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                             CONFEDERATE  BUTTONS

  1. Absolutely beautiful condition, non-excavated, coat size, Old English manuscript "I".  This is a quite rare button with the misspelled "Alabamd" backmark.  The backmark reads, "Halfmann & Taylor - Montgomery Alabamd".  This is a button that is very popular and has become difficult to find.--$325.

  2. Absolutely beautiful condition, excavated, coat size, Confederate local, droop-wing Eagle Officer's button.  This is a CS23A Confederate local and can be identified by the bottom star being larger than the rest.  A good many collectors feel this button is likely a product of "C. Rouyer/N. O."  These are well made buttons, and this one has some gold gilt remaining on front and back.--$350.SOLD

  3. Very pretty condition, excavated, coat size, South Carolina State Seal.  This button has a slick, chocolate brown patina, and on the reverse is "Horstmann" backmark and shank intact.  This was recovered from the camp of Manigault's Brigade of South Carolinians here at Stones River.  This button remains crisp as can be with no dents or cracks.--$195.

  4. Absolutely beautiful, slick emerald green, solid cast, Confederate block "I".  This button was recovered many years ago along Lewisburg Pike at the Battle of Franklin, Tennessee.  This is one of the prettiest I've seen.--$175.SOLD

  5. Absolutely drop dead beautiful excavated coat size TX26 solid cast brass TEXAS button.  This button was recovered many years ago from the Ewing Plantation near Houston, TX. and the coast.  The button has the shank intact, and has a nice slick brown-green patina.  Over the past 50 years I have had 5 or 6 of these, and this is, without question - the very nicest one.--$1,250.SOLD

  6. Smoking nice excavated coat size VA13A -Virginia State Seal uniform button.  This button was recovered about 30 years ago near Fredericksburg, VA. and has shank intact, a "Kent - Payne - Richmond" backmark, and bright gold gilt outlining all the detail.  Super nice eye appeal.--$350.

  7. Really pretty, excavated, coat size, die struck, one piece, North Carolina starburst uniform button.  The Confederate Central Government purchased several thousand shell jackets from the State of North Carolina and issued them to the Army of Tennessee while encamped near Dalton, Georgia, in 1863.  We have recovered several of these that were lost at the Battle of Franklin in 1864.  This example has a slick, chocolate patina and very crisp detail.  It is missing the shank which is almost always the case.--$135.SOLD

  8. Beautiful condition, excavated, cuff size, pre-Civil War Ordnance uniform button.  It has an early "Scovill" backmark and was recovered from a Confederate camp site near Valley Mountain, West Virginia.  The 1861 Confederates that were camped at Valley Mountain were wearing a good many pre-war jackets.--$125.

  9. Excavated, coat size, Confederate local, two-piece, block "A" (Artillery).  This button was recovered many years ago from a Confederate Artillery camp located in northern Virginia.  The button remains intact and quite solid but does have a dent.--$100.

  10. Beautiful condition, non-excavated, cuff size Virginia State Seal.  This button was purchased about 40 years ago from an estate sale in Richmond, Virginia.  It has about 80% original silver wash remaining intact.  I believe this button is a VA13A5 cuff.  It is definitely a button you will not see often in a non-dug state.--$225.

  11. Extremely rare, excavated, Confederate local, coat size Mississippi Militia.  This button has a smooth, chocolate brown patina with a full star in the center with no letter.  The word "Mississippi" encircles the outside perimeter of the button.  The button has a depressed channel and a Confederate local reverse.  Many collectors believe that this button was made by Bellenot & Ulrich N. O., and others believe they were made by C. Rouyer/N. O.  It is for sure this is an extremely rare style Mississippi button.  The button has a little gilt outlining the star and letters.  It has excellent display and eye appeal but does have a couple of very small dings.  I have had less than ten of these in 50 years.  This button was recovered over 40 years ago in a Confederate camp near Chancellorsville, Virginia.--$495.

  12. Very attractive, coat size, crude local North Carolina State Seal.  It has a smooth, chocolate brown patina and a "Meyers - Richmond" backmark.  This button was dug long ago and is nicer than most you see.  It was recovered from near Fredericksburg, Virginia.--$125.

  13. Smoking beautiful NON-EXCAVATED CONFEDERATE CAST "I" uniform button that was purchased MANY years ago from an estate sale near Dalton, GA.  HA !!!  Can you imagine a Confederate "Cast I" turning up at Dalton, GA !!!  Although "excavated" Cast "I" Confederate buttons have been recovered at Dalton, GA. in quanity - NON-EXCAVATED EXAMPLES are VERY RARE !!!  This button has a beautiful bronze aged patina.--$275.SOLD*

  14. Beautiful condition, excavated, coat size, Confederate solid cast brass "I" button.  This button couldn't be nicer and was recovered by Alan Gaskin near Greensboro, North Carolina.  This area was pretty much the end of the road for the Army of Tennessee.--$165.

  15. Absolutely drop-dead beautiful, excavated, coat size, LA6A1 uniform button.  This is the sideways Pelican with 80% gold gilt, Scovill backmark, and shank intact.  This button was recovered by Russ Wunker about 50 years ago from near Chancellorsville, Virginia.  Buttons of this quality are very rarely recovered anymore.--$395.SOLD

  16. Beautiful, excavated, coat size, Confederate Script "I".  This button was recovered many, many years ago and has never even been washed off.  It has a smooth, brown, reflective patina and is backmarked, "Isaac Campbell - London".  The shank remains intact and straight.--$195.

  17. Beautiful condition, excavated, coat size, Confederate, solid cast brass "I" (Infantry) uniform button.  This button was recovered years ago from private property on the Battlefield of Franklin, Tennessee.  It has a chocolate brown patina with shank intact.--$165.SOLD

  18. Very nice display of four non-excavated buttons consisting of one Zouave ball button, one bone button, and two plain-faced, "coin style" buttons handed down from the uniform of A. J. Vernon, a private in Co. B, 4th Tennessee Infantry.  This family is from Williamson County Tennessee, and I actually played on the same high school baseball team with a couple of the descendants.  A very neat local "Confederate Heritage" display.--$48.SOLD*

  19. Excavated coat size GA. State Seal Confederate uniform button.  It has a smooth chocolate brown patina, and crisp detail, but is, unfortunately, dented.  The reverse is backmarked "Horstmann & Allien - NY".  This button was recovered from the camp of the 1st GA CAV. located near Hoover's Gap, TN. in 1863.--$65.SOLD*

  20. Excavated coat size 1820 era one piece stamped brass "Regiment of Rifleman" uniform button.  This button was carried over about 40 years, and was recovered from an 1862, Army of Tennessee winter camp.--$55.

  21. Really, really pretty, excavated, coat size, "A.V.C." (Alabama Volunteer Corp).  This button has a near reflective chocolate brown patina with the Eagle and A.V.C. letters surrounded by bright gold gilt.  This button is backmarked, "Horstmann & Alien - NY" and has the shank intact and straight on the reverse.  It is rare to see an "A.V.C." button recovered this nice.--$595.

  22. Really pretty, excavated, coat size, Mississippi "I" uniform button.  This button was recovered many years ago from Camp Withers which was located near Estill Springs, Tennessee, and was occupied in 1862.  The button remains slick as can be with a chocolate brown patina and gold in the "I" and gold outlining the star and some around the Mississippi letters.  The reverse has shank intact and is backmarked, "Hyde & Goodrich NO".  They just are not found this pretty anymore.--$525.

  23. Smoking beautiful excavated coat size "VA15B" Virginia State Seal uniform button.  This jewel was recovered MANY years ago from Confederate camps around Fredericksburg, VA, and has bright gold gilt just dripping off of it !! The button has shank intact, and has a "Horstmann and Allien - NY" backmark.--$375.

  24. Absolutely smoking beautiful excavated condition, coat size, Confederate "Lined A" artillery button.  The button has a blank back and has the shank remaining intact.  I don't know that you could dig a nicer Confederate artillery button than this one.--$295.SOLD*

  25. Absolutely drop-dead perfect, excavated, coat size, South Carolina State Seal.  This button has over 90% bright gold gilt and has an "HT & B Manchester" backmark.  This button was recovered from a South Carolina camp located near Charleston, South Carolina.  This is about as nice a "Manchester" South Carolina button as you are going to see.--$225.SOLD

  26. Beautiful condition, excavated, solid cast brass, coat size CSA.  This button was recovered about 35 years ago from a Confederate camp near Fredericksburg, Virginia.  It has a smooth, brown/green patina with shank intact.--$595.SOLD

  27. Excellent condition, non-excavated, coat size, Georgia State Seal.  The face is perfect with nice detail and 95% bright gold gilt, and the reverse has the very sought after "1861 Mintzer" backmark.  You will not find a nicer example, and this is one of the very few Civil War backmarks with an actual date (1861).--$295.

  28. Absolutely beautiful condition, excavated, Confederate solid cast brass "I".  This button was recovered in a lawn off Lewisburg Pike at the Battle of Franklin, Tennessee.  You just won't find a prettier one.--$165.SOLD

  29. Absolutely beautiful condition, nicely gilted, non-excavated, Confederate "Script E" (Confederate Engineer) coat size button.  This button has literally 100% bright gold gilt and "Van Wort" makers mark on the reverse.  The shank remains intact, and I don't think I have ever seen a nicer example.--$495.

  30. Very pretty, excavated, coat size, Mississippi "I" (Infantry).  This button was recovered about 50 years ago from Camp Withers which was a Mississippi Brigade camp located along the Elk River here in Middle Tennessee and occupied during 1862.  This button is slick as can be with gold around each letter, around the star, and completely filling the "I" in the center.  It has the normal "Hyde & Goodrich - NO" backmark.  This is an artifact that will be a compliment to any collection.--$595.SOLD*

  31. End of the street beautiful excavated coat size, GA1A2, Georgia State Seal uniform button.  This jewel has 98.275 % (HA !!) bright gold gilt, and is a danger for a Relic Hunter with a heart condition to dig !!  It has shank intact, and a "W. H. SMITH - NY" backmark -SO PRETTY !!!--$450.

  32. Really pretty non-excavated coat size GA. state seal.  This is a GA4A1, and is backmarked "Horstmann & Allien - NY".  It has a rich aged patina, and shank intact.  Definitely collection grade.--$250.

  33. Excavated, extremely rare, coat size, Confederate "C" (Cavalry) local uniform button.  This is a CS142A in Albert.  The button has a die-stamped brass face and an iron reverse.  This example was recovered from General Forrest's Confederate Cavalry camp along Tippa Creek near where it flows into the Tallahatchie River.  The reverse of the button had some decay near the very center, and it has been professionally stabilized.  This is a button that you very seldom see recovered.--$375.

  34. Excavated cuff size Mississippi "C" (Cavalry).  This very rare little button was recovered from a Mississippi Cavalry camp located just South of Morris Ferry, Tennessee.  Many years ago I recovered a BEAUTIFUL coat size Mississippi "C" button in the same camp.  It has a brown patina with a little gold in the "C", with shank intact, and has a "Hyde & Goodrich - NO" backmark.--$295.SOLD*

  35. Absolutely beautiful, excavated, emerald green, coat size, solid cast, Confederate block "I" (Infantry) uniform button.  This button was recovered at the Battle of Franklin in a lawn along Lewisburg Pike.--$165.SOLD

  36. Excellent condition, excavated, coat size, Confederate Script "I" (Infantry) uniform button.  This button was recovered near Fredericksburg, Virginia, about 40 years ago and has a near reflective brown patina.  This is a first class excavated button with shank intact.--$175.

  37. Drop dead stunning 23 mm CS 130 excavated Confederate coat size "Script "C".  This was recovered about 45 years ago from near Fredericksburg, VA., and has a "baby butt" smooth chocolate brown patina with "Isaacs and Campbell" backmark, and shank intact and straight.--$495.

  38. Really pretty excavated coat size Georgia State Seal.  Very nice uncleaned face with chocolate brown patina, and traces of woods mulch.  This was recovered by Dr. Rees Buttram from private property near Chickamauga.  The reverse is excellent with a "Steele and Johnson" backmark and shank intact.--$195.

  39. SMOKING NICE excavated coat size Confederate "Script I" (Infantry).  This one was recovered about 40 years ago from a Confederate camp on private property near Fredericksburg, VA.  It has a blank back with shank intact.--$175.

  40. Really pretty, excavated, BIG 24MM, CS36, Confederate Army Officer with "H. T. & B. Manchester" backmark.  This button has super nice eye appeal with the gold gilt perfectly outlining the Eagle and Stars.  The reverse is slightly pressed inward, but the shank remains intact, and the backmark is easily legible.  This is a button that there are only a handful recovered per years.--$895.

  41. Beautiful condition, excavated, coat size, solid cast brass, Confederate "I" (Infantry) uniform button.  This button was recovered from a lawn along Columbia Pike at the Battle of Franklin.  It has a beautiful brown-green patina, and shank intact.--$165.SOLD

  42. Drop-dead beautiful, non-excavated, 19MM CS5, Droop Wing Eagle Confederate Staff Officer's button.  This button has 100% (not 99%) bright gold gilt, and I don't think could be prettier.  If you have been waiting for a really nice one - here it is.--$195.

