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                             CONFEDERATE  BUTTONS

  1. Beautiful non-excavated coat size "CS-5" - Confederate Staff Officer button.  "Treble Gilt - Extra Rich" backmark.--$250.--SOLD

  2. Excavated coat size Confederate tin-iron back block "I" (Infantry) button.  This was recovered on private property near Chickamauga, GA. and still has the iron back and shank intact.  That is almost never the case.--$95.

  3. Beautiful excavated coat size Confederate solid cast brass "I" (Infantry) button.  This was recovered off Tyne Blvd. at the Battle of Nashville, TN.  It has a beautiful never cleaned brown-green patina.--$150.SOLD

  4. Super Rare excavated COAT SIZE Confederate local "Alabama Map On Tree" - This button was recovered from an 1863 Confederate Alabama Infantry winter camp located on private property along Duck River near Shelbyville, TN.  Smooth chocolate brown patina on the face, and C.S. local back with shank intact.  This is a Confederate local button that is rarely recovered.--SOLD

  5. Excavated, coat size, Confederate Local, Virginia State Seal button.  It has a smooth, chocolate brown patina with a Confederate Local depressed channel reverse.  This button was recovered many years ago on private property near Winchester, Virginia, and still has the shank intact on the reverse.  The face has a small push, but remains very solid with good detail, especially for a Confederate Local.--$195.

  6. Excavated, coat size, Confederate Local, 2-piece Block "I" (Infantry) button.  This button was recovered over 30 years ago from General Breckenridge's November, 1862, Confederate Infantry camp located near Readyville, Tennessee, and occupied just before the Battle of Stones River.  The button has a smooth, chocolate brown patina and is solid as can be with shank intact.--$95.SOLD

  7. Very nice condition, excavated, coat sized, Georgia State Seal uniform button.  The button has a smooth, chocolate/brown patina with crisp detail and a "Horstmann and Allien" backmark.  The shank is missing on the reverse which is, no doubt, why the button was lost.  It was recovered from the camp of the 3rd Georgia Cavalry located just south of Hoover's Gap, near Beechgrove, Tennessee.--$175.SOLD

  8. Absolutely beautiful condition, excavated, coat size, "silvered", NC, sunburst button.  This button was recovered many years ago by Benny Anderson from Confederate camps near Dalton, GA.  Shell jackets had been purchased by the Confederate States government from the State of North Carolina and distributed during the winter of 1863-1864 to Army of Tennessee Confederate troops camped around Dalton, GA.  It is very rare to recover a North Carolina sunburst retaining this much original silver wash.--$150.

  9. Very nice condition, excavated, coat size, Confederate, solid cast, "I" (Infantry) uniform button.  This button was recovered from Confederate lines near Granny White Gap at the second day's fighting - Battle of Nashville, TN.--$150.SOLD

  10. Beautiful condition, excavated, Confederate, coat size, solid cast "I" (Infantry) button.  This button was recovered about 40 years ago from Granny White Gap at the Battle of Nashville, TN.  It has been a part of Robert Heins' collection for many, many years.--$150.SOLD

  11. Beautiful condition, excavated, solid cast brass, coat size, Confederate Block "I" (Infantry) button.  This nice Confederate button was recovered from a lawn behind the stone wall at the Battle of Nashville.--$150.SOLD

  12. Very nice display containing nine "bone buttons" recovered from a Confederate trash pit near Wartrace, TN.  The entire display--$48.SOLD

  13. Excavated, coat size, die struck, North Carolina Sunburst uniform button.  This button was recovered from an 1863 - 1864 Army of Tennessee winter campsite located near Dalton, GA.  It has a beautiful, brown/green woods patina that has never even been rinsed off.--$110.

  14. Absolutely beautiful condition, excavated, coat size, solid cast brass, Confederate "I" (Infantry) button.  This button has a beautiful, emerald green patina and was recovered from a lawn along the Confederate battle line at the Battle of Franklin, Tennessee.  It would be very difficult to recover a more beautiful example.--$150.SOLD

  15. Very attractive excavated coat size MISSISSIPPI "I" Confederate uniform button.  This was recovered from Gen. Walthall's 1862 Mississippi camp located near Estill Springs, TN.  It is solid as can be with a smooth chocolate brown patina - no dents - shank intact - and "Hyde and Goodrich - N.O." backmark.--$295.

