Found a button. Need help with ID.

BladeRunner2019

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Found this today. I have looked online trying to find a match but no luck yet. It's smashed, so I don't know if that will make the ID harder. It's about the size of a nickel.

Thanks for the help.

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Looks like an 1860 Louisiana State Milita button to me. Nice find buddy! button1.JPG
 
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Wow! I was not expecting that! I appreciate the help with ID. :thumbsup:

I hate it's smashed, but I guess finding a smashed one is better than not finding it at all. At least it wasn't me that damaged it this time. :laughing7:

I found it at an new elementary school where there used to be an old home site.

Thanks again for the help!
 
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Was this button likely used by Confederate forces from Louisiana during the Civil War?
 

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Great Id a civil war button that's a sweeeeet relic for a display case Well done!!!! Tommy
 

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A Flock of Pelicans is better than A Flock Of Seagulls....lol
 
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Great Id a civil war button that's a sweeeeet relic for a display case Well done!!!! Tommy

Thanks man! I don't have a lot of CW relics but I'm slowly building my collection. I'd love to put together a nice display at some point.

Based on the excitement from this other recent post you have a great button find. Yours looks a little different but similar. http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/today-s-finds/597601-white-whale-cw-buttons-louisiana-boy.html

I read that thread! His is in much better shape too. I did some research and some with the same front as mine have different backs, so I don't know what's really rare and what isn't. Appears to be several makers and varieties. I'm not sure if it's rare, but i'm happy to have it!

Heck, that’s 4 pelican buttons in the last two months I’ve seen on this site.

I know! They must not be as rare as people think. :laughing7: Just kidding!
 

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