George Sempeles stands by display cases full of relics he has found. (Photo by Scott Mason/The Winchester Star)
These are Civil War canteens and bullets recovered by Sempeles.
TOP LEFT: This is a portion of George Sempeles Civil War relic collection.
TOPRIGHT: Harry Ridgeway holds a Confederate Civil War two-piece belt buckle he found near Apple Pie Ridge in Frederick County.
BELOW: George Sempeles holds a George Washington commemorative button, left, and Civil War buttons he found in the area.
BOTTOMLEFT: These are harness buckles and hardware pieces that are in the Old Courthouse Civil War Museum.
LEFT: George Sempeles poses with his metal detector, shovel and Coco.
INSET BELOW LEFT: This is a Union cartridge box cover damaged by a bullet that is on display in the Old Courthouse Civil War Museum.
INSET BELOW RIGHT: This is a rare “sun ray” style belt buckle worn by Confederate troops from Louisiana. This buckle was found by Steve Baker near Shepherdstown, W.Va.
RELICS4--Harry Ridgeway holds a Confederate Civil War two-piece belt buckle he found near Apple Pie Ridge in Frederick County. 6/5/2012 (Photo by Associated Press)
Watching Sempeles use his metal detector to find bullets...