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#1 GonehuntingForHistory

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Posted 06 February 2015 - 07:37 AM

This is my first post.. and about all of the military finds I have.. I had found a pre civil war river crossing. The Dragoon items were from the Dodge-Leavenworth Expedition in the 1830's. Some of the others were during a period from when a local fort was built until it was abandoned during the Civil War and occupation by the Texas Confederates.. 2344512_orig.jpg?428

Dragoon or cavalry.. this expedition was the first mission of the newly formed Dragoon troops out of Jefferson Barracks.

 

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Plume(feather) holder for the Dragoon soldiers shaker(hat)

 

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2 varieties of Great Coat buttons.. last made in the 1830's

 

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Epaulets or should scales(protection for sabers worn on the shoulder)

Usually these were ripped off because of weight?

 

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Hat insignia. Possibly from "I" company from the Dragoons

 

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Possibly from the 7th Dragoons stationed at the local fort.. they were instrumental in building the fort.

 

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another type of Great Coat.. this one is a William Pinchon that was only manufactured in 1827.

 

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Ringtailed sharps. The dragoons, per research were the first issued a new style of lock box type weapon as a sort of test.. it was know to have leaked gas during firing and weren't poplular.

 

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A US Bridle rosette. 1 of two found in the site.

 

 

If you are interested in these finds you can read more about it on my site.. Dragoons in Oklahoma

thanks for looking 

Evan

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Posted 06 February 2015 - 07:51 AM

Good finds, ever come across any USMC from this period?

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Posted 06 February 2015 - 06:30 PM

Excellent first post! I really enjoyed your site as well. Great pieces of history. Thanks for sharing.

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Posted 06 February 2015 - 09:14 PM

Truly fantastic pieces, Evan, and fun to see an old co-worker of mine on the forum! Were these dug from around the Fort Washita area?

 

I enjoy your finds on Facebook, but feel free to update this post as you come across anything new. There is more military history in Indian Territory than one might think.    


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#5 GonehuntingForHistory

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Posted 09 February 2015 - 08:39 AM

Good finds, ever come across any USMC from this period?

the oldes USMC button I have 

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Posted 09 February 2015 - 08:41 AM

Excellent first post! I really enjoyed your site as well. Great pieces of history. Thanks for sharing.

Thank you Sir..

 

 

Truly fantastic pieces, Evan, and fun to see an old co-worker of mine on the forum! Were these dug from around the Fort Washita area?

 

I enjoy your finds on Facebook, but feel free to update this post as you come across anything new. There is more military history in Indian Territory than one might think.    

Most of those were close to the Fort but down further towards the original Washita River.. not the new cut  but the older section. there were still wood planks from the ferry in one spot.. 



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Posted 09 February 2015 - 10:52 AM

Great finds!  I am originally from Southeastern Oklahoma and enjoyed visiting Fort Washita in the past.  It's a shame the barracks suffered the fire in recent years.




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