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CW Fishing Sinker in U.S. River camp

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Grass is getting high here but I went to a late 1862 site on the Cumberland River to see if I could find another relic or two there. I got a 58 reading on the F75 and thought I had a .58 cal. 3 ringer. It turned to be a lead fishing sinker. It had the same patina as the bullets & balls dug there, was 6-7 in. deep like the bullets, and had knife marks like you see on poker chips. One local dealer & 3 CW authorities all agree that it's CW period. I guess the Union Soldiers liked to fish too. Thanks for looking, Quindy.

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