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                             CONFEDERATE  BUTTONS

  1. Absolutely flawless beautiful condition, excavated, coat size, solid cast brass, "CS" in Star Houston Depot (T. Miller) Texas button.  This button was recovered from a Texas camp near Vicksburg, Mississippi.  It has a beautiful, uncleaned, brown/green patina with the shank remaining perfectly intact on the reverse.  You will not find a nicer example.--$1,950.SOLD

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. Absolutely drop-dead beautiful condition, excavated, cuff size, Virginia State Seal 3-piece staff.  This button was recovered about 40 years ago from a Virginia camp in the Shenandoah Valley by Ed Heck.  The button has excellent detail and 80% - 90% bright gold gilt and is the highly sought after, "Mitchell Tyler Richmond" backmark, and the shank remains perfectly intact.--$250.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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

  10. 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.

  11. 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

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. Group of four Civil War Era floral type uniform buttons that came out of a local Tennessee estate.  These are hand-me-down relics from an ancestor that served in the Civil War.--$55. for all four buttons with case.SOLD*

  15. Absolutely beautiful condition, excavated, "V.M.I. CADET".  This is the rare Robinson backmarked button which is the most sought after backmark of this button.  This button was recovered about 40 years ago from a Virginia Infantry campsite in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia.  It literally has over 90% bright gold gilt, and you couldn't hope to recover a nicer example.--$195.SOLD*

  16. Unusual, excavated, cast pewter "star" button.  This button was recovered from the camp of Wharton's 8th Texas Cavalry that was occupied during 1862/1863.--$35.

  17. Absolutely beautiful condition, excavated, coat size, "Kent Paine" Virginia State Seal.  This button was recovered over 40 years ago from the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia and has 80% - 90% bright gold gilt, shank intact, and "Kent Paine Richmond" backmark.  You could not hope to dig a more beautiful button than this one is.--$375.

  18. 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.

  19. Absolutely beautiful, excavated, LA6, coat size, Louisiana Pelican button.  This button was recovered MANY years ago by my friend, Ed Heck, from an early War Louisiana camp in the Shenandoah Valley.  This button is absolutely covered in bright gold gilt with "Scovill" backmark and shank intact.  There is a slight dip in the contour of the button, but it's so slight it is barely noticed.  This Louisiana button will be a fine addition to any Confederate relic collection.--$350.SOLD*

  20. 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.

  21. 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

  22. Extremely rare to find, a non-excavated, coat size, NC8, Confederate local manufactured, North Carolina State Seal.  The face has over 90% bright gold gilt, and the reverse is perfect with depressed channel and shank intact.--$695.

  23. 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.

  24. 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

  25. Excavated, coat size, Confederate "lined - I" (Infantry) uniform button.  This button has a smooth, chocolate brown patina and is backmarked, "Courtney & Tennent", and the shank remains intact.  The button has crisp detail but is, unfortunately, dented.--$95.

  26. 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.

  27. Very attractive, excavated, coat size, "sideways Pelican" Louisiana State Seal uniform button.  This button was recovered from one of General Hardee's winter/spring 1863, Army of Tennessee Louisiana camps located near Tullahoma, Tennessee.  In Charlie Harris' reference book, Relics of the Western Campaigns, there is an actual excavated ambrotype of two Confederates wearing Louisiana State Seal buckles and buttons.  Many years ago, I personally dug several Louisiana buttons in these same camps.  This button has a smooth, chocolate patina with very little pitting but is dented a bit right in the center.  It has a Scovill backmark on the reverse with shank intact.  This is a very pretty Louisiana button for the price.--$195.

  28. 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

  29. 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.

  30. 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.SOLD

  31. 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.

  32. 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.

  33. 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.

  34. 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

  35. 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

  36. 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.

  37. 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.

  38. 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

  39. 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.

  40. Excavated, coat size, Confederate local North Carolina State Seal uniform button.  This button has a smooth, chocolate brown patina with an unmarked Confederate local back and shank intact.  This button was recovered near Brandy Station, Virginia.--$125.

  41. 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

  42. Excavated, two-piece, stamped brass, Confederate local Block "I" (Infantry) uniform button.  This button was recovered about 40 years ago from General Breckenridge's "Orphan Brigade" camp located near Readyville, Tennessee.  It is a very attractive button with shank intact and still dirt covered.--$95.

  43. 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.

