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Old 06-03-2021, 10:27 AM
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Default Pre Civil War US Naval Button *question for war relic experts*

I hope this is ok with the mods, because I posted this find yesterday on Ďcoin shooters and relic huntersí.
Iím posting it again here because I have a question(s) related to the button and was hoping for some info.
Out of the plug, the button was attached to a rotten piece of leather. There was even a piece of leather looped through the shank. So initially I was thinking I had a piece of horse tack or something along those lines. Upon cleaning it I became confused. Why would a navy button be attached to leather. A jerkin perhaps? Though I could find no evidence of the navy using jerkins in that period(or after). Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Also, can anyone recommend a good site for locating early veterans? I believe the original home owner was a J. Drown(1865 map). Ironic name for a sailor, no? From McKean township, Erie County, Pa.
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Old 06-03-2021, 12:35 PM
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I looked at this last night. I believe it is NA 81A in Albert's book. It is not exact, but very close.
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Old 06-03-2021, 05:59 PM
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I think these buttons were manufactured in Britain. Notice the erroneous spelling of "color" in the back text. ;-)

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Old 06-04-2021, 12:10 AM
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I must say the button looks better in person than the pictures depict! I know because I was lucky enough to be there when you found it and cleaned it! The condition of it is fantastic considering itís 200 yrs old! Awesome recovery my friend!

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Old 06-04-2021, 12:21 AM
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Originally Posted by VA-REB View post
I looked at this last night. I believe it is NA 81A in Albert's book. It is not exact, but very close.
This I believe is the exact one! Pretty rare find! Congrats!
https://www.worthpoint.com/worthoped...tton-523909980

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Old 06-05-2021, 06:47 AM
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For your button to be on leather, I would think it is a hat button. That sure is a nice find.
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