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    My first Civil War Button

    It seems most of the posts are from the coin hunters, I know there are a few relic hunters here too, so I thought that I would add my Civil War button to the mix. I found this while hunting Saturday morning with a hunting buddy that has a lot more experience than I do. He seemed to get a little excited when I showed him what I found.

    The pics are before I cleaned it up, I forgot to take pics after cleaning. It is an eagle ďDĒ button with a makers mark of Canfield Bro & Co Baltimore. I donít know a lot about buttons any information would be greatly appreciated.

    For you coin hunters all I found was 11 cents, a 1958 dime that has turned almost brick red, and a 1928 wheat.

    I was so excited about the button I forgot to clean up the coins.

    Happy Hunting.
    Wettpaint
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  2. #2
    us
    Jul 2009
    Whiting, NJ
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    Re: My first Civil War Button

    Welcome to T-net and congrats on that great find. I would love to find relics from the CW and you are on lucky guy. You may also consider to post this on the CW and also the button forums and you will get answers.

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    Feb 2008
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    Re: My first Civil War Button

    nice one
    welcome to tnet
    I quit smoking 2/26/08
    cleaning  Earth 1 pulltab at a time.

  4. #4
    PBK
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    Re: My first Civil War Button

    Great Dragoons button!

    The Canfield Bro. & Co. backmark (Albert's #DR 4A1) dates it c. 1850-66.

    It generally books around $75-100.


  5. #5
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    Re: My first Civil War Button

    The "D" in the shield stands for Dragoons . As far as the backmark, I can not help you ...I dont have a button book here.

  6. #6
    us
    Apr 2009
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    Re: My first Civil War Button

    Is this a Union Button? I looked up the number and it shows it to be a Federal listing.
    I found this in a confederate cavalry camp. I know that the Dragoons were cavalry could this be a case of a Federal solder that went back south for the war or Southern scrappiness, using whatever they could find to hold themselves together. Camp dates to 1864.

    Happy Hunting
    Wettpaint

    I forgot to mention it is 20mm to 21mm across. It is hard to tell due to the corrosion.

  7. #7

    May 2008
    Linden, VA
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    Re: My first Civil War Button

    Great first button!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. #8

    Jul 2005
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    Re: My first Civil War Button

    Great first CW button, Union Dragoon button.
    What am I doing so far away from my Civil War relics?

  9. #9
    us
    Jul 2006
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    Re: My first Civil War Button

    Nice find, We love relics here they are tough to find in many areas of the country. The coins I like to find are defiantly relics!
    Seek and Ye shall find, (not necessarily what You were looking for)

  10. #10
    us
    Apr 2007
    Missouri
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    Re: My first Civil War Button

    First Dragoon button I have seen.
    Have detector, Will Travel RJW

  11. #11

    Re: My first Civil War Button

    Quote Originally Posted by PBK
    Great Dragoons button!

    The Canfield Bro. & Co. backmark (Albert's #DR 4A1) dates it c. 1850-66.

    It generally books around $75-100.
    Fantastic CW button Wettpaint.
    I'm into relics myself. Great job & welcome to TN. Looking forward to your next post.
    -MM-
    *Oldest coin-1775 Spanish 1 real *Oldest U.S. silver-1833 Capped Bust Half Dime *Best coin - 1945 GOLD 2 1/2 peso *Best Civil War finds:*NC officers belt buckle *CSN Confederate Navy Officer button

  12. #12
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    May 2006
    Corrodedlargecentville
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    Re: My first Civil War Button

    congratulations on your first CW button! Maybe you weren't that excited when you first dug it, but I bet you are now!

  13. #13
    us
    Feb 2008
    Chester County, Pennsylvania
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    Re: My first Civil War Button

    Good looking button wettpaint!! WTG
    That which does not kill us, only makes us stronger!!

  14. #14
    us
    Nov 2007
    North AL.
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    Re: My first Civil War Button

    Nice button. Hope to see more.

  15. #15

    Nov 2007
    ,M.X.T.& Tesoro Tejon
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    Re: My first Civil War Button

    DRAGOONS!!!Love it,way to go!!!
    M.X.T , Tesoro Tejon





 

 
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