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  1. #1
    us
    Feb 2014
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    Lightning Strikes Twice - 3rd AMERICAN Regiment

    Hey guys,

    I am still riding the high from last week's South Carolina revolutionary war button, a perfect 3rd Regiment of Rangers. Got back out this evening and figured I'd give the site another sweep, just to make sure I didn't miss any targets. After about an hour of grid work and 0 signals, I figured I got it all. With another hour to kill, I said to myself...if I was shooting at someone from this position with a musket, where would I be. After all, I did find a lottery button and a USA there, which reflects at least 3 different soldiers. There was really only one position that would make sense, a small section where the coast jutted out. So I walked about 200 yards and starting swinging, musket ball...musket ball...and then the CTX made the 12-20 tone I had been waiting for. Flipped the plug and holy $#%@ its marked.

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    Initially only saw the 3 and thought I might have another SC, but quickly recognized the crown and 3rd American as the "other" 3rd...the New York Volunteers (loyalist) 3rd American Regiment. These guys were raised in NY in 1776 as part of General Howe's army, and eventually ended up in Florida in October 1778 with Sir Henry Clinton. They worked their way through Savanna, eventually took Charleston in April 1780. It's nothing short of crazy that I've stumbled on an undocumented skirmish site, that ultimately resulted in the surrender of the SC 3rd Regiment of Rangers to the Loyalist 3rd American Regiment. What are the chances of digging 2, 3rd Regiment buttons, both made up of American colonists...and on opposite sides of the crown in little over a week

    Careful cleaning revealed museum quality condition...I am speechless with this one.

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    Here's a ruff one from Don's book

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    2019 is certainly shaping up to be my best year detecting and we are barely into February. Holding these 2 buttons side by side is nothing short of incredible. As always thanks for looking and good luck swinging this weekend.

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    Added a group shot of the best buttons from the site, and final wax coat now that it's dry.

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    Last edited by VMI Digger; Feb 09, 2019 at 06:50 PM.
    2019 Best Coins

    -1695 William III Halfpenny
    -1722 Rosa Americana

    2019 Best Relics

    -SC 3rd Regiment of Rangers Button
    -3rd American Regiment Button (NY Volunteers)
    -1st Regiment of Infantry Cuff (1808)
    -Infantry Script I Coat
    -Infantry Script I Cuffs
    -1812 US Coat
    -1812 US Cuff
    -Colonial Pewter Ingot
    -Hotchkiss Lead Sabot
    -Southern #8 Hat Badge
    -Federal GS Eagle buttons

  2. #2
    us
    Lookit Tha Size O' Those Hog-Mollies!!!

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    Unreal!! I love it good job!
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    Bharp Detectorist

    Dec 2016
    Savannah, GA
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    you got my banner vote on this one! Great job!
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    us
    Jun 2015
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    Love those early military buttons. I have near zero chance of finding one around here and even if I did it would likely be toasted so I envy some of you guys.
    Last edited by toasted; Feb 08, 2019 at 07:26 PM.
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    Randy

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    Very Nice!!! Congrats!!!
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  6. #6
    us
    CS IS NEXT

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    And again, Congratulation's on a beautiful button

  7. #7
    us
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    Totally awesome button, a big congratulations on the save
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  8. #8
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    dan

    May 2011
    porterville calif...
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    wowser!!! great great find...wtg
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  9. #9
    Amazing find! Congratulations!
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  10. #10
    us
    Feb 2014
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    Quote Originally Posted by lairmo View Post
    Unreal!! I love it good job!
    Thanks Lairmo
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    2019 Best Coins

    -1695 William III Halfpenny
    -1722 Rosa Americana

    2019 Best Relics

    -SC 3rd Regiment of Rangers Button
    -3rd American Regiment Button (NY Volunteers)
    -1st Regiment of Infantry Cuff (1808)
    -Infantry Script I Coat
    -Infantry Script I Cuffs
    -1812 US Coat
    -1812 US Cuff
    -Colonial Pewter Ingot
    -Hotchkiss Lead Sabot
    -Southern #8 Hat Badge
    -Federal GS Eagle buttons

