite Digger 69 04/19/2019 07:45AM

Looking for an ID.... Attachments

jaws3810 416 04/11/2019 08:08AM

I'm thinking a flip cap, or part of the mechanism, for an early gunpowder flask or horn (n/t)

Creskol 100 04/11/2019 10:06AM

Thanks! (n/t)

jaws3810 80 04/15/2019 04:31PM

No problem. (n/t)

Creskol 67 04/17/2019 05:43AM

First Find of DIV 45 Attachments

mahone 598 04/03/2019 09:05AM

Awesome!!! (n/t)

Aimbo 99 04/15/2019 06:59PM

Very nice find Mahone (n/t)

CSA Winchester 128 04/04/2019 01:00PM

Congrats Plenty of Gilt on that Baby !! (n/t)

Dumpsite Digger 121 04/04/2019 06:34AM

Re: First Find of DIV 45

gbantiques 137 04/03/2019 10:14PM

That's a killer button Randy! Congratulations again! (n/t)

cumberlandgray 124 04/03/2019 09:56PM

That's a nice button Randy. (n/t)

Dale(Va) 124 04/03/2019 01:36PM

Very nice find!! (n/t)

dblshot 121 04/03/2019 10:59AM

Very cool button, nice gilt. (n/t)

ericchampigny 128 04/03/2019 09:21AM

Need a little help to ID a DIV find Attachments

Stinkin Lincoln 442 04/12/2019 08:34AM

Sharps bullet, The Sharps barrel was .52 cal measured by the lands (raised portion) of the rifling ,the grooves were .54 Cal. thus a dropped bullet will be .54 but once fired it sqeezes down a bit. Nice Bullet !

A HUNTER 123 04/13/2019 10:30PM

Re: Sharps bullet, The Sharps barrel was .52 cal measured by the lands (raised portion) of the rifling ,the grooves were .54 Cal. thus a dropped bullet will be .54 but once fired it sqeezes down a bit. Nice Bullet !

Stinkin Lincoln 79 04/15/2019 08:53AM

Re: Need a little help to ID a DIV find

duggap 105 04/12/2019 05:28PM

Re: Need a little help to ID a DIV find

Stinkin Lincoln 100 04/13/2019 02:46PM

Looks like a sharps (n/t)

dean arbogast 104 04/12/2019 10:09AM

Re: Looks like a sharps

Stinkin Lincoln 112 04/12/2019 10:30AM

Shells from Fair Oaks - DIV XLIV Attachments

Doug Stokes 637 04/04/2019 12:37AM

another great hunt Doug!!!! Congrats!!! (n/t)

Kreager 125 04/11/2019 12:24PM

Congrats Doug, very nice finds!! (n/t)

Brian Aleksandrowicz 103 04/07/2019 09:55PM

As always Doug you had a great hunt. Congrats (n/t)

ronr 120 04/06/2019 09:34AM

Had fun digging with you again buddy, you tore it up. (n/t)

nwatnVA 122 04/05/2019 10:07PM

Great work as always Doug! (n/t)

dig14me 107 04/05/2019 05:47AM

Re: Shells from Fair Oaks - DIV XLIV

gbantiques 122 04/04/2019 07:02PM

Congrats again Doug. You are a digging Machine (n/t)

s. p. watson 117 04/04/2019 05:39PM

Re: Shells from Fair Oaks - DIV XLIV

Metaldetectoh 134 04/04/2019 03:26PM

Amazing finds, Doug! Congratulations! (n/t)

dblshot 129 04/04/2019 02:44PM

Heres the Dyer Drilled and Fresh out the E-tank (n/t) Attachments

dean arbogast 169 04/04/2019 11:34AM

That’s awesome. Great finds. (n/t)

ericchampigny 139 04/04/2019 09:15AM

You killed it Doug! thumbs up (n/t)

DiggerDean 110 04/04/2019 07:40AM

Very Cool Doug ... hope to get over something awesome as you did one of these hunts Congrats (n/t)

Dumpsite Digger 108 04/04/2019 06:31AM

Dang, Doug! You struck gold! Congratulations and THANKS for sharing! spinning smiley sticking its tongue out (n/t)

Creskol 110 04/04/2019 06:07AM

My surprise find at DIV 44 Attachments

Don1969 616 04/08/2019 01:20PM

Beautiful! You earned it! good job (n/t)

Doug Stokes 129 04/10/2019 07:44AM

Re: My surprise find at DIV 44

Dumpsite Digger 122 04/09/2019 08:00PM

Re: My surprise find at DIV 44

gbantiques 111 04/09/2019 07:12PM

Really nice button. I made a few finds in those woods, all were right at the base of trees. A few were shell frags right on the surface. Probably pitched by relic hunters decades ago. (n/t)

ericchampigny 117 04/08/2019 04:33PM

congrats (n/t)

dough 97 04/08/2019 04:01PM

Great button, Don!

