My War of 1812 Era Artillery Buttons

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I have always loved the War of 1812 era Artillery buttons with the eagle perched on a cannon. Ever since I first saw a picture of one in Albert's button book I wanted to dig one. It took a few years to find my first (top row, center), and I have dug a few others over the years, including two script A types, 2nd and 3rd Regiment, a 1st regiment with eagle and cannon, and a British Artillery from the period (bottom). Artillery Buttons.jpg

Thanks for looking and feel free to add pictures of any you may have to this thread.
 
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Great looking collection of Artillery buttons.
 

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I have some of the same I love the 1812 era!!! I have a beautiful script A coat button and the eagle on the canon. Is the one with the eagle on the cannon with the cannon balls and guilt a code button? I have the cuff button like it. Congratulations on those beautiful buttons they’re in great shape wow I know you felt good. I hope you don’t mind to throw in my Louisiana pelican coat button since I’m so proud [emoji631] image-2021-02-17-16:17:16-568.jpg
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I have some of the same I love the 1812 era!!! I have a beautiful script A coat button and the eagle on the canon. Is the one with the eagle on the cannon with the cannon balls and guilt a code button? I have the cuff button like it. Congratulations on those beautiful buttons they’re in great shape wow I know you felt good. I hope you don’t mind to throw in my Louisiana pelican coat button since I’m so proud [emoji631] View attachment 1926216
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That's a beautiful Script A, 2nd Regiment, much nicer than mine. The Eagle on the cannon CORPS button is one I want to find. And congrats on the nice CW era Pelican button.
 

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That's a beautiful Script A, 2nd Regiment, much nicer than mine. The Eagle on the cannon CORPS button is one I want to find. And congrats on the nice CW era Pelican button.

Thanks you Steve they’re rarely found here most of them are found in Virginia where all the boys where sent.
 
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Excellent button finds Steve. I can't contribute any pictures, as I only have 3 Civil War buttons. That's as old as it gets for me !
 

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Very Nice Collection, i have not dug one yet... but i will
 

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Very Nice Collection, i have not dug one yet... but i will
I do not have war 1812 or rev button yet, other than flat buttons. but was lucky enough to get a few goodies in Eastern NC.
Truth Got lucky and got me a Pelican button here in NC. Here are a few of my Confederate button all found in Wilson/Wayne Count, NC, three script I, i have 7 one piece block I, second row, Block I 2pc, Peter Tait Block I, Script C, Third row 3 NC starburst, NC State Seal, and on the fourth row, a Mississippi A with inverted star, La Pelican and 3 piece KY button that looks like a plow got it...

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I do not have war 1812 or rev button yet, other than flat buttons. but was lucky enough to get a few goodies in Eastern NC.
Truth Got lucky and got me a Pelican button here in NC. Here are a few of my Confederate button all found in Wilson/Wayne Count, NC, three script I, i have 7 one piece block I, second row, Block I 2pc, Peter Tait Block I, Script C, Third row 3 NC starburst, NC State Seal, and on the fourth row, a Mississippi A with inverted star, La Pelican and 3 piece KY button that looks like a plow got it...

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Wow I am very impressed Absolutely beautiful collection were they found that color or do you do anything to them?
 

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Wow I am very impressed Absolutely beautiful collection were they found that color or do you do anything to them?

Thank you, they are found like that... clean with soap and water, then Vaseline...
 

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I got a couple of them with out the cannon balls
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I got a couple of them with out the cannon balls
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Nice ones. Those don't appear to have the three cannonballs under the cannon like mine do. What type of site did you find those on?
 

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