eagle button

  1. ✅ SOLVED Eagle button…navy? civilian? date?

    Hi button and military experts, I found the front piece of a button…guessing it is civilian but hoping it is military….possibly navy? If it is…any idea of approx. age? Thanks! Kim
  2. 🔎 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...
  3. Flat Buttons by Dale Hollow Lake

    Found two flat buttons yesterday in Tennesse around dale hollow lake. Area search was near and old cemetery and a old spring where a spring house was told existed. The buttons are flat on front with eagle above shank with what appears to be 5 stars around shank. Shank appears to be soldered...
  4. 🔎 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...
  5. Possible Military Button

    I found this button in a field in Luxembourg (Western Europe.) It is made out of copper or some sort of copper alloy. It is very worn and corroded but I can make out what I believe is an eagle on the button. It reminds me of early US military buttons but could also be a French Napoleonic...
  6. Civil war eagle button (artillery)

    Found a bucket lister today at an abandoned home site, located on the front lines of the battle of franklin! The home sits directly on the center line where the union and confederates met. It rang up a 65-75 ( The iron back made it sound scratchy/ undesirable) I wasn’t going to dig it, but I’m...
  7. ✅ SOLVED Eagle Button Vintage?

    I may have dug my oldest Eagle Button to date. The backmark reads "(dot) SCOVILL MFG CO (dot) WATERBURY". The shield is level with the eagle, not raised. Period of manufacture?
  8. Brass Buttons Military/Civilian?

    Earlier this week I was sweeping for nails in one of the horse paddocks and started turning up all sorts of buttons. Originally I thought they were off contemporary horse tack, but I found two large cents, one 1817 and one 1844. The buttons seem to be from around the same time, but I was...
  9. When was this 2-piece eagle "A" button used? Is it military?

    I found this today near a house site in Baltimore, dating from 1803. It is 19+mm in diameter, two-piece construction, with backmark reading "EXTRA RICH" and "M&?" for the maker. This must be a 19th century button.
  10. Buttons and unknowns

    Results of club hunt Our local detecting club held an outing today at a city park in Baltimore. I would appreciate any help you may give in identifying the buttons I dug today. The 2-piece eagle button has an "A" on the shield and the backmark reads "EXTRA RICH", "M&?"; it is 19+mm in diameter...
  11. ✅ SOLVED Eagle looking left w/Vertical Anchor Young Smith & Co. New York

    Had a wonderful hunt metal detecting with Fyrffytr1 and GaRebel1861 and found this little guy on top of the ground. In my research I'm thinking it's an early Navy eagle button 1830-1858...ish date. I also notice the eagle is looking towards it's left, as opposed to others looking right. I can...
  12. ✅ SOLVED Eagle button

    I found this small button yesterday in our front yard not far from the site of the 1864 Battle of Tupelo. The back side is broken off, and I cannot discern the letter on the shield if any. It is 5/8" in diameter. This is my first post to TreasureNet. Any help in identifying it would be...
  13. Watch me embarrass myself (video)

    I was out detecting the same yard I found a Civil War Brass Sword Belt Plate a couple weeks ago and a Riflemans button and a 1839 dime. When I got a good quarter signal about 6" deep I thought for sure I had an old coin. When I dug it up and I found it to be a button with an eagle on it I...
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