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    This is the White Whale of CW Buttons for this Louisiana Boy!!!

    Possum and I went to my permission and being that he just got his Deus I suggested he go to the iron pit where I’ve found 2 Half Dimes and 2 Half Reals and 1443 rusty iron nails. He told me he spoke with Calabash who suggested he put the Deus in 20 kHz in the heavy iron. Now I’ve never taken the 800 out of multi so I said heck I’m gonna try 20 kHz and proceeded to the dreaded iron field that I haven’t found anything else there in 6 months. Well my very first hole was a Civil War Confederate Louisiana Seal Pelican Coat Button!!!!! I couldn’t believe it we where like two school boys who saw a voluptuous woman. Lol I also squeaked out this small flower button and a 2 ringer that also looks special not sure. This is one of the best day of my life. I don’t see a back mark and I’m to scared to to anything else at this time. Any suggestions are always appreciated. I’d like to thank Possum for being there so I could share a once in a lifetime experience with someone and not be alone. Truly a out of body experience. Thank you all and Tnet for giving a platform to share my joy. Click image for larger version. 

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    Truth,

    It was an honor to be with you today and see the look on your face and see your excitement when you unearthed that beautiful Louisiana Pelican button!!! To most it may not seem like such a big deal but for us Louisiana boy’s it’s like finding the “Golden Chalice” of buttons.

    Most Louisiana troops, as well as other southern state troops were moved to the north to fight where the main part of the war was taking place. One famous group of Louisiana troops were called “Lee’s Tiger’s or Lee's Tiger Brigade” but there were many more sent North, therefore it’s a once in a life time find for most of us down here to unearth a “Pelican Button”, especially one in that great of shape, with beautiful patina and an intact shank.

    Therefore, even though most may not agree with me, I’m voting “BANNER” on Truths “Pelican Button” because it’s so hard for us to find them down here, especially in that great of shape. I hope I have the support of those who know how hard Truth hunts and the great finds he posts, but this one is far above and beyond anything he’s posted in the past, at least in my opinion.

    Even if he doesn’t get Banner for the “Pelican Button” it’s going to get a “Banner Display” in our fledgling Historical Society that he’s helped me start and has participated in every educational function / event we’ve had displaying what few relics and historical artifacts we have, teaching kid’s as well as adults our hobby and explaining to them what our history was actually about and not what they’re being taught in the schools today. His button will be something these folks can actually see firsthand, an actual confederate artifact that was once worn on the uniform of a Louisiana soldier that was more than likely heading to the north to proudly fight for his state and a cause that he believed in.

    Truth, whether or not you get “Banner” here on T-net doesn’t matter in my book, even though I hope you do, because I feel you deserve it, you’ve definitely received banner in my eye’s and once again Congratulations and as I said before it was and honor to be there with you when you unearthed that beautiful Louisiana Pelican Button!!!

    “D”


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    "Blessed is the Nation, who's God is the Lord!!!" Psalms 33:12

    "I have fought against the people of the North because I believed they were seeking to wrest from the South its dearest rights. But I have never cherished toward them bitter or vindictive feelings, and I have never seen the day when I did not pray for them." General Robert E. Lee


    "My religious belief teaches me to feel as safe in battle as in bed. God has fixed the time for my death. I do not concern myself about that, but to be always ready, no matter when it may overtake me, that is the way all men should live, and then all would be equally brave." General Stonewall Jackson

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    Great find, congratulations!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Possum View Post
    Truth,

    It was an honor to be with you today and see the look on your face and see your excitement when you unearthed that beautiful Louisiana Pelican button!!! To most it may not seem like such a big deal but for us Louisiana boy’s it’s like finding the “Golden Chalice” of buttons.

    Most Louisiana troops, as well as other southern state troops were moved to the north to fight where the main part of the war was taking place. One famous group of Louisiana troops were called “Lee’s Tiger’s or Lee's Tiger Brigade” but there were many more sent North, therefore it’s a once in a life time find for most of us down here to unearth a “Pelican Button”, especially one in that great of shape, with beautiful patina and an intact shank.

    Therefore, even though most may not agree with me, I’m voting “BANNER” on Truths “Pelican Button” because it’s so hard for us to find them down here, especially in that great of shape. I hope I have the support of those who know how hard Truth hunts and the great finds he posts, but this one is far above and beyond anything he’s posted in the past, at least in my opinion.

    Even if he doesn’t get Banner for the “Pelican Button” it’s going to get a “Banner Display” in our fledgling Historical Society that he’s helped me start and has participated in every educational function / event we’ve had displaying what few relics and historical artifacts we have, teaching kid’s as well as adults our hobby and explaining to them what our history was actually about and not what they’re being taught in the schools today. His button will be something these folks can actually see firsthand, an actual confederate artifact that was once worn on the uniform of a Louisiana soldier that was more than likely heading to the north to proudly fight for his state and a cause that he believed in.

    Truth, whether or not you get “Banner” here on T-net doesn’t matter in my book, even though I hope you do, because I feel you deserve it, you’ve definitely received banner in my eye’s and once again Congratulations and as I said before it was and honor to be there with you when you unearthed that beautiful Louisiana Pelican Button!!!

    “D”


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    Thanks buddy with you and calabash I wouldn’t of got it.

    And thank you so much for the kind words my friend
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fullstock View Post
    Great find, congratulations!
    Thank you Fullstock!!
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    Great find Truth on the Louisiana Pelican button. Beautiful. This is a great Confetrit' piece of History and local History as well. These are very few of these found especially in that kind of shape. You have my vote for Banner fund also.
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    Killer Killer button!! Being the holder of zero CW buttons (yet) i know I would pop if I found such a beauty, I’ve not seen a lot of the Pelican buttons found on this site so I’m guessing there kind of rare so I’ll toss my hate in the ring for a banner!
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    Awesome!!! Congrats!!!!
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    I don’t comment much but great find. Being a Louisiana native, I know the pride you felt when you found that button. I found my first pelican button just a couple of months ago. Like looking for a unicorn. Congratulations.
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    Quote Originally Posted by devldog View Post
    Great find Truth on the Louisiana Pelican button. Beautiful. This is a great Confetrit' piece of History and local History as well. These are very few of these found especially in that kind of shape. You have my vote for Banner fund also.
    Thank you so much devildog I appreciate that. I never found buttons from years and years and now I see myself swinging for the relics. Lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Digger RJ View Post
    Awesome!!! Congrats!!!!
    Thanks Digger RJ much appreciated
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tigerdude View Post
    I don’t comment much but great find. Being a Louisiana native, I know the pride you felt when you found that button. I found my first pelican button just a couple of months ago. Like looking for a unicorn. Congratulations.
    Thanks Tigerdude I guess you know the feeling as truly amazing.
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    Awesome button!! A big Congrats!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by RVRoamer66 View Post
    Awesome button!! A big Congrats!!
    Thanks RV I’m over the moon
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    That is amazing!!! I’ve only seen two now. The other was found by Lane Prater up in Alexandria!! Very good job and congrats!!!
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