  44. Excavated, super rare, "Confederate States Navy" uniform button.  This button was recovered about 20 years ago from a Confederate Infantry camp located near Triune, Tennessee.  The button has a drop-dead beautiful face, but the reverse was partially damaged.  The button originally had a "Hebbert - London" backmark.  The London part of the backmark remains clearly visible, but the Hebbert part was pushed in.  The button has been nicely restored and displays like a million bucks.  If this button had not had damage to the reverse, it would have been an $800 button.  But, since the reverse required some restoration, we are pricing it at virtually half price.--$350.

  45. Really nice excavated coat size CS26A Confederate Staff Officer's button.  This was recovered by my old relic hunting buddy - Claiborne Lytle - from the 1862/1863 winter camp of the 1st Alabama Cavalry located near Midland, Tennessee.  The button has a smooth, brown patina with traces of gold gilt, and the reverse has gold gilt in the channel with shank intact.  I have learned that this button had a couple cracks in the face when found and that they have been expertly stabilized.--$150.

  46. Very nice detail, excavated, die struck, brass, one-piece North Carolina sunburst coat size uniform button.  This button was recovered along the Confederate line at the Battle of Nashville, Tennessee.  The Confederate government purchased several thousand shell jackets from the State of North Carolina and issued them to Army of Tennessee troops camped around Dalton, Georgia.  These are the same troops that would later be involved in the Battles of Franklin and Nashville.--$125.

  47. Quite unique, excavated, cuff size, stamped brass uniform button.  This button was recovered from the camp of the 8th Texas Cavalry and has what appears to be a "star" or a flower in the center surrounded by 12 additional stars or flowers.  It is a nice little button, and my guess is that it was being worn because it appears to have stars.--$25.

  48. 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.

  49. 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.

  50. 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

  51. Very pretty condition, excavated, solid cast brass, coat size, Confederate "I" (Infantry) uniform button.  This button was recovered many years ago off Lewisburg Pike at the Battle of Franklin, Tennessee.  You couldn't ask for a nicer example.--$165.

  52. Very attractive, excavated, coat size, "Tennessee Puff Rim", two piece, Block "I" Confederate Infantry uniform button.  This button has a super nice face, but the iron back was partially rusted out when found and has been restored.  It is quite stable now and has as pretty a face as you will ever see.--$79.

  53. 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.

  54. 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.

  55. 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.

  56. 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.

  57. 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.

  58. 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*

  59. 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

  60. 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.

  61. 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.

  62. Excellent condition, non-excavated, coat size, Confederate lined Old English "I".  This button has a rich, aged patina and is backmarked, "S. Isaacs Campbell".  This button was a souvenir brought home from the Civil War by an ancestor of a local family.--$275.

  63. Excellent condition, excavated, coat size, solid cast, "I" (Infantry) Confederate uniform button.  This button has a smooth chocolate brown patina with the shank remaining perfectly intact.  It was recovered about 30 years ago from a lawn on the east side of Columbia Pike at the Battle of Franklin.--$165.

  64. 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.

  65. 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.

  66. 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.

  67. 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.

  68. 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.

  69. 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

  70. 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.

  71. 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.

  72. 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.

  73. 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.

  74. 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.

  75. 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.

  76. 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.

  77. 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.

  78. 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.

  79. 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.

  80. 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.

  81. 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.

  82. Very pretty condition, excavated, one-piece, die struck, coat size Virginia State Seal.  This is a VA2D with the Young - Smith & Co. backmark.  The button was recovered from General Lee's 1861 camps near Valley Mountain, West Virginia.  It has a smooth, chocolate brown patina with sharp detail on the face and a clear Young Smith backmark on the reverse.  The loop is broken which is no doubt why the button was lost.--$175.

  83. 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

  84. 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.

  85. 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.

  86. 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.

  87. 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.

  88. 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.

  89. 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.

  90. 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.

  91. 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.

  92. 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.

  93. 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.

  94. 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.

  95. 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.

  96. 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.

  97. 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.

  98. 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.

  99. 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.

  100. 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.

  101. 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.

  102. 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.

  103. Absolutely beautiful condition, excavated, solid cast brass, coat size "CSA" uniform button.  This exceptional button was recovered in 1979 from a Confederate camp near Drury's Bluff, Virginia.  This button has never even been washed off and has an excellent brown/green woods patina throughout.  This is a CS86D in Albert.--$650.