  16. Exceptionally nice condition excavated coat size Confederate "A" (Artillery) button.  This beautiful Confederate button was recovered from the 1863 Army of Tennessee Confederate Artillery Park Camp located a few miles outside Shelbyville along Lewisburg Pike.  The face has a smooth chocolate patina with loop and iron back nicely intact on the reverse.--$175.

  17. RARE - RARE - RARE excavated coat size Confederate Local TENNESSEE STATE SEAL C.S. button.  This super rare Confederate button was recovered by Dr. Rees Buttram from the lawn of one of his patients that lived along the Confederate Battle Line on the crest of Missionary Ridge - Chattanooga, TN.  The button is very solid with a pleasing brown - green patina, and about as nice detail as you are going to see on a TN. Local button.  There are two small dimples on the crown of the button which we believe is from the prongs of the shank.  The loop on the reverse was intact when found, but had fallen out.  I had a professional put it back in place, and looks great.  Of the many thousands of artifacts that Dr. Buttram recovered - This Tennessee button was one of his absolute favorites.--$1,250.SOLD

  18. Really pretty and VERY rare to recover - coat size "ALABAMA MAP ON TREE" State Seal.  This is a scarce Confederate local and was recovered from the 1863 camp of the 1st Alabama Cavalry.  This is one that you rarely see offered for sale.--$595.SOLD

  19. Beautiful condition, excavated, coat size, emerald green, solid cast, Confederate Block "I" (Infantry) button.  This button was recovered from the Confederate line at the base of the Brentwood hills - 2nd days fighting - Battle of Nashville, TN.  I personally dug two identical cast I's a few feet from this one.  You will look a long time before you find a more beautiful Confederate cast "I" button than this one.--$150.SOLD

  20. Very nice condition cast pewter coat size Confederate eagle button.  These were cast using regular Federal eagle buttons as the master.  They are mostly found in early War Western Theater Confederate camps.  This one was recovered from a Confederate Cavalry camp on private property near the Tippa River in North Mississippi.--$100.SOLD

  21. Very nice condition and quite rare to recover, 1808 - 1811 era, Federal one-piece, Artillery Regiment button.  This is a "AY 47B" in Albert.  The button has a smooth, chocolate brown patina with the shank intact on the reverse.--$75.

  22. Beautiful condition, non-excavated, 1812 - 1820, "GI67A" in Albert, one piece, convex, Federal Eagle Militia button with "Best Quality/London" backmark.  This button retains 90% original gilt with shank intact.  Ninety percent of early Federal buttons of this type that I have recovered have been carried over and Confederate used.  This is an excellent example.--$75.

  23. Drop dead beautiful condition, excavated, coat size, North Carolina Sunburst with the letters "NC" in the center.  This button was recovered near Savannah, Georgia, and is an extreme rarity having the original soldered on shank remaining intact.  You couldn't hope to recover a more crisp, sharp example.--$250.SOLD

  24. Beautiful condition, excavated, coat size, solid cast brass, Confederate Block "I" (Infantry) button.  This button was recovered from 1863 Army of Tennessee winter camps around Dalton, Georgia.--$150.

  25. Absolutely beautiful condition, excavated, large coat size, Confederate block "A" button.  This is a rare 25mm, CS-101A in Albert and is backmarked, "HT & B /Manchester".  This button has a glossy, dark green/black patina and has the shank perfectly intact on the reverse.  It was recovered near Savannah, Georgia, and has that slick, glossy, beautiful patina common to that sandy area.  You are not going to find a more beautiful example.--$395.

  26. Absolutely beautiful condition, excavated, coat size, Confederate Officer's droop wing button.  This button was recovered over 40 years ago by Dr. Rees Buttram on private property near Chickamauga, Georgia.  It has a smooth, chocolate brown patina - nice crisp detail - and even has the brass shank intact on the reverse.--$275.

  27. Excavated, coat size, Confederate 2-piece, iron back, Infantry button.  This button was recovered from Polk's Corps, winter 1862 - 1863, camps along Duck River near Shelbyville, Tennessee.  It has a smooth, brown patina, and the iron back remains completely intact.--$95.

