Jul 15, 2012, 09:12 AM
~The Cane Field Bandits~
~My First American Civil War Button~
Buckleboy and I (The Cane Field Bandits) got out in a new field at 5:30 yesterday morning. Trying to beat the Louisiana heat and humidity. While stomping thru gumbo thick mud and swatting mosquitoes I dug my first civil war button, a Union Eagle. In the past I have found a War of 1812 Artillery button, a U.S Navy 1820s era and three WW1 era buttons, I was beginning to wonder if i would ever get a CW era for the collection. The site we are recovering from is near a CW skirmish site. Other CW relics have been making their way into our pouches. Here I also dug 2 pieces of an Enfield rifle trigger guard on two separate hunts. And a fired mini ball. Thanks for looking and HH!
Here is what our signature line for 2014 said:
2014 CaneField Bandits Totals:
1792 French 2 Sol Copper
1813 Half Stiver King George III
181? Cut Quarter of an 8 Reales
1826 Two Reales
1827 Peruvian Republic 1 Real
1815 Ferdinand 1 Real
1829 Cap and Rays 1 Real
1781, 1803, 1811, 1814, and two Dateless Half Reales
1872 Seated Half Dollar
1876-S Seated Quarter
EIGHT Seated Half Dimes: 1838, 1839, three 1840-O's, 1842-O, 1848-O, 1857 and one dateless half dime
NINE Seated Dimes: 1838-O (No Stars), 1875, 1876-CC, Two 1875-S, 1876-S, Two 1887 and an 1888
1700s French Silver Spoon
U.S.S. New Orleans Silver Pendant (1890s)
Large New Orleans Hallmarked Silver Spoon and a monogrammed antebellum coin silver spoon
185? Large Cent
c.1830-40s Belgian .50 cal brass pistol barrel and frame
Confederate Pelican Civil War Button
1840s Convex Eagle Militia Button
CW Eagle "I" Button
1lb. Grape Shot
CW Era "snake" Sword Hanger
Blacksmith-Forged Picket Pin
1941 Walking Liberty Half Dollar
1893-S and 1896 Barber Quarters
1943, 1954, and 1963-D Quarters
1894-O, 1902-O, and 1911-D Barber Dimes
1945 and 1945-S Mercury Dimes
1864-L Indian Head Cent
186?, 1866, and a Dateless Shield Nickel
Assorted Civil War Bullets and Musketballs
Indian Head Cents, Wheats, Buffaloes, and GawGag
So it's time to clear out the signature line, put up another year-end post, and get some more finds added tour our 2015 totals.
Buck, Shanegalang, and DiggerGirl
Jul 15, 2012, 09:47 AM
Killer find.....found some dropped Merrill bullets yesterday in Tn. Was sure hoping for a good button. Gonna go back in few if the rain holds off. Have dug some good buttons in years past but nothing but a penny button since I started back a few weeks ago.
Jul 15, 2012, 10:11 AM
Fine find...congrats man!
Jul 15, 2012, 03:11 PM
Congrats Shane!!! That will be the first of many CW buttons you will dig there (Both US & CS) . Save some for us this Fall and don't let BB eat up all the gumbo-LOL. WTG, Quindy.
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Jul 15, 2012, 03:22 PM
Congrats on your first of many I'm sure!
"Life's a garden. DIG IT!!!" - - Joe Dirt
Jul 15, 2012, 03:33 PM
Congrats, Shane!! Found my 1st right here on my property...boy was I ever shocked. Had traveled all the way to MO, anticipated on finding something CW besides horse shoes. Come home and about a week later find the button here. LOL!
Jul 15, 2012, 04:10 PM
Respect the research and permissions of others...
Jul 15, 2012, 07:29 PM
good find, hope it's the first of many!
Jul 15, 2012, 07:35 PM
That's one nice button. Are you going to try to clean it up or leave it as it is?
Jul 15, 2012, 07:39 PM
I love finding them. congrats!!
Jul 17, 2012, 09:29 PM
CANE FIELD BANDITS and IRON BRIGADE MEMBER
That's a great find, man. The second one is much easier than the first. My first was back in the spring of 1993 at a Union artillery implacement. One of us will eventually find the rest of that trigger guard, so don't lose hope.
Jul 18, 2012, 03:51 PM
Jul 19, 2012, 01:50 AM
Nice button. You guys are doing well in the swamps. Hope you find a pouch full
Jul 19, 2012, 02:48 AM
Congrats on your first Button from the war of northern aggression, Ya'll are just killin it in da'cane fields.........HH
If ever a time should come, when vain and aspiring men shall possess the highest seats in Government, our country will stand in need of its experienced patriots to prevent its ruin."
Jul 19, 2012, 10:56 AM
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