Super rare Confederate Staff Officers button
I have only gone relic hunting once, and this was my fourth relic. I probably won't top this one unless I dig up a cannon, or Gen. Lee's golden spurs.
This is a general officers staff button. It is a one piece local with shank and no back mark. It is modeled off of an 1830's US army officers button. I dug this up at an old 1700's house site. The house was most likely destroyed by the rebels after crossing a ford in the Rappahannock river just yards away. General J.E.B. Stuart's entire Calvary corps rode past this house on their way to Gettysburg.
I found the house site by accident this march. It was an organised relic hunting event in Virginia called DIV (Diggin' In Virginia). The organizers gave us a map, but they never told us about the old home.