Jul 15, 2012, 08:12 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!
Jul 15, 2012, 08:47 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, 09:11 AM
Fine find...congrats man!
Jul 15, 2012, 02:11 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, 02:22 PM
Congrats on your first of many I'm sure!
"Life's a garden. DIG IT!!!" - - Joe Dirt
Jul 15, 2012, 02:33 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, 03:10 PM
Respect the research and permissions of others...
Jul 15, 2012, 06:29 PM
good find, hope it's the first of many!
Jul 15, 2012, 06:35 PM
That's one nice button. Are you going to try to clean it up or leave it as it is?
Jul 15, 2012, 06:39 PM
I love finding them. congrats!!
Jul 17, 2012, 08:29 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.
2016 CaneField Bandits Totals:
1782, 1800, 1809, 1811 and 1818 Half Reales
1834 Capped Bust Half Dime
1839-O, 1853, 1853-O, and 1858-O Half Dimes
1892 and 1907 Barber Quarters
1943-P War Nickel
British Navy Cuff Button
West Point Military Academy Cadet Cuff Button
Civil War U.S. Bit Boss
Eagle "A" Coat Button
Enfield trigger guard
Breechblock from Double Barrel Shotgun
Musket Lock Plate, side plate, and trigger guard
Schenkl Shell Fragments
Plantation Store Tokens
Indians, Wheats, Beefaloes and other Gaw Gag
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Jul 18, 2012, 02:51 PM
Jul 19, 2012, 12:50 AM
Nice button. You guys are doing well in the swamps. Hope you find a pouch full
Jul 19, 2012, 01:48 AM
Congrats on your first Button from the war of northern aggression, Ya'll are just killin it in da'cane fields.........HH
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