  43. Excavated, coat size, Droop Wing Eagle Confederate local Staff Officer's button.  This one was recovered from the camp of the 1st ALA. CAV. that was located near Middleton, TN, during the spring of 1863.  It has a smooth chocolate brown patina and appears to be a CS22.  The iron shank is rusted away as usual, but the button is otherwise complete and solid.--$195.

  44. Excavated, coat size, Confederate, iron-back, Block "A" (Artillery) uniform button.  This button was recovered from the camp of the Confederate Artillery, Army of Tennessee located a few miles out of town on Lewisburg Pike.  The face has a slick, near reflective, chocolate brown patina with no dents or cracks, and the iron reverse is rusty but intact.--$165.SOLD

  45. Excavated, coat size, Confederate block "I" (Infantry) button.  This is a style button that has the stamped brass face and iron back.  This Confederate "I" button was recovered from Lucius Polk's Confederate Brigade camp located near Tullahoma, Tennessee.  The face has a slight push, but the "I" is easy to see.  This one has one of the prettiest reverses that you are going to see.  The full iron back and shank remain perfectly intact.--$75.

  46. Beautiful condition excavated coat size solid cast brass Confederate "Cast "I" (Infantry uniform button).  This was recovered about 40 years ago from a lawn along Columbia Pike at the Battle of Franklin, Tennessee, and hasn't even had the dirt washed off.--$165.

  47. Excavated, coat size, solid cast brass, Confederate Block "I" (Infantry) uniform button.  This button was recovered from a lawn along Columbia Pike at the Battle of Franklin, Tennessee.  The top of the shank is broken off which is why the button was lost.--$95.

  48. Absolutely beautiful condition, nicely gilted, excavated LA8 Confederate local, coat size Louisiana State Seal uniform button.  This button was recovered about 40 years ago from a Confederate Louisiana camp site located near Tullahoma, Tennessee.  It is a smoking beauty with shank intact.--$475.

  49. Beautiful condition, non-excavated, 1820 era, Militia Artillery button.  This button has the Eagle resting on top of a cannon and is backmarked, "Treble Gilt - Stand. Colour".  Almost all excavated examples of the button that I have seen have come from early war Confederate sites.--$85.

  50. Absolutely beautiful condition, excavated, coat size, Mississippi "I" (Infantry) uniform button.  This button was recovered from Camp Withers which was an 1862 Mississippi Infantry camp located near Estill Springs, Tennessee.  The button has a slick, chocolate brown patina with nice gold gilt in the "I" and around the stars and letters of Mississippi.  The shank is intact on the reverse with a "Hyde & Goodrich N. O." backmark.  You couldn't ask to dig a prettier one.--$475.

  51. Beautiful condition, cuff size, 1820 era Federal Militia button.  These buttons are often recovered from Confederate camp sites, but this example was recovered from an 1820 - 1830 era fort site in Florida.  It has a slick, reflective, green patina and shank intact.--$65.00

  52. Absolutely beautiful excavated solid cast brass Confederate block "I" (Infantry) uniform button.  This button was recovered approximately 40 years ago from a private lawn located about 600 yards SouthEast of the Carter House.  It hasn't even been washed off !!--$165.SOLD

  53. Beautiful condition, non-excavated, coat size, gilted Georgia State Seal uniform button.  This is a mint button with 95% bright gold gilt, shank intact, and "Van Wort & Son" backmark.--$195.

  54. Beautiful condition, non-excavated, 19 MM, vest size South Carolina State Seal.  This button has a rich, aged patina with shank intact and a "Horstmann & Allien - NY" backmark.--$75.

  55. Excavated, solid cast pewter Confederate Eagle button.  These are the product of a local Confederate manufacturer likely located in north Mississippi.  The button was recovered from an N. B. Forrest Cavalry camp located near the Tallahatchie River.  These are recovered from a fairly limited area in the Western Theater.  This example is missing the cast pewter shank as is almost always the case.--$79.SOLD

  56. Drop dead beautiful excavated coat size nicely gold gilted South Carolina State Seal.  This button has about 80% bright gold gilt, shank intact, and is backmarked, "Schuyler H & G - New York".  This button was recovered over 30 years ago from Manigault's position here at the Battle of Stones River.  (This site is under a huge hospital now.)  To my knowledge, this is the nicest coat size South Carolina button that has ever been recovered at this battlefield.--$295.

  57. Really pretty, excavated, coat size, CS36A-1, Army Droop Wing Eagle Staff Officer button.  This button was recovered from Confederate winter camps near Shelbyville, Tennessee.  It has a smooth, brown patina with shank intact and small traces of gold gilt around the Eagle.--$450.

  58. Beautiful condition, non-excavated, 19 MM, vest size South Carolina State Seal.  This button has a rich, aged patina with shank intact and a "Horstmann & Allien - NY" backmark.--$75.

  59. Excavated, coat size, 2-piece Confederate block “I” (Infantry) uniform button.  This button was recovered from the camp of the 2nd Tennessee Infantry located near Shelbyville, Tennessee.  The button has an uncleaned, brown/green patina on the face.--$89.SOLD*

  60. Very attractive, excavated, coat size, Georgia Staff Officer button.  This button was recovered near Charleston, South Carolina, from a camp occupied during the Civil War and later by the Georgia State Militia during the 1870's.  The button has a smooth, chocolate brown patina with about 30% gold gilt remaining.  The backmark is an 1870's era "Waterbury - Scovill" backmark with a wide lock ring and was almost certainly lost by post-war Georgia Militia troops.--$45.

  61. Beautiful condition, non-excavated, cuff size, VA20A4, Virginia Staff Officer's button.  This button has 100% bright gold gilt with shank intact and "Scovill Mfg. Co./ Waterbury" backmark.  They just don't come prettier than this one.--$225.

  62. Beautiful condition, non-excavated, cuff size, gilted Virginia Staff Officer button.  This button has a "Pettibone" backmark and would have been for an 1870 - 1880 era Virginia Militia uniform or an 1870 era Virginia UCV uniform.  This is an excellent example.--$50.

  63. Excellent condition non-excavated coat size "V.M.I." {Virginia Military Institute}.  It has virtually 100% bright gold gilt on the face - shank intact - and Civil War era "Evans in the ribbon" backmark.--$195.

  64. Quite rare excavated coat size Confederate Manuscript "I" with "P. Tait" style floating shank.  Although the button is unmarked, I feel sure that it is a "P. Tait" product.  It has a smooth chocolate brown patina with the shank intact.--$225.

  65. Extremely rare, excavated, cuff size, "Alabama Map on Tree" uniform button.  This button was recovered many years ago from the camp of the 1st Alabama Cavalry located near Midland, Tennessee.  The 1st Alabama Cavalry was surprise attacked by General David Stanley's Federal Cavalry in March of 1863.  I personally recovered a large oval Alabama Map on Tree buckle at this site.  The button is quite solid, but unfortunately is dented.  It has a little gold around the map and shank is intact.  It is backmarked, "Schuler, H & G New York".  Several cuff size Alabama Map on Trees with this backmark have been found in Alabama camp sites.--$295. (This button only - you don't get my buckle!!)SOLD

  66. Beautiful condition, non-excavated, kepi size South Carolina State Seal.  This button has 100% bright gold gilt, "Horstmann & Allien" backmark, and shank intact.  This is a rare size South Carolina button to find because of being so tiny.--$125.SOLD

  67. Excellent condition, non-excavated, coat size, Georgia State Seal.  The face is perfect with nice detail and 95% bright gold gilt, and the reverse has the very sought after "1861 Mintzer" backmark.  You will not find a nicer example, and this is one of the very few Civil War backmarks with an actual date (1861).--$295.

  68. Smoking nice condition, non-excavated, coat size, "CSA" Confederate Officer's button.  This button has 100% bright gold gilt, a "Superior Quality" backmark, and the shank intact and straight.  I don't think you could find a nicer one.--$225.

  69. Absolutely drop-dead beautiful excavated condition, coat size, CS127A2.  This is a coat size Confederate Cavalry with a blank back, but many believe they were made by Superior Quality.  It has a smooth, chocolate patina with perfect, straight shank and the nicest detail you could ever hope to see.  This button was dug many years ago from a Confederate Cavalry camp near Fredericksburg, Virginia.--$550.SOLD

  70. Mint, beautiful condition, 24 mm coat size CS5 Confederate Staff Officer button.  This button is in pristine condition with near 100% bright gold gilt.  It has the"Extra Rich/Treble Gilt" backmark.  You couldn't ask for nicer example.--$295. for this beauty.

  71. Coat size, non-excavated, Georgia State Seal.  This button has 100% bright gold gilt and a "Mintzer" backmark in a depressed channel.  No dents and shank intact - you won't see much nicer.--$250.

  72. Beautiful condition, non-excavated, vest size, South Carolina State Seal.  It has 90% bright gold gilt with a "Horstmann & Alien - NY" backmark with shank intact.  This is a pretty little button.--$75.SOLD*

  73. Absolutely beautiful, non-dug condition, cuff size, "Mitchell Tyler Richmond" Virginia Staff Officer button.  This button literally could not be nicer and has a small piece of cloth remaining with the button.  It has virtually 100% bright gold gilt with the shank intact.  It was purchased out of a Richmond, Virginia, estate about 40 years ago.--$275.

  74. Absolutely beautiful condition, non-excavated, cuff size, Louisiana Pelican Confederate Uniform button.  This is the “sideways pelican” Confederate local LA12AV in Albert.  It has a blank back with shank intact.--$225.

  75. Very pretty condition, coat size Confederate Staff Officer's CS26B uniform button.  This button was recovered about 40 years ago from the camp of the 1st Alabama Cavalry CSA.  It is solid as a rock with a smooth, chocolate brown patina with the Eagle outlined in gold and gilt in the channel on the reverse and iron shank intact.  This is a first class Confederate Staff Officer's button practically never recovered this nice anymore.--$250.SOLD

  76. Super scarce and in absolutely stunningly excellent excavated condition.  This is a TINY, 13 MM, "Kepi" size, Old English "I".  This button was recovered near Savannah, Georgia, and has a near reflective chocolate brown patina and the backmark, "Treble Rich/Standard".  You could not hope to excavate a more perfect example.--$295.

  77. Super scarce, huge 26 mm, coat size, Confederate Staff Officer button with "CSA" in the shield, near 100% bright gold gilt, and rare "Courtney & Tennent" backmark.  This button is considered by many to be one of the most beautiful of all Confederate uniform buttons.  This is CS1A1 in Albert, and I do not believe it possible to find a more beautiful and perfect example.--$1,950.SOLD*

  78. Absolutely beautiful condition, non-excavated, 23 MM, coat size, CS55A.  This is a beautiful, gilted, Confederate Navy with 100% bright gold gilt and backmarked, "Courtney & Tennent/S. C/Charleston".  This is one that you will never need to upgrade.--$1,450.

  79. Two excellent condition, non-excavated, Civil War Era, 1851 date, Goodyear hard rubber buttons.  This is a type button that we frequently recover from both Union and Confederate camp trash pits.--$38.

  80. Beautiful condition, non-excavated, coat size, gilted South Carolina State Seal uniform button.  This is a mint button with 95% bright gold gilt, shank intact, and "Van Wort & Son" backmark.--$195.

  81. Beautiful non-excavated coat size "VMI" (Virginia Military Institute).  This button has 95 % bright gold gilt - shank intact - and has a "D. Evans" (in a ribbon) Civil War date backmark.  You just won't see any nicer !!--$150.SOLD

  82. Excavated, coat size, Georgia State Seal Confederate uniform button.  This button was recovered about 40 years ago from the camp of the 8th Georgia Cavalry located near Hoover's Gap, Tennessee.  The button has some pitting on the back side, but I think it has a Horstmann backmark.  The button has a smooth, chocolate brown patina on the face, but has the highlights cleaned to brass as was sometimes done by early relic hunters.  It still displays very nicely.--$135.

  83. This is a perfect example of how Confederates had to "make-do" with what little they had.  This button was recovered from an 1862/1863 Army of Tennessee Confederate winter camp here in Middle Tennessee.  It is a smooth face, one piece brass coat button that originally had a shank on the reverse for sewing on.  The shank broke off, and the soldier needed to keep use of the button bad enough that he drilled four holes and made it a sew-on button.  Although this is a minor insignificant relic, it truly tells a story.--$20.

