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Title: 93rd Sutherland Highland button
Post by: alexio on January 23, 2016, 09:15:19 PM
Found this the other week, didnt know how cool a wee button it is, cleaned it and researched it and found out its a pre 1856-1881 93rd regiment of foot Sutherland Highlanders button and its a complete one.
Does anyone collect military buttons and i'll bring it along to the dig.
Title: Re: 93rd Sutherland Highland button
Post by: budge1 on January 23, 2016, 09:20:28 PM
Very nice wee find, I think TJ (Tommy) would like it.Well found.
Title: Re: 93rd Sutherland Highland button
Post by: P0k3Rman on January 23, 2016, 09:29:56 PM
...cracking button Alex, and a great bit of research, well done mate!!
Title: Re: 93rd Sutherland Highland button
Post by: General......Waste on January 23, 2016, 09:31:49 PM
 lovely little find.well winkled  :) great history to it too. 8)
Title: Re: 93rd Sutherland Highland button
Post by: alexio on January 23, 2016, 09:40:29 PM
Very nice wee find, I think TJ (Tommy) would like it.Well found.

just come up to us tomorrow, ill be travellin with PaisleyMuddy, Bruno and Glaxx and ill have it on me, thought it was best to go to someone that collected instead of lying in a bucket.

cheers  Alex
Title: Re: 93rd Sutherland Highland button
Post by: Tommy on January 23, 2016, 09:54:15 PM
I'll take it if you don't want it mate.
Title: Re: 93rd Sutherland Highland button
Post by: alexio on January 23, 2016, 10:15:57 PM
I'll take it if you don't want it mate.

 great see ya the mora!
Title: Re: 93rd Sutherland Highland button
Post by: Bruno on January 23, 2016, 10:26:06 PM
I used to have a duffo  coat with nine buttons but could only fasten eight.
Title: Re: 93rd Sutherland Highland button
Post by: alexio on January 24, 2016, 07:16:42 AM
I used to have a duffo  coat with nine buttons but could only fasten eight.

I used to have a maroon coat for ma roon boady!  ;D
Title: Re: 93rd Sutherland Highland button
Post by: whigsvolt on January 24, 2016, 08:11:08 AM
Great find and a very interesting history too.
Well done.
Title: Re: 93rd Sutherland Highland button
Post by: Grant on March 17, 2016, 06:37:55 AM
I used to have a duffo  coat with nine buttons but could only fasten eight.

I used to have a maroon coat for ma roon boady!  ;D

Ahahahahah can't believe I missed this (stolen)
Title: Re: 93rd Sutherland Highland button
Post by: DartmoorRanger on March 20, 2016, 01:39:23 PM
Very nice find mate, well dug. :)
Title: Re: 93rd Sutherland Highland button
Post by: afgingram on March 20, 2016, 06:28:57 PM
the sutherland highlanders. formally merged with the 91st to become the Argyll and Sutherland highlanders now the 4th Batt Royal Regiment of Scotland.
 The 93rd being the thin red streak topped with a line of stealor simply the "thin red line" at the battle of balaklava.
 from Wiki,  The rest, a formidable mass, swept on to charge the 93rd drawn up in line, two deep. "There is no retreat from here, men," Campbell told them as he rode down the line, "you must die where you stand." And the reply of John Scott, the right-hand man, was taken up by them all: "Ay, Sir Colin. An needs be, we'll do that." They fired two volleys and the cavalry charge split in half, galloping to right and left and finally into full retreat. Some of the younger soldiers started excitedly forward for a bayonet charge, but Sir Colin called out, "93rd, 93rd, damn all that eagerness!".[3]   ”
It was in this action that the regiment earned its nickname of The Thin Red Line, coined by The Times journalist W.H.Russell.
“   The Times correspondent, W. H. Russell, who standing on the hills above could clearly see that nothing stood between the Russian cavalry and the defenceless British base but the "thin red streak tipped with a line of steel" of the 93rd. Condensed almost immediately into "The Thin Red Line", the phrase has survived to this day as the chosen symbol of everything for which The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders believe themselves to stand.
Asked why he had been so unorthodox as to receive a cavalry charge in line instead of in a square. Sir Colin Campbell said; "I knew the 93rd, and I did not think it worth the trouble of forming a square."[