Berryville 1st Grader Discovers Civil War Artifacts
The level of Civil War action that took place in and around Clarke County, Virginia makes our area a popular place for metal detector hobbyists. But even with the abundance of battlefields, camps and skirmish sites nearby, many metal detection enthusiasts spend years searching for that one â€œbig findâ€ only to be forced to settle for finding relatively common artifacts like lead bullets or scattershot from exploded cannonballs. This was not the case for seven-year-old Berryville, Virginia resident Lucas Hall however. Hall and his father Gary hit the Civil War jackpot last week by finding a battle sword after just four outings with a metal detector Lucas received for his seventh birthday.
The smile on the first graderâ€™s face really says it all; How does it feel to be seven years old and hold a genuine Civil War sabre that you dug up just down the road from your house?
â€œReally cool!â€ Lucas says with a grin.
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