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  1. Rarest Confederate Buttons?

    I have found two buttons that many Civil War collectors say are "rare". One, a manuscript R Confederate Rifleman's button, Tice states he has only seen six examples. The other was just identified as a Virginia Militia Staff Officer's button, also noted as "extremally rare". I also often talk...
  2. 🔎 UNIDENTIFIED Odd Virginia Confederate Button W. Wildt & Son

    I recovered this button locally at a site that has produced relics dating from 1810 to present. I believe it is a Virginia State Seal button, probably Civil War, but the backmark is very odd. The button is brass, but not too corroded for having been in the ground over 150 years. It has been...
  3. 🔎 UNIDENTIFIED Possible Droop Wing Eagle Confederate Item. Civil War?

    I have hit what appears to be a Confederate Cavalry camp in North Alabama. Several plain flat buttons and odd iron objects with Sharps and Maynard bullets occurring with Roundballs. This is the first item that could be identified as North or South. It is a 35mm, heavily corroded item that...
  4. ✅ SOLVED Civil War Confederate Item?

    This artifact is sheet brass with a moon, a “4”, a large star and a series of smaller stars in the field. It was found in Pulaski, TN in a site that has produced relics from the Civil War. I have seen Civil War insignia that is similar, but it also resembles early Klan uniforms. They were...
  5. 🔎 UNIDENTIFIED Button - Eagle with 13 stars and no shield. Civil War?

    All, found this button on a site that has produced Civil War and later artifacts. It is a brass button with an Eagle facing right with a diameter of 19.2mm. The Eagle is clutching a shield and an arrow against a lined field. The button has two holes in the front however, and I have never seen...
  6. ✅ SOLVED Possible Eagle Bridle Boss? Civil War?

    This specimen was found on a site that has produced artifacts from the Civil War. The material is unknown, but patinated like brass while retaining a aluminum or stainless like gloss. This appears to be an eagle facing left without a shield against a lined field. On the back, stars are...
  7. Need help cleaning heavily corroded brass buttons

    All, please let me know the best way to clean the attached flat button. Soap and water isn’t cutting it. I was hoping to be able to read it….
  8. ✅ SOLVED Help Identifying Button - Confederate "Manuscript R" Rifleman's button

    This button is a brass, two piece type with the back having corroded away. It is 22.2 mm wide. It appears to feature a stylish “R” and was found in North Alabama on a site that was occupied by both Union and Confederate soldiers during the Civil War. Any information on type, age, rarity...
  9. ✅ SOLVED OUV button possibly? But how?

    This button appears to have the letters “OUV” on the front and “WALKER No” and “KING STREET” on the back. This is from an early 19th century site in North Alabama. Research suggests it is an Oxford University Vols button, but that would be pretty hard to imagine being found here. Any...
  10. ✅ SOLVED Blue Diamond Coal Token?

    Can anyone please give me more information in this brass token? Would like date, state, further info on the company. - anything!
  11. ✅ SOLVED Iron object with handle please help identify

    Age is unknown, item is from north Alabama. It appears to be iron. Very little additional information known. Please help identify.
  12. ✅ SOLVED Slave item?

    Sorry I do not have scale. About the size of a silver dollar. Can anyone please identify this medal or pendant? Found in north Alabama. Plain back. Appears to be brass.
  13. Civil War Accouchements or Insignia?

    Can anyone please positively identify these two artifacts? Oval item is heavy brass with a six or nine on it, back is plain with a rim like it came off something. Leaf is thin brass, probably, also nothing on the back other than the reverse of the impression. Found in an area civil war or...
  14. War of 1812 or Early 19th Century Artifact

    Can anyone please identify this item, brass with Pewter rivets and washers. Stamped scroll work. From a military site.
  15. Rectangular brass item from early military site

    Brass from a site used by military in early 1800s. Rank identification?
  16. Round item from early military site

    Brass, would like to know purpose. Not sure it is military, but site was occupied in early 1800s, and then later.
  17. War of 1812 shoulder plate?

    Item appears to be iron. Found at a site used by the military from 1800-1825.
  18. ✅ SOLVED Farming attachments, or something better?

    From a site used by the military 1810-1817, but also used for farming later. What are these?
  19. Grapevine design on brass or pewter item

    From a site occupied by military 1810-1817, but also used later by non-military. Note design of grapes. Back is recess of the front.
  20. ✅ SOLVED Is this a stencil, or something else?

    From a site occupied 1810 to present, including early military. Item is brass, very thin, approximately two and a half inches square.