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    Ethan

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    Ultra rare CS button, and my firsts

    As a newbie, I get excited over a hunk of melted lead, or a beat up three ringer. Here are a few of my firsts, including one relic I will most likely never top. Yeah, the good stuff is at the end! ;-)

    All relics dug in Culpeper county Virginia, during DIV XL, and DIV XLIV


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    So you noticed that I did better at DIV XLIV. I did better quantity wise, then I did at my first. Here is what made my first DIV so special.

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    From what I have been told by William Leigh, on a scale from 1 to 10, this button is a 10 in rarity. I wouldn't trade it for anything. This was my first military button of any kind. The night before I dug it, I prayed for "a nice eagle button". Well, I got a really nice eagle button!

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    Ethan

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    To this day, I have not cleaned that button.
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    My avatar looks somewhat like your button. Check it out. I dug mine in S.W. Georgia.
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    Here's my original post with a better picture of the button:

    I got a chance to get out and hunt yesterday an old home site here in Southwest Georgia. The farmer had recently pulled out the trees of a wooded area to enlarge his field and I'm sure glad he did. I found an eagle cuff button and about twenty feet away was this coat sized C.S. button. This is a two piece and the back was made of iron or tin and is there but badly rusted. Civil War buttons are hard to come by down here as there was no fighting. I assume someone wore it home or perhaps passed through here. Had the bulldozer blade been a half inch lower, I wouldn't have had a very good looking find. I didn't find any coins (yet) but, plan to be back out there this afternoon. Attached Thumbnails

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    Ethan

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    Quote Originally Posted by GaRebel1861 View Post
    Here's my original post with a better picture of the button:

    I got a chance to get out and hunt yesterday an old home site here in Southwest Georgia. The farmer had recently pulled out the trees of a wooded area to enlarge his field and I'm sure glad he did. I found an eagle cuff button and about twenty feet away was this coat sized C.S. button. This is a two piece and the back was made of iron or tin and is there but badly rusted. Civil War buttons are hard to come by down here as there was no fighting. I assume someone wore it home or perhaps passed through here. Had the bulldozer blade been a half inch lower, I wouldn't have had a very good looking find. I didn't find any coins (yet) but, plan to be back out there this afternoon. Attached Thumbnails



    William Leigh looked at this button, and deemed it CS17 in Albert's button book. Your button is pictured, but not listed in the book. Though not listed, that is an incredibly rare button. Congratulations on that one!

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    Ethan

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    Quote Originally Posted by GaRebel1861 View Post
    Here's my original post with a better picture of the button:

    I got a chance to get out and hunt yesterday an old home site here in Southwest Georgia. The farmer had recently pulled out the trees of a wooded area to enlarge his field and I'm sure glad he did. I found an eagle cuff button and about twenty feet away was this coat sized C.S. button. This is a two piece and the back was made of iron or tin and is there but badly rusted. Civil War buttons are hard to come by down here as there was no fighting. I assume someone wore it home or perhaps passed through here. Had the bulldozer blade been a half inch lower, I wouldn't have had a very good looking find. I didn't find any coins (yet) but, plan to be back out there this afternoon. Attached Thumbnails


    William Leigh listed my button as CS17 in Albert's book of buttons. I found a picture of yours in there, but it wasn't numbered for some reason. Both of our buttons are extremely rare, and finds of a lifetime. Yours has the two piece design from what I see, and mine is the one piece version. That is a beautiful button, and a find of a lifetime. Congratulations on that one!
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    If you boil some regular hydrogen peroxide until it gets warm, drop the button in it for about 30 seconds then wash off and lightly brush with a soft toothbrush that danged Culpeper red dirt will come off without touching the patina on the button. I ought to know...have cleaned about 100 this way from that area.

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    Ethan

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    Quote Originally Posted by smokeythecat View Post
    If you boil some regular hydrogen peroxide until it gets warm, drop the button in it for about 30 seconds then wash off and lightly brush with a soft toothbrush that danged Culpeper red dirt will come off without touching the patina on the button. I ought to know...have cleaned about 100 this way from that area.
    That's a good idea..though I will try it on a regular button first. I don't want to be the cause of it's demise, if you know what I am saying.

    I used to live in Culpeper, and when we moved, our family still visited the place often. I miss it when I am not on a digging trip.
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    Old Tom Cat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RustyRelics View Post
    That's a good idea..though I will try it on a regular button first. I don't want to be the cause of it's demise, if you know what I am saying.

    I used to live in Culpeper, and when we moved, our family still visited the place often. I miss it when I am not on a digging trip.
    Yea man I'd be 'ultra paranoid' to clean that button (other than a well-used toothbrush & Spring water).

    Dis you use the MXT on the DIV , hunts?
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    As I am finding , In life we begin having the Blissful happiness & the Wonder & innocence of a Child, then fall Quickly, then spend the rest of our lives trying to reach that point where we began ,through Pleasure , Fame, & Materials but Only 'Through true faith in Jesus , can we find Prefect Happiness or true Meaning in our Short lives on this Beautiful Earth filled with both the Light of Pure goodness & The Darkness of Pure Evil. D.

    That Said, I judge No Man.
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    Ethan

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davers View Post
    Yea man I'd be 'ultra paranoid' to clean that button (other than a well-used toothbrush & Spring water).

    Dis you use the MXT on the DIV , hunts?
    Yes, I used an MXT on both hunts. The first hunt though, the coil was operating at only less than half strength without me knowing it. The guy at the shop said I probably missed over 75% of the signals. It was a total miracle I found that button.


    For example, My first bullet: Instead of a high tone, I got a almost non-existent iron signal. The VDI read "hot rock". I never would have dug the signal, if it wasn't for the help of a very kind digger who helped out. Once I got it fixed, the second DIV went much better.

    It really was an act of God, finding this button.
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    That is a very nice button indeed. Congrat's to you.
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    Awesome find! I’d sure be proud of that one!
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    Incredible find. Congrats

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    Old Tom Cat.

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    Yes I'd say you were 'Meant' to find that button , also glad you got your machine fixed & more blessed finds in the future.
    Davey
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    As I am finding , In life we begin having the Blissful happiness & the Wonder & innocence of a Child, then fall Quickly, then spend the rest of our lives trying to reach that point where we began ,through Pleasure , Fame, & Materials but Only 'Through true faith in Jesus , can we find Prefect Happiness or true Meaning in our Short lives on this Beautiful Earth filled with both the Light of Pure goodness & The Darkness of Pure Evil. D.

    That Said, I judge No Man.
    Davers

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    Did you ever clean up that button? If so, I'd like to see how it came out.
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