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Rare dug WMI Cuff Button


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This is the nicest button I have ever found while metal detecting.  Yes, it's hard to believe it's actually a 'dug' button, but I dug it back in 2008, I believe.  I also found several others, but this was the nicest one of the bunch.  It's a Western Military Institute Cuff Button that was dug on the site of the Institution in Nashville.  At the onset of the Civil War, the students Joined the Confederate Army.  The button retains 100% of it's original gold guilding. The back is brass, and from what I remember, heavily encrusted with verdigris.  Sorry for the crummy pic, but it was taken back when I first found the button.  




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