  84. Excavated, vest size, South Carolina State Seal uniform button.  This button was recovered many years ago from General Manigault's South Carolina position here at the Battle of Stones River.  The site is now under Murfreesboro Medical Center.  The button has never even been washed and still has original thread in the shank.  It looks like "Scovill" backmark, but since the button has not been washed and is hard to see.  The shank remains intact.  You can see gold gilt through the patina, but we are unsure exactly how much gold there will be.--$89.SOLD

  85. Beautiful condition non-excavated cuff size GA. State Seal.  This is a War Date 15 mm example with "EXTRA QUALITY" backmark.--$150.SOLD

  86. Excavated coat size Confederate "tin back" block "I" (Infantry) uniform button. This button was recovered from Gen. Lucius Polk's 1863 brigade C.S. winter camp located near Tullahoma, TN.  The button has a slight press in the face, but the "I" remains clear as can be.  The tin/iron reverse is one of the nicest that you will see.--$95.SOLD

  87. Absolutely stunning condition, 19 mm, CS5, gilted Confederate Staff Officer button.  This button literally has 99% bright gold gilt with "Extra Rich Treble Gilt" backmark and shank intact.  You couldn't hope to find a nicer example.--$195.

  88. Excavated, cuff size, Mississippi "I" (Infantry) button.  This button has a "Hyde & Goodrich - NO" backmark.  It is missing the shank which is no doubt why it was lost.  It has a smooth, chocolate brown patina and was recovered many years ago from camp Walthall, which was occupied in 1862 and located near Estill Springs, Tennessee.--$150.SOLD

  89. Excavated, coat size, Confederate block "A" (Artillery) uniform button.  This was recovered on private property from the 1863 Army of Tennessee Artillery camp located 4 miles out on Lewisburg Pike from Shelbyville, Tennessee.  This button is extra nice with a slick brown patina on the face and full iron reverse with shank remaining intact.--$165.SOLD

  90. Absolutely beautiful, excavated, coat size, Confederate cast "I" button.  This button was recovered many years ago from a lawn just off Columbia Pike at the Battle of Franklin, Tennessee.  The button has a beautiful, reflective, green patina and has shank remaining perfectly intact.  You couldn't hope to recover a more beautiful Confederate button.--$165.SOLD

  91. Very pretty, excavated, coat size, "V.M.I. Cadet".  This button was recovered many years ago from a Virginia Infantry camp in the Shenandoah Valley.  It has nice, gold gilt, a "Robinson" backmark, and shank intact.--$165.

  92. Very pretty, excavated, coat size, Mississippi "I" (Infantry).  This button was recovered about 50 years ago from Camp Withers which was a Mississippi Brigade camp located along the Elk River here in Middle Tennessee and occupied during 1862.  This button is slick as can be with gold around each letter, around the star, and completely filling the "I" in the center.  It has the normal "Hyde & Goodrich - NO" backmark.  This is an artifact that will be a compliment to any collection.--$595.SOLD

  93. Excavated, coat size, Droop Wing Eagle, Confederate Staff Officer's button.  This button has a smooth, chocolate patina with good detail but does have one very minor age crack.  The reverse is a depressed channel Confederate local with large iron shank remaining perfectly intact.--$195.

  94. Excavated, coat size, Confederate local, two-piece "I" (Infantry) button.  This button was recovered from General Hardee's Army of Tennessee spring of 1863 camps located near Tullahoma, Tennessee.  The iron reverse was rusty and weak and has been reinforced and stabilized to last.--$95.

  95. Excavated coat size MISSISSIPPI "I" recovered many years ago by Wayne Jenkins from 1862 "Camp Walthall" (Mississippi Brigade camp located near Estil Springs, TN.)  The button has a smooth chocolate brown patina with gold in the "I".  The reverse has a "HYDE and GOODRICH - NEW ORLEANS" backmark.  There is a slight press in the center of the star, but still displays nicely.--$275.

  96. Absolutely beautiful condition, non-excavated, Confederate coat size stippled block "A" button.  This is a CS101A with "H. T. & B. Manchester" backmark.  The button has a rich, aged patina, crisp backmark, and shank intact on the reverse.--$425.SOLD

  97. Beautiful condition, non-excavated, coat size, 3-piece Mobile Cadet uniform button.  This button has near 100% bright gold gilt and is backmarked, "Scovill Mfg Co/Waterbury".  This button is believed to date around 1871, because that is when the Mobile Cadets were reconstituted after Alabama was readmitted into the Union.  The button has a wide lock ring indicating it was likely manufactured after the Civil War rather than before.  There are, however, collectors who believe this button to possibly date Civil War Era.--$95.

  98. Excellent condition, non-excavated, coat size Georgia State Seal Civil War Confederate button.  This button came out of a North Georgia estate and has nice, crisp detail and is backmarked, "Horstmann & Alien".  The shank remains intact and straight.--$250

  99. Excavated, coat size, Confederate "Pelican Feeding the Young" uniform button.  This button was recovered by my good buddy, Wayne Jenkins, from one of General Hardee's 1863 winter camps located near Tullahoma, Tennessee.  The face has a small push, but you can still clearly see the Pelican feeding the young.  This is a Confederate button that you don't often recover anymore.--$150.

  100. Excavated, coat size, Georgia State Seal Confederate uniform button recovered from the 1863 camp of the 1st Georgia Cavalry located in Middle Tennessee.  The button is in beautiful condition with nice detail, a smooth chocolate brown patina, and the reverse is perfect as well with a "Horstmann and Alien" backmark and shank perfectly intact.--$195.SOLD

  101. Excavated SUPER RARE CS17 one piece coat size Confederate Officer's button WITH "CS" IN THE SHIELD.  This is a $2,000. plus button when recovered in nice complete condition.  This example was recovered from a Confederate camp in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia.  It had apparently been stepped on, and broken many, many years ago.  Fortunately, what remains has the "CS IN SHIELD" intact !!  (AND YOU CAN READ THE CS FROM 3 FEET AWAY !!)  We are pricing this button where even a beginner collector can have a "CS" marked item in their collection.--$295.

  102. Excellent condition, non-excavated, cuff size, Georgia State Seal uniform button.  This button is perfect with a smooth, aged, bronze patina, has crisp detail, and is backmarked, "W. G. Mintzer - Phil."  It's shank remains intact.--$175.

  103. Extremely rare to recover, an excavated CUFF size, droop-wing Eagle Confederate Staff Officer's button.  This button is a recent recovery by my friend, Joey Beech, from the camp of the 39th North Carolina Volunteer Infantry located along Duck River, near Shelbyville, Tennessee.  There was a Confederate local coat size North Carolina button recovered only a few steps away.  In over 50 years relic hunting, I have only found two of these.--$295.

  104. Very pretty, excavated, coat size, Mississippi "I" (Infantry).  This button was recovered about 50 years ago from Camp Withers which was a Mississippi Brigade camp located along the Elk River here in Middle Tennessee and occupied during 1862.  This button is slick as can be with gold around each letter, around the star, and completely filling the "I" in the center.  It has the normal "Hyde & Goodrich - NO" backmark.  This is an artifact that will be a compliment to any collection.--$595.SOLD*

  105. Beautiful condition, non-excavated, coat size, Georgia State Seal uniform button.  This button has a rich, aged patina on the face with a "Horstmann and Alien - New York" backmark and shank intact.  This button came out of a North Georgia estate sale many years ago and was no doubt a souvenir of someone's relative who served in the war.--$250.

  106. Excavated, coat size, one-piece, die struck, "NC" Sunburst Confederate uniform button.  This example has the shank intact, and you literally will not see over one in fifty with the soldered on shank remaining in place.  This button was recovered from the Battle of Franklin, Tennessee.--$195.SOLD

  107. Absolutely SMOKINGLY BEAUTIFUL excavated GILTED coat size Confederate 23mm "CS-7" Staff Officer's button.  This is a truly fantastic button with a "W. Dowler/Superior Quality" backmark.  It has the shank intact, and was recovered many years ago from a Confederate camp near Fairfax, VA.  In an entire Relic Hunting career, you will be able to count on your fingers the number of Confederate buttons that you recover this nice.--$875.

  108. Non-excavated, "United Confederate Veteran", coat size, C.S.A., Confederate Reunion uniform button.  This button has the "Waterbury Co." backmark.  There is a small dent in the face, but the button still displays very nicely.--$50.SOLD

  109. Beautiful condition, non-excavated, coat size, 3-piece Virginia Staff Officer's button manufactured by "M. C. Lilly - Columbus Ohio" to go on Virginia Officer's United Confederate Veteran (UCV) frock coats.  This is an excellent example, and M.C. Lilly is well known for their making products for United Confederate Veteran uniforms, badges, and reunion ribbons.--$95.

  110. Really beautiful, excavated, two-piece, iron back, Confederate block "I" (Infantry) coat size uniform button.  This button was recovered from General Lucius Polk's brigade camp located near Tullahoma, Tennessee in 1863.  The face is so smooth, it's nearly reflective.--$115.

  111. Quite rare to recover, excavated, coat size, CONFEDERATE LOCAL manufactured, Mississippi "I" (Infantry) uniform button.  This button was recovered about 30 years ago from Camp Walthall which was an 1862 Mississippi Brigade camp located near Estill Springs, Tennessee.  This Mississippi "I" even still has the massive iron shank intact.--$350.

  112. Very scarce to recover, pretty chocolate brown, CUFF SIZE, Confederate Local Mississippi "I".  This pretty little Confederate Local Mississippi "I" was recovered many years ago from Camp Walthall located near Estill Springs, Tennessee.  You won't see many of these recovered.--$250.

  113. Very attractive, NON-EXCAVATED, coat size, Virginia State Seal.  We believe this to be VA13A5, and it still has some thread in the shank.  The button has a blank depressed channel.  There is one minor press just to the side of the figure.  This is a nice Virginia button that no doubt actually saw service in the Civil War.--$295.

  114. Solid cast, excavated, Confederate coat size Block "I" (Infantry) uniform button.  This button was recovered in 1997 from 1863 - 1864 Army of Tennessee winter camps at Dalton, Georgia.  Part of the shank is missing which is why the button was lost or discarded.--$95.SOLD

  115. Very pretty, excavated, coat size, Louisiana State Seal Confederate uniform button.  This button was recovered from General Hardee's 1863 Army of Tennessee Louisiana camps located near Tullahoma, Tennessee.  The button retains at least 90% original bright gold gilt and is backmarked, "Hyde & Goodrich - New Orleans" with shank remaining intact.  This is a tough to find button this nice.--$495.SOLD

  116. Very pretty condition, excavated, coat size, Confederate local "Droop-wing Eagle" Staff Officer button.  This button was recovered from the 1862 8th Texas Cavalry camp located near Knob Gap, Tennessee.--$195.

  117. Very pretty, excavated, coat size, Confederate local Staff Officer button.  This is a CS26B and was recovered from General Lucius Polk's 1863 Army of Tennessee winter camp located near Tullahoma, Tennessee.  It has nice detail and a little gold surrounding the Eagle.  It does have one small, hairline freeze crack that is barely visible.--$195.

  118. Excavated, coat size, extremely rare, Nashville Military College Cadet uniform button.  General Hardee was a professor at the college, and Confederate boy-hero, Sam Davis, was enrolled here when the Civil War broke out.  Unfortunately, the cultivating disc found this button a few years before we did, and it has a disc mark across it.  The button has nice gold gilt and is still a very attractive button with shank intact and a "Waterbury RMDC" backmark.  This button was recovered from a Confederate camp just north of Triune, Tennessee.--$195.SOLD

  119. Nice condition, excavated, coat size, Confederate local Block "I" (Infantry) uniform button.  This button was recovered from an 1863 Confederate camp along Duck River near Shelbyville, Tennessee.--$89.

  120. Excavated, coat size, Confederate Block "A" (Artillery) button.  This button was recovered many years ago from the 1863 Army of Tennessee Artillery winter camp located on Lewisburg Highway near Shelbyville, Tennessee.  It has a smooth, chocolate brown patina with crisp detail.  The iron reverse has been stabilized and preserved and is ready for permanent display.--$125.SOLD

  121. Excavated, coat size, Block "I" (Infantry) Confederate uniform button.  This is a CS local with a brass face and an iron reverse.  It was recovered from an Army of Tennessee winter Infantry camp located along Duck River near Shelbyville, Tennessee.--$89.

  122. Beautiful condition, non-excavated, coat size, Missouri State Seal Officer's button.  This is a M0205A3 in Tice and is exactly the same strike and backmark as the Missouri buttons recovered by Meigs Brainard and Bill Gurley from the Arkansas camp of Mosby Parson's Missourians.  This button could not be a nicer example with 100% bright gold gilt and shank intact.--$395.

  123. Quite rare to recover, a coat size, VA3 "soup bowl", Virginia State Seal uniform button.  This button was recovered in Madison County, Virginia, several years ago.  It has a smooth, chocolate patina, and the shank remains intact.  It definitely is not a type Virginia that you recover every day.--$225.

  124. Very pretty excavated, gilted coat size Louisiana State seal.  This button was recovered MANY years ago by my friend, Ed Heck, from an early War Louisiana camp in the Shenandoah Valley.  Unfortunately, the farmer's disc found it a couple years earlier.--$200.SOLD

  125. Beautiful condition, excavated, coat size, gilted South Carolina State Seal.  This button was recovered near Charleston, South Carolina, and has a beautiful face with 70% bright gold gilt and a "Waterbury Scovill"backmark.  The shank remains intact and straight.--$195.SOLD*

  126. Very pretty, excavated, coat size, "VMI" (Virginia Military Institute) uniform button.  This button was recovered from an 1863 Army of Tennessee winter camp site located near Shelbyville, Tennessee.  The face has nice detail with 80% gold gilt still intact.  The reverse has a "Robinson" backmark but isn't easy to see due to patina build-up over it.  The shank remains intact.--$175.

