1897 Indian, Ball Button and Potential Rev War Regiment Button?

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Back at the homesite in last post and I guess me filling in some holes someone left open brought me favorable karma from the detecting Gods. Can't fill them all as some places dirt is too frozen. The buckles bring my total for here to five from this site. Max factor raspberry rouge is circa 1937, the liberty bell i kicked out of from the surface because I thought it was a can. I decided to walk a fallen tree over an obstacle and hike across a frozen swamp. Then targets started coming up once I got off the skating rink. Wasn't there long but got on an area of stuff. 1887? Indian, ball button missing its back, 1960s matchbox f1 Ferrari and a pewter backed copper button with a very clear #4 on the front. Sounded like ammo. Could this be a regimental button from revolutionary war? Definitely in an area the 4th Pennsylvania would have gone through.
 

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Back at the homesite in last post and I guess me filling in some holes someone left open brought me favorable karma from the detecting Gods. Can't fill them all as some places dirt is too frozen. The buckles bring my total for here to five from this site. Max factor raspberry rouge is circa 1937, the liberty bell i kicked out of from the surface because I thought it was a can. I decided to walk a fallen tree over an obstacle and hike across a frozen swamp. Then targets started coming up once I got off the skating rink. Wasn't there long but got on an area of stuff. 1887? Indian, ball button missing its back, 1960s matchbox f1 Ferrari and a pewter backed copper button with a very clear #4 on the front. Sounded like ammo. Could this be a regimental button from revolutionary war? Definitely in an area the 4th Pennsylvania would have gone through.
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Well done - your lucky to get out at all this time of year in NY - we have 12" of snow on the ground here.
I'm actually in Pennsylvania. Trend seems to be 20s to 30s for high, one day in the 40s. Unfortunately, most of the ground we turned over here in trash pit is hard as a rock because the low has been in the teens or single digits. There is a zone my friend found a great seal button spill. we think a uniform jacket was lost but dirt on North side is frozen so I can't dig for the rest my friend thinks are probably in there. Not much sun. You need a pick axe or a day in the 40s.
 

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