  28. Absolutely screamingly beautiful 24 mm Confederate staff officer - "H. T. & B. - Manchester" with not less than 99.95 % BRIGHT gold gilt.  In 40 years, this could be the nicest one that I have ever had.--$650.SOLD

  29. 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.

  30. 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.

  31. Excavated, coat size, "CS 5" Confederate Droop Wing Eagle Staff Officer's button.  The button remains solid as a rock with the rare "Rivet'd & Solderd" backmark.  The face has crisp detail, nicely outlined with gold gilt, but does unfortunately have a light press at the eagle's chest.  This is a backmark that you rarely see recovered.--$250.

  32. Very rare to recover, coat size, low convex, iron reverse, Western Theater "C" (Cavalry) button.  The button has a smooth, chocolate brown patina on the face and a rusty iron reverse.  This rare style Confederate Cavalry button is often very fragile when recovered.  This example is solid as can be.--$375.

  33. Beautiful condition, excavated, coat size, Confederate, Lined "A" button.  It has a "Superior Quality" backmark and has the shank intact.  It was recovered on private property at the site of the Confederate 1863 Artillery Park a few miles out Lewisburg Pike from Shelbyville.  This is a first class example of a quite rare button to recover.--$350.

  34. 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.

  35. Very nice condition, excavated, coat size, Confederate Artillery "A" button.  This button was recovered from the 1863 Confederate Army of Tennessee Artillery camp located a few miles out Lewisburg Pike from Shelbyville, TN.  It has a smooth chocolate brown patina on the front and the shank perfectly intact on the reverse.--$175.

  36. Excellent condition, non-excavated, matching coat and cuff set, United Confederate Veteran "Confederate Battleflag" buttons.  They have a nice, rich, aged patina with shanks perfectly intact on the reverse.--$75 for the pair.

  37. Absolutely beautiful non-excavated coat size Georgia State Seal Confederate Officer's button.  It has a super nice face with virtually 100 % bright gold gilt intact.  The reverse is prewar backmarked "Horstmann and Allien - NY" and is perfect as well with shank intact.--$225.

  38. 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.

  39. 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.

  40. 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.

  41. Excellent condition, United Confederate Veteran "U.C.V.", coat size, CSA button with a Lilley backmark that has been jeweler converted to a lady's pin.  The early "T-Bar" type fastening device remains intact and still works perfectly.--$75.

  42. Beautiful condition, excavated, coat size, two piece, iron reverse, Confederate Infantry button.  This button was recovered on private property at Chickamauga, Georgia, by Dr. Rees Buttram.  You are not going to find a nicer iron back Confederate local excavated than this example.  Even the iron shank remains intact.--$115.

  43. Excavated coat size Confederate lined "I".  This is an attractive button with a smooth chocolate brown patina.  It was recovered years ago from Confederate camps on private property near Richmond, VA.  There is one tiny ding on the face.  The reverse remains completely intact with shank, but I do see one small hairline freeze crack in the back.  Even with a couple small imperfections is still a nice Confederate button.--$125.

  44. Quite attractive, excavated, low convex, coat size, Virginia State Seal uniform button.  This is a VA5-A with "Young, Smith, New York" backmark.  It has a smooth, brown patina with traces of silver wash and is missing the shank on the reverse.--$150.

  45. Excellent condition, excavated, coat size, 2-piece, Confederate Block "I" (Infantry) uniform button.  This button was recovered about 40 years ago from private property along Duck River near Shelbyville, Tennessee, where Polk's Corp - Army of Tennessee - was camped for the winter of 1862-1863.  This button not only has the complete iron back with depressed channel, but has shank intact as well.  That is almost never found on excavated examples of this style Confederate button.--$125.

  46. Excavated, very nice condition, coat size, solid cast brass, Confederate Block "I" (Infantry) button.  This button was recently recovered on private property from a lawn along the Confederate battle line at the Battle of Franklin, Tennessee.--$150.

  47. Quite rare to recover coat size Confederate Droop Wing Eagle staff officer - (Albert - CS26A).  This button was recovered from Confederate 1863 winter camps along Duck River near Shelbyville, TN.  The button was either struck with a crack in the die or it has a hairline freeze crack across the eagle's left wing, and I am unsure which.  The reverse is a Confederate local with shank intact and gold gilt in the channel.  This is a button you rarely recover.--$195.

