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I think this is a military button from around the 1812 period. I haven't been able to find one like it online though. Any help would be appreciated.
 

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You didn't tell us any information about the button which would help us correctly identify it. Both of your photos of the front are out-of-focus. Nor did you show us a closeup photo of its back.
For example:
Is it a 1-piece or 2-piece button?
Does it have a backmark, and if so, what does the backmark say?
What is the button's diameter measurement?
Where was it found?

When you make the job of this forum's ID-helpers so much harder, you should not be surprised that you've gotten no responses at all. Yu obviously did not bother to read the sticky-post at the very top of this forum, titled:
"PLEASE READ BEFORE POSTING ITEMS IN WHAT-IS-IT"

To salve any potential hurt feelings, I'll tell you this much about your button. Though the photos are out-of-focus, it appears to definitely NOT be a Military button. It looks like a Civilian-usage type which collectors of Historical buttons call a late-1700s-to-mid-1800s "Flower Button" -- even though sometimes the emblem is a geometric arrangement rather than a flower blossom. If it is a brass 1-piece button it dates from sometime between the very-late 1700s to the early-1830s. If it's a brass 2-piece, the dates shift to late-1830s into the 1860s.
 
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You didn't tell us any information about the button which would help us correctly identify it. Both of your photos of the front are out-of-focus. Nor did you show us a closeup photo of its back.
For example:
Is it a 1-piece or 2-piece button?
Does it have a backmark, and if so, what does the backmark say?
What is the button's diameter measurement?
Where was it found?

When you make the job of this forum's ID-helpers so much harder, you should not be surprised that you've gotten no responses at all. Yu obviously did not bother to read the sticky-post at the very top of this forum, titled:
"PLEASE READ BEFORE POSTING ITEMS IN WHAT-IS-IT"

To salve any potential hurt feelings, I'll tell you this much about your button. Though the photos are out-of-focus, it appears to definitely NOT be a Military button. It looks like a Civilian-usage type which collectors of Historical buttons call a late-1700s-to-mid-1800s "Flower Button" -- even though sometimes the emblem is a geometric arrangement rather than a flower blossom. If it is a brass 1-piece button it dates from sometime between the very-late 1700s to the early-1830s. If it's a brass 2-piece, the dates shift to late-1830s into the 1860s

You didn't tell us any information about the button which would help us correctly identify it. Both of your photos of the front are out-of-focus. Nor did you show us a closeup photo of its back.
For example:
Is it a 1-piece or 2-piece button?
Does it have a backmark, and if so, what does the backmark say?
What is the button's diameter measurement?
Where was it found?

When you make the job of this forum's ID-helpers so much harder, you should not be surprised that you've gotten no responses at all. Yu obviously did not bother to read the sticky-post at the very top of this forum, titled:
"PLEASE READ BEFORE POSTING ITEMS IN WHAT-IS-IT"

To salve any potential hurt feelings, I'll tell you this much about your button. Though the photos are out-of-focus, it appears to definitely NOT be a Military button. It looks like a Civilian-usage type which collectors of Historical buttons call a late-1700s-to-mid-1800s "Flower Button" -- even though sometimes the emblem is a geometric arrangement rather than a flower blossom. If it is a brass 1-piece button it dates from sometime between the very-late 1700s to the early-1830s. If it's a brass 2-piece, the dates shift to late-1830s into the 1860s.
This site isn't very user friendly, and That's the best Pic my phone would take. I'll try to take another one tomorrow. It's about the size of a cuff button and an RR button was found right next to it. Also there was an Eagle button (1812) foundnot far from it also. It's gold not brass. Those are stars and don't look like a flower to me. Appreciate it.
 
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This site isn't very user friendly, and That's the best Pic my phone would take. I'll try to take another one tomorrow. It's about the size of a cuff button and an RR button was found right next to it. Also there was an Eagle button (1812) foundnot far from it also. It's gold not brass. Those are stars and don't look like a flower to me. Appreciate it.
You didn't tell us any information about the button which would help us correctly identify it. Both of your photos of the front are out-of-focus. Nor did you show us a closeup photo of its back.
For example:
Is it a 1-piece or 2-piece button?
Does it have a backmark, and if so, what does the backmark say?
What is the button's diameter measurement?
Where was it found?