  104. Absolutely mint perfect beautiful condition, excavated, coat size, 2-piece "CSA" uniform button.  This is a CS81A with the "S. Buckley & Co/Birmingham" backmark.  This button was recovered in 1979 from Drury's Bluff, Virginia.  You could not ask for a more drop-dead perfect example and hasn't even been washed off.--$650.

  105. 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.

  106. 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.

  107. 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.

  108. 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.

  109. 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.

  110. 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.

  111. Beautiful condition, excavated, coat size, solid cast, "CSA" uniform button.  This extremely rare, solid cast CSA was recovered form General Longstreet's camp near Knoxville, Tennessee.  This camp was occupied following the Battle of Chickamauga.  The button has a very pretty, uncleaned, brown/green patina with the shank perfectly intact on the reverse.--$695.

  112. 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.

  113. Excavated, gilted, extremely rare, coat size, "MVC".  For many years these were thought to be "Mobile Volunteer Corps", but documents have surfaced in recent years that strongly suggest that "MVC" is Mississippi Volunteer Corps just like "AVC" is Alabama Volunteer Corps.  This is a very attractive button but has too much build up on the reverse to read the backmark, but it is almost certainly Scovill.  The face remains very attractive with no dents and nice gold gilt.  This button was recovered from the 1862/1863 camps of Walthall's Mississippi Infantry.--$425.

  114. Very attractive, excavated, coat size, Confederate lined "C" (Cavalry) uniform button.  This button was recovered many years ago near Brandy Station, Virginia, and has a smooth, chocolate brown patina with the shank intact.  It has excellent eye appeal but does have a tiny little mark on the interior of the "C".  The button remains solid as can be.--$350.SOLD*

  115. 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 !!)

  116. 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.

  117. 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.

  118. Beautiful condition, excavated, coat size, solid cast "CSA" uniform button.  This button was recovered many years ago on private property near Chickamauga, Georgia.  It has a smooth, brown/green patina with the shank intact.--$750.

  119. 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

  120. 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.

  121. 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.

  122. 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.

  123. Drop-dead beautiful condition, cast brass, coat size (CSA) uniform button.  This extremely rare button was recovered many years ago from General Longstreet's camp located near Knoxville, Tennessee.  You just will not find a more beautiful, perfect, cast brass CSA uniform button.--$750.SOLD

  124. 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.

  125. 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.

  126. 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.

  127. 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.

  128. 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.

  129. 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.

  130. 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.

  131. 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.

  132. 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.

  133. 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.

  134. 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.

  135. 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.

  136. Extremely RARE non-excavated CS107A3 - Confederate Coat Size non-excavated Script "A".  This button does actually show field use.--$795.

  137. 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.

  138. 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.

  139. 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.

  140. 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.

  141. Nice, solid, excavated, Confederate "Droop Wing Eagle" Staff Officer's button.  This is a CS26B in Albert and is in very solid condition with no dents and shank remaining intact.  This is a Confederate Local and was recovered about 30 years ago by Kenny Banks from General Hardee's 1863 Confederate winter camps near Tullahoma, Tennessee.--$275.

  142. 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.

  143. 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.

  144. Beautiful condition, non-excavated, cuff size, VA13, Virginia State Seal uniform button.  The button has a rich, aged patina with some gilt remaining and shank intact.--$195.

  145. 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.

  146. 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.

  147. 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.

  148. 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.

  149. Beautiful condition, non-excavated, vest size, South Carolina State Seal.  This button has near 100% bright gold gilt with shank intact on the reverse and a "Horstmann" backmark on the reverse.  This would be a very nice addition to any South Carolina collection.--$95.

  150. 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.

  151. 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.

  152. 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.

  153. 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.

  154. 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.

  155. 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.

  156. 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.

  157. 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.

  158. 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.

  159. 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.

  160. 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.

  161. 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.

  162. 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.

  163. 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.

  164. 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.

  165. 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.

  166. 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.

  167. 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.

  168. 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.

  169. 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.

  170. 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.

  171. 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.

  172. 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.

  173. 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*
  174. 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.
  175. 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.
  176. 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.
  177. 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.
  178. 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.
  179. 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.
  180. 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, large coat size, Federal Cavalry Officer's button.  This button was recovered on private 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.

