Author: Dorian Cook

Metal Detecting Finds From the Fields of Glory
Finds

Metal Detecting Finds From the Fields of Glory

Traditionally, the term “Fields of Glory” has been applied to battlefields where brave men have struggled to wrest victory from the ever-present threat of defeat.  The more I pondered on that, however, the more I found it an appropriate term to describe the metal detecting sites scattered across countless square miles of fields and pastures…

Forty Years to Find a Bucket Lister Then Found Seven
Finds

Forty Years to Find a Bucket Lister Then Found Seven

The Civil War battlefield of Perryville, Kentucky will always have special significance for me, not only because it was the site of the biggest Civil War battle fought in the state, (and one of the twenty biggest in the whole war!) but because it was there that I found my very first Civil War artifact…

Metal Detecting When You Can’t Find It Look Where It Isn’t
Skills

Metal Detecting When You Can’t Find It Look Where It Isn’t

I have been hunting Civil War relics since 1976.  My relic hunting ventures… and Adventures… of which there have been a goodly number…  have taken me across 22 states involved in the Civil War directly and have seen me swing my detector on over 140 different Civil War camps and battlefields.  My relic finds currently…