Home > Finds > Navy Petty Officer Button… in Kentucky? Navy Petty Officer Button… in Kentucky? Scott Clark August 31, 2015 Finds Fun find near the location of a Union hospital in Central Kentucky was this Naval Petty Officer button from the union army. I plan to offer it to the property owner after cleaning. Found with Deus XP at 6″ – running 12khz with relic mode in the iron… two square nails in the hole with this button. Will post a brushed-off photo of it shortly… plan to do a lot of finds cleanup in the next week or so. [Edit: I originally was told this was civil war era, but several button experts have now told me it is just after the civil war, likely 1870s-1890s. I still love it] Tweet Pin It About Author Scott Clark Award-winning metal detecting expert involved in adventures throughout the USA (but mostly in Kentucky,) Scott Clark is a frequent presence in Archaeology projects around the commonwealth.