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    Post Your Favorite Military Find!!!

    Inspired by IronPatch...no brainer for me. This should be a good thread if everyone who has ever dug military participates...post em up!

    1790-1815 Royal Artillery Sword Cross Belt Plate

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    Finder of Things!

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    Rev officer coat button probably in the running for the best known example of the early pattern. I have never heard of a non dug one and it's better than any shown in current publications. I'll also add my 17mm find which I believe also might be a contender for best known that size . Both buttons have perfect shanks and the first came out of the ground much the same way a gold coin would. I also found a CT copper that day in 2001. The green and gold one came several years later on a day that I received a call to hunt basically on the spur of the moment. Sure glad I went!





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    Re: Post Your Favorite Military Find!!!

    Wonderful finds For me, although I'm partial to my more "photogenic" early military buttons and buckles, if I had to choose just one military find based on both age, condition and rarity it would be this U.S. belt plate from around 1810. It came out of the ground with very light corrosion due to it being under the porch overhang of the old Logan Inn for almost 200 years.
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    johnnyi

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    Re: Post Your Favorite Military Find!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by umrgolf2000
    Quote Originally Posted by Iron Patch



    Rev officer coat button probably in the running for the best known example of the early pattern. I have never heard of a non dug one and it's better than any shown in current publications. I'll also add my 17mm find which I believe also might be a contender for best known that size . Both buttons have perfect shanks and the first came out of the ground much the same way a gold coin would. I also found a CT copper that day in 2001. The green and gold one came several years later on a day that I received a call to hunt basically on the spur of the moment. Sure glad I went!





    These are beautiful buttons, if you don't mind me asking, are you speaking of the same Rev war that we had? I'm not familiar with your guys' history at all.. I only ask out of curiousity, no disrespect.. Do you still have the buttons? and, are those British or American?

    They are Loyalist and date 1776-1781 which probably answers your first question.

    After the Revolution many Loyalists and British went North to settle, and I guess lose a few buttons. The first I received a very good offer shortly after I found it and decided to sell thinking (and hoping) I would find another nice Coat size. Turns out it was the right call because that Fall I did just that. I also got it's twin 2 years ago. The green patina one I still have which makes three total. I have no plans to part with these and am very content how it all worked out.

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    Re: Post Your Favorite Military Find!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by romeo-1
    Inspired by IronPatch...no brainer for me. This should be a good thread if everyone who has ever dug military participates...post em up!

    1790-1815 Royal Artillery Sword Cross Belt Plate


    You'll have a hard time topping that one! But I plan to stay 3 steps ahead of you to try and prevent it.

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    Re: Post Your Favorite Military Find!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by johnnyi
    Wonderful finds For me, although I'm partial to my more "photogenic" early military buttons and buckles, if I had to choose just one military find based on both age, condition and rarity it would be this U.S. belt plate from around 1810. It came out of the ground with very light corrosion due to it being under the porch overhang of the old Logan Inn for almost 200 years.

    Good one. I waited quite a while to find my British one and had I decided to try and avoid the 1,000 or so mosquito bites that day it still might be in the dirt.

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    Re: Post Your Favorite Military Find!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by johnnyi
    Wonderful finds For me, although I'm partial to my more "photogenic" early military buttons and buckles, if I had to choose just one military find based on both age, condition and rarity it would be this U.S. belt plate from around 1810. It came out of the ground with very light corrosion due to it being under the porch overhang of the old Logan Inn for almost 200 years.
    That would be a favorite of mine too...somewhat partial to plates. And to find it unbent with all attachments is very nice!
    Finder of Things!

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    Re: Post Your Favorite Military Find!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by umrgolf2000
    Quote Originally Posted by Iron Patch
    Quote Originally Posted by umrgolf2000
    Quote Originally Posted by Iron Patch
    Quote Originally Posted by johnnyi
    Wonderful finds For me, although I'm partial to my more "photogenic" early military buttons and buckles, if I had to choose just one military find based on both age, condition and rarity it would be this U.S. belt plate from around 1810. It came out of the ground with very light corrosion due to it being under the porch overhang of the old Logan Inn for almost 200 years.

    Good one. I waited quite a while to find my British one and had I decided to try and avoid the 1,000 or so mosquito bites that day it still might be in the dirt.
    id like to see this one

    British looks the same, except mine has a bend. I'll post a pic if i still have one.


    ....found one.

    They look plain I've never seen plates like these

    That's because they are... unfortunately!

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    Re: Post Your Favorite Military Find!!!

    This was dug up in a Maryland bottle dump. The watch is in the picture for size comparison.
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    Nice one! I have many 1812 buttons but am no where close to any 1812 action. If you hunt old sites military finds can and will happen no matter where you are!

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    Re: Post Your Favorite Military Find!!!

    DROOP WINGED EALGLE
    CONFEDERATE OFFICERS BUTTON
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    G Grandfather John Taliaferro Stevens.
    Enlisted May 1st, 1862 with Co.B/E 51st VA Infantry.
    Taken Prisoner at princeton WV May 16th 1862, found shot in the back May 17th 1862.
    G Uncle John J.L. Stevens.
    Enlisted Feb. 10th 1863 Co. B, 8th Va Calvary

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    Re: Post Your Favorite Military Find!!!

    It was hard to choose but I picked 3. hope that's ok
    Texas Buckle, less than 20 known
    Georgia Military Institute button, less than 12 known
    MVC officers button, less than 20 known
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    Re: Post Your Favorite Military Find!!!

    Very cool items here..I could use a little info please - I would like to know the age of these - A few things found throughout the chicago area and I'm not sure what they are...The small button I think is a reverse navy button? the other button has 1868 - 1818 under the eagle next to the shield and on the back it has C F or G F FOSTER SON & CO CHICAGO ILL.
    Thanks, Bill T.
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    The button, it's just a backmark. I have one too.

    Maybe the sword pin is associated with the Shriners?

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    Re: Post Your Favorite Military Find!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Iron Patch

    The button, it's just a backmark. I have one too.

    Maybe the sword pin is associated with the Shriners?
    Thanks Iron Patch,
    I never thought of Shriners..Thought the button was a good one, Is it a navy button?
    Thanks again for the info,Bill T.

 

 
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