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  1. #1
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    My First Confederate Button

    I was supposed to meet TNetter BERGIE today in the Low Country of SC. As usual, he had a nice CW permission lined up. I was unable to go, as the hurricane Sally is heading that way. I was a little bummed, but that’s how it goes.

    I decide to go out around town, since I had the day off of work. I hunted a set of vacant lots in an older part of town. I’ve hunted it before and found a few little tidbits, but nothing really killer. I was digging all the repeatable targets.

    I got a garbled signal, iron with a high tone mixed in.

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    Sure enough the blade was iron, but the handle is marked Sterling!

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    BINGO! Nice consolation prize for not getting to go to meet BERGIE.

    I found a few other pieces of junk like a 4” #3 made of brass, a flat button and a Belgian 25 (1940s) centimes zinc coin.

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    This target was a solid sweet high tone a little lower than a copper cent.

    As soon as I saw it, I knew what it was, I’ve seen them in other peoples holes, just not in my holes. It’s a SC Militia palmetto button, my first Confederate button, the exact thing I was going to the Low Country to look for. Coincidence, maybe so.

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    Here it is lightly cleaned.

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    Thanks for looking and good luck on your hunts!

  2. #2
    Jun 2015
    Boone, NC
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    Awesome! Gotta love seeing civ in the hole especially confederate! Great find and nice bonus sterling!
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    Nice job tom!
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  4. #4
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    Looks great. Very cool find. Congrats.
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    Friggin sweeet! Mojo was on your side because you got something great close to home now with all that gas money and hotel money you saved not goin to SC it will be perfect to treat me to a Low Country boil next time. ���������� Or I’ll settle for a Big Mac.

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    Very Nice!!! Congrats!!!
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  8. #8
    Nov 2012
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    That’s a great one Tom!
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    Sweet!! That’s a lister for me, I’ll be hunting Franklin Tennessee with my brother next month, can’t wait!!!!!
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    2020 YTD totals
    Silver coins 71
    Large coppers 13
    Silver rings 9
    Gold rings 5
    Silver items 18
    Skeleton keys 4
    Military buttons 6
    Flat buttons 60
    IHP 47
    Flying eagle cent 1

  10. #10
    Oct 2016
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    That's awesome Tom! Congrats on a really cool button. Great you were able to cross that one off the list!
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    Coins: 1863, 1865, 1897 indian head pennies, 2 Connecticut coppers, 1 wiped colonial copper (suspected CT copper), 1853 Trime

    Relics: Brass batwing buckle, small pewter spoon bowl, ornate shoe buckle frame fragment, crotal bell, lots of 18th -19th century flat buttons of varying sizes & metal types

  11. #11
    Mar 2019
    Lowcountry SC
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    Well done! Congrats!
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    CT! So awesome man. So is that your first Confederate Button ever? I didn't realize that. The Palmetto is so distinctive. Awesome man!!
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  13. #13
    Sep 2011
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    Cool button, Tom, and nice hunk of 925. Good to see you postin.
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  14. #14

    Mar 2014
    Atwater, CA
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    Cool stuff, always jealous of the stuff coming out of the older states. Here in California not a lot of older stuff unless you know of the areas the Spanish had been active in. I'm always jealous of those finding civil war bullets and such I'd love to be able to find stuff like that.
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