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    us
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    Indians and buttons

    Detected a nice old site of mine and dug a few Indians, an 1880 and a 1859....can't see a date but the reverse gives it away. The site which was occupied as a Third Seminole War camp also gave up the two buttons, one a pewter trouser and the other a one piece flat. Not real sure whether the warranted rich orange one is older than the pewter or not. The site dates to the 1820s and was occupied up until about 1900.. Thanks for lookin .Click image for larger version. 

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    jacdec1968

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    First year Indian is pretty cool even though it is toasted on the front.
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    us
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    I was a little less dissapointed once I saw the reverse.....wish one was a '77 though but maybe next time lol.

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    us
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    Nice days hunt... I love finding Indians no matter the shape
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    Randy

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    Very Nice!!! Congrats!!!
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    What would life be without challenges, and detecting of course.....

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    us
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    Quote Originally Posted by texjim View Post
    Nice days hunt... I love finding Indians no matter the shape
    These two were dug under a canopy of two hundred year oak trees, I am sure that all those years of decaying leaves has something to do with the toastiness of them.

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    us
    Mar 2014
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    Nice fatty, Villagenut...yes a little toasty but considering the age and how long they've been waiting for you to find them, not too bad at all! Congrats, Ddf.
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    Cool finds, congrats!
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    us
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    Nice finds. Your four hole pewter is an underwear button, military issue, circa 1850s. Have seen a lot of them come out of 1850s military encampments in West Texas.
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    us
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve in PA View Post
    Nice finds. Your four hole pewter is an underwear button, military issue, circa 1850s. Have seen a lot of them come out of 1850s military encampments in West Texas.
    Thanks Steve, both of those buttons were found near to where I previously dug 3 dropped .69 cal. Musketballs and a few percussion caps. It is a confirmed Army camp during the Third Seminole War so it is probably from that encampment......not so sure of the one piece button though.

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    us
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    Nicely done! I always love seeing that dark green disk in the bottom of the hole. Tells me itís an old wheatie or Indian.
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