I needed two more Civil War relics to total 500 for 2014. On Dec. 30, 2014, Doug Holder and I traveled to a large middle Tennessee U.S. camp that has seen hundreds of relic hunters. On a hill near the camp center, my F75 sounded off with a target reading "70" on the display at only 6-inches depth. After removing two shovels of dirt with my Lesche digging tool, I unearthed a U.S. belt buckle with all three hooks intact and in very good condition. After that find, I just ended the year with 499 relics. Doug was on the way back to the truck while swinging his F75 Ltd when he got a good signal in the general area where he had dug bullets on our way to the hill summit. He unearthed the thin and crudely made lead star device measuring 1-inch by 1-inch that was probably worn on a hat, kepi, or cartridge box. Quindy in TN Quindy in TN
We were hunting (end of January) in a late 1700s pioneer site in Tennessee and found a few relics. I was using my F75 Enhanced detector and it detected a good target in the silver range at 7-inches. I unearthed this silver Spanish "piece of eight" Reale. The assayer's "P' initial indicates that it was minted between 1776-1824. There would have been 5 other pieces this same size cut from a whole eight Reales about the size of a half dollar. Quindy in TN
These relics were dug with my F75 at a U.S. picket post in Tennessee. Quindy in TN
In early December, Doug Holder, Josh Tyree, and Quindy Robertson known as the “Tennessee Trio” put their F75s to work in a Tennessee U.S. Civil War Camp. This site had been discovered in the 1970s but the landowner had stopped relic hunting over 10 years ago. It had been hunted extensively according to some local veteran hunters. The four picture display some of the 400+ relics they have recovered with their F75s. The odd thing about this camp is the extraordinary number of Williams Cleaner bullets they recovered there. The number of Williams Cleaner bullets represent about 40% of the relics dug to date. Watch for my article concerning the Trio hunting this camp in an upcoming American Digger Magazine article this fall and you can watch 3 hunts at the “Williams Cleaner Camp” by typing in “Quindy Robertson" on YouTube. Quindy Robertson, Tennessee
Tennessee, the camp
where we dug those relics has highly mineralized
and the F75s penetrated the hot soil well;
may be the reason why we have been successful there.
Robertson, Doug Holder, and Josh Tyree are known
on internet relic/treasure sites and in relic hunting
magazines as the “Tennessee Trio”. During
February 2012, they hunted a 1862 U.S. Civil War
Infantry camp and recovered the relics shown with
their Fisher F75s. This was not a virgin site and
had been searched by many hunters past and during
present day. Quindy, Doug, and Josh all highly recommend
the Fisher F75 for relic hunting.
what 2 - F75's did in 3.5 hours at a U.S. CW Infantry
camp in Tennessee. You have an outstanding product.
is Quindy Robertson and I live in Tennessee. I bought
a Fisher 1266-X in 1995 and began searching for
Civil War relics. In July 2009, I upgraded to a
Fisher F75. I have been very impressed with the
lightweight unit, search speed, easy learning curve,
battery lifeand the ability to separate many small
iron signals from brass and lead. This last feature
has opened up a whole new opportunity to go back
and hunt previously “hunted out” sites
with Civil War relics where older technology detectors
would just blank out. You may have read my articles
in Western & Eastern Treasures Magazine, American
Digger Magazine and North South Trader’s Civil
War Magazine in the last year. Here are examples
of six (6) of my finds recovered with the F75 since
December 2009 that were pictured inNorth South Trader’s
Civil War Magazine and/or American Digger Magazine.
I highly recommend the Fisher F75 for relic hunting.
am and have been a strong Fisher Fan - I dug a VERY
RARE (only 20 have ever been dug) Tennessee state
CW Veteran's pin with the old 1266-X detector in
Nov. 2008. It was selected as a Best Find of 2008
by Western Eastern Treasure Magazine.