When you make the job of this forum's ID-helpers so much harder, you should not be surprised that you've gotten no responses at all. Yu obviously did not bother to read the sticky-post at the very top of this forum, titled:
"PLEASE READ BEFORE POSTING ITEMS IN WHAT-IS-IT"

To salve any potential hurt feelings, I'll tell you this much about your button. Though the photos are out-of-focus, it appears to definitely NOT be a Military button. It looks like a Civilian-usage type which collectors of Historical buttons call a late-1700s-to-mid-1800s "Flower Button" -- even though sometimes the emblem is a geometric arrangement rather than a flower blossom. If it is a brass 1-piece button it dates from sometime between the very-late 1700s to the early-1830s. If it's a brass 2-piece, the dates shift to late-1830s into the 1860s.
The back is corroded up too bad to see anything or tell if it's one or two piece. It's more than likely a one piece since I've never seen a two piece come from there. I can tell you don't have a clue no matter how much info I give you. You're just interested in being a dick. Have a good one.
 
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The back is corroded up too bad to see anything or tell if it's one or two piece. It's more than likely a one piece since I've never seen a two piece come from there. I can tell you don't have a clue no matter how much info I give you. You're just interested in being a dick. Have a good one.
CannonBallGuy is a very knowledgeable,respected and able member here.He helps in many IDs nearly every day.definitely not a "dick". He asked you for very specific info to help YOU get the button IDed. He gave you his best guess according to the little info you gave him to go on. Not the best reply you could have given. Try a little tact,it,ll go a long way for you.
 
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CannonBallGuy is a very knowledgeable,respected and able member here.He helps in many IDs nearly every day.definitely not a "dick". He asked you for very specific info to help YOU get the button IDed. He gave you his best guess according to the little info you gave him to go on. Not the best reply you could have given. Try a little tact,it,ll go a long way for you.

CannonBallGuy is a very knowledgeable,respected and able member here.He helps in many IDs nearly every day.definitely not a "dick". He asked you for very specific info to help YOU get the button IDed. He gave you his best guess according to the little info you gave him to go on. Not the best reply you could have given. Try a little tact,it,ll go a long way for you.
I gave all the info that I know to give. It's the size of a cuff button. It's very small. I'm working and haven't been able to get a clearer pic. It was found on an 1812 site. Just wondered if anybody recognized it. An RR button was right next to it. The back is in bad shape, but I'll get a pic when I can.
 
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Looks like an early 1800s decorated civilian button to me. 4 cross like patterns in the centre with a beaded boarder.
 
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The back is corroded up too bad to see anything or tell if it's one or two piece. It's more than likely a one piece since I've never seen a two piece come from there. I can tell you don't have a clue no matter how much info I give you. You're just interested in being a dick. Have a good one.
He's not being a dick. You posted a blurry photo of a button with basically no context that would help ID it.

I agree with previous posters that it's not military and probably an early-mid 1800s civilian button. Cool find!
 
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I gave all the info that I know to give. It's the size of a cuff button. It's very small. I'm working and haven't been able to get a clearer pic. It was found on an 1812 site. Just wondered if anybody recognized it. An RR button was right next to it. The back is in bad shape, but I'll get a pic when I can.
Nice reply. If that,s all you got,no problem.No reason to call a respected member a dick when he asks for more info and gives you his best guess on what you gave. On the right track now!
 
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Nice reply. If that,s all you got,no problem.No reason to call a respected member a dick when he asks for more info and gives you his best guess on what you gave. On the right track now!
I'm gonna try to get some better ones this evening. I've been dealing with work and family in the hospital. Appreciate all the comments.
 
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I gave all the info that I know to give. It's the size of a cuff button. It's very small. I'm working and haven't been able to get a clearer pic. It was found on an 1812 site. Just wondered if anybody recognized it. An RR button was right next to it. The back is in bad shape, but I'll get a pic when I can.
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These were found close to it. That's why I think there's a possibility that it could've been a military button.
 

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