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    NMC Cadet Button

    Found this button a week or so ago on a confederate site I've been hitting for about 4yrs. It's my rarest civil war button. Haven't attempted any cleaning.Name:  Screenshot_20210226-161434.jpg
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    Last edited by Sharpshovel; 02-26-2021 at 06:33 PM. Reason: Add pic

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    Trying to add shank pic won't upload for some reason
    Last edited by Sharpshovel; 02-26-2021 at 11:12 PM.

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    That's a pretty cool button. Hopefully it has some gilt left on it.
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    WOW!!! Such a wonderful find! Will you attempt to clean it? Let us know how you do it and what the results are.
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    Thanks, It is an exciting find for me on a site I've hunted alot that will soon be lost to neighborhood development.
    The Nashville Military College was only in existence from 1855 to 1861. I'm pretty sure I know which local militia unit camped at this site prior to a battle about 8 miles away. I'm hoping I can find an NMC cadet roster and compare it to the local militia roster....one more piece of the puzzle. As far as cleaning it, I'm gonna let it dry thoroughly before I think about cleaning, I will revisit it in a few weeks and have have a look at how much dirt flakes on its own, our clay here flakes off well as it dries.
    Last edited by Sharpshovel; 02-27-2021 at 08:20 PM. Reason: Context

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    That's an awesome button. Great find!
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    What a nice relic and piece of American history

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