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                             CONFEDERATE  BUTTONS

  1. Very nice condition and extremely rare to recover, coat size, Confederate "Cavalry" button.  This button was recovered many years ago from General N. B. Forrest's 7th Tennessee Cavalry camp located near the Tallahatchie River in North Mississippi.  The button has a smooth, brown patina on the face and a rusty reverse in that this button had an iron back.--$425.

  2. Excavated, coat size, "AVC" (Alabama Volunteer Corp) button.  This button was recovered a number of years ago from the camp of the 1st Alabama Cavalry - CSA.  It has a smooth, brown patina with traces of gold gilt outlining the Eagle and the "AVC".  The reverse has a brown patina as well with the shank intact.--$295.

  3. Very attractive, excavated, coat size, 2-piece, Confederate Block "I" (Infantry) button recovered by Kenny Banks from General Hardee's 1862 - 1863 Army of Tennessee winter camps near Tullahoma, Tennessee.  The face has a pleasing, uncleaned, brown/green patina.--$95.

  4. Really pretty excavated coat size Confederate local North Carolina State Seal.  This was recovered from Army of Tennessee 1863 - 1864 winter camps near Dalton, GA.  It has nice bright silver wash remaining in all the right places.  A partial shank remains.--$195.

  5. Beautiful excavated turquoise green coat size Confederate 2-piece block "I" button.  This button was recovered from Army of Tennessee 1862 - 1863 winter camps near Shelbyville, TN.  The iron reverse has been reinforced a bit, but the turquoise green face is so pretty that you want to just sit and look at it.--$95.SOLD

  6. Excavated, coat size, Confederate, tin back Infantry button.  This button has an attractive brown/green patina on the face and rusty iron on the reverse.  It was recovered by Kenny Banks from Gen. Hardee's 1863 Army of Tennessee winter camps near Tullahoma, Tennessee.--$89.

  7. 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.

  8. Excavated, coat size, Virginia State Seal uniform button.  This is a Confederate local and was recovered years ago from a Confederate camp near Winchester, Virginia.  The button has a very attractive, uncleaned, brown/green look but is a little bit flatter in profile than when originally issued.  The shack remains intact on the reverse.--$150.SOLD

  9. 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.

  10. Excavated, coat size, two-piece, Confederate Block "I" (Infantry) button.  This button was recovered from Confederate Army of Tennessee 1862 - 1863 Infantry camps located at and around Tullahoma, Tennessee.--$89.

  11. 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.

  12. Very pretty excavated coat size pre-Civil War Eagle "D" - (Dragoon).  Pretty much every one of these that I have recovered over the years have come from Confederate sites where they were carried over and worn from earlier times.  This is a pretty example that was recovered by Kenny Banks from Gen. Hardee's 1862 - 1863 Confederate camps around Tullahoma, TN.  It has no dents and the shank intact.--$79.SOLD

  13. Very attractive, excavated, coat size, Confederate two-piece "I" (Infantry) uniform button.  This button was recovered by Kenny Banks from the 1863 Lucius Polk's Brigade - Hardee's Corp, Army of Tennessee winter camps around Tullahoma, Tennessee.  The face has a smooth, brown/green patina, and the reverse is rusty but intact.--$95.SOLD

  14. Excavated, coat size, Confederate "Droop Wing Eagle" Staff Officer's button.  This is a quite rare Albert CS22A.  This button was recovered over 20 years ago from General Hardee's Army of Tennessee 1863 winter camps around Tullahoma, Tennessee.  It was recovered by Kenny Banks of Tullahoma.  It has a smooth, chocolate patina with nice detail, but is unfortunately a little bit dented.  The reverse is perfectly intact with the original Confederate iron shank remaining in place.  Even though a little bit dented, the button displays very nicely.--$150.

  15. Excavated, coat size, "Tennessee Puff Rim" block "I" (Confederate Infantry) button.  This style Confederate "I" button is recovered considerably less often than the standard style, two-piece block "I".--$115.

  16. Quite a rarity to recover.  This is a really pretty excavated cuff size "AVC" (Alabama Volunteer Corp).  It was recovered by "Sarge" Windrow from the 1863 camp of the 16th Alabama Infantry.  The button is solid as a rock, and has nice gold gilt in all the right places.--$295.

  17. Absolutely drop-dead beautiful, excavated, LA8, coat size, Confederate local, Louisiana State Seal button.  The face is perfect with at least 70% - 80% gold gilt.  The reverse is equally perfect with gold gilt in the depressed channel and the iron shank remaining intact.  This exceptional button was recovered many years ago by Kenny Banks from General Hardee's Army of Tennessee 1862 - 1863 winter camps around Tullahoma, Tennessee.  This is as pretty a Louisiana coat size Confederate local as you could hope to dig.--$375.SOLD

  18. 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.

