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    Justin

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    Early american militia cap plate

    I know this is today's finds but I found this on Thursday. And this was one hell of a birthday present. So I went to a cellar hole that was hit hard by other people so targets were pretty much nilch. Getting frustrated I started digging any targets that had a high pitch. When this brass plate popped out. I almost completely disregarded this piece until I wiped it off and saw 10 regt. So I did what I usually do when I get excited I make a dash for the car. So after getting home and cleaning the plate with soapy water I was finally able to make out the script I compy Lt infantry 10 regt. So I then posted it on the what is it forum and with the help of folks there they narrowed it down to a millitary cap plate. Then with a suggestion from gold diver I sent an email to don trioani whos an expert on early millitaria. And he gave it the id of a ct militia 1800-1820 militia hat cap. This is the most significant find I have ever made. Thanks for looking- Justin
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    us
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    Wow !!! Great find congrats.

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    us
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    I think that would look great on the BANNER! I'll put a vote in when I get to a computer. That's a great find there!

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    us
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    That's pretty sweet, an awesome piece of history nice find

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    ca
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    That's a great find, hat plates are things hardly ever posted, nice to see something new and different!

    Good job!
    ...if you think I'm a pain in the neck, it's lower, lower,little bit lower, too low, higher, there ya go.....

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    Justin

    Apr 2012
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    Thanks everyone. I don't believe I've ever seen a cap plate on here ever.

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    awesome find!!!! Congrats! That's most def got my banner vote!
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    Nice find, you got to like it when you think a site is all detected out, it goes to show you what digging iffy signals can turn up.

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    Congratulations, Justin,

    I've never seen one either. Great piece of history.

    I'm woefully ignorant of the genre. I can't help speculating about the wisdom of having (presumably a shiny brass) plate on top of one's head in a war zone.

    I'ma go vote now.

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    PS: I did find this earlier post of an eagle hat plate: militia hat plate

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    Just put my vote in! I hope this doesn't get knocked down the list as threads tend to do on Saturdays. You don't see items like this too often on here. Can you get a better pic in the sunlight tomorrow? I know they like you to have good pics if it gets banner. Again, congrats!

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    man, that's too cool. congrats!

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    ec
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    Wow.....awesome and even more so since it was a site well hunted..........

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    This is beyond cool and an important part of American History. I, therefore, nominate it and request that it take a trip down....
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    I know LEO and Fire badges...I know toy soldiers...I am learning about everything else from you!

    Confuse-Us Say: "Man wearing steel toed boots should not metal detect."

    What "unearth" are you doing out there?

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    Justin

    Apr 2012
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    Thank you everyone for the kind words. I will most deffinantly try to get a better picture in the morning.

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    AWESOME find! Congrats RD.
    My banner vote is in.
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