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  1. 🔎 UNIDENTIFIED Piece of a Rare, Southern Civil War Buckle?

    This artifact is from a site in North Alabama that has produced artifacts from the Civil War, including three Confederate buckles, a frame and two CSA rectangles of the Army of Tennessee type. Unfortunately it is only a piece of what appears to be a buckle or plate of an oval shape. This...
  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. One of Americas First Christmas Trees . . .

    One of America's First Christmas Trees . . . For those interested in some Civil War history in the "spirit of the season", here's something just posted that I wrote for a Civil War website: "Minnigerode is more widely known as rector of the “Church of the Confederacy” — St. Paul’s Episcopal...
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