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    1808-1820's South Carolina Militia or Militia Button

    Found this yesterday at an old plantation site in South Carolina. A few internet sites have ID'd this cuff as a 1808-1820's South Carolina State Militia Rifles button and a few have said it's a Militia button that has nothing to do with South Carolina. This is where my research abruptly ends. Were these buttons used by other state militias? Were they only given to South Carolina militia members? I know the "Hunting Horn" signifies rifles or rifle regiments. The backmark just says Double Gilt. Can anyone point me in the right direction to find more information or does anyone know the history of this button? Thanks in advance.
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    That's a cool button.
    Congrats...
    Is it a one piece?
    Can we see the back??
    Just questions to maybe help others that really know buttons ID yours.
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    Sorry I can't be of any help with the true ID of this button, but it is one cool looking button for sure. I need to get a button book. Someone will be along shortly that will help with this. Congrat's on a great looking button.
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    That’s a great button save. Congratulations. Lots of people on here can ID that for you.
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    I'm not finding it, SilverTone. I suspect it's a civilian design. Hopefully someone will ID it.
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    It just says Double Gilt.

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    SilverTone

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    It was found about 20 feet away from this Naval Cuff and an 1824 Capped Bust Dime.Click image for larger version. 

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    SilverTone
    Nice looking button and a good find.
    I can`t find that button in Tice`s book South Carolina section "Uniform Buttons Of The United States 1776-1865".
    I`ll keep looking .
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    Quote Originally Posted by G.A.P.metal View Post
    SilverTone
    Nice looking button and a good find.
    I can`t find that button in Tice`s book South Carolina section "Uniform Buttons Of The United States 1776-1865".
    I`ll keep looking .
    Gary
    I didn't see it in Tice's or Albert's book but I did find it on George Washington Inaugural Buttons but this is one of the sites that said it was a South Carolina State Militia Rifles button. I don't even know where else to look....

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    Silvertone,
    Thank you for the additional pictures.
    I'm sure they help.
    Unfortunately all I know about buttons I get from this forum.
    Thanks for sharing.

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    For anyone looking at the site posted by SilverTone here is a closer link. Scroll down the page to find his button.

    1777 ? 1854Dragoons Regt. of RiflemenMilitia Rifles ? George Washington Inaugural Buttons
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    Great Relic and great ID all of ya
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    Quote Originally Posted by SilverTone View Post
    I didn't see it in Tice's or Albert's book but I did find it on George Washington Inaugural Buttons but this is one of the sites that said it was a South Carolina State Militia Rifles button. I don't even know where else to look....
    Here is a side-by-side comparison of that button with yours on the right. It's close, but not identical.

    May I suggest that you email your photos and the button measurements to William Leigh. His email address can be found on his website here: http://www.civilwarbuttons.com/order
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    That is a pretty close match on the buttons.
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    Don't leave us hanging .. Let us know what you find out!
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