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A Few Recent Fort Gibson Area Finds

Here are a few examples of the good finds that can still be made in Three Forks area. All it takes if getting PERMISSION from the landowner and then finding the “Sweet Spot”.

This first button is a 1st Regiment “LA” Light Artillery button. This is listed as an AY41B in Albert’s “Record of American Uniform and Historical Buttons” book which dates it to 1808-1821. . This one is in excellent shape for an excavated example with an intact though slightly bent eyelet.

This second button is a convex 1 piece Eagle “A” artillery cuff button. The backmark is “UNITED STATES” and according to the book “American Military Button Makers and Dealers; Their Backmarks & Dates” by William F. McGuinn and Bruce S. Bazelon makes it to be an AY66 in Albert’s “Record of American Uniform and Historical Buttons” book which dates it to the 1820’s. Again this one is in excellent shape for an excavated example with an intact and straight eyelet. The “A” is a little faint from wear.

This third and last button is a two piece Eagle “C” Cavalry cuff button. It appears to have been flattened on purpose, do not think getting hit by a plow could have damaged it this bad. The backmark appears to be “HORSTMANN’S N.Y. & PHI.” which would make it a CV1 in Albert’s “Record of American Uniform and Historical Buttons” book and dates circa 1860’s. Again some nice early date finds from the Fort Gibson area.

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