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Civil War era Eagle Buttons
Posted by: shafer44
Date: January 20, 2017 01:25PM
Well, one of my detecting buddies(Blind Squirrel) and I went to our civil war era hunting site about a week ago. This area that we hunt has been hunted for 25 years, so the pickings are pretty slim. Normally we find Minnie balls, shell casings and other artifacts, but this time we only found 1 45-70 rim fire shell casing and no round balls or minnies. There were 3 eagle buttons found by us though, I found 2. Even these two are a little different in design and probably a few years apart. According to Albert's book, which my hunting buddy has, the one with the dent in the front was made about 1849 and the other was between 1850-65. It is always fun and exciting to dig an eagle button. I have found only 3 civil war or Indian war era eagle buttons now. It is always great to find these rare buttons and especially nice to be able to read the backmarks to date them.



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Detectors: V3i (6-21-2013) 2nd V3i (11-15-2015)
coils: 4x6 eclipse, 6x10 eclipse, 9" spider eclipse, 10" D2, 13" Detech
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Re: Civil War era Eagle Buttons
Posted by: Blind Squirrel
Date: January 21, 2017 01:00PM
Good finds there shafer44! Maybe the next time we go out there you will dig your first pre-1900 coin? I know that I didn't get them all! Best of luck and...

Happy Hunting!
Blind Squirrel

Re: Civil War era Eagle Buttons
Posted by: texjim
Date: February 07, 2017 07:04PM
Nice button..

Re: Civil War era Eagle Buttons
Posted by: shafer44
Date: February 08, 2017 08:22PM
Thanks Texjim and Blind Squirrel!! I was very happy to find them. Blind Squirrel has picked them over pretty good and fortunately, he left me a couple....but, he found another one too this trip.



Retired and "diggin' it"

Detectors: V3i (6-21-2013) 2nd V3i (11-15-2015)
coils: 4x6 eclipse, 6x10 eclipse, 9" spider eclipse, 10" D2, 13" Detech
Sunray DX-1 inline and Whites TRX pinpointers

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