Confederate Uniform Buttons

Updated March 25, 2019

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Record of American Uniform and Historical Buttons (Bicentennial Edition) by Alphaeus S. Albert

Uniform Button of the United States 1776-1865 by Warren K. Tice

Insignia of Independence: Military Buttons, Accoutrement Plates, & Gorgets of the American Revolution by Don Troiani and James L. Kochan

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Confederate Central Government Buttons

Z2728     Two-Piece Convex Confederate General Officer's "C.S.A." Coat Button

Description: Excellent button with crisp detail, a clear backmark, and the stand up shank is intact

Backmark: "RIVET'D & SOLDER'D" dm with coat of arms

Measures: 26 mm

Recovered: Non Excavated

Reference: Albert CS1, Tice CS201A6

Price: $1,795.00

Z2085     Confederate Staff Officer's Button

Description:  Nicely gilted vest size button. This one was manufactured by Smith Kemp Wright.

Backmark: "S&K / RIVET'D & SOLDER'D" dm with a coat of arms.

Measures: 19.24 mm

Recovered: Non Excavated

Reference: Albert's CS5, Tice CS205AM1

Price: $195.00

Z2251     Confederate Staff Officer's Button

Description: Nicely gilted button with the stand up shank.

Backmark: "S&K / RIVET'D & SOLDER'D" dm with a coat of arms.

Measures: 19.29 mm

Recovered: Non Excavated

Reference: Albert's CS5, Tice CS205AM1

Price: $195.00

Z2723     Two-Piece Convex Confederate Staff Officer's Coat Button

Description: Excellent high relief button with wear to the chest. This one has bright orange gilt and the stand up shank is intact.

Backmark: "(dot) EXTRA RICH (dot) / TREBLE GILT"

Measures: 24.03 mm

Recovered: Non Excavated

Reference: Albert CS5, Tice CS205A5

Price: $225.00

Z2030     Confederate Army Officer's Button

Description: Very attractive button with gilt, clear backmark, and a stand up shank intact.

Backmark: "EXTRA RICH / (dot) TREBLE GILT (dot)" dm outer ring of dots with an inner solid ring

Measures: 24.22 mm

Recovered: Non Excavated

Reference: Albert's CS5A3, Tice CS205A5

Price: $225.00

Z2029     Confederate Army General Service button, "CSA" Button

Description: Nice non excavated Confederate general service button. The stand up shank is intact.

Backmark: "SUPERIOR QUALITY / (dot)" dm, outer ring of dots, inner solid ring

Measures: 22.78 mm

Recovered: Non Excavated

Reference: Albert's CS81A1, TiceCSG203A3

Price: $195.00

Z2841     One-Piece Convex Confederate General Service Eagle Coat Button

Description: Excellent example missing the shank.

Backmark: Blank

Measures: 21.63 mm

Recovered: Franklin, Tennessee

Reference: Albert Unlisted, Tice CSG218A1

Price: $145.00

Z2733     Two-Piece Convex Confederate Cavalry "C" Coat Button

Description: Nice button with plenty of gilt left and the stand up shank is intact. This version has the stippled "C" on the face. There is a small push to the edge near the top. It appears this was done during the manufacturing process.

Backmark: "*HT & B / MANCHESTER" dm

Measures: 24.40 mm

Recovered: Non Excavated

Reference: Albert CS126, Tice CSC200A1

Price: $495.00

Z2737     Two-Piece Confederate Script "C" Cavalry Button

Description: Excellent non excavated example that has aged beautifully.

Backmark: "X. ISAACS CAMPBELL & CO. / LONDON / 71 JERMYN ST" dm

Measures: 22.67 mm

Recovered: Non Excavated

Reference: Albert CS130, Tice CSC215A1

Price: $695.00

Z2726     Two-Piece Confederate Manuscript "I" Infantry Coat Button

Description: Excellent button with plenty of detail remaining on the face. The stand up shank is intact.

Backmark: " (dot) HALFMAN & TAYLOR (dot) / MONTGOMERY / ALABAMD (sic)" dm with two rings

Measures: 22.48 mm

Recovered: Non Excavated

Reference: Albert CS175, Tice CSI212A1

Price: $295.00 SOLD

Z2739     Two-Piece Convex Confederate Script "I" Infantry Button

Description: Decent example with a nice natural patina. The stand up shank is intact.