  2. Absolutely beautiful, excavated, 1-piece, 1820 - 1840 era, coat size Militia Officer's button.  This button was recovered from a spring of 1863 Confederate camp along Duck River near Shelbyville, Tennessee.  It has 90% bright silver on the face and is backmarked, "Superior Strong Plated" on the reverse with shank intact.  This is a beautiful excavated button.--$79.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Excellent condition, excavated, gilted, cuff size, Federal Infantry Officer's button.  This little cuff size button has super detail and was recovered on private property from the General Smith hospital site here at the Battle of Stones River.  The bright gold gilt outlines every detail.--$25.

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

  7. 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.

  8. Excellent excavated coat size gilted Federal eagle "I" (Infantry) officer's button.  This was recovered on private property at the now destroyed "Jenkins House" hospital here at the Battle of Stones River.  This historic old 1850s home stood until just a few years ago.  The button has a rmdc "Schuyler- New York" backmark.--$35.

  9. 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.

  10. Superb condition, group of four, excavated, and nicely gilted, Federal Officer buttons.  This group consists of 1) coat size Eagle "I" (Infantry) Officer, 2) coat size, gilted, Eagle "A" (Artillery) Officer, 3) excellent, gilted, coat size, Eagle "R" (Rifleman) Officer, and 4) nicely gilted, coat size, Eagle "C" (Cavalry) Officer button.--$295. for the entire set.

  11. Excellent condition, excavated, coat size, Rhode Island State Seal uniform button.  This button has a smooth, chocolate patina with crisp detail.  The reverse has shank intact with a Waterbury Scovill backmark.  This is really an attractive button.--$85.

  12. Excellent condition, excavated, coat size, 1812 - 1815 era, two piece US Infantry button.  The Tice number is GI71A.  This button is in excellent excavated condition with crisp detail, shank intact, and "United States" backmark.--$95

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. Very pretty display of six matching, coat size, Eagle "A" (Artillery) uniform buttons.  This set of buttons was purchased many years ago out of an Ohio estate sale and was no doubt off an ancestor's Civil War Artillery frock coat.  All six buttons and a custom oak display case.--$250.SOLD

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

  21. Beautiful condition, non-excavated, coat size, Eagle "C" (Cavalry) uniform button.  This button has excellent detail and near 100% bright gold gilt.  It has the super rare backmark of "Harrington - Bogue - Baltimore".  This is a backmark that you hardly ever see.--$175.

  22. 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.

  23. Quite rare and beautiful excavated one piece 1820 - 1830 era great coat  SILVERED Federal Eagle "I".  This button was recovered from a Confederate Army Of Tennessee 1862 - 1863 Polk's Corp winter camp located along Duck River near Shelbyville, TN.  It is very likely that some young Confederate had an ancestor that served in the Federal Army, and was wearing his ancestor's uniform, (or at least the buttons off his uniform !!!)  The soldered on shank is missing as usual.--$79.

  24. 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.

  25. 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.

  26. 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.

  27. 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.

  28. 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.

  29. 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.

  30. Beautiful condition, excavated, gilted, Kepi size, Federal Navy button.  This button was recovered near Norfolk, Virginia, many years ago.--$35.

  31. 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.

  32. 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.

  33. 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.

  34. 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.

  35. 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.

  36. Beautiful condition, excavated, coat size Connecticut State Seal.  This button was recovered over 40 years ago from near Charleston, South Carolina.  It is flawless with 70% bright gold gilt - Steele & Johnson backmark and shank intact.(CW)--$85.

  37. 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. 

  38. 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.

  39. 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.

  40. 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.

  41. 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.

  42. 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

  43. 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.

  44. 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.

  45. 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.

  46. 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.

  47. Absolutely mint beautiful condition, non-excavated, coat size Eagle "R" (Rifleman) button.  This button retains literally 100% bright gold gilt and is backmarked, "Waterbury/Extra Button Co."  The shank remains perfectly intact.--$95.

  48. Very nice condition, excavated, coat size, three piece, New York Staff button.  This button was recovered from General Joe Hooker's New York Infantry camps located in Wauhatchie Valley near Chattanooga, Tennessee.  The face has crisp detail, a chocolate brown patina, and nice gold gilt.--$48.

  49. 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.

  50. 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.

  51. 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.

  52. 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.

  53. 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.

  54. 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.

  55. 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.

  56. 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.

  57. 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.

  58. 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.

  59. 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

  60. 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

  61. 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.

  62. 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.

  63. 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.

  64. 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.

  65. 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.

  66. 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.

  67. 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.

  68. 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.

  69. 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.

  70. 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.
  71. 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.
  72. 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.
  73. 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.
  74. 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
  75. 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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