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  1. #1
    us
    Apr 2009
    Lowcountry, South Carolina
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    Very rare South Carolina Militia button I recently dug

    I just dug this super rare button at the recent NS TD hunt held in the lowcountry of South Carolina .For those that don't know, this button is one of the rarest South Carolina buttons in existence. A large SC collector said in all his years of collecting he's seen maybe only 4 or 5. He has a rather large SC collection but even he doesn't own one I know of a digger that found one over 10 yrs ago in Charleston and sold it for 5000.00 dollars back then. The latest Noth South civil war price guide lists it at 4000.00 +.I've only seen it in Aberts & Tice's button books but now I've dug one, pretty amazing. I read a little about this button and it said the unit that wore it was not from the northern part of the state like I thought but from the Charleston, area. It was made up of a small group of wealthy men perhaps less than 30 or 40. Tice's book says Scovill's made this exremely rare button for some SC militia in the 1840's. It was brought back to see the light of day after 150 yrs. Lost during the Oct.22nd 1862, battle of Pocotaligo, SC between 5000 Union troops under General Brannan & 5000 confderate forces under Walker.Brannans supply of cartridges gave out and his troops were getting the worst of the fight. Not able to reach his objective of the charleston & savannah RR he withdrew.Oh the stories this little beauty of a button could tell. I've dug a few rare buttons over the years but I believe this one's without a doubt my best button ever. Did I mention I dug it with my new Goldbug Pro, I love this detector ! Only 4 or 5 known oh yeah it's a good one

    Laszlo




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  2. #2
    us
    Nov 2005
    Ohio
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    Re: Very rare South Carolina Militia button I recently dug

    Very, Very Nice Button, I am voting this for the Banner, Fantastic Find, Thanks for posting all the pictures, they are Great!!

    HH, Ringfinder
    Minelab GPX 4500, Nautilus IIB, ACE 250, Tesoro Tiger Shark, Depth Pro, Fisher 1235, Fisher F-75, Minelab Explorer II, X-terra 70

  3. #3
    us
    Feb 2010
    Montana
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    Re: Very rare South Carolina Militia button I recently dug

    Awesome find! Wow
    Montana

  4. #4
    us
    Apr 2010
    NC
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    Re: Very rare South Carolina Militia button I recently dug

    Sweet find Congrats
    "There comes a time in every rightly constructed boys life when he has a raging desire to go somewhere and dig for hidden treasure" Mark Twain"

  5. #5
    Congratulations to the Winner!

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    Re: Very rare South Carolina Militia button I recently dug

    Congrats on this rare find in great condition
    Another vote here.
    Desire is oft more pleasant than acquisition

  6. #6
    us
    Oct 2007
    Maryland/ NC
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    Re: Very rare South Carolina Militia button I recently dug

    You've found a good one there, banner!

  7. #7
    umrgolf

    Re: Very rare South Carolina Militia button I recently dug

    Banner button there Pete.. I think SC has the widest array of state button types, love it!

  8. #8
    us
    Mar 2006
    North Carolina
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    Re: Very rare South Carolina Militia button I recently dug

    As usual, an awesome find Pete. I was going on the hunt but had to back out. Looks like I missed a good one. Banner vote for me.
    Mike

  9. #9
    us
    Dec 2008
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    Re: Very rare South Carolina Militia button I recently dug

    that is a super button.not only that but you had a great time with a great group of people.i would love to have seen Larry's face when you showed him that button.

  10. #10
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    Ace250man

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    Re: Very rare South Carolina Militia button I recently dug

    that is an awesome find !!
    you have my banner vote !!
    ALLEN

  11. #11
    us
    Aug 2004
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    Re: Very rare South Carolina Militia button I recently dug

    Extremely rare find there Pete!

    That is indeed one of the rarest of the South Carolina military buttons. I have only seen and heard of a couple of those turning up in all my years of searching around Charleston.

    CC Hunter

  12. #12
    us
    Dec 2010
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    Re: Very rare South Carolina Militia button I recently dug

    Awesome find! Are you going to keep it, or sell it?

  13. #13
    us
    Dec 2009
    kentucky
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    Re: Very rare South Carolina Militia button I recently dug

    very nice button,
    im voting banner too

  14. #14
    us
    Feb 2010
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    Re: Very rare South Carolina Militia button I recently dug

    Nice find!

  15. #15
    us
    CS IS NEXT

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    Re: Very rare South Carolina Militia button I recently dug

    This has to go BANNER Marc.......Flip the switch Jeff Great Dig

 

 
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