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  1. #1
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    Jan 2010
    New Hampshire
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    24 Civil War Buttons

    Greetings all,
    Great weather lately here in New Hampshire
    As you may know, I always keep my eyes open for out of place rock formations
    on the flats of the tidal rivers.
    In the past, some of these I've searched have been ballast piles from abandoned ships.
    Had my eyes on this one for a while,
    but put off searching it.
    I got a good deep signal, dug a copper bracelet, a rescan of the hole indicated more targets, as I went deeper I encountered dense blue clay mixed with straw.
    And buttons.
    Eventually I moved stones and excavated a hole 4' X 2' and about 36" deep.
    I made the large excavation after finding several buttons to avoid any damage to the remaining ones, understand that this was blind digging in a pit of muddy water.
    End result was 19 'New Hampshire Volunteer Militia' buttons, (Tice NH 200A3)
    and 1 General Service high convex, resembles Tice GS 226, is missing its back.
    My first 'Muffin'
    All but 2 of the NH buttons have intact shanks, and I see no reason why the rest won't clean up as well as these, I picked a random button to start.
    5 hours of aluminum jelly and toothpicks yield 2 clean buttons.
    Thanks to Buckleboy for resto advise
    I believe there are more items at this site, tides limit search time.
    I will update this post with new finds, and more cleaned examples.
    I'm including a NH Militia Officer photo.
    Thanks for looking, and Great Digs to You all.
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  2. #2
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    Feb 2005
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    Re: 20 Civil War Buttons

    WOW!! That's quite a haul! Congrats
    If you search long enough, you will find what you are looking for.

  3. #3
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    Jul 2007
    NC
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    Re: 20 Civil War Buttons

    Wow is right !!! Congrats

    Pretty good clean up Will.

  4. #4

    Nov 2007
    ,M.X.T.& Tesoro Tejon
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    Re: 20 Civil War Buttons

    Now thats what I am talking about!!!Right on!
    M.X.T , Tesoro Tejon



    "A pen in the hand of this president is far more dangerous than a gun in the hands of 200 million law-abiding citizens."

  5. #5

    Jun 2007
    MA NH seacoast
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    Re: 20 Civil War Buttons

    Some great stae buttons there. congrats

  6. #6
    us
    Feb 2006
    Virginia
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    Re: 20 Civil War Buttons

    Great story! Great finds!! Nice looking button once cleaned.

    Banner!


    MB

  7. #7
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    Sep 2007
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    Re: 20 Civil War Buttons

    Wow, looks like you found the whole coat and some Nice jackpot

  8. #8
    us
    Oct 2008
    Wolcott, CT
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    Re: 20 Civil War Buttons

    Nice buttons!
    I love when people find buttons made in my home town of Waterbury Connecticut.

    Joe

  9. #9
    us
    Jul 2010
    Pittsburgh, PA
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    Re: 20 Civil War Buttons

    That's a great discovery you made Herbie! I would love to find a New Hampshire state seal button. The other button is a Staff Officer's button.

  10. #10
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    DIG, RECOVER, PRESERVE...THE SCOURGE OF THE DIRT!

    Jan 2007
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    Re: 20 Civil War Buttons

    Bravo SHW, an awesome score buddy! Congrats on all those New Hampshire Militias!! I've dug them at different sites in the past but never that many in one spot! Congratulations buddy and they will all clean up just as good. Aluminum Jelly works well, so does Greased Lightning and Lemon Juice. I've got all 3 in my repertoire!



  11. #11
    us
    Mar 2008
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    Re: 20 Civil War Buttons

    Wow that is great Herbie ! Great Great find ! Basically a whole jacket ! Have fun out there ! MaineRelic
    MaineRelic.

  12. #12
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    Mar 2007
    SE Virginia
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    Re: 20 Civil War Buttons

    wow thats an awesome recovery. And great job cleaning them too.

    congrats.


  13. #13

    Aug 2006
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    Its tough to dig one New Hampshire! Nice finds and I hope more surface.

    Sounds like a really interesting site.

  14. #14
    us
    Sep 2010
    Out Diggin Silver
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    Re: 20 Civil War Buttons

    Quote Originally Posted by crazyjarhead
    Wow, looks like you found the whole coat and some Nice jackpot

  15. #15
    Charter Member

    Jan 2007
    Northern Middle Tennessee
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    Re: 20 Civil War Buttons

    Herbie, you must have been hunting in "Button Cache" mode. Super finds Bud. You sure won't find many of those in Tennessee. HH, Quindy.
    View more Tenn. Trio hunts by going to "You Tube" & typing in "Quindy Robertson".

 

 
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