  127. Very nice, coat size, Confederate "Droop Wing Eagle" Staff Officer's button.  This button has a smooth, chocolate brown patina and Confederate Local back with shank intact.  It was recovered from the camp of the 1st Alabama Cavalry.--$225.

  128. Very attractive, excavated, coat size, two piece Virginia State Seal.  This is a VA7A4 and has a smooth, chocolate patina with gold gilt surrounding the figures.  The button was recovered from a Confederate Artillery camp near Shelbyville, Tennessee, and is one of two that were found in the camp.--$175.

  129. Really pretty excavated coat size Confederate Script "I" (Infantry) uniform button.  This was recovered from the sandy soil near Charleston, SC.  It will be a fine addition to any Confederate button display.--$175.

  130. Beautiful condition, extremely rare, non-excavated, VA3.  This is the scarce button sometimes referred to as the "soup bowl" Virginia.  This example has 80% original silver, very crisp detail, and shank intact.  Many advanced collections are missing this button.--$475.SOLD*

  131. Beautiful condition, non-excavated, "GMI Cadet" (Georgia Military Institute) jacket button.  This is an SU126 in Albert and is in absolutely perfect condition with shank intact and 98% gold gilt.  This is a beautiful button.--$395.SOLD

  132. Absolutely beautiful condition, excavated, BACK to a Confederate local manufactured button of the 21 - 22 mm size.  I suspect this is the back out of a Confederate Staff Officer button CS26B as we dug several complete ones in close proximity.  If you have recovered the face of a Confederate local button missing the back, here is a beauty in the 21 - 22 mm size.--$45.

  133. Excavated, coat size, "Mississippi I" uniform button.  This button was recovered about 30 years ago from Walthall's Mississippi Infantry camp located near Estill Springs, Tennessee, in 1862.  This button has a smooth, chocolate patina and gold gilt around the star and around the letters of Mississippi and in the "I" in the center.  The button is backmarked, "Hyde & Goodrich - New Orleans".  Unfortunately, the button was dented when found but still displays quite nicely.--$295.

  134. Excavated "Confederate local", coat size, droop wing Eagle, CS Staff Officer's button.  This button was recovered from an 1863 Alabama Cavalry camp located near Midland, Tennessee.  It has an attractive, smooth, chocolate brown patina with shank intact on the reverse.--$195.

  135. Excavated, coat size, Confederate local, South Carolina State Seal.  This button was recovered from General Manigault's position here at the Battle of Stones River.  General Manigault had several South Carolina regiments in his command.  It has a smooth, chocolate brown patina but does have a small dent.  The reverse is intact with the shank.  South Carolina buttons are rarely recovered at this battle.--$175.

  136. Beautiful condition, non-excavated, 2-piece Virginia State Seal.  This is a VA15B with a "Horstmann & Alien" backmark.  It has very nice detail, no dents, and an aging, bronze patina.  The shank remains intact and straight on the reverse.--$250.

  137. Beautiful condition, non-excavated, coat size, two piece, gilted Georgia State Seal uniform button.  This button has 100% bright gold gilt with shank intact and is back marked "Van Wart & Son Co."--$195.

  138. Very pretty condition, non-excavated, SC13A6.  This coat size South Carolina has excellent detail and an aging bronze patina.  The shank remains intact and straight on the reverse.--$225.

  139. Very pretty, excavated, coat size, Confederate local, North Carolina State Seal.  This is an NC-8 with quite crude detail and smooth chocolate patina with unmarked Confederate local back and shank intact.  This button was recovered many years ago near Fredericksburg, Virginia.--$125

  140. Excellent condition pair of cuff size Virginia State Seal uniform buttons.  One of these buttons is a non-dug Virginia with a “Canfield” backmark, and the other is an excavated Virginia with an “Extra Quality” backmark.--$250. for the pair.SOLD

  141. Very nice, excavated, gilted, cuff size, Michigan Staff Officer button.  This button was recovered about 40 years ago from a Michigan camp just down the road from our shop.  It has pretty gold gilt surrounding the motif.--$55.

  142. Excavated, coat size, Confederate manuscript "A".  These are very rare to recover.  This example was in a Confederate trash pit along Duck River near Shelbyville, Tennessee.  It has a small push in the center of the "A", but it is still very distinct and easy to see.  It is a little bit fragile due to coming out of a trash pit.--$225.

  143. Very pretty excavated coat size Georgia State Seal uniform button.  It has a nice face with a smooth chocolate brown patina with no dents or cracks.  The reverse is intact with shank, but the reverse is pushed inward toward the interior of the button.  This button was recovered on private property near the Battle Of Chickamauga, GA.--$150.

  144. Excavated coat size Confederate Local North Carolina State Seal uniform button.  This button was recovered from a North Carolina Infantry camp located near Fredericksburg, VA.  The motif is crude as can be, but that is a part of this button's beauty !!--$125.

  145. Two nice condition, excavated, "Goodyear Hard Rubber" buttons.  These were recovered from trash pits here in Middle Tennessee and are marked, "Goodyear Pat. - 1851".--$35. including display case.SOLD

  146. Beautiful condition, non-excavated, coat size, South Carolina State Seal.  This button has a Waterbury Scovill backmark with shank intact and a rich, aged patina on the Palmetto Tree on the face.--$225.

  147. Beautiful condition, coat size, non-excavated, Virginia Staff Officer button.  This button has crisp detail and very nice gold gilt.  The button appears to be a VA20C, but this button has a "Superior Quality" backmark rather than "Horstmann".  It has a narrow lock ring, and I suspect is a late war button.--$250.

  148. Very pretty, non-excavated, coat size, Confederate "Script I".  This is a CS177A which is a lined Old English "I" with "S. Isaacs Campbell/London" backmark.  This button was brought in as a family hand-me-down out of the local area.  It has a nice, gently aging patina with no dents and shank intact and straight on the reverse.  This is a quality Confederate button to add to your collection.--$250.

  149. Beautiful condition, non-excavated, cuff size, Louisiana State Seal.  This is a beautiful example with 100% bright gold gilt on the face, crisp detail, and a "Scovill Mfg." backmark on the reverse with shank intact.  This is an excellent little button.--$195.

  150. Excavated, nicely gilted, coat size, 3-piece construction, Virginia State Seal Staff Officer button.  This button has about 70% bright gold gilt but does have a little ground action in areas.  The reverse has the shank intact, but there is some degree of ground action so that I am not 100% sure of the backmark.  It does appear to be a VA20.  Priced very reasonably for a gilted Virginia Staff.--$195.

  151. Excellent condition, excavated, die stamped, one-piece, North Carolina Sunburst coat size uniform button.  These buttons were on shell jackets purchased by the Confederate Central Government from the State of North Carolina and were issued to Confederate Infantry forces that were in camp during the spring of 1864 around Dalton, Georgia.  This example was recovered on the Army of Tennessee battle line at the Battle of Nashville, Tennessee.  It is a perfect example except for missing the soldered-on shank, which is almost always the case.--$125.SOLD

  152. Very pretty condition, excavated, coat size, Confederate block "A" (Artillery) uniform button.  This button was recovered about 20 years ago from the Confederate Artillery Park located about four miles out on the Lewisburg Pike from Shelbyville.  The button has a smooth, chocolate brown patina with a rusty iron reverse and shank intact.--$165.

  153. Beautiful condition, non-excavated, coat size South Carolina State Seal.  This button remains in flawless condition with 100% bright gold gilt, "H T & B - Manchester" backmark and shank intact and straight.  They just don't get nicer than this one.--$225.

  154. Very nice condition, excavated, coat size, Confederate local manufactured, South Carolina State Seal.  This button has a smooth, chocolate brown patina with Confederate local back and iron shank remaining intact.--$225.

  155. Excellent condition, non-excavated, coat size, Confederate "Lined I".  This button has a smooth, gently aging bronze patina with shank intact and is backmarked, "Superior Quality".--$275.

  156. Excavated, low convex, one piece, Virginia State Seal.  We believe this to be VA2B in Albert.  This is a very early Virginia button and was recovered from General Robert E. Lee's 1861 camps near Valley Mountain, West Virginia.  This button has a smooth, chocolate brown patina with shank intact on the reverse.  These are generally only recovered from very early war camps.--$175.

  157. Excavated, coat size, Confederate local droop-wing Eagle Staff Officer button.  This button was recovered many years ago from a lawn along Manson Pike in the rear of Stones River Battlefield.  This is a CS22 coat size with a blank Confederate local back.  It has remnants of the iron shank remaining intact.  The button remains very solid with a smooth, chocolate patina.--$195.SOLD

  158. Very pretty, excavated, cuff size, Virginia State Seal.  The button has a smooth, chocolate brown patina with all detail nicely trimmed in gold gilt.  The reverse has shank intact and is backmarked, "Scovill - Extra".  This is a very pretty button and was recovered near Fredericksburg, Virginia.--$175.

  159. Beautiful condition, excavated, cuff size, Virginia State Seal.  This button has a smooth, chocolate patina and about 70% bright gold gilt.  It has a "Horstmann Phil" backmark.  This is a really pretty excavated button.--$175.

  160. Extremely rare to recover 19 MM CS173 "floating shank" lined Roman "I" Confederate uniform button.  This button was dug over 30 years ago by David Thompson from Gen. Bates 1863 Army of Tennessee winter camp located near FairField, TN.  The button has never even been washed, but the backmark appears to be "P. TAIT".  This is a button very seldom recovered.--$275.

  161. Absolutely beautiful condition, non-excavated, coat size, Confederate Officer "CSA" button.  This is a CS81-B in Albert, the reverse is backmarked "Superior Quality," and the shank remains perfectly intact.--$225.

  162. Mint beautiful, matching pair of CS5 Confederate Staff Officer buttons in both 24 mm and 19 mm size.  These are in pristine condition with near 100% gilt on each button.  They have "Extra Rich/Treble Gilt" backmark.  You couldn't ask for nicer examples.--$450. for the matching pair.SOLD

  163. Excavated, coat size, two-piece Georgia State Seal.  This button was recovered over 30 years ago from a Georgia camp on private property near the Battle of Chickamauga, Georgia.  This button has crisp detail, a smooth chocolate brown patina, Horstmann & Allien backmark, and the shank intact.  It is a very nice button to add to your collection.--$175.

  164. Excavated, coat size, two piece, Virginia State Seal.  This is a VA15A with a Horstmann & Allien/NY backmark.  This button was recovered many years ago near Fredericksburg, Virginia, and has bright gold gilt nicely surrounding all the figures and letters.  The shank remains intact on the reverse.  This is a very pretty excavated Virginia.--$195.

  165. Absolutely beautiful condition, excavated, cuff size, Texas State Seal.  This button has 70% bright gold gilt surrounding the letters in Texas and the star.  The backmark is "Superior Quality" which dates the button to slightly after the Civil War period.  This button was recovered from a Civil War Era house site here in Middle Tennessee.  It has a smooth, chocolate brown patina totally surrounded by gold gilt and the shank intact on the reverse.  This button is just slightly post war and could easily fill the Texas slot in a collection if the $2,500 war date Texas isn't in the cards just yet.--$250.

  166. Excavated, coat size, Droop Wing Eagle "AVC" Confederate Alabama Officer's button.  This button was recovered many years ago from the camp of the 1st Alabama Cavalry located near Midland, Tennessee, and occupied in 1863.  The button has a dark brown patina with the shank intact on the reverse.  There ia a little bit of gold gilt surrounding the droop wing eagle.  It has a "Scovill" backmark.  It is a very attractive button, but does have a little ground action in some areas.--$225.

  167. Excavated, coat size, Confederate "Script I" uniform button.  This button was recovered from 1862/1863 Confederate Infantry camps located along Duck River near Shelbyville, Tennessee.  It has a smooth, chocolate brown patina with no dents - shank intact - and Isaac Campbell backmark.--$225.

  168. Quite rare, non-excavated, and in beautiful condition, coat size, "KMI" (Kentucky Military Institute) button.  This exceptional button is out of a central Kentucky estate and has a rich, aged, bronze patina with nice gilt and "Horstmann & Alien" backmark and shank intact.  This is a beauty.--$450.

  169. Absolutely beautiful, non-excavated, Confederate, coat size Script "A".  The face of this button remains perfect with an aged, chocolate brown patina.  The reverse has a rich, aged patina as well and is backmarked, "Isaac Campbell - London".  This button has literally never been cleaned and has one of the prettiest aged patinas you could hope for.  This is a 23 MM, CS107A1 and has a wonderful, never cleaned, aged bronze/brown patina.--$425.

  170. Very pretty, excavated, coat size, Confederate Local State of North Carolina.  This button was recovered near Fredericksburg, Virginia, over 30 years ago and has a smooth, chocolate patina with a few traces of silver wash.  The reverse has the unmarked Confederate depressed channel and has the shank remaining perfectly intact.--$150.

