Military finds near Fort Brady - Soo, MI
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  1. #1
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    Jan 2012
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    Military finds near Fort Brady - Soo, MI

    I was metal detecting a sewer/sidewalk construction site near old Fort Brady est. 1779 through 1861. Later to become a federal courthouse in Sault Ste Marie. I found these between July and November of 2011. Today I figured out how to post and take pictures on these forums so I will start with these few finds.



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    Re: Military finds near Fort Brady - Soo, MI

    Nice finds whatever they are.

  3. #3
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    Re: Military finds near Fort Brady - Soo, MI

    those are some great finds right there

  4. #4
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    Re: Military finds near Fort Brady - Soo, MI

    WOW! Those are some amazing early military items!!!
    Have you researched them yet?
    Dale

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    Re: Military finds near Fort Brady - Soo, MI

    Those are some nice early buttons and they are in great shape, especially the pewter Infantry buttons. I take it the site is right downtown and the only access you have to detect is when there is construction?
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    Re: Military finds near Fort Brady - Soo, MI

    Quote Originally Posted by rodgerdodger
    Nice finds whatever they are.
    That is a better handful of buttons in a couple hunts than most folks on here would find in a year! That's what they are.

    Will YOU recognize something as great as those buttons when you dig them, or will you throw them out with the trash, Rodger?


    Seriously great finds. The rifles button is first rate, the Light Artillery is killer, and the pewter "I" is out of this world in terms of condition!
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    US Civil War Belt Plate
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    Cast C Cavalry button (“T. Miller Houston”)
    Three Louisiana Pelican Cuff Buttons
    Louisiana Pelican Coat Button
    3 gram gold nugget from a plantation site
    Shield from an 1820-30 Artillery Shako Cap Badge
    Corps of Artillerists and Engineers Button 1798-1802
    Four CW eagle coat buttons
    Two CW eagle cuff buttons
    French Navy Equipages de Ligne button (1 piece, 1830-40s)
    Two New York Staff Officer Cuff Buttons
    Colonial silver sleeve link/button made from a half real
    Monogrammed Silver Love Token
    TWO M1858 Remington Revolver Trigger Guards
    bone die eyeballed
    Silver spoon made by Alexander McGrew 1805-1836
    Coin Silver mid-1800s "Fede Ring"
    1820s-30s silver eyeglasses frame fragment
    End of a gold crucifix or mechanical pencil
    Tip of a silver mechanical pencil
    William IV farthing (1830-1837)
    dateless half real
    half-cut half real (“quarter real”)
    1781 and 1807 half reales
    1840 quarter franc French silver
    1850 20 centimes French silver
    1851-O, 1852 three cent silver and a dateless 1/4 of a three cent silver
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    Re: Military finds near Fort Brady - Soo, MI

    wow awesome buttons.. a friend of mine found the rifle button a few weeks ago but it was barely readable.. congrats!

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    Re: Military finds near Fort Brady - Soo, MI

    Woah, very nice finds. Congratulations!

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    Re: Military finds near Fort Brady - Soo, MI

    Amazing finds! I love that area of the country. I have a picture of me standing next to the Fort Brady sign when I was a kid. Too bad I didn't know about detecting back then.

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    Re: Military finds near Fort Brady - Soo, MI

    Great finds!

    My neighborhood isn't that interesting!

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    Re: Military finds near Fort Brady - Soo, MI

    Very nice finds! Love those buttons!!!
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  12. #12
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    Re: Military finds near Fort Brady - Soo, MI

    You are killing me. That is an amazing assortment of artifacts. I wish I could find that here in virginia!
    Always dig deeper....

 

 

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