Hello all! I’m an avid metal detector living along the old Post Road, to Boston. George Washington’s troops fought the 1776 Battle of White Plains here, and today I got to detect dirt from a four-foot deep trench, dug directly along the line of the Continental Army’s faux earthworks, leading up to the Post Road, through Purdy’s Farm. Found a dropped musket ball, and what I believe is part of a Colonial cufflink. Looking forward to learning more from all of you!
Those are such exciting finds! Thank you for sharing. It’s always amazing to find history in the ground and be able to preserve/share it with others. Of course there is the curiosity around the story behind them (who dropped the musket ball?, were they in a hurry?, what did they do next?) that makes it fun to think about.
I’m not exactly sure about the cufflink shaped item either – based on the corrosion pattern it does appear to have a piece missing that was once in the middle.
Great finds! I hope you get a chance to explore/find more