  171. Very pretty collection of five different style 1851 date Goodyear Novelty hard rubber buttons.  These were recovered from Confederate trash pits in the Army of Tennessee's spring of 1863 camps along Duck River near Shelbyville, Tennessee. They obviously do not give a signal metal detecting, so the trash pits are the only place we find these.  All five of these are different and well marked.--$95. for the collection and Riker case.

  172. Very nice condition, excavated, coat size, Albert CS17, one-piece, Confederate Staff Officer with "CS" in the shield.  This beautiful button was recovered many years ago in a Confederate camp near Fredericksburg, Virginia.  It has nice, crisp detail and a smooth, chocolate brown patina, and the shank remains perfectly intact on the reverse.  This button was recovered over 30 years ago and ranks among the rarest to find.--$1,150.SOLD

  173. Beautiful condition, excavated, coat size, Virginia State Seal.  This is a VA15B with a "Horstmann & Allien/New York" backmark.  The button has a smooth chocolate patina with bright gold gilt outlining the figures.  There are no dents or cracks, and the shank remains intact and straight.  This is actually just how you like to dig them.--$250.

  174. Extremely rare, excavated, cuff size, Kentucky State Seal, 3-piece staff uniform button.  The button has a light push to the high point of the dome.  It was recovered over 40 years ago from General Breckenridge's November 1863 camp located near Readyville, Tennessee.  There appears to possibly be a backmark on the button, but we are not able to make it out.  The shank remains intact on the reverse.  This is a button extremely rare to recover.--$250.SOLD

  175. Very pretty, excavated, coat size, Georgia State Seal uniform button.  This button was recovered many years ago on private property near Manassas, Virginia.  It has a slick, chocolate brown patina with excellent detail.  The reverse is backmarked, "Steele & Johnson" in a depressed channel.  Buttons this nice are rarely recovered anymore.--$195.

  176. Excavated, coat size, Confederate lined "I" (Infantry) button.  This button has an attractive, dark brown/green patina with a "Superior Quality" backmark.  The shank remains intact but is missing a tiny bit at the very top of the shank which is no doubt why the button was lost.  This one was recovered near Charleston, South Carolina.--$150.

  177. Excavated, coat size, Confederate "C" (Cavalry) uniform button.  This button was recovered about 20 years ago from a Confederate Cavalry camp near Richmond, Virginia.  The reverse has the shank intact and is backmarked, "Superior Quality".  The "C" remains quite easy to see, but the button does have a thumb-like press in the face.  Maybe not 100% perfect, but a quite rare and still attractive Confederate artifact.--$175.SOLD

  178. Very pretty excavated coat size Virginia Staff Officer with "Mitchel & Tyler - Richmond" backmark.  The button has 90 % bright gold gilt, and shank is intact.  The only negative this button has is that a portion of the lock ring is decayed away.  This one was recovered near Valley Mountain, WV. many years ago.  When was the last time that you saw one of these recovered.--$395.  (If I am not mistaken - our good buddy "William Leigh" was along on this hunt !!)

  179. Really pretty, non-excavated, coat size, "CSA", with Superior Quality backmark.  It has a rich, aged, never cleaned, bronze patina with shank intact and the correct "Superior Quality" backmark.--$250.

  180. Very nice condition, excavated, coat size, "CSA" Officer's button.  This is the very desirable "S. Buckley Birmingham" backmark.  It has a smooth, chocolate brown patina with crisp detail - nice clear backmark - and shank intact.--$595.

  181. Very pretty, excavated, coat size, Confederate local CS26A droop wing Staff Officer Confederate uniform button.  This very nice Confederate button was recovered a good many years ago from Lucius Polk's Army of Tennessee Brigade 1863 winter camp located near Tullahoma, Tennessee.  The button has bright gold gilt surrounding the Eagle and also gold gilt in the channel on the reverse.  It remains solid as a rock with shank intact.--$295.SOLD

  182. Very pretty excavated coat size Confederate "C" (Cavalry) button.  This was recovered from a Confederate Cavalry camp located near Sayler's Creek, VA.  It has a slick brown patina with shank intact, and is backmarked "Superior Quality".--$425.SOLD

  183. Super rare, one of less than five known, excavated, kepi size, Confederate manuscript "A" button.  This beautiful button was recovered near Savannah, Georgia.  The button has a backmark, but is so tiny that I am not sure what it is, but my best guess is "Super Fine".  They just don't get nicer or rarer than this little gem.--$1,250.

  184. Excavated, coat size, Confederate local, block "A" (Artillery) button.  This is the style button with the copper face and iron reverse.  The face has a beautiful, slick, reflective, green patina, and the iron reverse remains intact with shank.  This button was recovered over 40 years ago from a Confederate Artillery camp near Petersburg, Virginia.--$195.

  185. Very nice display consisting of eight excavated floral plain face and 1820 - 1840 era English military buttons.  These were all recovered from Confederate camps around Fredericksburg, Virginia.  Entire display -- $125.

  186. Beautiful condition, non-excavated, coat size, two piece, gilted Georgia State Seal uniform button.  This button has 100% bright gold gilt with shank intact and is back marked "Van Wart & Son Co."--$195.

  187. Grouping of three excavated items recovered from the 1863 winter camp of the 1st Alabama Cavalry located just south of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.  This grouping consists of two extremely ornate, gilted, coat size, floral pattern buttons taken from home and worn on Confederate uniforms.  In addition is a portion of a watch fob that is created by interlocking false gold coins.  This is a very attractive little Confederate grouping.--$48. for all.

  188. Beautiful condition, coat size, Confederate Block "R" (Rifleman).  This button is in virtually mint condition with 100% bright gold gilt and a perfect reverse with "H.T. &B. - Manchester".  I don't think you could hope to find a more flawless example for your collection.(CW)--$650.

  189. Very nice display of an excavated soldier's pocket knife (with Mother Of Pearl) handles, and 6 floral, and plain face uniform buttons.  These items were recovered from an 1863 Confederate winter camp site on private property here in Middle Tennessee.--$48. with glass case included.

  190. Very pretty condition, excavated, coat size, Confederate Script "I".  This button was recovered from a Confederate position on private property near Chickamauga, Georgia.  The button has crisp detail and excellent eye appeal, but does have a tiny ding just left of the letter "I".--$175.

  191. Beautiful condition, excavated, coat size, Mississippi "Militia" button.  This is an MP5A with the plain star and the word "Mississippi" perimetering the outside edge.  I personally recovered this button about 40 years ago from a Mississippi campsite located near Tullahoma, Tennessee.  This button remains absolutely solid as a rock.(CW)--$850.

  192. Excavated, 2-piece, coat size, Confederate Block "I" (Infantry) uniform button.  This button was recovered from Confederate General Lucius Polk's 1862 - 1863 Brigade winter camp located just outside Tullahoma, Tennessee.  This style Confederate "I" button has a brass face and an iron reverse.--$95.

  193. Very pretty, excavated, coat size, Confederate "Script I".  This button was recovered over 30 years ago from a Confederate Infantry camp located on private property near Chickamauga, Georgia.  It has a smooth, chocolate brown patina on the face without a single dent or crack.  The reverse remains very solid with the shank intact.--$225.

  194. Very pretty condition excavated coat size Confederate "Lined I" uniform button.  This is a "Superior Quality", and has the shank intact on the reverse. This button was recovered over 30 years ago from a Confederate camp near Fredericksburg, VA.--$195.

  195. Beautiful condition, non-excavated, coat size, Confederate manuscript "I".  This is a CS175A2 with the "Halfmann & Taylor - Montgomery Alabam"d".  The misspelling of Alabama is a well known trait of this button.  This is a beautiful example with crisp backmark and shank intact and would be a fine addition to any Civil War collection.(CW)--$325.SOLD

  196. Confederate Enlistedman's 21mm button.  This rare button is a cast pewter copy of the Federal Eagle button.  For many years it was thought to be a field molded button, but in more recent years has been determined to be the product of an actual Southern manufacturer.  I personally recovered this button about 30 years ago while relic hunting with Robert McDaniel in an N. B. Forrest Cavalry camp located along the Tallahatchie River in Northern Mississippi.  (I dug a complete Leech & Rigdon CS two-piece that same day!!!)  Most examples of this button are literally crumbling apart, but this button remains stable and solid as a rock.  It is missing the pewter shank which is near 100% the case.(CW)--$125.SOLD

  197. Extremely RARE non-excavated CS107A3 - Confederate Coat Size non-excavated Script "A".  This button does actually show real field use.--$595.

  198. Absolutely beautiful condition, non-excavated, coat size, Maryland Staff Officer button.  This button has near 100% bright gold gilt and is backmarked, "Waterbury Scovill Mfg Co" in small letters.  The shank remains perfectly intact on the reverse.(CW)--$425.

  199. Absolutely drop dead perfect and beautiful non-excavated coat size Confederate stippled Old English "E" (Engineer).  This button literally has 100 % bright gold gilt - "H. T. & B. - Manchester" Backmark - and shank straight and intact.  It is "CS153A" in Albert.   I recently saw one of these sell for $2,000. - and was not one bit nicer than this one.--$1,450.

  200. Absolutely mint beautiful condition, non-excavated, cuff size, Confederate States Navy button.  This button has virtually 100% bright gold gilt, shank intact, and "Treble Gilt" backmark.  You won't find a more perfect example.--$595.

  201. Absolutely beautiful condition, excavated, coat size, LA8, Confederate Local Louisiana State Seal.  This beautiful button was recovered from General Hardee's 1862 - 1863 winter camps around Tullahoma, Tennessee.  Several rectangular Louisiana buckles were recovered from this same camp.  This excellent button has a flawless, smooth, chocolate brown face with gold outlining the detail and a perfect reverse with gold in the depressed channel and shank intact.--$395.SOLD

  202. Excavated, cuff size, VA13A4, Virginia State Seal.  This button has a smooth chocolate patina with a little gold gilt perimetering the figures.  It has a backmark of, "Schuyler H & G/N Y".  This button was recovered over 30 years ago from a Virginia Infantry camp located near Winchester, Virginia.  This is a cuff size, Virginia State Seal that you rarely encounter.  It remains in very solid and uncleaned condition.--$150.

  203. Excavated, coat size, South Carolina State Seal.  This button was recovered many years ago from the position of Gen. Managault's South Carolinians on private property here at Stones River.  The location where this button was found is now under a giant hospital.  The button has a smooth, chocolate brown patina with good detail of the Palmetto tree on the face, but appears to have been stepped on and is somewhat flattened.  The button has a "Waterbury Scovill" RMDC backmark.--$125.

  204. Non-excavated, coat size, 2-piece, Virginia State Seal uniform button.  This is a VA15B with a Horstmann & Allien - NY backmark.  The button remains in very nice condition with a rich, aged, bronze/brown patina.  The reverse has the shank remaining perfectly intact.--$250.

  205. Excavated, coat size, Virginia State Seal uniform button.  This button was recovered on private property near Chickamauga, Georgia.  The button has traces of gold gilt around the figure but is unfortunately pressed a bit in the center.  The shank is still filled with Civil War thread.  The button has an RMDC Scovill backmark.--$125.

  206. Absolutely drop dead beautiful excavated cuff size Virginia.  The button has 70 % to 80 % bright gold gild - super sharp detail - "Extra Quality" backmark, and the shank is intact.  This was recovered about 40 years ago from a Confederate camp on private property just North of New Market, VA.--$195.

  207. Very pretty excavated coat size Virginia State Seal uniform button.  This button was recovered over 40 years ago from a Virginia Infantry camp on private property near Fredericksburg, VA.  The button has nice detail, and a smooth chocolate brown patina with traces of gold gilt around the figures.  It has a "Horstmann and Allien" backmark with the shank intact.--$195.

  208. Extremely rare, 100% gold gilted, Confederate Staff Officer CS36A1.  I don't see how this button could possibly be any nicer.  The face is flawless with 100% bright gold gilt, and the reverse remains perfect as well and is marked, "H. T. & B. Manchester".  This is a Confederate button that you will NEVER, EVER need to upgrade.--$1,150.

  209. Excavated, 2-piece, Confederate Block "I" (Infantry) button.  This button has a smooth, chocolate brown patina with the rusty iron reverse still intact.  It was recovered from General Lucius Polk's 1862 - 1863 winter Brigade camp located near Tullahoma, Tennessee.  This button was recovered only a couple of days ago.--$85.

  210. Very attractive, excavated, coat size, Confederate droop-wing Eagle Staff Officer button.  This button was recovered from Gen. Hardee's 1863 Army of Tennessee winter camps located around Tullahoma, Tennessee.  It has a smooth, brown patina with no dents and slight traces of gold gilt.  The reverse has the typical Confederate local depressed channel, and the iron shank remains perfectly intact.  This would be a quality addition to any Confederate collection.--$225.

  211. Absolutely mint, beautiful condition, non-excavated, vest size, South Carolina State Seal uniform buttons.  The button faces are all perfect with 100% bright, gold gilt.  The buttons have a "Horstmann & Allien - New York" backmark with shanks perfectly intact.  You could not hope to find more perfect examples.--$125 each, or 3 for $300.

