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..
Dragoon or cavalry.. this expedition was the first mission of the newly formed Dragoon troops out of Jefferson Barracks.
Plume(feather) holder for the Dragoon soldiers shaker(hat)
2 varieties of Great Coat buttons.. last made in the 1830's
Epaulets or should scales(protection for sabers worn on the shoulder)
Usually these were ripped off because of weight?
Hat insignia. Possibly from "I" company from the Dragoons
Possibly from the 7th Dragoons stationed at the local fort.. they were instrumental in building the fort.
another type of Great Coat.. this one is a William Pinchon that was only manufactured in 1827.
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.
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
Gonehunting for History