Detectorist

Recovered Military from the 1700s and 1800s

Below are actual photos of some of the many military items I have recovered from old farm fields and 1700s/1800s home sites in New Jersey. I have included detailed sample photos for reference if my recovered item was in rough shape. All of these are "natural" finds. I have never participated in a seeded hunt.

1770s to 1780s Continental Navy Officer's Cuff Links (intact).

Identification source: www.georgewashingtoninauguralbuttons.com

1770s-80s Continental Navy Officer's Cuff 1770s-80s Continental Navy Officer's Cuff

Musketballs from 1700s and 1800s.

Musketballs Musketballs

1808 to 1812 US Infantry Officer Button, 1st Regiment.

Identification source: www.georgewashingtoninauguralbuttons.com

1812 US 1st Regiment Infantry Officer Coat Button 1812 US 1st Regiment Infantry Officer Coat Button

1808 to 1821 US Artillery.

Identification source: www.georgewashingtoninauguralbuttons.com

Artillery 1808-1821 Artillery 1808-1821

1808 to 1821 Light Artillery, 1st Regiment.

Identification source: www.georgewashingtoninauguralbuttons.com

1811-1813 1st Regiment of Artillerists 1811-1813 1st Regiment of Artillerists

1813 to 1815 Regiment of Riflemen Button with no number (many variants).

Identification source: www.georgewashingtoninauguralbuttons.com

Early 1800s Regiment of Riflemen Button Early 1800s Regiment of Riflemen Button

1810s to 1830s US Navy Officer's Button (many variants).

Identification source: www.georgewashingtoninauguralbuttons.com

Early 1800s US Navy Officer Button Early 1800s US Navy Officer Button

1800s Irish Militia - Londonderry Militia Officer Tunic Button.

Londonderry Militia Londonderry Militia

1830s to 1840s Eagle Artillery "A" Button (many variants).

Identification source: www.americancivilwarrelics.com

1830-1840 Eagle Artillery 1830-1840 Eagle Artillery

1830s to 1850s US Federal Navy Officer Button (many variants).

Identification source: www.georgewashingtoninauguralbuttons.com

1830-1850 US Federal Navy Officer Button 1830-1850 US Federal Navy Officer Button

Civil War Era US Navy Button (many variants).

There were two primary types of US Navy buttons worn during the Civil War. They are listed in the Record of American Uniform and Historical Buttons book as NA112 and NA113. They are both an eagle resting on a horizontal anchor, three cannon balls below, with 13 stars encircling, on a lined field. The difference is that the more common one during the Civil War, the NA112, had the upper fluke of the anchor behind the left wing, whereas the NA113 had the upper fluke of the anchor in front of the left wing.

Identification source: www.usmilitariaforum.com

Civil War Era US Navy Button Civil War Era US Navy Button

Civil War US .58 Caliber Bullet (Pressed and Turned 5 Point Star).

My theory is that a soldier returned home from the Civil War with his rifle and was hunting locally.

Civil War US .58 Caliber Bullet Civil War US .58 Caliber Bullet

1870s to 1890s New Jersey National Guard Military Uniform Button.

Identification source: www.relicman.com

New Jersey National Guard Military Uniform Button New Jersey National Guard Military Uniform Button

1871 to 1924 General Service Button, Great Britain.

Identification source: www.greatwarforum.com

General Service Button Great Britain General Service Button Great Britain

1943 WWII Trench Art Love Momento.

Most likely sent home from abroad to a wife, girlfriend or mother. I was very lucky to find all three pieces close to each other. The only item on my site not from the 1700s or 1800s, but I thought this was way too interesting to not showcase.

Trench Art Trench Art

Member of The New Jersey Historical Society and many local historical societies.

© Copyright 2016-2018 Detectorist.com - All rights reserved.