  212. Quite rare and nice example excavated CS26B coat size Confederate staff officer button.  This rare button was recovered by Kenny Banks about 20 years ago from Gen. Hardee's 1863 Army of Tennessee winter camps around Tullahoma, TN.  In one of these camps alone Kenny and I recovered over 65 marked Confederate manufactured buttons and 16 Confederate manufactured plates.  This pretty button has gold gilt in the recessed areas on the face, and gold gilt in the channel on the reverse.  This is a sweetheart of a CS button with even the iron shank intact on the reverse.--$250.

  213. Beautiful condition, non-excavated, coat size, Missouri State Seal Officer's button.  This is a M0205A3 in Tice and is exactly the same strike and backmark as the Missouri buttons recovered by Meigs Brainard and Bill Gurley from the Arkansas camp of Mosby Parson's Missourians.  This button could not be a nicer example with 100% bright gold gilt and shank intact.--$450.

  214. Very pretty condition and excavated many years ago at Chancellorsville, VA.  It is a coat size, VA13A1, with rmdc, "Scovill Mfg Co. Waterbury CT".  This button has a beautiful chocolate brown patina with the figures completely outlined in gold gilt.  The reverse has shank intact.--$275.

  215. Excavated, coat size, Louisiana State Seal Pelican button.  This button has 90% bright gold gilt on the face, but unfortunately, the back was out when recovered.  If you have an extra Confederate back, this Louisiana could easily be restored to a top shelf, gilted Louisiana State Seal button.--$225.

  216. Excavated, coat size, Confederate Droop Wing Eagle Staff Officer's button.  This is a CS26A and has a smooth, chocolate brown patina with hints of gold gilt remaining.--$195.

  217. Extremely rare to recover - Coat size lined Script "C" - Confederate Cavalry Officer's button.  This button was recovered from a Confederate trash pit located on private property near Savannah, GA.  The button has quite a bit of pitting/ground action due to the corossive trash pit conditions, but remains solid with no dents or cracks, and still has the shank intact.  Even though there is some pitting the button displays nicely, and is one that is very rarely recovered.  I just tonight saw one of these priced at $1,450. - SO here is a SUPER GOOD BUY !!!--$425.

  218. Beautiful condition, excavated, gilted, Confederate used, floral button, and also an intricately carved, .69 cal. musket ball.  Both these nice artifacts were recovered from the 1863 winter camp of the 8th Texas Cavalry located near Unionville, Tennessee.  Both artifacts are presented in a glass display case.--$75 for both.

  219. Excavated, coat size, South Carolina State Seal uniform button.  This button has a smooth, chocolate brown patina with some slight traces of silver surrounding the Palmetto tree.  It has a Waterbury - Scovill, RMDC backmark and shank is intact.  This button was recovered from General Manigault's 1863 South Carolina winter camp near Unionville, Tennessee.  The button has nice detail and remains solid as a rock.--$175.

  220. Very nice, excavated, coat size, Droop Wing Eagle, Confederate Staff Officer button.  The button has a smooth, chocolate brown patina on the face with no dents or cracks whatsoever.  The reverse is the depressed channel Confederate Local.  Rusty iron stubs remain of what was once the iron shank.  This button was recovered many years ago from the 1863 winter camp of the 1st Alabama Cavalry.  This is about as nice an example as you could hope to dig.--$225.

  221. Excellent condition, excavated, coat size, droop wing Eagle, Confederate Staff Officer button.  This is a coat size, CS22 in Albert and a Confederate Local back with an iron shank which has rusted away.  This button remains just as dug with the woods mulch still stuck to it and hasn't even been rinsed off.--$195.

  222. Beautiful condition, matching coat and cuff, Georgia State Seal uniform buttons.  These two buttons came out of an estate and are said to be hand-me-downs off the same uniform.  Both buttons are perfect with near 100% gold gilt.  The coat size is backmarked, "Horstmann & Allien/NY", and the cuff size has a "Mintzer" backmark.  This Georgia two button set makes a fantastic display.--$350. for both buttons.

  223. Beautiful condition, non-excavated, coat size, 3-piece, Virginia Staff Officer button.  This button has virtually 100% bright gold gilt and is perfect with no dents or cracks.  The reverse is backmarked "Canfield Bro. & Co. Baltimore," and the shank remains perfectly intact.  This button is nice enough quality for even the most discriminating collector.--$275.

  224. Excavated, coat size, 2-piece Confederate Block "A" (Artillery) uniform button.  This button was recovered from the 1863 Army of Tennessee winter artillery park located a few miles from Shelbyville out Lewisburg Pike.  The button has a smooth, chocolate brown face, and the iron reverse is rusty but remains completely intact.--$175.

  225. Beautiful condition, non-excavated, coat size, Missouri State Seal Officer's button.  This is a M0205A3 in Tice and is exactly the same strike and backmark as the Missouri buttons recovered by Meigs Brainard and Bill Gurley from the Arkansas camp of Mosby Parson's Missourians.  This button could not be a nicer example with 100% bright gold gilt and shank intact.--$395.

  226. Excellent condition, non-excavated, coat size, Virginia State Seal.  The face has near 100% bright gold gilt, and the reverse is silvered with a "Mintzer" backmark.  The shank remains intact and straight.--$225.

  227. Beautiful condition, non-excavated, coat size, two piece, gilted Georgia State Seal uniform button.  This button has 100% bright gold gilt with shank intact and is back marked "Van Wart & Son Co."--$195.

  228. Excavated Coat size Confederate local North Carolina State Seal button.  This was recovered from a Confederate camp located on private property near Brandy Station, VA.--$125.

  229. ncbutton.JPG (61263 bytes)ncbuttonrev.JPG (71447 bytes)Very - Very - Rare NON-EXCAVATED "Confederate Local" manufacture coat size North Carolina State Seal uniform button.  This recently turned up in a jar of buttons at a North Carolina estate sale.  You won't see a more beautiful example.--only $495. {often seen $650. or more}SOLD*
  230. eagcoatbtn.JPG (60078 bytes)eagcoatbtnrev.JPG (61109 bytes)Beautiful non-excavated Coat size Confederate CS-5 Staff Officer's button.  It has near 100% bright gold gilt - shank intact - and is backmarked "Treble Gilt - Extra Rich".  You just won't see a more beautiful - highly gilted -  example.--$275.
  231. cuffbtn.JPG (54838 bytes)cuffbtnrev.JPG (70704 bytes)cuffbtnsize.JPG (63933 bytes)RARE - RARE - RARE excavated TINY kepi size Confederate "Droop Wing Eagle" Staff Officer's button.  I can't remember when I last had one of these.  This button was recovered near Savannah, GA. and is solid as a rock with no dents - no cracks - and shank intact.--$295.
  232. Beautiful non-excavated 23 mm coat size {CS175A2} lined manuscript Old English "I".  This is an exceptional example with nice straight shank and "Halfmann & Taylor - Montgomery" backmark.  WOW - This button is pretty!!--$325.
  233. Very nice condition excavated coat size Confederate "Droop Wing Eagle" C.S. Staff Officer's button.  This is a scarce "CS26A" and was recovered by Dr. Rees Buttram about 40 years ago on private property near Chickamauga.--$195.
  234. Excellent condition non-excavated coat size "V.M.I." {Virginia Military Institute}.  It has virtually 100% bright gold gilt on the face - shank intact - and Civil War era "Evans in the ribbon" backmark.--$195.
  235. Excavated coat size rare "low convex" Virginia State Seal button.  This button was dug by Chuck Sykes from a Virginia troops camp near Brandy Station, VA.  It is quite solid with a smooth brown patina and an "rmdc" Horstmann and Sons backmark.  It is missing the shank {which is probably why it got lost}.  A pretty button.--$195.
  236. Absolutely beautiful condition non-excavated coat size gilted Virginia Staff Officer's button.  This looks like a VA-20 and has the shank intact and a "Superior Quality" backmark with LOTS of gold gilt.--$250.

 UNION  BUTTONS

 

  1. Excavated, coat size, Federal Enlistedman's Eagle button with a ball of original Civil War thread still intact in the shank.  This was recovered at a hospital site here at the Battle of Stones River.--$20.SOLD*

  2. Beautiful condition, non-excavated, coat size, "Bristol Train of Artillery - 1794".  This is a pre-Civil War Organization from Rhode Island that existed on into the Civil War.  I personally find this to be one of the prettiest buttons around.--$125.

  3. Quite rare, non-excavated, die-stamped brass, one piece, deeply convex, spread Eagle with the letter "R" for Rifleman.  This is the uncommon back that has two concentric rings.  It remains in perfect, beautiful condition.--$95.

  4. Beautiful condition grouping of four non-excavated, coat size, Federal Eagle Enlistedmen's uniform buttons.  These are out of an Ohio estate sale and have a beautiful, rich, aged, bronze patina.  All are perfect with shanks intact and have assorted maker markings.--$65. for all four in case.

  5. Excellent condition, excavated, cuff size, 1820 era, one piece brass Militia button.  This appears to be a GI51F.  It is the Eagle with the shield to the left with "Armithee/Phila" backmark.  This button was recovered from an 1863 Confederate camp site and was no doubt a carryover from the much earlier era.  The shank remains perfectly intact.--$45.

  6. Absolutely beautiful  non-excavated 20 mm RF27B Militia Rifleman coat size button.  This button has crisp detail, and I don't think it could be any nicer.  The backmark is, "Orange Angular/Gilt Colour".  These Militia buttons date before the Civil War and are often recovered in Civil War camps.  This is a perfect example with shank intact.--$95.

  7. Very pretty, non-excavated, coat size, Eagle "R" (Rifleman) uniform button.  This button has over 90% bright gold gilt and is RMDC and is backmarked "Horstmann & Sons - Phi.", and the shank remains perfectly intact.--$95.

  8. Beautiful condition, non-excavated, coat size, gilted Eagle "D" (Dragoon) button.  This button has a "Horstmann Bro. & Alien - N.Y." backmark and retains over 90% original bright gold gilt with shank perfectly intact on the reverse.--$175.

  9. Really pretty condition, excavated, 1840 era, Militia Artillery.  This button is a coat size with a chocolate brown patina and in the center is an Eagle perched on a cannon.  It has a plain back with the shank perfectly intact.--$95.

  10. Very pretty, one piece, heavily gilted, die stamped, mounted rider on horseback traveling east to west.  This is an American button with "Scovill's Extra" backmark.  I have actually had this button before, but I cannot remember what the button represented.  I want to say some political party or a Pony Express or something along that line.  I feel certain it is very early, likely the 1840 - 1850 era.  I would appreciate some help with a firm ID on it.--$95. for the mystery button.(Thank You Daniel Smith !!!  It is an 1820s-ish New England area "Dragoon Militia" button !!)

  11. Excellent condition, coat size, gilted, three-piece, Federal Staff Officer's button.  This button is backmarked, "Horstmann & Alien - NY".--$45.

  12. Excellent condition, die stamped brass, coat size, one piece Eagle "I" button.  This was recovered from the Confederate 1863 winter camp of Lucius Polk's Brigade, Army of Tennessee.  This button dates the 1830 - 1840 era.  It is very common to recover pre-Civil War Union military items in Confederate camp.--$45.

  13. Very pretty, coat size, non-excavated, "USMA - Cadet" (West Point) uniform button.  The button is absolutely perfect with nearly 100% bright gold gilt.  It has a "Waterbury Scovill" backmark with shank intact.--$65.

  14. Drop-dead beautiful, excavated, coat size, one piece Militia Eagle "A" button.  This button was recovered from a Confederate Artillery camp along Lewisburg Pike near Shelbyville, Tennessee.  It has the very sought after "United States" backmark.--$85.

  15. Beautiful condition, non-excavated, coat size, Norwich University Cadet uniform button.  This is SU287A in Albert and has a "Robinson - Extra" backmark.  The University was founded in 1819 in Norwich, Vermont, by Captain Alden Partridge.  This school is credited with being the oldest private and senior military college in the United States and the birthplace of ROTC.  This button retains near 100% bright gold gilt and has shank intact.--$65.

  16. Beautiful condition, 1840 era, one piece, Eagle with shield along side and 13 stars.  The button is backmarked, "Superior Strong Plated" and has 90% original silver gilt remaining.--$85.

  17. Absolutely mint beautiful, 1840 - 1850 era, non-excavated, 13th Regiment New York Militia.  This button has literally 100% bright gold gilt and has an RMDC Waterbury Scovill backmark.  The shank remains intact and straight.--$85.

  18. Excavated, coat size, Federal Infantry "I" Officer's uniform button.  This was recovered quite a number of years ago here at Stones River and has pretty gold gilt around the "I" in the shield.  The button is missing the shank but is otherwise really nice with no dents or cracks.--$25.

  19. Excavated pair of 1840 era Federal Artillery Officer buttons.  These were recovered on private property near Ft. Heilman close to Middleburg, Florida.  The cuff size button is perfect with shank intact, and the coat size button is dented and missing the shank.  The pair in a glass display case.--$45.

