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Thanks ! Really perplexed by it but the thing is for the area I live in ,5 were found at the plantation next to where I was hunting and 2 we're found in the downtown area in Georgetown, SC. The plantation I was hunting has produced Spanish silver, a pre civil war SC button,at least 60 flat buttons , and this button. VMI Cadets were here, when and why is unknownbrianc577 said:The Cadet corps numbered 274 men at New Market in 1864. The first VMI class in 1839 had 16 Cadets. So if you figured the average class over those 26 years had 200 cadets (a high estimate) then by 1865 there may have only been 5200 alumni. A VMI button from the Civil War would be extremely rare, assuming Alumni where wearing their VMI uniforms in the Confederate Army. Also, that is assuming that earlier VMI Coatee's had VMI buttons and not Ball buttons like West Point. Anyway, my point is a VMI button from the Civil War is rare! Unfortunately, the D E Evans backmark does not isolate it to Civil War era only.
Congrats on your find!
Wow! That's amazing. At least 8 have been found in my area but this is a Rice Plantation area so could be sons of these wealthy planters ? Not sure why these are here but asking around to see if I can get some sort of answerwoody said:So far I've found 2 VMI's in the same field on my farm, 50 mi. s. of Augusta, Ga. Would really be interesting to know they got here. Tales they could tell !
Thank you clearly a shocker for sure. We have hunted that place at least 8 times. Wish we could hunt the main gtounds of plantation no telling what's thereConfetrit said:Yall' did well at the plantation site. Great find on the VMI Cadet button. What a beaut and a great Historical CW Save. This rare piece of History will show well in your display. Congratulations and Well Done.