Backmark: "S. ISAACS CAMPBELL & CO / LONDON / JERMYN. ST" dm

Measures: 22.55 mm

Recovered: Non Excavated

Reference: Albert CS177, Tice CSI215A2

Price: $175.00

Z2129     Confederate Script "I" Infantry Coat Button

Description: Perfect excavated button with a plum patina. The stand up shank is intact.

Backmark: "S. ISAACS CAMPBELL & CO. / (dot) LONDON (dot)/ 71. JERMYN. ST." dm with an outer ring of dots and inner solid ring

Measures: 22.52 mm

Recovered: Unknown

Reference: Albert's CS177A, Tice CSI215A2

Price: $150.00 SOLD

Z1893     Scarce Confederate Infantry Coat Button by William Bird of London

Description: Here is a very scarce stippled old English "I" coat button. Tice states that these are the rarest of all British-made Confederate letter buttons. There are two others out there on the internet that I could find and this one is priced much lower than the other examples.

Backmark: Blank with three rings

Measures: 22 mm

Recovered: Non Excavated

Reference: Albert's CS178V, Tice CS1218A3

Price: $1,495.00

Z2708     Confederate One-Piece Cast Infantry Coat Button

Description: Excellent cast "I" button with a deep woods patina with green underneath.

Backmark: Blank

Measures: 23.07 mm

Recovered: Unknown

Reference: Albert CS184, Tice CSI275A1

Price: $140.00 SOLD

Z1410     Non Excavated Confederate Block "I" Infantry Button with Border

Description: Excellent button that's hard to find in non excavated condition. This one has an excellent lathed rim and integral shank.

Backmark: Blank

Measures: 23.44 mm

Recovered: Non Excavated

Reference: Albert CS184A, Tice CSI275A1.

Price: $475.00

Z1336     Two-Piece Confederate Artillery Roman Lined "A" Button

Description: Very nice and hard to find button. These were manufactured in England and smuggled through the blockade. This style has a floating shank.

Backmark: "P. TAIT & Co / (dot) LIMERICK (dot) " dm outer ring of dots

Measures: 19.65mm

Recovered: Non Excavated

Reference: Albert CS103A, Tice CSA206B1

Price: $725.00

   
   

Confederate State Buttons

Z2682     Three Excavated Confederate North Carolina Button Backs

Description: This lot contains three Confederate button backs that would have originally been on North Carolina buttons. The backs are in great shape and all have the shanks attached.

Backmark: L: Blank RMDC M: Blank RMDC R: W. WILDT & SON / RICHMOND VA RMDC

Measures: L: 22.21 mm M: 14.25 mm R: 21.26 mm

Recovered: Unknown

Price: $20.00

Z2736     Two-Piece Convex Alabama Volunteer Corps (A.V.C.) Coat Button

Description: Nice button with the stand up shank intact. These were produced by Steele & Johnson around 1860-1861 according to Tice.

Backmark: ".WG. MINTZER * / PHILd.." rmdc with a stippled channel

Measures: 21.02 mm

Recovered: Non Excavated

Reference: Albert AB3C, Tice AB218A1

Price: $575.00

Z2745     Two-Piece Convex Alabama Volunteer Corps "AVC" Cuff Button

Description: Nice cuff button with plenty of gilt remaining. There is a very small push in the area of the eagle's right talons. The back is slightly pushed towards one side and the stand up shank is intact.

Backmark: "W.G.MINTZER* / PHILd" dm

Measures: 14.44 mm

Recovered: Non Excavated

Reference: Albert AB3C, Tice AB218AS1

Price: $295.00

Z2732     Two-Piece Convex Georgia State Militia Coat Button

Description: Excellent button with the stand up shank intact. These buttons were produced by Steele & Johnson about 1860-1861 according to Tice.

Backmark: "*W.G. MINTZER / PHILA 1861." rmdc with a stippled channel

Measures: 23.47 mm

Recovered: Non Excavated

Reference: Albert GA2, Tice GA203A1

Price: $240.00

Z2727     Two-Piece Georgia Militia Coat Button

Description: Very nice button with no issues and the stand up shank is intact.

Backmark: Blank with depressed channel

Measures: 23.59 mm

Recovered: Non Excavated

Reference: Albert GA1, Tice GA200B3

Price: $295.00

Z2725     Two-Piece Convex Georgia Militia Coat Button

Description: Excellent button with no issues. These were manufactured in Brittain and brought through the blockade. This would have been made late in the war as none of these are recovered from campsites.

