Confederate Trio- Martingale, Staff Officer Button, & "I" Button(Spring 2005)
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  1. #1
    us
    Oct 2005
    Central Mississippi
    Shadow X5 and Fisher Gold Bug Pro
    37
    2 times
    Relic Hunting

    Confederate Trio- Martingale, Staff Officer Button, & "I" Button(Spring 2005)

    Confederate Trio

    I had an incredible Spring of digging relics. Below is a pic of a (CS)Martingale, and CS Staff Officer Button found in the same hole about a foot apart. The Martingale appears to be CS because of the style- it has soldered on brass hooks just like many CS buckles- thin brass crude made hooks. The CS "I" Infantry Button was found about 20 yards away from the other 2 relics and on the same flat. This Plantation site was the scene of a huge skirmish. The Rebels were hunkered down by a Bldg close to the Plantation House. When the Bldg was charged by Yanks, an Arkansas Colonel was killed by the Bldg and died there. That's where I found the CS Staff Officer button and the Martingale in the same hole. The CS Staff Officer Button is very Rare(CS 36 in Alberts) and usually worn by a Major or higher. I believe these 2 relics belonged to the CS Arkansas Colonel. Lamar Cannon found a human chewed on bullet by my relics. Of course we will never know for sure but I am 99% convinced they belonged to him. The Confederate Trio in the pic below were found near Raymond, MS. and Spring of 2005.

    Dan Patterson
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  2. #2
    us
    Mar 2003
    N. Alabama
    Fisher CZ-6a, ID Edge, F2
    478
    3 times

    Re: Confedrate Trio- Spring 2005

    Those are some beautiful relics - even more so since you kno who they might have belonged to. Great research! I met a guy a while back that has been relic hunting for many years. He has a silver button which he believes has a 33% chance of belonging to Andrew Jackson. His research shows that only three general officers were at the site where he found it, Jackson being one of them. The button is from an officer's uniform of that rank. Pretty cool.

    Kent
    Kent in AL

  3. #3
    us
    May 2005
    Winchester, VA
    GPX5000, GPX4500, AT Pro, F75 LTD, DFX, MXT
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    48 times
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    Re: Confedrate Trio- Spring 2005

    VERY NICE!!! I'm glad there are still CW relics posted on this site. Keep it up.

    Rocky

  4. #4

    Apr 2005
    SE Pennsylvania
    2

    Re: Confedrate Trio- Spring 2005

    would someone tell me what a CS "Martingale" is? thank you

  5. #5
    us
    Oct 2005
    Central Mississippi
    Shadow X5 and Fisher Gold Bug Pro
    37
    2 times
    Relic Hunting

    Re: Confedrate Trio- Spring 2005

    Miss Lettice-
    The Martingale was a Heart Shaped Btreastplate(Ornament) that goes on the Chest of a Horse and is held there with leather straps. Seen on many Cavalry horses during the Civil War.

  6. #6

    Dec 2005
    Central Ms.
    TEK T2 se
    31

    Re: Confederate Trio- Martingale, Staff Officer Button, & "I" Button(Spring 2005)

    Great find Dan!!!! my luck is coming back soon.
    Digging for 42 years and still going strong

  7. #7
    us
    Tesoro Cibola

    Jul 2005
    Massachusetts
    Tesoro Cibola
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    Re: Confederate Trio- Martingale, Staff Officer Button, & "I" Button(Spring 2005)

    Nice finds!! everything confederate is kinda rare Is the block I cast?

  8. #8
    us
    Oct 2005
    Central Mississippi
    Shadow X5 and Fisher Gold Bug Pro
    37
    2 times
    Relic Hunting

    Re: Confederate Trio- Martingale, Staff Officer Button, & "I" Button(Spring 2005

    It's a Tin back Confederate "I" Button

  9. #9

    Nov 2005
    Excalibur,
    732
    2 times

    Re: Confederate Trio- Martingale, Staff Officer Button, & "I" Button(Spring 2005)

    looks in very good shape,

  10. #10
    us
    Oct 2005
    Central Mississippi
    Shadow X5 and Fisher Gold Bug Pro
    37
    2 times
    Relic Hunting

    Re: Confederate Trio- Martingale, Staff Officer Button, & "I" Button(Spring 2005

    Yea, all are in good shape, not great but nice condition.

  11. #11
    us
    Oct 2005
    Central Mississippi
    Shadow X5 and Fisher Gold Bug Pro
    37
    2 times
    Relic Hunting

    Re: Confederate Trio- Martingale, Staff Officer Button, & "I" Button(Spring 2005

    Thanks for looking everyone, I appreciate all the emails. This was a once in a lifetime find.

  12. #12

    Oct 2005
    Charleston S.C.
    3,667
    14 times

    Re: Confederate Trio- Martingale, Staff Officer Button, & "I" Button(Spring 2005)

    A Great Find For Any CW Relic Hunter. Best of Luck. trk5capt...

  13. #13
    us
    Oct 2005
    Central Mississippi
    Shadow X5 and Fisher Gold Bug Pro
    37
    2 times
    Relic Hunting

    Re: Confederate Trio- Martingale, Staff Officer Button, & "I" Button(Spring 2005

    Thanks capt, best of luck to you in 2006

 

 

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