  48. This has always been a bit of a mystery button.  It is a non-excavated example of an Albert CS8A.  Mr. Albert states that they first showed up in this country (from England) in the 1960s - and have never been Battlefield or campsite recovered, but do appear to be old.  The question is whether this is a Civil War date button that like (some Van Warts and others) simply did not make it to this country for distribution in time to get to the field, or might they have been produced later - possibly for Confederate Reunion uniforms.  A question for the ages to determine, but for sure a very nice looking button that may some day be determined to be a very rare button.  My gut feeling is a bit later than the Civil War - likely for Confederate Reunions.  A very pretty button and priced RIGHT.--$48.

  49. Very attractive excavated coat size Confederate "Droop Wing Eagle" Staff Officer's button.  This is a "CS21" and was recovered on private property near Corinth, Miss. by Charlie Harris about 30 years ago.  It has a smooth brown patina and has traces of gold gilt both around the perimeter of the face and on the reverse.  The shank remains perfectly intact, and except for having just the slightest press on the eagle - this unmarked "C. Rouyer" style button would be very hard to improve on.--$250.

  50. Absolutely mint-perfect beautiful, excavated, cuff size, Confederate Local, Louisiana Pelican with every bit of 90% bright gold gilt.  This button was recovered about 40 years ago by Charlie Harris on private property near Corinth, Mississippi.  The face is perfect, and the reverse is equally as nice with the shank intact.--$250.

  51. Excellent condition, excavated, coat size, Confederate "Script I" uniform button.  This button was recovered many years ago by Dr. Rees Buttram on private property near Chickamauga, Georgia.  It has a smooth, chocolate brown patina on the face with nice detail and no dents or cracks.  The reverse remains perfect as well with an Isaac Campbell backmark, and the shank is intact and straight.--$195.

  52. Absolutely drop dead beautiful excavated coat size Louisiana Pelican button.  This was recovered by Charlie Harris on private property near Corinth, MS.  It is an "LA-8" Confederate Local with gold gilt outlining literally everything.  The reverse is as pretty as the front with shank intact.--$350.

  53. Very scarce, excavated, tiny, cuff size, Kentucky State Seal Staff Officer's button.  The button does have a push, but remains very solid with a smooth brown patina and crisp detail.  There are hints of gold gilt around the perimeter, and the shank remains intact on the reverse.--$250.

  54. Very nice condition, excavated, coat size, Confederate two-piece "Block I" (Infantry) button.  The face couldn't be prettier with a slick, chocolate brown patina, and the reverse is rusty iron as usual.  This button was recovered on private property from a Confederate Camp along Duck River near Shelbyville, Tennessee.--$95.

  55. Really pretty, excavated, coat size, gilted Louisiana State Seal button.  This button was recovered from a Confederate Camp on private property near Shelbyville, Tennessee.  The face has crisp detail and beautiful bright gold gilt outlining the pelican and the young.  The reverse is backmarked "Hyde & Goodrich, New Orleans" and has the shank remaining intact.  This is a beautiful button that anyone would like to have in their collection.--$375.

  56. Extremely rare and very nice condition, excavated, coat size, Confederate local, Alabama "Map on Tree" State Seal.  This button was recovered from a Confederate Camp on private property near Savannah, Georgia.  It is an AB7B - and has a smooth chocolate brown patina with no dents or cracks, and the shank remains intact.--$650.SOLD

  57. 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.

  58. ibuttonscript.JPG (93533 bytes)ibuttonscriptrev.JPG (84098 bytes)Very nice condition excavated coat size Confederate "Script I" (infantry) uniform button.  This button was recovered from Polk's Corp 1863 winter camps along the Duck River near Shelbyville, Tennessee.  It has a smooth chocolate brown patina, "Quality" backmark, nice detail, and shank intact.--$175.