  19. Really pretty excavated coat size Confederate "Cast I" - Infantry button.  It has a nice dark green patina and was recovered from Confederate 1863 - 1864 winter camps around Dalton, GA. (which is where they were issued).  Totally uncleaned with shank intact.--$145.

  20. Really pretty, non-excavated, reunion era, coat size and cuff size Tennessee State Seal.  Both buttons remain in perfect condition.--$65 for both.

  21. 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.

  22. Beautiful condition, non-excavated, coat size, gilted, Georgia State Seal uniform button.  This button has virtually 100% bright gold gilt and is backmarked, "Van Wart. Son & Co."--$125.

  23. 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.

  24. 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.

  25. 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.

  26. Absolutely beautiful condition pair of coat size, super rare, Confederate Officer buttons (CS41A).  These two Confederate Officer buttons were turned into cuff links following the war and were purchased at a Mobile, Alabama, estate sale about 30 years ago.  Each button retains 90+% original bright gold gilt.  Each of these uniform buttons would sell for well over $2,000 if they had been left in their original state as buttons.  Now as a pair, and both in stunning condition--$1,950. for both.

  27. Nice, solid, excavated, coat size, Mississippi "I" (Infantry) uniform button.  This button was recovered several years ago from a Mississippi Infantry camp located along Duck River near Shelbyville, Tennessee.  This camp was occupied during the winter and spring of 1862 - 1863.  The button has a smooth, chocolate patina with no dents and has the shank intact on the reverse.  It is backmarked, "Hyde & Goodrich, N.O."  It is solid as can be and has very pleasing eye appeal.--$275.

  28. Beautiful condition, non-excavated, coat size, Confederate lined "C" button.  This is a blank back, CS127A1, with crisp detail and a nice, gently toning, aged patina.  The shank is intact on the reverse, and the button is perfect with no dents or blemishes at all.--$450.

  29. Extremely rare, non-excavated, 100% gilted, 15MM, VA20 - Virginia State Seal, cuff size button with the super sought after "Mitchel & Tyler/Richmond, VA" backmark.  This beautiful button has a deep, sharp backmark, straight shank, and an original piece of butternut cloth still with it.  This was purchased out of a Richmond, Virginia, estate many, many years ago.  This is one very tight button that you will not see offered very often.--$295.

  30. 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.

  31. 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.

  32. 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.

  33. Really pretty, excavated, coat size, Confederate Local, North Carolina State Seal uniform button.  This button was recovered from a North Carolina winter camp in Central Virginia over 40 years ago.  It has a smooth, chocolate patina on the face and an excellent Confederate Local reverse with gold gilt remaining in the channel and shank intact.  This is a nicer example than most that you see and that is most likely because it was dug so long ago.--$115.SOLD

  34. 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.

  35. Solid as a rock excavated coat size North Carolina Confederate local uniform button.  This was recovered from a North Carolina camp in Virginia, and does have a small push - but has great detail, and a very attractive, slick chocolate brown patina.  The shank is broken off the reverse, but displays very nicely.--$95.SOLD

  36. Beautiful condition, excavated, die struck brass, North Carolina sunburst, coat size, Confederate uniform button.  This button has not been cleaned, and I can see lots of silver wash lying behind the woods mulch patina in the background.  The strike is crisp and sharp and has excellent detail.  This button was recovered by Dr. Rees Buttram from near Dalton, Georgia.  As is almost always the case, the solder mark is visible on the reverse where the shank was, but the shank is no longer present.--$150.SOLD

  37. Very nice condition, excavated, coat size, Confederate local manufacture, South Carolina State Seal.  This button is solid as can be with a smooth, chocolate brown patina and was recovered from Manigault's Confederate South Carolina camps following the Battle of Stones River.  The shank remains intact on the reverse.--$165.

  38. Beautiful condition, gilted, coat size, non-excavated, Georgia State Seal uniform button.  This button is one of an entire coat of Georgia buttons that several years ago came out of a Georgia estate and were all off one Confederate uniform.  The button has a "Horstmann Allien" backmark with shank perfectly intact.  This is the style Georgia button most often recovered from Civil War camp sites and battle areas.--$225.SOLD

  39. Mint, beautiful condition, non-excavated, coat size, "C.S.A.", Confederate officer's button.  This button retains near 100% bright gold gilt with shank intact on the reverse, and backmarked "Superior Quality".--$250.

  40. 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.

  41. 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.

  42. 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.

  43. 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.

