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    Civil War button or Revalotionary Button?? found today in Ohio (Pictures)

    Hi all,
    Well what a great day it was here in Ohio. After work my buddy and I went to an old
    church site. It was built in 1891 and closed was torn down in 1991. My first find was a
    1890 Indian head penny, then found a 1919 Wheatie.

    They had a monument about the church and I hunted around it and found a gold broach
    with ivory inside. On the ivory was a house and a woman.

    In front of the church I came up with a button that has a sheild and a Eagle on it. Below the
    Eagle is the word R E G and over to the side is the letter T. On the back is Phila and ARMTTAGE
    I think. Not sure what war it is from or if it is even a war button. But it sure is neat and it's
    silver in color,

    My buddy found two Inidan head pennies, not sure of the dates and a V-nickel. All in all we had
    a pretty good day.

    Well HH, Ringfider

    P.S. All the finds from today and most of my last posts were found with an ACE 250 and a SunRay
    Probe, both of us are using these machines all the time now. It really does go deep. We've found
    coins in wet soil over 7 inches deep.
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    Re: Civil War button or Revalotionary Button?? found today in Ohio (Pictures)

    Ring,

    Awesome finds...really like that brooch.

    HH
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    Re: Civil War button or Revalotionary Button?? found today in Ohio (Pictures)

    ARMITAGE?
    Former Caveman... my brain shrunk.

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    Re: Civil War button or Revalotionary Button?? found today in Ohio (Pictures)

    That broach with the ivory is a fantastic find. Very cool. Indian Head is in great condition too.

    HH,

    Mirage

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    Re: Civil War button or Revalotionary Button?? found today in Ohio (Pictures)

    Great button! It's a Sheffield silverplate, c. 1812-15 Infantry officer's button. Ben's right about the backmark. It's Armitage? probably "Armitage Phila" Normally, a regiment number was struck on the shield, but some buttons have plain/blank shields.


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    Re: Civil War button or Revalotionary Button?? found today in Ohio (Pictures)

    Very nice stuff!! I need a break in the rain!!!!
    Banking off a Northeast wind, sailin' on a summer breeze

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    Re: Civil War button or Revalotionary Button?? found today in Ohio (Pictures)

    Awesome finds, HH Art...

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    Re: Civil War button or Revalotionary Button?? found today in Ohio (Pictures)

    Wow, you guys are the best! Thanks Ben and PBK, you guys are right on the money. I went
    to our local museum today and he said he thought it was a button from the war
    of 1812, but wasn't sure. He said he was going to look it up in his button book
    tonight. On the face of the button there is nothing on the shield. But below the shield there
    is this R E G and to the side is a T. Thanks again for all your information.

    Just like they always say, you never know what you will find metal detecting.

    I'm going back to this site and read all the names on the markers in the cemetary who were in the Civil War. Maybe one of them had a father who fought in the war of 1812. Research, research,
    research. Hopefully I can trace down some of these men and where they lived in the
    township and maybe hunt their log cabin sites.

    Well HH and thanks again for the information. Ringfinder
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    Re: Civil War button or Revalotionary Button?? found today in Ohio (Pictures)

    Those are some nice finds , the broach is very nice....The silver button has to be one of the best looking dug buttons I have ever seen !!!!!Congrats
    Sometimes you need to look back to a time that made you laugh and smile!...... The memories of all the great times..... will always be there!!

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    Re: Civil War button or Revalotionary Button?? found today in Ohio (Pictures)

    Wow,what a great piece of Ivory
    Loyalty and Honor

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    Re: Civil War button or Revalotionary Button?? found today in Ohio (Pictures)

    Very nice stuff!!
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    Re: Civil War button or Revalotionary Button?? found today in Ohio (Pictures)

    very nice stuff there really like the brooch and button

    Tim

    Get out and dig

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    Re: Civil War button or Revalotionary Button?? found today in Ohio (Pictures)

    Very nice finds! Awesome brooch!
    Coins come out in nice shape too.
    You better get back and hunt that some more.
    Good luck!

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    Re: Civil War button or Revalotionary Button?? found today in Ohio (Pictures)

    Nice finds and congrats on the gold and ivory brooch! HH, Mike

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    Re: Civil War button or Revalotionary Button?? found today in Ohio (Pictures)

    Another great hunt, Ringfinder. I agree with Seeker...that is a nice-looking button. Congratulations.

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    Re: Civil War button or Revalotionary Button?? found today in Ohio (Pictures)

    Thanks for all your comments. I went back there today to the Church site and took
    pictures of the grave markers. I only took pictures of the Civil War Veterens. I am trying
    to trace down the families of these veterens to see if they had any relation who might have
    fought in the War of 1812. I called one of the names found in the cemetary and talked to
    one of the decendents. He was very interested in my find and wants me to help him with
    his genology of his family. I told him he could find most of what I know from the local
    historicla society. But he wants me to help. Oh well maybe another lead to another
    hunt site.

    I hunted some more their but didn't find anything else so far. I hunted a couple of other
    places today and found 2 indian head pennies, 3 wheaties and a small ring. What a great day
    hunt.
    HH guys and gals. Ringfinder
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    Re: Civil War button or Revalotionary Button?? found today in Ohio (Pictures)

    RING, Very Interesting Finds, Congrats. trk5capt...
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