Dig Wars: Eastover Plantation Pictures

Dig Wars’ teams head to southeastern Virginia to search the Eastover Plantation for relics that could predate the United States.

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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

  

Digging at Fort St. Philip
Digging at Fort St. Philip

Digging at Fort St. Philip

The relic hunters of Dig Wars head down the Mississippi River to Fort Saint Philip, where they hope to dig up treasures from as early as the 18th century. Teammates Mark and Ron quickly duck out of sight in an attempt to distance themselves from the others. 960 1280

  

Digging at Fort St. Philip

Digging at Fort St. Philip

Mark Slinkman and Ron Guinazzo head for the beach where they believe Hurricane Katrina has unearthed fresh ground. 960 1280

  

Fort St. Philip, Louisiana

Fort St. Philip, Louisiana

Fort Saint Philip hasn’t been open to the public since Hurricane Katrina. The powerful storm altered the landscape of the fort, and the hunters hope it also uncovered rare relics from the past. 960 1280

  

War of 1812 and the Civil War at Fort St. Philip

War of 1812 and the Civil War at Fort St. Philip

Home to important battles in both the War of 1812 and the Civil War, Fort Saint Phillip is loaded with history. It was initially developed by the French in the mid-1700s and was later controlled by the Spanish. Here, Larry puts a find in his apron. 960 1280

  

Finding artifacts at Fort St. Philip

Finding artifacts at Fort St. Philip

Mark Slinkman inspects a find. 960 1280

  

Searching for artifacts at Fort St. Philip

Searching for artifacts at Fort St. Philip

Larry and Mike head north where they hope to find souvenirs from the time of the French and Spanish. 960 1280

  

Fort St. Philip, Louisiana

Fort St. Philip, Louisiana

The relic hunters stumble upon an animal skull at Fort Saint Philip. 960 1280

  

Digging at Fort St. Philip

Digging at Fort St. Philip

Josh and Abby Silva decide to head directly into the fort and dig along the walls. 960 1280

  

Digging at Fort St. Philip

Digging at Fort St. Philip

Josh and Abby inspect one of their finds. 960 1280

  

Digging at Fort St. Philip

Digging at Fort St. Philip

The husband-and-wife duo celebrates a great find. 960 1280

  

Casell Gallery New Orleans

Casell Gallery New Orleans

Ron Guinazzo and Mark Slinkman show their discoveries to appraiser Joe Wyman at Casell Gallery in New Orleans. 960 1280

  

Appraising an artifact

Appraising an artifact

How much will Abby and Josh’s artifact be worth? Tune in to find out! 960 1280