  20. Excavated, large coat size, Goodyear hard rubber button.  This button was recovered from a Confederate trash pit near Shelbyville, Tennessee, and is marked, "Goodyear - 1851".--$25.

  21. Very pretty, coat size, non-excavated, "USMA - Cadet" (West Point) uniform button.  The button has the slightest "dip" in the center but is otherwise flawless with shank intact and "Waterbury Scovill" backmark.--$48.

  22. Absolutely beautiful set of non-excavated Eagle "C" (Cavalry) uniform buttons.  In this set is a perfect, 100% gilted, coat size Eagle "C" button with a "Steele & Johnson" backmark.  The cuff size Eagle "C" has a "D. Evans - Attleboro" backmark.  Both buttons are nicely presented in a glass display case.--$95.

  23. Absolutely drop-dead beautiful condition, non-excavated, 1840 era, Militia Artillery.  This button is a coat size with 100% gold gilt and has "Artillery" in an arc over the top.  In the center is an Eagle perched on a cannon.  It has an early "Robinson" backmark with the shank perfectly intact.--$95.

  24. Beautiful condition, non-excavated, coat size, New York "Excelsior" Militia uniform button.  This button has intricate detail and beautiful gold gilt with 98% remaining intact.  It is backmarked, "I. Moore - Treble Gilt" with the shank perfectly intact.--$125.

  25. Absolutely beautiful set of coat size, non-dug, gilted, Federal Officer's buttons.  This group consists of Federal Cavalry, Federal Infantry, Federal Rifleman, Federal Artillery, Federal Dragoon, and Federal Staff.  All buttons are perfect with 95% gold gilt intact.--$450.

  26. Very pretty condition, non-excavated, coat size, Civil War issue Vermont State Seal.  The reverse has an "RMDC Waterbury Scovill" backmark, and the shank is intact.--$150.

  27. Beautiful condition, non-excavated, coat size, SILVERED, 1840/1850 era, Infantry Officer uniform button.  This is a button that you do not see every day, and this one is a beauty.--$75.

  28. Nice non-excavated group of seven G.A.R. buttons.  These are out of a Missouri estate, and perfect if you happen to have a G.A.R. jacket needing a couple.--$48. for all of them !!

  29. Beautiful condition, non-excavated, coat size, New York "Excelsior" Militia uniform button.  This button has intricate detail and beautiful silver wash with 90% remaining intact.  It is backmarked, "Treble Gilt" with the shank perfectly intact.--$125.

  30. Beautiful condition, non-excavated, coat size, Federal Eagle enlistedman's button.  The button has crisp detail and has the scarce backmark, "Walton Bros. - New York", and the shank remains intact and straight.--$45.SOLD

  31. Beautiful condition, 100% bright gold gilt, non-excavated, coat size, Federal Infantry "I" Officer button.  The button is backmarked, "D. Evans & Co. Attleboro Mass".--$38.

  32. Excellent condition, excavated, coat size, 3-piece New York State Seal uniform button.  This button was recovered from General Hooker's New York camps near Tiftonia, Tennessee.  This button has 90% bright gold gilt and is backmarked, "Extra Quality".  It has no dents and shank intact.--$55.

  33. Super nice, 23 mm, non-excavated, coat size NY 12, early one-piece New York Militia button.  The button has shank intact and is backmarked, "Super Fine Colour".--$95.

  34. Absolutely beautiful condition, non-excavated, coat size, Federal Cavalry Officer's Eagle "C" button.  This button has near 100% bright gold gilt and a "Waterbury Scovill" makers mark.  The shank remains perfectly intact and straight.--$95.

  35. Excellent condition, non-excavated pair of G.A.R. coat and cuff 3-piece staff style buttons.  If you have a G.A.R. coat missing a button or two, here is your chance to replace with an original.--$25.for set.

  36. Absolutely beautiful condition, non-excavated, coat size, Federal Cavalry Officer's Eagle "C" button.  This button has near 100% bright gold gilt and a quite rare "Thomas W. Dale & Co. - New York" makers mark.  The shank remains perfectly intact and straight.--$95.

  37. Very nice condition, excavated, United States "great coat" militia button.  The button is in super nice condition with a smooth, chocolate brown patina with shank intact and "United States" backmark.  This button dates the 1820 - 1830 era but is often found in Confederate camps carried over from an earlier era.--$79.

  38. Beautiful condition, non-excavated, great coat size, Federal Infantry Officer button.  This button has 90% bright gold gilt and is backmarked, "D. Evans - Attleboro".--$38.

  39. Absolutely beautiful condition, excavated, coat size, Connecticut State Seal.  This button was recovered near Pleasant Valley, Maryland, and has 95% bright gold gilt and RMDC Waterbury Scovill backmark in the depressed channel.  This is an excellent example with no dents whatsoever.--$75.SOLD

  40. Beautiful condition, non-excavated, coat size, Norwich University Cadet uniform button.  It has 100% bright gold gilt and a D. Evans - Attleboro" backmark.  This backmark dates the button right at the end of the Civil War.  This school was located in Vermont and is considered the oldest military school in the nation.--$45.

  41. Excavated, coat size, Rhode Island 3-piece Staff Officer’s button.  This is an excellent example with about 90% bright gold gilt.  It has a “D. Evans Attleboro” backmark and with shank intact.--$79.

  42. Beautiful, nicely gilted, cuff size excavated Rhode Island State Seal.  Gold gilt in all the right places, and shank intact.--$48.SOLD

  43. Beautiful, excavated, coat and cuff set of Connecticut State Seal uniform buttons.  Both coat and cuff have about 80% bright gold gilt and a "Scovil" backmark with shank intact.  These buttons were recovered from long-term Connecticut camps in South Carolina.  The sand preserved the buttons beautifully.--$95 for the set.SOLD

  44. Excellent condition, excavated, cuff size, Maine State Seal Staff Officer button.  "Steele & Johnson" backmark with the shank intact.  This button has excellent detail and retains 90% bright gold gilt.--$75.SOLD

  45. Two beautiful condition, excavated, Massachusetts Volunteer Militia Staff Officer buttons.  These were recovered over 40 years ago from a Massachusetts Infantry camp in central Virginia.  One button is a coat size, and the other is a cuff size.  Each button retains about 80% bright gold gilt, and both still have shanks intact.--$95 for both.SOLD

  46. Absolutely beautiful, excavated, New Hampshire Volunteer Militia cuff size button.  This button has 40% bright gold gilt in all the right places and is about as pretty as you are going to see.  The shank remains intact on the reverse.--$95.SOLD

  47. Excellent condition, non-excavated, 1820 - 1830 era, Militia Artillery, one-piece uniform button.  The button has an Eagle on a cannon and is marked, "1 Regt".  These are, in my opinion, some of the American Military's most attractive buttons.CW--$125.

  48. Excavated, quite rare, coat size, "Pennsylvania National Guard" uniform button.  This button was recovered on the Gettysburg campaign and has a smooth, brown patina with traces of gold gilt around the letters.  The button has shank intact and is backmarked, "Mintzer Phila".  This button is actually quite rare to recover from Civil War sites.--$125.SOLD

  49. Beautiful condition, non-excavated, GI59, coat size, one piece Militia button.  The button has seven stars above the Eagle and six stars below.  It has the shank intact and is backmarked, "Imperial Standard".--$125.

  50. Beautiful condition non-excavated 100% gilted tiny "kepi size" eagle "A" Federal artillery button.  Blank back, and shank intact.--$35.

  51. I have no idea about this button, and the collection that it came as a part of just had a "?" mark.  It is a cuff size eagle "D" and has a backmark of "A. J. FULKS (?) Co. - WHITESTOWN" (which I have never heard of).  Has anyone ever seen one of these before, or ever even heard of this maker - would appreciate any help !!  FOR EVERYONE'S REFERENCE - "A. J. FULKS" is a sutler of current living history/re-enacting materials.  It is a current made button, and to make it more fun -- I KNOW ANDY FULKS, and will probably see him next week-end !!!!  We do try to get to the bottom of things !!!!

  52. Really pretty non-excavated coat size Federal "I" (Infantry) Officer's uniform button.  It has a "D. EVANS" backmark - shank intact - and 100% bright gold gilt.--$38.

  53. Excellent condition, non-excavated, coat size, Union Staff Officer button.  It has an unusual backmark of a "Shield and Fine Gold Plated".--$45.

  54. Absolutely beautiful condition, non-excavated, coat size, nicely gilted, Federal Eagle "I" (Infantry) Officer button.  It has a "D. Evans Attleboro" backmark and shank intact.--$38.

  55. Very rare, beautiful condition, excavated, CUFF SIZE, GI70BV, 1820 era, Army General Service, one-piece brass button.  This button has the very sought after, "UNITED STATES" backmark and has shank intact.--$85.

  56. Extremely rare, gilted coat size, non-excavated, "1801 Providence Marine Corp of Artillery" uniform button.  This button has near 100% gilted and has a nice, early "Robinson" backmark.  This unit was out of Providence, Rhode Island, and is a uniform button that you do not often see.--$195.

  57. Absolutely beautiful, excavated, cuff size, Infantry Officer button with near 100% bright gold gilt and still has "extra button loop" on the shank.--$25.

  58. Quite rare, 1820 era, non-excavated, one-piece Vermont Militia.  These are beautiful buttons and often turn up around Civil War camps.  It has a "Robinson" backmark with the shank intact.  It has 100% silver wash remaining intact.  Early Vermont buttons are quite rare to come by.--$250.

  59. Drop-dead beautiful, excavated, coat size, Federal Eagle "A" (Artillery) uniform button.  This button was recovered over 40 years ago on private property here at Stones River and has 80% bright gold gilt and shank intact on the reverse.--$55.SOLD

  60. Group of five beautiful condition, non-excavated, Federal Eagle buttons on an old string that was found in the wall of the Jenkins House Civil War hospital during renovation about 50 years ago.  The buttons are all untouched with a rich, aged patina.  This beautiful old antebellum home was destroyed about 20 years ago to make way for "a new car lot".  It made news at the time, because there was a movement underway to save the old historic home, when undercover of night, several bull dozers arrived and destroyed it.  So sad because the home remained in nice condition, and until that time, weddings were held there.--$95.SOLD

  61. Very nice condition, excavated, coat size, gilded, New York State Seal staff button.  This button was recovered many years ago from General Joseph Hooker's New York camps located near Tiftonia, Tennessee.  The button is solid as can be with 70% bright gold gilt and shank intact with a "Waterbury Button Co." backmark.--$45.

  62. Infantry Officer's false embroidered hat pinvate property here at Stones River about 40 years ago by one of my old hunting partners, Claiborne Lytle.  It has a smooth, chocolate brown patina with gold gilt surrounding the Eagle and in the shield around the "C".  The reverse is backmarked, "Extra Quality", and the shank remains intact.--$69.

  63. Group of 21 Federal Infantry Officer buttons found all together at the Battle of Cold Harbor and are without a doubt all from one uniform.--$150. for all 21 buttons.SOLD

  64. Beautiful condition, excavated, coat size, New York State Seal Staff Officer Federal uniform button.  This button has a smooth, chocolate patina with gold gilt totally surrounding the detail.  It has no dents or cracks whatsoever.  The button has an "Extra Quality" backmark with the shank intact and straight.--$38.

  65. Beautiful condition, non-excavated, coat size, New York Excelsior button.  This button is silvered and in near perfect condition.--$65.

  66. Absolutely beautiful excavated coat size gilted Federal Eagle "R" (Rifleman) uniform button.  As is usually the case, this button was being Confederate worn, and was recovered from the winter 1863 camp of the 51st Confederate Alabama Cavalry located near Fosterville, TN.--$95.

  67. Absolutely beautiful condition, Federal, coat size, Army Engineers button.  This is an EG9A with a "D. Evans & Co./NO. Attleboro Mass" backmark.  Most button collectors believe this button to be Circa right at the end of the Civil War.  You couldn't ask for a more beautiful example.--$150.

  68. Very pretty, excavated, vest size, Federal Navy.  This button has nice gold gilt around all the detail with shank intact on the reverse with a "Waterbury" backmark.--$45.

  69. Excavated, great coat size, Federal Infantry "I" uniform button.  This button was recovered on private property here at the Battle of Stones River.  It has lots of original gold gilt around the Eagle and in the shield around the "I".--$35.

  70. Super Beautiful War of 1812 era one piece coat size Richly Gilted Federal Artillery button.  Very rare "Robinson - Extra Rich" backmark, shank intact, and near 100 % bright gold gilt.--$125.

  71. Nicely gilted excavated Greatcoat Federal Infantry Officer button.  This was recovered about 40 years ago from a Federal hospital site here at the Battle of Stones River, and it does have gold gilt "in all the right places".  This brings back a saying from about 50 years ago - My Old College Days !!!!!  "She is just like a country road  ---  Curves in all the right places !!!!"--$45.

