Howdy!! Log In Register A New Profile Link Exchange Image Resize Terms of service Extras

Congrats, definitely good as it gets!! i was blessed enough to find one at Ratrie, my favorite find from a DIV!! (n/t)

DIV Frequently Asked Questions

DIV Photo Gallery
DIV Checklist

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


Participant List

Release Form



Participant List

Release Form





Please use the other forums on the Spot for non-DIV related post.
Diggin' in Virginia is in NO WAY affiliated with any other "organized" hunts.
We DO NOT have any contact information for any principals of any other "organized" relic hunts.
PLEASE DO NOT email or call us for information on hunts other than DIV!

Find of a lifetime
April 04, 2019 08:23AM
A huge thank you to Rose & John for giving me the opportunity to join my first DIV, and second.
At DIV 45 I made an awesome find. I found a soldiers ID tag on the first day.
Edward Kepp
Company H
119th regiment
PA. Volunteers
1863
He enlisted on Aug 23 1862, and mustered our in June 19th 1865 at the expiration of his term of service.
He was born in 1838
He passed away on April 4th 1879
Sadly he had no living relatives when he passed away.

I’m sorry I don’t have a way to upload the pics of the ID Tag. If somebody has a way I can message you the pics.
Congrats on an amazing find!!! good job (n/t)
May 03, 2019 12:44AM
This message does not contain any text.
That was an amazing find Ervin
April 15, 2019 05:36AM
That part of the corn field has produced so many great relics over the years. I was so happy for you when you showed me the ID tag. I had a great time hunting with you and Perry.



Sgt. Benjamin Orbin Company B 85th Pennsylvania
Pvt. George Orbin Company C 85th Pennsylvania
Pvt. Mark Slonaker 23rd Ohio Infantry
Re: That was an amazing find Ervin
May 04, 2019 05:42AM
Hi I'm also Ed from North East p.a..my wife and I do our detecting on farms from the 1800s and some creek detecting.we have been at it for 3years.we have only found a few old items horse shoe some farm odds and ends.Also some hand made nuts and bolts. Congratulations on your find . Next year is our 20th anniversary,so we would love to do a div. I'm also a reactor with the 69th Pennsylvania.well all hail to the Eds again congratulations.
Re: Find of a lifetime
April 14, 2019 09:53AM
Congrats on a great find.
Great find great story ... beer (n/t)
April 13, 2019 11:22PM
This message does not contain any text.
Re: Find of a lifetime
April 12, 2019 09:36PM
Well done Ervin!!
Re: Find of a lifetime
April 06, 2019 10:05PM
I was right near him when he dug it. Great find and happy for ya !!! Congrats. CCH
Nice find....Congrats! (n/t)
April 06, 2019 10:03PM
This message does not contain any text.
This message does not contain any text.


"The patriot volunteer, fighting for country and his rights, makes the most reliable solider on earth." Stonewall Jackson
This message does not contain any text.


"The patriot volunteer, fighting for country and his rights, makes the most reliable solider on earth." Stonewall Jackson
Congratulations on your great find! (n/t)
April 05, 2019 05:49AM
This message does not contain any text.
Re: Find of a lifetime
April 04, 2019 08:01PM
That is such a coveted piece of Civil War History I highly doubt there is one Guy or Gal that would not want to swing over and locate an ID tag , for you to dig that on your 1st serval days out is remarkable ( correct me if I'm wrong ) you said44 was your 1st and it was dug on 45 still your 1st trip unbelievable.. Large congrats on that ..
A bucket lister for sure! WTG Ervin! (n/t)
April 04, 2019 07:57PM
This message does not contain any text.
Here are the photographs of Toolman's ID tag!
April 04, 2019 06:09PM
Beautiful Tag, Ervin!



~~ "There comes a time in every rightly constructed boy's life when he has a raging desire to go somewhere and dig for hidden treasure." Mark Twain ~~


Re: Here are the photographs of Toolman's ID tag!
April 04, 2019 06:58PM
Awesome Wave
Definitely a Find of a Lifetime....Beautiful Ervin..!!!!! (n/t)
April 04, 2019 06:17PM
This message does not contain any text.
Congrats. The research is the best part on a find like this. (n/t)
April 04, 2019 10:09AM
This message does not contain any text.
Sorry, only registered users may post in this forum.

Click here to login

Online Users

Guests: 174
Record Number of Users: 92 on September 29, 2016
Record Number of Guests: 393 on September 17, 2019