Welcome guest, is this your first visit?
Member
Discoveries
 
Results 1 to 11 of 11
Like Tree13Likes
  • 13 Post By GameOfTones

Thread: Best find and question about Confed. buckles

« Prev Thread | Next Thread »
  1. #1

    May 2018
    28
    32 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Best find and question about Confed. buckles

    End of 2017, I made my best find to date.
    I am blessed to have a permission that saw action during one of the biggest Civil War battles.
    The day I found this, I had only found a few common bullets.

    But that was OK.

    I wish I had recorded the dig but I didn't. I wish I did mainly so I could relive the feeling of first sight when the plug was flipped.
    The feeling was surreal and I can't remember how many times I shouted HOLY S**T before I calmed back down.

    I hunt with an AT Max and also now hunt with a Nox 600. But that day was my 1st day on the site and I was traveling. I only had an Ace 250 with me.
    So my greatest find was made on an older Ace 250!
    The condition is amazing. All 3 hooks are in place and no real damage.

    But I'm not posting just to show off the buckle. I have a question for any CW buckle guys/gals.

    This is what is called a Confederate round corner Army of Tennessee plate found mostly in the Western theater. I know there are spun hooks variety and a line in hooks variety but mine is neither. Is anyone familiar with the varaitions of this particular buckle. I belive the Mullinax number is 125 (?). I would like to learn more about this series of buckles. There just isn't a great deal of info out there.

    1st photo is right after digging it. It was laying flat and face up in the ground just like how it is positioned in the photo.
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	20171118_115018.jpeg 
Views:	117 
Size:	246.4 KB 
ID:	1603096Click image for larger version. 

Name:	20180503_131344.jpeg 
Views:	111 
Size:	110.2 KB 
ID:	1603097Click image for larger version. 

Name:	20180503_130909.jpeg 
Views:	111 
Size:	95.5 KB 
ID:	1603098Click image for larger version. 

Name:	20171201_121945.jpeg 
Views:	109 
Size:	58.0 KB 
ID:	1603099

  2. #2
    Charter Member
    us
    Oct 2014
    Massachusetts
    Garrett: AT Pro, AT Gold & Infinium; Minelab: Explorer SE, II & X-terra 705; Tesoro: Tejon & Outlaw; White's: V3i & DFX
    19,677
    16655 times
    Relic Hunting
    Banner Finds (2)
    Outstanding!

  3. #3

    May 2018
    28
    32 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Thank you
    Quote Originally Posted by Professor of Engineering View Post
    Outstanding!

  4. #4
    Charter Member
    us
    Aug 2017
    Northern Virginia
    AT MAX/AT PRO/Garrett Pro Pointer, Lesche diggers, and the custom made Freeloader Pack Mule Pouch!
    2,294
    2734 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Honorable Mentions (1)
    Now that is a beauty!!! Congratulations

  5. #5
    Charter Member
    us
    Mar 2013
    Garrett ACE 350 AT PRO
    254
    305 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (1)
    Fantastic....i dream of finding one someday

  6. #6
    us
    Don

    Feb 2016
    Missouri
    macro racer 2, whites mx5, trx pinpointer
    558
    744 times
    Metal Detecting
    I know nothing about relics and buckles but do know enough that you have a very precious find there. Big congratulations to you.

  7. #7
    Charter Member
    us
    Nov 2012
    Maryland
    XP Deus, Tesoro Cibola
    9,779
    14019 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (6)
    That's a beauty. I think you are correct on the Mullinax ID. That and #126 are very similar, I assumed you measured yours. The were made for the Western Theater troops. I've heard of them throughout the south, with the majority in Tennessee and neighboring states. Fewer have been found in Virginia and very few if any in Maryland. Hope this helps. I also rely on the reference books!

  8. #8

    May 2018
    28
    32 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Thank you!
    I love reference books and use them everyday in my day job. I am still slowly building my Civil War reference library.
    Quote Originally Posted by smokeythecat View Post
    That's a beauty. I think you are correct on the Mullinax ID. That and #126 are very similar, I assumed you measured yours. The were made for the Western Theater troops. I've heard of them throughout the south, with the majority in Tennessee and neighboring states. Fewer have been found in Virginia and very few if any in Maryland. Hope this helps. I also rely on the reference books!

  9. #9
    us
    Jun 2007
    Shenandoah Valley
    Minelab EXP II w/ Sunray X-1 probe, Garrett AT Pro/Propointer
    1,077
    554 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Dang I wanna find one of those so bad. Big congrats to you
    Oldest U.S. Coin: 1787 Connecticut Copper, (five of them)
    Oldest non U.S. Coin: 1777 Spanish half reale
    Best civil war finds: Line A confederate button, NC button, Virginia button,3 Connecticut buttons,New York officer cuff button, 3 Union officer sword belt plates, US box plate, Union breast plate, blood letter or “fleam”

  10. #10
    us
    May 2013
    North Carolina
    Fisher F-75 SE
    362
    1079 times
    Civil War
    Banner Finds (1)
    Love it!!! Glad to say that I have felt that feeling!--JB

  11. #11

    Aug 2015
    Entry level POS that I found in the thickets along a river.
    384
    354 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    That's a very nice belt plate. I like the traces of original black enamel.

 

 

Remove Ads

Home | Forum | Active Topics | What's New

Sponsored Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. Buckles...question
    By RTR in forum Today's Finds!
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: Apr 17, 2018, 11:30 PM
  2. 2nd RR Track From Confed. Camp
    By JBnNC in forum Today's Finds!
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: Apr 09, 2017, 08:16 PM
  3. My first Confed buttons
    By DirtDigler in forum Today's Finds!
    Replies: 40
    Last Post: Mar 19, 2011, 10:17 AM
  4. Confed...???
    By Michelle in forum What Is It?
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: Sep 14, 2006, 08:13 PM
  5. confed. mess kit knife????
    By Michelle in forum What Is It?
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: Jul 30, 2006, 01:09 AM
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v4.3.0