  44. 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.

  45. 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.

  46. 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.

  47. 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.

  48. 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.

  49. 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.SOLD

  50. 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.

  51. 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.

  52. 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.

  53. 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.

  54. 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.

  55. 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.

  56. 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.

  57. 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.

  58. 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.

  59. 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.

  60. 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.

  61. 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.

  62. 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.SOLD

  63. 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.

  64. 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.

  65. 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.

  66. 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.

  67. 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.

  68. 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.SOLD

  69. 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.

  70. 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.

  71. 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}
  72. 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.
  73. 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.
  74. 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.
  75. 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.}
  76. 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.
  77. 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.
  78. 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.
  79. 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.
  80. 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.
  81. 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.SOLD
  82. 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.
  83. 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
  84. 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.
  85. 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.
  86. 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.
  87. 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. Beautiful condition, non-excavated, gilted, coat size, Federal Cavalry button.  It has near 100% bright gold gilt, has a "Waterbury Scovill" backmark and the shank intact.--$65.SOLD

  2. Mint condition, non-excavated, coat size, gilted, Federal Eagle "R" (Rifleman) button.  This button has a "Mintzer" backmark with 100% bright gold gilt and shank intact.  We recover most Eagle "R" buttons from Confederate sites.--$89.SOLD

  3. Excellent condition, non-excavated, nicely gilted, coat size, Federal Infantry officer button.  This button has the very rare "Thomas N. Dale & Co. NY" backmark and remains perfect with practically 100% bright gold gilt.--$45.SOLD

  4. Beautiful condition, non-excavated, gilted, coat size, Federal "A" (Artillery) officer's uniform button.  This button has nearly 100% bright gold gilt - shank intact - and is backmarked, "Horstmann & Allien".  The backmark is "R.M.D.C." and has the shank perfectly intact.--$65.SOLD

  5. Really pretty, excavated, cuff size, Eagle "R" (Rifleman) button.  This little button has a smooth, chocolate brown patina with gold gilt surrounding the Eagle and in the shield surrounding the "R".  It has a "Smith Young" backmark with shank intact and straight.--$38.

  6. Excavated, great coat size, Federal Infantry Officers button.  This button was recently recovered here at Stones River and remains exactly as dug.  You can clearly see lots of bright, gold gilt remaining under the dirt, and if desired, will clean up beautifully.--$25.SOLD

  7. Very interesting, excavated, coat size, Federal Officer's button.  At first glance, the letter in the shield appears to be a "P", but since there is no such thing, we have to assume that it is a distorted Eagle "I" or Eagle "R".  I am pricing this button very reasonable, so it is a good buy which ever it turns out to be.--$25.SOLD

  8. 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.

  9. Beautiful condition non-excavated coat size Federal Cavalry Officer Eagle "C" button.  It has 100 % bright gold gilt, and is backmarked "Scovill Mfg. Co. - Waterbury", and has the shank intact and straight.  Just a choice button.--$75.

  10. Case containing "7" beautifully gilted non-excavated Federal cuff size gilted standard eagle buttons that would be correct for the cuffs of a Federal Enlistedman's frock coat or would also be correct for use up the front of a Federal Cavalry or Artillery shell jacket.  These are extremely reasonably priced, and would be a great idea to pick them up and store them back for when needed.-- Only $125. for the entire case of buttons.

  11. 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.

  12. 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, Kepi size, US Navy 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.

  13. Quite rare to recover, coat size, "U.S.M.A." cadet button (West Point).  This button has a smooth, brown patina with nice detail and about 20% bright gold gilt.  It has a "Waterbury Button Co." backmark and shank intact.  It does, unfortunately, have a small dent beside the eagle near the rim.  It still displays very nicely.--$89.

  14. Unusual to come by, non-excavated, gilted, coat size, Connecticut National Guard Staff "C.N.G."  This is the pattern of this button that is occasionally recovered from Civil War camp sites.  This example has near 100% bright gold gilt, a "Waterbury Scovill" backmark, and has the early style narrow lock rim.--$65.

  15. Excellent condition grouping of three non-excavated, gilted, cuff size, Federal uniform buttons.  One is an artillery, one is an infantry, and one is general service.--$48. for all three.

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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

  21. 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.

  22. 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.

  23. 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.

  24. 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.

  25. 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.

  26. 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.--$225.

  27. 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.

  28. 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.

  29. 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.

  30. 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.

  31. 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.

  32. 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.

  33. 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.

  34. 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.

  35. 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.

  36. 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.

  37. 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.
  38. 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.
  39. 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.
  40. 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.
  41. 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
  42. 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.
  43. 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.

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