  59. northcaro.JPG (115529 bytes)northcarorev.JPG (113369 bytes)Excavated die struck coat size North Carolina "Sunburst" Confederate uniform button.  This was recovered by Dr. Rees Buttram from Confederate camps near Dalton, GA.  The button has nice detail and some pretty silver wash in recessed areas.  These buttons were on shell jackets purchased by the Confederate Govt. from the State of North Carolina, and issued to the Army of Tennessee while in winter camp near Dalton, GA.--$125.

  60. pittedibtn.JPG (83698 bytes)pittedibtnrev.JPG (93412 bytes)Really nice excavated coat size Confederate "Lined I" uniform button.  This was recovered on private property near Chickamauga, GA. and has a smooth chocolate patina with shank intact.  You just aren't going to dig a much nicer one.--$225.

  61. northcarolina.JPG (62222 bytes)northcarolinarev.JPG (74673 bytes)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.

  62. 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}
  63. richmond.JPG (76604 bytes)richmondrev.JPG (85286 bytes)Beautiful non-excavated gilted coat size VA. staff button with the VERY sought after "Mitchell and Tyler - Richmond" backmark.  The face could not be prettier with sharp detail and nearly 100 % bright gold gilt.  Unfortunately, the button was made into a lady's "stick pin" years and years ago, and because of that the shank is not present.  There are a couple guys out there who could definitely restore the shank, but on the other hand - the button displays beautifully just as it is.--only $195.
  64. 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.
  65. 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.
  66. mnscrpti.JPG (87278 bytes)mnscrptirev.JPG (89404 bytes)Very nice condition excavated big 23 mm CS175A - by P. Tait with their distinctive floating shank.  It's a pretty button with a smooth brown woods patina and no dents or cracks.  This is a RARE Confederate button, and is certainly one you don't dig every day.--$325. {see all around priced at $450.}
  67. 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.
  68. drpwngegl1.JPG (52586 bytes)drpwngegl1rev.JPG (67318 bytes)Excavated coat size Confederate local Staff Officer's button -{CS26B} recovered on private property years ago here at the Battle of Stones River.  It had a couple freeze cracks when recovered that have been professionally stabilized, and the button is solid as can be now.--$195.
  69. ibtnfri.JPG (77612 bytes)ibtnfrirev.JPG (77879 bytes)Beautiful condition excavated CS173 Confederate 19 mm Lined "I" with "P. Tait and Co. - Limerick" backmark.  This button was recovered many years ago from a Confederate camp on private property near Richmond, VA.  It has crisp detail and the prettiest chocolate brown patina that you are going to see.--$225.
  70. drpwng.JPG (69802 bytes)drpwngrev.JPG (68545 bytes)Exceptionally nice condition excavated coat size Confederate local "Droop Wing Eagle" C.S. Staff Officer's button.  Recovered from the 1863 spring camp of the 1st Alabama Cavalry located near "Middleton, TN. {now Midland, TN.}  Crisp detail and smooth brown patina and not a hint of a dent or crack on this excellent button.--$250.
  71. ibut.JPG (64948 bytes)ibut2.JPG (70902 bytes)Really, Really pretty excavated coat size Confederate "Lined I" uniform button.  Solid as a rock smooth woods chocolate brown patina - no dents - no cracks - and shank intact.  This is the way you like to dig them !!--$225.
  72. 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.
  73. Hasn't even been washed off !!  Excavated coat size scarce "Tennessee Puff Rim" Confederate Block "I" uniform button.  This button was recovered about 40 years ago by Dr. Rees Buttram on private property near Chickamauga.  It is really tough to find one of these this nice.--$115.
  74. Fresh out of the ground !!  Coat size Virginia State Seal button just recovered from a Confederate camp site located near Richmond, VA.  It hasn't been cleaned up at all, but you can already see pretty gold gilt showing through the dirt and patina here and there.  "Horstmann & Sons" backmark.--$150.
  75. 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.
  76. Group of PUBLISHED really pretty "North Carolina Sunburst" excavated buttons.  These buttons were recovered in the late 1960s from  Gen. Manigault's 1863 Army of Tennessee Confederate winter camp at Dalton, Ga.  Some of these very buttons are in the pile pictured on page 209 in Charlie Harris's book - "Civil War Relics of the Western Campaigns".   Just point out the one you want.--$110. each
  77. Beautiful condition non-excavated gilted coat size Confederate "Droop Wing" officer's button.  This is a "CS-5" with a "Treble Gilt" backmark.  You couldn't ask for a nicer example.--$250.
  78. 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.
  79. 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.
  80. Excavated coat size North Carolina Sunburst uniform button.  This button has about 30% original silver wash and the sharpest "NC" strike that you could hope to see.--$115.
  81. Excavated coat size North Carolina State Seal button.  This is the style with the star in the depressed channel on the reverse.  The button is very solid with a smooth chocolate brown patina.  There is a light dip in the face but nothing serious.  The reverse has shank intact and gold gilt in the channel.--$135.

