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    Civil War Company Letter?

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    Found at a site in south alabama that's given up coins ranging from an undated half cent and 1857 half dime up to a 1907 indian head. The attachment points have me stumped...thought they generally had small wire loops? Also, it's not stamped like those more commonly seen. Entire piece measures 1" x 7/8". Thanks for any help!

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    "Is that a Geiger Counter?"

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    That one looks like it was intended to be driven into wood.
    America was founded by tough hell-raisers. Rugged citizens who evaded taxes, spoke strongly against tyranny, grew tobacco, brewed beer, distilled spirits, and smuggled weapons. And it will be saved by those same types of citizens.

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    Nov 2011
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    Don't know, maybe...also wondered if it was originally mounted to leather (like a saddle)?

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    da book worm--researcher

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    most likely hammered into leather and the back bent or flattened or drove into wood --say for horses or wagons or cannon carridges-- company D --artillery or cav.. most likely--- I found a brass number "4" that was similar sized at a cav camp site

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    Nov 2011
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    Just got back from the same site...dug a union gs button and a sling buckle! Guess I need to do some more research on this site...



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