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    us
    Sep 2007
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    Found this Beautiful Guilted Civil War Button in Central Ohio

    I found this button last night at 6 inches from the 1836 homested I have started to hunt. It says, Scovill MF'G
    Co. Waterbury.
    Did some research and found it to be an 23mm overcoat button


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    Re: Found this button last night. Help ID

    REAL nice gilted button! I'm sure you'll get ID in about 5 mins.
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    Re: Found this button last night. Help ID


    Match up your backmark. You no doubt have a CW button 1850s/60s.

    http://www.relicman.com/backscovillm.htm

  4. #4
    us
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    Re: Found this Civil War Button last night. Help ID

    Found the exact button on William Leigh Union Central Government Buttons. 23mm Scarce overcoat size eagle button; heavily guilted

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    Re: Found this Civil War Button last night. Help ID

    Quote Originally Posted by crazyjarhead
    Found the exact button on William Leigh Union Central Government Buttons.23mm Scarce overcoat size eagle button; heavily guilted
    Yes, no shortage of those around but great to dig a nice one.

  6. #6
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    Re: Found this button last night. Help ID

    http://pw1.netcom.com/~jimyce/bm.html

    1850-1865, so says this site.

    Nice find!!

    HH,
    CAPTN SE
    Dan

  7. #7
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    Re: Found this Civil War Button last night.

    I found that one site that actually had the right picture and stamping on the back. I hope I am right. Thanks Captain.

  8. #8

    Jul 2005
    Findlay Ohio
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    Re: Found this Civil War Button last night.

    I've found quit a few CW buttons, but never one in that nice of condition with button back still attatched, very nice find Jarhead.
    What am I doing so far away from my Civil War relics?

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    Re: Found this Civil War Button last night.

    Quote Originally Posted by WeaponsUSMC
    I've found quit a few CW buttons, but never one in that nice of condition with button back still attatched, very nice find Jarhead.
    I found it near the 1866 indian head penny that was in such good condition. The soil in front of the house is kind of rich in color and is easy to break apart. It just crumbles in your hands. It must be really kind to metal objects. With all of the recent rain, it was not wet or muddy. Nice soil to dig in compared to where I live.

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    Re: Found this Civil War Button last night.

    BEAUTIFUL button!!!
    You just don't see them dug with that much
    gilt. Way to go!!!
    Ty

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  11. #11
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    Mark Dayton

    Jan 2008
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    Re: Found this Civil War Button last night.

    Awesome find! Nice Pics Sounds like it is rare and the condition is far better than any other that I have seen dug from this era. Congrats!

    HH, Mark
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    Re: Found this Civil War Button last night.

    That is one spectacular button! You must be going to some pretty awesome sites to get one of those!
    Anyone can make life interesting you just have to go out there and do things instead of sitting on your butt doing nothing. Second quote: Life is about trying new things not just standing around.

  13. #13
    za
    Apr 2008
    Queenstown South Africa
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    Re: Found this Civil War Button last night.

    Yes very nice, each time I find something or the machine beeps or makes a noise, I think to myself, just maybe it is the big one, no matter where you look or hunt, you never know who has been there before you.

    Well done my friend.
    The only hunting I do is with my Minelab Sovereign GT

  14. #14
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    Re: Found this Civil War Button last night.

    Thanks fellow members. I had no idea what I had found. I thought it was a newer button until I entered the info on the back. I live in central Ohio and that is exactly the way the button came out of the ground. This little town had a lot of civil war veterans for as small as it is. Less than 1000 people live here. The Pennsylvania railroad used to run right through the middle until PennCentral went bankrupt in the early 80's. My father told me today that this place is the oldest in the town (I already knew that) 1836

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    Re: Found this Civil War Button last night.

    Beautiful General Service Eagle! That is one of the better gilted ones that I have seen. Good Job Bud!



 

 
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