 UNION  BUTTONS

 

  1. 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.

  2. Excavated, rare cuff size, Eagle "D" (Dragoon) button.  This button was recovered from the 1863 winter camp of Lucius Polk's Brigade of Army of Tennessee Confederate Infantry.  The camp was located near Tullahoma, Tennessee.--$38.SOLD

  3. Quite rare to come by -- Beautiful condition non-excavated Civil War era coat size New York State Militia - Albert NY-26A - with 100% bright gold gilt in perfect condition with shank intact and rare RMDC "W. H. SMITH" backmark.--$79.SOLD

  4. 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

  5. Absolutely beautiful condition non-excavated coat size nicely gilted Federal Staff Officer's button.  "Waterbury - Scovill" back-mark with the shank perfectly intact.--$45.SOLD

  6. Absolutely beautiful set of non-excavated gilted cuff size Federal uniform buttons including some of the very rarest ones to find.  Included is the Dragoon - the Cavalry - the Artillery - the Navy - and General service.--All for $95.SOLD

  7. Beautiful condition, non-excavated, set of four, gilted, cuff size, Federal, Eagle buttons, also correct to be used on a Union Cavalry or Artillery Shell jacket.  The set of four buttons are displayed in a glass Riker case.--$48.

  8. Battlefield excavated coat size Federal Artillery Officer's button.  This was recovered near a Federal battery position here at Stones River.  Exact position to buyer.--$32.SOLD

  9. 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.

  10. Excellent condition non-excavated gilted coat and cuff set of Federal Staff Officer's buttons.  Each of the buttons has near 100% bright gold gilt, and both shanks intact.----$55. FOR BOTH-SOLD

  11. Quite rare to find - Beautiful condition non-excavated coat size "Excelsior - New Yok State National Guard".  I don't think that I have ever seen a nicer example.--$75.

  12. 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.

  13. Absolutely beautiful condition, New Jersey State Seal, Staff Officer, coat size button.  The face is flawless with a "Schuyler H. & G. - New York" backmark.  It retains near 100% original gilt with shank remaining intact and straight.  This is a relatively rare Civil War State Seal button to come by.--$350.

  14. Absolutely mint, beautiful condition, non-excavated, coat size, Federal "A" (Artillery) uniform button.  The face is flawless with 100% bright gold gilt, and the reverse has the shank intact and backmark of "Schuyler, Hartley, & Graham".  It would be tough to find a more beautiful example.--$55.SOLD

  15. Absolutely beautiful condition, non-excavated, coat size, 3-piece staff Missouri State Seal.  This button retains virtually 100% bright gold gilt and has a "Waterbury-Scovill Mfg." backmark.  Civil War date Missouri State Seal buttons are quite a rarity to come by, and this is a beauty.--$395.SOLD

  16. 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.

  17. Very rare, and beautiful condition non-excavated cuff size "Goodyear's Patent" HARD RUBBER Federal Eagle Button.  These are believed to have been used by Federal Sharp Shooters to prevent the sparkle of gilted brass buttons to give the Sharp Shooter's position away.--$295.

  18. 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.

  19. Excellent condition, non-excavated, coat size, Pennsylvania National Guard.  It is in perfect condition with near 100% bright gold gilt.  This button has a late war backmark of "Horstmann NY & Philada."  A quite rare and beautiful button at a great price.--$125.

