Thanks. doing the research has definitely uncovered some great facts regarding this British Govt mark. I think you are right that these were issued to soldiers that were employed by the crown-not just basic, citizen militia.
Thanks Steve-I really did not know too much about the mark but what is great about this hobby is finding such a piece and then putting in the research and educating yourself as to its origins, history and use.
Yep-Clemson Agricultural College button. for most part, button stayed the same from inception (1889) through 1940s.
Have found a few and I live in Clemson. For some reason , they are fairly scarce given the fact that the coat alone had over 33 buttons on them.
Hey everyone-been a while since I posted-been checking in regularly however.
A week or so ago, headed to lowcountry for a quick two day dig-mosquitos are absolutely horrible and mornings were best time to get in the woods. Did fairly well with typical flat buttons, etc. Managed a beautiful 1775...
Keith-I haven't been on in quite a while and what a treat to see that incredible find up top. Don't think I have ever seen one in that condition and the craftsmanship is outstanding. I would think any of the top relic restorers could handle that.
I will also reiterate what Glen (Down n' Dirty)...
Great hunt and nice set of relics. Spans a pretty good period.
Would have to see the back of the clipped corner piece but on surface does appear to be a plate. The buckle to the left of it is definitely a period (rev war) buckle.