Retracing Lincoln: Diggers in Gettysburg

KG and Ringy are back again this week in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. It’s the site of the bloodiest battle in American History and President Lincoln’s Gettysburg address. The boys are digging for “civ” – bullets, buttons and bombs from the Civil War.

Their mission: to find artifacts from 1863, the year that put Gettsyburg on the map. Along the way, they retrace the steps of Abraham Lincoln and are so moved by his presence in Gettysburg that they dedicate everything they find to the memory of Abe. They also make a bet to see who can dig up the most Lincoln pennies. The loser will have to suffer a fate so humiliating, it’s beneath the dignity of our 16th President.

Tune in to Diggers: Diggin’ Lincoln tonight at 10P and find out if the boys are able to dig up some “civ” and who finds the most Lincoln pennies to win the bet.


    February 19, 2013, 10:51 pm

    hELLOOOOOOOOO THE DIGGERS WHENT TO Gettysburg to look for pennies,,, good god ,, who cares and when we find somthing do we act like idiots grow up ,,,jumping in water,,,this show is not National Geographical standards

  2. T
    Home Suite Home
    February 19, 2013, 11:07 pm

    No relic digger I know uses the words civ, necter, roundness. Not to mention, climbing peoples trees, diving in creeks, makes the everyday reclic hunter look foolish.Well none I know act this way. Protection for property, safety, etc, all come first. Never once has this reflected in these episodes. This show makes a mockery of ther hobby.

  3. Jerry Braden
    United States
    February 20, 2013, 1:23 am

    Hey maybe you should hire me as your coin expert. The coin identified as a King George Colonial was actually a Draped Bust Large Cent minted from 1796 to 1807.

  4. Brian Peters
    Green Bay, Wisconsin
    February 21, 2013, 1:20 am

    Come to Green Bay! City Stadium, original home to the Packers from the 1920s to 1956, still features the original field and thousands of fans, cars, etc., parked in that area. Something had to be lost along the way just waiting to be found. Also, Bay Beach Amusement Park has been in the same location since the early 1900s.

  5. Sheryl Salvato
    San Angelo, Texas
    February 22, 2013, 3:33 pm

    I have beenm wanting to share family information we never learned in school. This is no joke but is factual and the public would not know and we never learned this info in any history book.. Only family members would. Abraham Licoln was not biologically a Lincoln but was adopted. Premarital pregnancy was very much taboo back then but with much greater intensity. Abraham Licoln was my father Benjamin Christopher’s great great GrandUncle..My father has all the genetic information he would be glad to share. I will gladly give you the number as my email is listed as it was mandatory to sign in to natgeotv…Sincerely Sheryl Christopher Salvato

  6. Bruce Weiss
    Fleetwood, PA
    February 24, 2013, 10:42 am

    While I much appreciate the fact there is a metal detecting show on TV I most certainly do not appreciate the antics of these two individuals. I have detected for forty years and a fair amount of this time was spent with hundreds of fellow enthusiasts and not once do I recall any individual acting in the manner these two actors (?) do. They are a humiliation to those of us who not only take the hobby seriously but manage to be grownups as well.

  7. Bob Morrison
    Upper Marlboro Maryland
    March 3, 2013, 7:18 am

    national geo has yet again slipped even deeper into the world of rubbish collecting. this show is 100% staged and I can’t believe anyone would watch an entire show without laughing/or hurling chunks or both.
    I’ve spend 24 years and hundreds of thousands of hours behind a detector and could not help but laugh at how staged this show is.
    Not only laughed but after 15 minutes I had to turn that stupid crap off.
    I wondered why I quit watching nat geo, and this was yet a reminder why I did.

  8. JD Stock
    Austin, Texas
    March 20, 2013, 11:49 am

    Guys are funny it TV come on. If you take metal detecting too seriously you have some serious problems of your own.

  9. Laurie Harding
    Gettysburg, PA
    March 22, 2013, 3:52 pm

    We are writing to you today in regard to one of your shows, “Diggers.”

    The episode that we are referring to is “Diggin Lincoln,” filmed here in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.

    We allowed Half Yard Productions and the crew of “Diggers” to come to our Civil War property, the Historic Tate Farm, to do an archeological dig and film
    an episode. They were here for a day and a half filming and cataloging what they found.

    Artifacts from both Colonial and Civil War eras were found.

    After viewing this episode, which also included shots from the Farnsworth House here in Gettysburg, and also the Fairfield Inn…
    We were extremely disappointed in what we saw!

    Many of the Civil War Roundtables and historians here were shocked that your name was attached to this episode!

    As you may know, Gettysburg is noting its 150th anniversary this year, and it is considered “hallowed ground” by all who live here…and come to visit.

    This show was an absolute insult to the historic homes and the property owners who take such pride in what they do as stewards of these historic properties.

    And even more, the title, “Diggin Lincoln” …..
    how disrespectful!
    Chasing around like children to find “planted” pennies.

    We here in Gettysburg feel it was not only a farce, but a terrible insult to the men and boys who fought and died here. It is hallowed ground and a place full of history and wonderful stories.

    To put the National Geographic “stamp of approval” on this show is distasteful to say the least.

    With all the funding you folks receive, your viewers expect a lot more from you.

    “In great deeds something abides.

    On great fields something stays.

    Forms change and pass; bodies disappear:

    But spirits linger….And reverent men

    And women from afar, and generations

    That…we know not of…(are)…drawn

    To see where…great things were suffered

    And done for them.”

    ~ Major General Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain