Post By teak
Oct 07, 2012, 01:55 PM
Confederate VA State Seal Button~Rare Backmark!
Finally received permission to detect a Confederate Generals homesite. Tried a year ago, they finally granted me permission this past week!
Found the button near the front yard. Property owners told me that General Lee had stayed there once as well!
Back marked "Benedict-Burnham"! 22mm Dented, but the shank is in place and I'm happy with this find!!
Thanks for looking!
Last edited by teak; Oct 07, 2012 at 01:58 PM.
Oct 07, 2012 01:55 PM
Oct 07, 2012, 02:02 PM
Very Nice .. any time you can find a button with people on them, life is good!
"Wherever I go .. That's where I'll be!"
Oct 07, 2012, 02:03 PM
Thanks! Sorry the pictures are not too good!
Oct 07, 2012, 02:58 PM
Nice Find! sounds like a place you need to hit hard.
Oct 07, 2012, 03:33 PM
congrats on the VA button! I've been detecting for over a year now, all in spots with heavy CW action and have only found two State Buttons (NY State). Congrats on getting a Confederate state button, definitely high on my wish list!
Oct 07, 2012, 06:40 PM
Nice Button with a great back mark. I love digging Va buttons.
Oct 07, 2012, 07:05 PM
Oct 07, 2012, 07:10 PM
That's an awesome find. Congrats!!
Oct 07, 2012, 07:36 PM
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That's on my wish list - nice find!
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Oct 07, 2012, 08:38 PM
Thanks! Thats my 3rd VA button to date.....I was almost certain thats what it was too when I saw it in the dirt! I will be back at that site very soon! : )
Oct 08, 2012, 12:32 AM
Killer Button, congrat's and .................HH
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Oct 08, 2012, 04:09 PM
Thanks!! I'm thinking so far this is my best button find...although I liked my VA State Seal Cuff Button found last spring, so close second maybe? ; )
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