dblshot 104 04/08/2019 03:43PM

Thanks John and Rose for a great hunt at Brandy Rock, me and susan didnt kill it but had a blast digging and hanging out with some great friends! (n/t)

pepperpump 232 04/09/2019 10:54AM

Can we all say a prayer for the Family long time Digger and DIV'er George Simpeles He was cutting Fire Wood and was hit by a Tree and he is Brain dead with on hope of Recovery (n/t)

dean arbogast 541 04/03/2019 05:31PM

Really sorry to hear that...Prayers for him and his family!!!! (n/t)

Fred in NC 136 04/08/2019 11:12PM

Shocked ! Prayers to his family. I was always amazed at his digging ability ! (n/t)

A HUNTER 136 04/08/2019 10:30PM

I just received word about George he will be sadly missed. Great digger and even better man and friend. Prayers for the family. (n/t)

West Va Digger 138 04/07/2019 09:44PM

Sorry to hear the bad news.....Prayers for him and his family! (n/t)

relichntr 145 04/06/2019 10:07PM

Hell of a digger, he will be sadly missed, prayers to the family (n/t)

Drew 141 04/04/2019 08:20PM

I met George in 2007 he took me and a couple of friends to a constructon site where the 3rd battle of Winchester was fought he told us about Tspot and what a cool site it was that's the day i sign'd up we had some fun times digging for relics may God  (n/t)

digin daddy 149 04/04/2019 08:19PM

Very sad to hear this God bless his family and friends . (n/t)

s. p. watson 158 04/04/2019 05:38PM

Prayers to him, his family and friends. (n/t)

Al-(PA) 144 04/04/2019 02:29PM

So horrible...May God Bless Him and His Family ! (n/t)

Magicfireman 138 04/04/2019 02:27PM

Such a sad story. (n/t)

ericchampigny 142 04/04/2019 09:16AM

George was my best friend. He was like a brother to me. I miss him and will miss him more as time goes by. Please keep Carol and their kids in your thoughts. Rest in peace buddy. (n/t)

Tim Styles 157 04/04/2019 08:42AM

As soon as I heard the sad news I thought of youcrying

Rose K. in Va. 190 04/04/2019 05:16PM

You and George were the first two people I met at my first DIV. I will miss seeing him. Sorry you lost your hunting buddy. (n/t)

Ga/goatee 145 04/04/2019 10:57AM

Re: You and George were the first two people I met at my first DIV. I will miss seeing him. Sorry you lost your hunting buddy.

Bert Hebb 170 04/04/2019 12:56PM

Very sad to hear about George. Prayers sent to him and his family. (n/t)

Doug Stokes 155 04/04/2019 12:17AM

Prayers for George and his family I shared a room with him one time a great guy and a fantastic digger (n/t)

Jim F. (In.) 148 04/03/2019 11:38PM

Re: Can we all say a prayer for the Family long time Digger and DIV'er George Simpeles He was cutting Fire Wood and was hit by a Tree and he is Brain dead with on hope of Recovery

gbantiques 143 04/03/2019 10:08PM

Re: Can we all say a prayer for the Family long time Digger and DIV'er George Simpeles He was cutting Fire Wood and was hit by a Tree and he is Brain dead with on hope of Recovery

Dumpsite Digger 190 04/03/2019 08:39PM

Shocked and saddened to hear this!

Steve in PA 155 04/03/2019 08:03PM

Tough news to swallow bout our friend George... God bless him (n/t)

Va Dave 152 04/03/2019 08:03PM

Awful news. Prayers for George and his family. (n/t)

fireman76 137 04/03/2019 07:47PM

Prayers for George and his Family.... (n/t)

dand 129 04/03/2019 06:25PM

How terrible , he is immediately in our Prayers.

55thVa 151 04/03/2019 06:03PM

Oh no....that makes me sad....will be praying for him and family. (n/t)

Dale(Va) 144 04/03/2019 06:02PM

Wow, sorry to hear that. Will be praying for him and his family. (n/t)

Ga/goatee 146 04/03/2019 05:36PM

George Sempeles visitation...wow

spear85 409 04/07/2019 09:48PM

Couldnt go yesterday but will be going today. He was a great friend and will be missed by all who new him. This was George metal detecting smileynon stop. (n/t)

Dennis Andrick 119 04/08/2019 08:07AM

For those wishing to attend, George Sempeles's viewing will be this Sunday, April 7, at 3:00 pm at Omps Funeral Home in Winchester on Amherst St. The funeral will be Monday. (n/t)

Tim Styles 271 04/04/2019 01:27PM

Re: For those wishing to attend, George Sempeles's viewing will be this Sunday, April 7, at 3:00 pm at Omps Funeral Home in Winchester on Amherst St. The funeral will be Monday.

Bert Hebb 116 04/07/2019 11:50AM

Thank you Tim, I will be there Sunday (n/t)

spear85 119 04/05/2019 10:17AM

Documenting a civil war site.

ranger 366 04/04/2019 02:28PM

Depending when Civil War Soldiers camped on the property....

mahone 143 04/06/2019 02:19PM

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