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    Loyalists Rev War button

    I mostly hunt woods as I enjoy the peace and tranquility, but Aureus had been encouraging me to get permissions so I can expand my repertoire, so to speak.
    After a couple of tries I finally landed my first farm to hunt.
    The first few hunts there I dug several copper coins, including a Geo II and a bunch of flat buttons.
    Yesterday thou I joined the Rev War button fraternity with an amazing Loyalist Kings Royal Regiment button.
    Also known as Johnson’s Royal Regiment of N.Y., KR Yorkers and Royal Greens, this was one of the first loyalists Regiments to be raised during the Rev War.
    Loyalist were American colonist who who stayed loyal to the British Crown during the Rev War.
    The KRR of NY was formed by exiled loyalist leader Sir John Johnson.
    Fleeing American persecution he gathered up two hundred of His followers and guided by the Mohawks they began an arduous march through the swampy Adirondack Mountain range to Canada.
    In the Spring of 1776 Johnson’s hungry and tired band finally made it to Quebec.
    Not long after,Governor Carleton approved the order to raise Johnson’s regiment and shortly afterwards at Chambly, Quebec, the Kings Royal regiment of New York began recruiting.
    Still on cloud nine after finding my first Rev War button.
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    Last edited by Relicific; May 12, 2019 at 08:43 PM.
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    Wondrous! And make no mistake about it, that is a RARE and pricey button!

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    Heartstopper, great find! Thanks for the background history lesson too.
    Last edited by Gene Mean; May 12, 2019 at 08:26 PM.

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    Amazing find! Your efforts paid off and what a great way to break into Rev War period. I say Banner!
    Da Deus Fortunae

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    Incredible button find, and in beautiful shape too! Congratulations, I hope you find more of those.

    Steve
    Research and ye shall find!

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    Wonderful historic find! Is that bronze or pewter?


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    It’s pewter
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    Quote Originally Posted by smokeythecat View Post
    Wondrous! And make no mistake about it, that is a RARE and pricey button!
    Really? How am I gonna sleep tonite? Lol
    To Dig or not to Dig

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aureus View Post
    Amazing find! Your efforts paid off and what a great way to break into Rev War period. I say Banner!
    Thanks A, does that mean we’re button brothers now ? Lol
    To Dig or not to Dig

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    Congratulations on your find and appreciate the history lesson associated with it! Enjoy!
    Please read our rules and enjoy the site. TreasureNet.com Rules

    All finds posted by me are from private property with landowner permission.

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    What a nice find, congrats on an outstanding piece of history!!

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    Congrats! That's a great button!


    "And so the population was gradually led into the demoralising temptations of arcades, baths, and sumptuous banquets. The unsuspecting Britons spoke of such novelties as 'civilisation', when in fact they were only a feature of their enslavement." Tacitus, Roman Senator and Historian, written AD 98.

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    Great button! That one would keep me on a high for a couple weeks.
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    That's a really nice find. Not sure Ive ever seen one on tnet. Great job. Love those rev war pewters.
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    First one I remember being posted on Tnet - CONGRATS on a great piece of history, in pretty good shape as well.
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