America Declassified Sneak Peek Pictures

There are places in America shrouded in secrecy -- unmarked buildings and massive bunkers. Starting Sunday, Nov. 3, America Declassified uncovers the truth behind America's most guarded secrets.

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Josh and Abby Silva gear up to dig at Antietam Overlook, near the site of the bloodiest day of the Civil War. The Battle of Antietam was fought on September 17, 1862 and marked the end of General Robert E. Lee’s first invasion of the North. 960 1280

  

Antietam Overlook

Antietam Overlook

The teams arrive at the Antietam Overlook Farm where the temperatures have dropped and the hard, frozen ground is covered in snow, which makes relic hunting more difficult than usual. 960 1280

  

Dig Wars equipment

Dig Wars equipment

The teams have all kinds of digging equipment at the ready! 960 1280

  

Battle of Antietam

Battle of Antietam

The day after the Battle of Antietam, General Lee’s forces retreated to the South. This strategic victory gave Abraham Lincoln the confidence to issue the Emancipation Proclamation. 960 1280

  

Georgia Landing
Georgia Landing

Georgia Landing

Ron Guinazzo and Mark Slinkman gear up for a day of digging at Georgia Landing, a sugar cane plantation that has just opened to the public for the first time in years. 960 1280

  

Battle of Georgia Landing

Battle of Georgia Landing

Located in Labadieville, LA, Georgia Landing was the site of an important battle during the American Civil War. In hopes of gaining control of this strategic location on the bayou, Union forces descended on the Confederate soldiers in October 1862. 960 1280

  

Georgia Landing

Georgia Landing

Because of the Union forces’ superior numbers, they were able to oust the Confederates after they ran out of ammunition. 960 1280

  

Digging at Georgia Landing

Digging at Georgia Landing

Larry Cissna and Mike Scott heading out to the site of the battle in search of relics. 960 1280

  

Relic hunting in Georgia

Relic hunting in Georgia

Mark and Ron, relic-hunting novices, use a different strategy, and set out in search of the old trading post. 960 1280

  

Relic hunting in Louisiana

Relic hunting in Louisiana

The relic hunters won’t let any obstacles get in the way of a good find! Josh helps Abby as she attempts to climb through a barbed-wire fence. 960 1280

  

Digging relics at Georgia Landing

Digging relics at Georgia Landing

Josh thinks he’s found something! Typically at these historic battlefields, the relic hunters come across buttons, coins and bullets. 960 1280

  

Digging relics at Georgia Landing

Digging relics at Georgia Landing

Ron Guinazzo and Mark Slinkman decide to “bottom-feed” on Josh and Abby’s section of the property, where they pick up an item that could be worth $10,000. 960 1280

  

Dirt Diggler
Dirt Diggler

Dirt Diggler

Mike Scott breaks out his new prototype metal detector, the Dirt Diggler. But will this shiny new detector live up to Mike’s hype? 960 1280

  

Eastover Plantation

Eastover Plantation

When Mike begins pulling in huge finds, Mark Slinkman and Ron Guinazzo sabotage the spot by planting “stinking Lincolns,” modern-day pennies that will make it impossible for Mike to tell the difference between a real signal and a waste of time. 960 1280

  

Eastover Plantation

Eastover Plantation

As Virginia natives, Josh and Abby Silva have the home-field advantage at Eastover. After arriving at the plantation, they quickly head to the west side of the manor house, where the stables would have been. 960 1280

  

Metal detector

Metal detector

Mike shows off his new detector. 960 1280

  

Eastover Plantation

Eastover Plantation

Eastover Plantation was established in the mid-17th century. It stands on a cliff across the river from Jamestown, the first permanent English settlement in the Americas. 960 1280

  

Virginia plantation

Virginia plantation

The land that became Eastover was granted to Henry Browne as payment for transporting colonists across the Atlantic. Like most of the plantations along the James River, Eastover grew tobacco, the cash crop of Virginia. Today, Eastover is a retreat center. 960 1280

  

Digging Eastover Plantation

Digging Eastover Plantation

Ron explores the plantation with his metal detector and a shovel. 960 1280

  

Tobacco fields

Tobacco fields

Larry Cissna and Mike decide to search Eastover’s old tobacco fields. 960 1280

  

Larry Digging

Larry Digging

Larry thinks he’s found something! 960 1280

  

Dig Wars

Dig Wars

Mark and Ron inspect one of their finds. Later, all 3 teams will bring their loot to Governor’s Antiques for appraisal. Find out who picked up the most valuable relics on Dig Wars! 960 1280