  11. #11
    us
    Feb 2014
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bharpring View Post
    you got my banner vote on this one! Great job!
    As you know pewter is a funny material, this one had just the right moisture and a higher lead content. Condition is just gorgeous...crazy to think they came through your backyard first before making it up here.
    devldog, Bharpring and A2coins like this.
    2019 Best Coins

    -1695 William III Halfpenny
    -1722 Rosa Americana

    2019 Best Relics

    -SC 3rd Regiment of Rangers Button
    -3rd American Regiment Button (NY Volunteers)
    -1st Regiment of Infantry Cuff (1808)
    -Infantry Script I Coat
    -Infantry Script I Cuffs
    -1812 US Coat
    -1812 US Cuff
    -Colonial Pewter Ingot
    -Hotchkiss Lead Sabot
    -Southern #8 Hat Badge
    -Federal GS Eagle buttons

  12. #12
    us
    Feb 2014
    Lowcountry, South Carolina
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    Quote Originally Posted by toasted View Post
    Love those early military buttons. I have near zero chance of finding one around here and even if I did it would likely be toasted so I envy some of you guys.
    Thanks toasted, I wouldn't be so sure...maybe a Maryland pewter up there somewhere
    devldog and A2coins like this.
    2019 Best Coins

    -1695 William III Halfpenny
    -1722 Rosa Americana

    2019 Best Relics

    -SC 3rd Regiment of Rangers Button
    -3rd American Regiment Button (NY Volunteers)
    -1st Regiment of Infantry Cuff (1808)
    -Infantry Script I Coat
    -Infantry Script I Cuffs
    -1812 US Coat
    -1812 US Cuff
    -Colonial Pewter Ingot
    -Hotchkiss Lead Sabot
    -Southern #8 Hat Badge
    -Federal GS Eagle buttons

  13. #13
    us
    Feb 2014
    Lowcountry, South Carolina
    CTX-3030, Deus XP HF Round/Elliptical, White's TRX Pinpointer
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    5145 times
    Relic Hunting
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    Quote Originally Posted by Digger RJ View Post
    Very Nice!!! Congrats!!!
    Thanks Digger!!
    devldog and A2coins like this.
    2019 Best Coins

    -1695 William III Halfpenny
    -1722 Rosa Americana

    2019 Best Relics

    -SC 3rd Regiment of Rangers Button
    -3rd American Regiment Button (NY Volunteers)
    -1st Regiment of Infantry Cuff (1808)
    -Infantry Script I Coat
    -Infantry Script I Cuffs
    -1812 US Coat
    -1812 US Cuff
    -Colonial Pewter Ingot
    -Hotchkiss Lead Sabot
    -Southern #8 Hat Badge
    -Federal GS Eagle buttons

  14. #14
    us
    Feb 2014
    Lowcountry, South Carolina
    CTX-3030, Deus XP HF Round/Elliptical, White's TRX Pinpointer
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    5145 times
    Relic Hunting
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    Quote Originally Posted by civilman1 View Post
    And again, Congratulation's on a beautiful button
    Hopefully there a few more out there waiting to be recovered
    devldog and A2coins like this.
    2019 Best Coins

    -1695 William III Halfpenny
    -1722 Rosa Americana

    2019 Best Relics

    -SC 3rd Regiment of Rangers Button
    -3rd American Regiment Button (NY Volunteers)
    -1st Regiment of Infantry Cuff (1808)
    -Infantry Script I Coat
    -Infantry Script I Cuffs
    -1812 US Coat
    -1812 US Cuff
    -Colonial Pewter Ingot
    -Hotchkiss Lead Sabot
    -Southern #8 Hat Badge
    -Federal GS Eagle buttons

  15. #15
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    Rick

    Jan 2011
    Yuma, AZ
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    983 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Impressive! Congrats on that beauty!
    You can't get where you want to be if you stay where you're at!

 

 
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