  20. Absolutely beautiful condition, non-excavated, coat size, Union Officer's "Maine" State Seal uniform button.  This button has a small letter "Waterbury Scovill" backmark with shank intact and virtually 100% bright gold gilt.--$75.SOLD

  21. One of the rarest of all Federal buttons, coat size, 2-piece, Federal Topographical Engineer.  This is a 23 mm with backmark, "D. Evans & Co. - Attleboro, Mass."  This button is flawless with virtually 100% bright gold gilt.--$595.SOLD

  22. Quite rare, coat size, non-excavated, CF-1A, 3-piece staff, California State Seal, uniform button.  The button has 100% bright gold gilt on the face, and the shank intact on the reverse.  The backmark is small letters "Scovill Mf'g Co. - Waterbury".  This is a quite rare Civil War date button to come by.--$295.SOLD

  23. Excellent condition non-excavated coat size Federal Eagle "R" button.  This is a flawless button with 100 % bright gold gilt, and with an "Extra Quality" backmark.  The shank remains intact and straight on the reverse.  They just don't come any nicer.--$125.SOLD

  24. SUPER NICE 100 % bright gold gilt Federal 23mm Coat Size non-excavated Engineer's button.  This is a EG6H in Albert with a "Horstmann" backmark.  Just a perfect, beautiful button with the shank intact and straight.--$225.SOLD

  25. Absolutely beautiful condition, non-excavated, coat size, Vermont State Seal, Civil War uniform button.  This button has near 100% bright gold gilt and an R.M.D.C. Scovill backmark on the reverse with the shank perfectly intact as issued.--$85.SOLD

  26. Absolutely pristine, beautiful condition, non excavated, coat size, Wisconsin State Seal Federal Officer's 3-piece Staff style button.  It has excellent, crisp detail and near 100% bright gold gilt.  The shank remains intact on the reverse and has a "Waterbury Scovill" backmark.  This example is about as perfect as you are going to find.--$225.SOLD

  27. Excavated, cuff size, Federal Navy button.  This button was recovered many years ago from a Federal Camp on private property near Mobile, Alabama.  The face has crisp detail and about 30% gold gilt.  The reverse is solid, but is missing the shank.--$25.

  28. Beautiful condition, non-excavated, big great-coat size, gilted, Federal Eagle button.  This is a "really big" Eagle button and has an Extra Quality backmark with shank intact.--$35.

  29. 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.

  30. 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.

  31. Very rare to find, non-excavated, 1820 era, U.S. "great coat" buttons.  This is a GI70 with United States backmark.  The coat size is a beautiful button but is missing the shank.  The cuff size remains perfect with the shank intact.--$125 for the pair.

  32. 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.

  33. Very nice condition, excavated, coat size, Connecticut State Seal button.  This button was recovered from a Connecticut Camp on private property in Northern Virginia.  It has crisp detail with gold gilt in the recessed areas.  The reverse is backmarked "R. M. D. C." (Waterbury), and the shank remains perfectly intact.--$75.

  34. Excavated, silvered, coat size, one piece, NY State Militia button.  This button is a very early 1820 - 1840 era NY Militia button and was recovered from 1863 NY Camps near Chattanooga, TN.  It is missing the shank but is otherwise a beautiful excavated example.--$65.

  35. Excavated, coat size, Federal Cavalry Officer's button.  It has a smooth, brown patina and crisp detail.  The button was recovered on private property at Gravely Springs, Alabama.--$45.

  36. 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.--$35.
  37. Beautiful condition excavated gilted coat size Federal Infantry Officer's button.  This button has a "Goddard" backmark and was recovered about 40 years ago on private property near Shiloh.--$38.
  38. 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.
  39. 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.
  40. 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
  41. 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.
  42. ordbutton.JPG (39611 bytes)ordbuttonrev.JPG (67454 bytes)Smooth chocolate brown excavated cuff size ordnance button.  This is a real nice button with no dents and shank intact and straight.--$175.
  43. nicemich.JPG (83502 bytes)nicemich.JPG (86046 bytes)mintmichbk.JPG (44017 bytes)This is a really nice gilted coat size Michigan State Seal button and is much prettier than most recovered now.  The button is solid as a rock with no dents, or cracks, and gold gilt dripping off it.  The face has fine detail and the reverse is perfect as well with the correct Civil War "Goddard and Bro." backmark.  The shank is intact but leaning to one side just a bit.  WOW -- What a pretty Michigan.--$275.

 

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