  72. Excellent condition, excavated, coat size, gilted Eagle "I" (Infantry) uniform button.  This was recovered at a hospital site here at the Battle of Stones River.  This hospital was called the "Widow Jenkins House" and was unfortunately recently destroyed for "progress".--$38.SOLD

  73. Excavated group of four nicely gilted Federal Officer buttons.  These buttons include an excavated, gilted coat and cuff, Federal "I" (Infantry) buttons and also an excavated, coat size and cuff size gilted Federal Staff Officer buttons.  These buttons were all found many years ago here at the Battle of Stones River.--$85. for the entire set of four.

  74. Absolutely beautiful condition, excavated, coat size, nicely gilted, Eagle "C" uniform button.  This button was recovered something like 40 years ago by Dr. Rees Buttram from private property near the Battle of Chickamauga, Georgia.--$89.

  75. Very pretty, non-excavated, coat size, Eagle "R" (Rifleman) uniform button.  This button has over 90% bright gold gilt and is RMDC and is backmarked Horstmann Bro & Allien NY, and the shank remains perfectly intact.--$95.

  76. Really pretty excavated 23 mm coat size Federal Navy button.  This exceptional button was recovered many years ago near Charleston, SC.  It has 90 % bright gold gilt, and a Waterbury/Scovill backmark.  It is missing the shank, which is no doubt why the button was lost.--$95.

  77. Excavated display of three beautiful, gilted, Federal buttons recovered on private property here at Stones River.  The buttons consist of (1) 90% gilted, coat size, Federal Staff Officer button, (2) 70% gilted, coat size Federal Infantry Officer button, and (3) a rare gilted, coat size, Federal Eagle enlistedman's button.--$95. for the entire display.

  78. Excavated, coat size, gilted, Eagle "R" (Rifleman) uniform button.  This button was recovered from an 1863 Army of Tennessee Confederate winter camp located near Tullahoma, Tennessee.  There is gold around the Eagle and around the "R".  The shank remains intact, and there is a backmark, but I am unable to read it.--$95.

  79. Beautiful condition Ancient & Honorable Artillery Button.  A&HA, with the date 1638 below.  (25.4mm)   All were worn on early Massachusetts Continental uniforms of a pattern worn by George Washington.  Backmark: Blank.  Flat two-piece.  Reference: Albert MS 47, Tice MS222A.  This was an early - early Massachusetts button.--$95.

  80. Excellent condition PAIR of non-excavated coat size gilted 3-Piece Federal staff officer's buttons.  Each have "Waterbury - Extra" backmarks, with 90 % bright gold gilt, and shanks intact.--$75. for the PAIR.

  81. Beautiful condition, coat size, New Hampshire Volunteer Militia.  This button is non-excavated and has excellent detail with 90% bright gold gilt.  The reverse has a "RMDC" backmark of "Waterbury Scovill Mfg Co".(CW)--$75.

  82. Excavated set of nicely gilted Federal Infantry Officer Kepi buttons.  These two buttons were recovered right together and almost certainly were off the same hat.  Each has nice gold gilt remaining.--$45. for the pair.

  83. Absolutely beautiful condition, excavated, coat size, New York State Seal uniform button.  This button has a smooth, chocolate patina with about 50% bright gold gilt.  The reverse remains perfect with an "Extra Quality" backmark and the shank intact.  This button was recovered from General Hooker's 1863 New York Infantry camps located near Tiftonia, Tennessee.--$45.

  84. Excellent condition, excavated, cuff size, Federal "C" (Cavalry) Officer button.  This button was recovered here at Stones River and has about 70% bright gold gilt.  The reverse is perfect with a "Scovill" backmark and shank intact.--$35.SOLD

  85. Excavated, great coat size, nicely gilted, Eagle "I" (Infantry) Officer uniform button.  This button was recovered many years ago on private property here at the Battle of Stones River.--$35.

  86. Extremely rare, non-excavated, coat size, Charlotte Military Institute, Charlotte, North Carolina button.  This is "SU 55" in Albert and has a RMDC backmark of "Scovill Mfg Co/Waterbury".  This is an extremely rare Confederate used North Carolina Civil War button to come by in non-dug state with 90% bright gold gilt.  I do not recall ever having one of these non-dug before.(CW)--$795.

  87. Absolutely flawless beautiful, non-excavated, coat size, Federal "C" (Cavalry) button.  This button has very near 100% bright gold gilt and has a "Waterbury Scovill" backmark with shank intact and straight.  You won't find a more perfect example.--$95.SOLD

  88. Very attractive, small collection of excavated, rarer cuff size Civil War issue Federal uniform buttons.  This group of buttons consists of a gilted cuff size Federal Navy, a gilted Connecticut State Seal, a gilted Massachusetts State Seal, a gilted Eagle "I" (Infantry) officer's button, a gilted cuff size Vermont State Seal, and an extremely rare, excavated cuff size Eagle "V" uniform button.  This group of six rare Civil War cuff size buttons is displayed in a glass riker case.  Entire collection -- $195.

  89. Beautiful condition, excavated, vest size, Federal Navy button.  This beautiful button was recovered about 30 years ago from Charleston, South Carolina, and was the "extra" button on a small loop sewn inside the uniform.  The button has a "Waterbury" backmark with lots of gold gilt even on the reverse and shank intact.--$45.

  90. Beautiful condition, non-excavated, coat size, gilted Eagle "D" (Dragoon) button.  This button has a rare "Extra Rich Robinson" backmark and retains over 90% original bright gold gilt with shank perfectly intact on the reverse.--$175.

  91. Excellent condition, non- excavated, coat size, Federal Eagle "C" (Cavalry) uniform button.  This button has over 90% original bright gold gilt and a very rare RMDC "Canfield Bros. Baltimore" backmark.  This button is about as pretty as they get !!--$95.

  92. Beautiful condition, excavated, 1812 - 1815, one-piece Script "I" (Infantry) uniform button.  These buttons pre-date the Civil War by almost 50 years, but apparently some Confederates were wearing buttons from their father's or grandfather's early uniforms.  This button was recovered from an 1862 - 1863 Army of Tennessee winter Infantry camp.  This example is in perfect condition with shank intact.--$95.SOLD

  93. Absolutely beautiful, excavated, coat size, Federal "C" (Cavalry) Officer's button.  This button has about 70% bright gold gilt, crisp detail, and almost no ground action.  The backmark is "Horstmann Alien - New York", and the shank remains intact but is bent over.--$75.

  94. Absolutely beautiful excavated Coat size New York State Seal 3-piece Uniform button.  This was recovered on private property about 50 years ago from Gen. Hooker's camps near Tiftonia (near Chattanooga, TN.)--$48.

  95. Extremely rare and in drop-dead beautiful condition, excavated, Federal "cape hook".  This cape hook was recovered during the mid-1960's from a Federal camp located just north of Fredericksburg, Virginia.  The button portion of the cape hook itself is a cuff size Eagle "I" and has 90% bright gold gilt.  The hook remains perfect and is sharp as a needle.  The cape hook has the extremely rare backmark reading, "Pat. July 29, 1862", and that remains perfectly legible.--$325.

  96. Beautiful condition, non-excavated, coat size, Eagle "R" (Rifleman) Officer's button.  This button has 100% bright gold gilt remaining with the shank intact on the reverse and is backmarked, "Horstmann and Allien - NY".--$95.

  97. Absolutely flawless, beautiful, non-excavated, great coat size, Federal Eagle "C" (Cavalry) button.  This button has 100% bright gold gilt with shank perfect and intact and rare "Treble Gilt" backmark.--$89.

  98. Absolutely flawless perfect, great coat size, gilted, Federal Eagle "D" (Dragoon) uniform button.  This button has 100% bright gold gilt with shank perfect and intact, and is backmarked, "Mintzer - Phila."--$175.

  99. Beautiful condition, non-excavated, coat size, Eagle "C" (Cavalry) uniform button.  The button retains 90% bright gold gilt on the face and has a Waterbury Scovill backmark on the reverse with the shank remaining intact.  This is an excellent coat size Federal Cavalry button.--$75.

  100. Really pretty non-excavated coat size Federal Staff Officer's button.  The button has a a rich - never cleaned aged patina with "Extra Quality" backmark, and shank intact.--$45.

  101. Grouping of four Civil War and earlier buttons consisting of:  one excavated, coat size, 1820 Era, one piece Eagle on cannon button, one excavated, highly gilted, cuff size, US Staff button, one excavated, cuff size, US Artillery button, and one non-excavated, cuff size, Eagle "A" (artillery) button with 100% bright gold gilt.--$95. for the case and all four buttons.

  102. Pair of non-excavated and beautifully gilted, Federal, great coat size buttons.  One of the buttons is a gilted Federal Infantry Officer's button with Waterbury backmark, and the other is a quite rare, HEAVILY GILTED, D. Evans backmark, Federal general service Eagle button.--$65 for the pair.

  103. Excellent condition display consisting of a coat size, non-excavated, Federal Infantry Officer Eagle "I" button and a matching non-excavated, cuff size, Officer Eagle "I" button.  Also included is a coat size, non-excavated Enlistedman's Eagle button and a cuff size, non-excavated Enlistedman's Eagle button.--$55. for all four.

  104. Excellent condition, non-excavated, coat size, Federal Navy button.  The face has near 100% bright gold gilt, and the reverse has an R.M.D.C. backmark of "Horstmann and Alien".  The shank remains perfectly intact on the reverse.--$75.

  105. Extremely rare, cuff size, non-excavated, Federal Topographical Engineer button with 100% bright gold gilt on the face and shank intact on the reverse.  This button is backmarked, "Robinsons/Extra".  In 40 years, I have only had three non-excavated, cuff size, Topographical Engineer buttons.--$350. SOLD

  106. Really pretty grouping of four excavated cuff size buttons - ALL RETAINING NICE GOLD GILT - The grouping consists of a gilted Federal enlistedman's eagle button (rare to dig with nice gilt) - a pretty gilted eagle Infantry Officer - a nicely gilted Federal Staff Officer - and a gilted Confederate Floral.  All are presented in a glass riker display case.--$79. for all

  107. Beautiful condition non-excavated coat size Federal Staff Officer's button.  It has near 100 % bright gold gilt - "Extra Quality" backmark - and shank intact.--$45.

  108. Excavated, coat-size, Eagle "D" (Dragoon) button.  This was recovered from the 1862 - 1863 winter camp of Lucius Polk's Army of Tennessee Brigade winter quarters located near Tullahoma, TN.--$75.

  109. Quite rare, non-excavated, two-piece, flat "Ancient and Honorable Artillery - 1638" button.  This is a Massachusetts Artillery unit and is among the oldest military organizations in the nation.  The button has the inscription, "A & H A " above and "1638" below.  It has near 100% bright gold gilt with shank intact on the reverse.  This is an MS47A in Albert and is a virtually perfect example.--$175.

  110. Absolutely beautiful, non-excavated, coat size, New Hampshire Volunteer Militia uniform button.  This button has literally 100% bright gold gilt on the face, and the reverse is backmarked "D Evans and Co - Attleboro, Mass" (in a ribbon).  The original shank remains intact and straight.--$75.

  111. Mint condition, cased set of gilted, Federal, cuff size buttons.  One of the buttons is a cuff size Infantry officer and the second button is a cuff size Artillery officer.--$65 for the pair.

  112. Absolutely beautiful condition, excavated pair of gilted Federal buttons.  One is a coat size gilted Federal Staff Officer's, and the other is a coat size Federal Infantry Officer's.--$85 for the pair.

  113. Excavated, coat size, Federal Navy button.  The face has about 90% bright gold gilt, and the reverse is backmarked "Waterbury Scovill & Co".  The shank is missing which is likely why the button was lost.  You couldn't hope to find a button with a more beautiful face.--$95.

  114. eagibtn.JPG (78667 bytes)eagibtnrev.JPG (75208 bytes)Beautiful condition non-excavated coat size Federal Infantry Officer Eagle "I" button.  It has 100 % bright gold gilt, and is backmarked "D. Evans - Attleboro", and has the shank intact and straight.  Just a choice button.--$38.
  115. Excellent Condition Non-Excavated large coat size Gilted Eagle "I" - Federal Infantry Officer's Button.  It has 100% bright gold gilt with a " Waterbury" backmark.-- $38.
  116. Beautiful condition excavated coat size gilted Federal Infantry Officer's Button.  This button was recovered by Dr. Rees Buttram on private property in Chickamauga, GA.  Both the Eagle and the letter "I" are outlined with with bright gold gilt.--$38.
  117. 2ibut.JPG (75340 bytes)2ibutrev.JPG (73425 bytes)Pair {coat and cuff} of beautiful condition excavated "Gilted" Federal Infantry Officer's buttons.  These were recovered in the late 1960s from private property at Shiloh by Dr. Rees Buttram.  Just really, really pretty.--$48. for the pair
  118. beautynavy.JPG (66863 bytes)beautynavyrev.JPG (64749 bytes)This is the most beautiful excavated 18mm Union Navy button that you ever could hope to recover.  The face has gold gilt dripping off it, sharp crisp detail, and perfect reverse with shank intact.--$85.

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