Backmark: "VAN WART (dot) SON & Co..*" dm between rows of dots

Measures: 23.98 mm

Recovered: Non Excavated

Reference: Albert GA6, Tice GA212A1

Price: $95.00

Z2738     Two-Piece Convex Georgia Militia Cuff Button

Description: Excellent button with plenty of gilt and the stand up shank is intact.

Backmark: "W.G.MINTZER, / PHILd" dm

Measures: 15.03 mm

Recovered: Non Excavated

Reference: Albert G3AV, Tice GA204AS1

Price: $150.00

Z2741     Two-Piece Convex Georgia Militia Cuff Button

Description: Nice cuff button with plenty of gilt and the stand up shank is intact.

Backmark: "W.G.MINTZER, / PHILd" dm

Measures: 14.97 mm

Recovered: Non Excavated

Reference: Albert G3AV, Tice GA204AS1

Price: $150.00

Z2746     Two-Piece Convex Georgia Militia Cuff Button

Description: Excellent button with plenty of gilt on the face and silver gilt on the back. The stand up shank is intact.

Backmark: "W.G.MINTZER, / PHILd" dm

Measures: 14.99 mm

Recovered: Non Excavated

Reference: Albert G3AV, Tice GA204AS1

Price: $150.00

Z2730     Three-Piece High Convex Kentucky Militia Cuff Button

Description:  Very nice button with a gilted face. The back still retains some silver wash and the stand up shank is intact.

Backmark: "SCHUYLER.H.&G. / NEW YORK" dm with inner solid ring

Measures: 15.04 mm

Recovered: Non Excavated

Reference: Albert KY1, Tice KY200AS2 variant

Price: $295.00

Z2645     Two-Piece Convex North Carolina Coat Button

Description: Here is a very nice North Carolina coat button. The face has excellent detail, the backmark is readable, and the stand up shank is intact. This button was in the personal effects of George E. Cook and may have been picked up when the regiment was in North Carolina from April to July of 1862.

Backmark: "S A MYERS / RICHMOND VA." rmdc

Measures: 22.55 mm

Recovered: From the personal effects of George E. Cook Company A 21st Mass. Vol. Regiment

Price: $550.00

Z2644     One-Piece North Carolina Militia Coat Button

Description: Here is a very nice North Carolina coat button. This example has the "NC" on a stippled background with the wide raised ring. There is some gilt still surrounding the star and within the ring. The stand up shank is intact. This button was in the personal effects of George E. Cook and may have been picked up when the regiment was in North Carolina from April to July of 1862.

Backmark: Blank

Measures: 21.91 mm

Recovered: From the personal effects of George E. Cook Company A 21st Mass. Vol. Regiment

Reference: Albert NC13, Tice NC230A1

Price: $800.00

Z2045     Two-Piece Louisiana State Seal Coat Button

Description: Nice state seal with the stand up shank intact.

Backmark: "*SCOVILL, MF'G,CO*/WATERBURY" dm

Measures: 22.24 mm

Reference: Albert's LA2, Tice LA203A1

Price: $395.00

Z2041     Confederate South Carolina State Seal Coat Button

Description: Nicely gilted button with silver gilt on the back. These were manufactured by Steele & Johnson around 1860.

Backmark: "W.G.MINTZER. /PHILd..) dm with an inner rings of dots and a solid outer ring.

Measures: 22.29 mm

Reference: Albert's SC11, Tice SC244A3

Price: $195.00

Z2722     Two-Piece Low Convex South Carolina State Militia Coat Button

Description: Excellent button with plenty of gilt. The back of the button has a very slight downward push.

Backmark: "VAN WART (dot) SON & Co. *" dm

Measures: 23.04 mm

Recovered: Non Excavated

Reference: Albert SC16, Tice SC264A1

Price: $95.00

Z2735     Two-Piece Low Convex South Carolina State Militia Coat Button

Description: Decent example with plenty of gilt on the face. The back is pushed and the shank is slightly pushed down and to the side. These were brought in through the blockade but didn't see any use in the field.

Backmark: "VAN WART (dot) SON & Co. *" dm

Measures: 23.05 mm

Recovered: Non Excavated

Reference: Albert SC16, Tice SC264A1

Price: $75.00

Z1490     Confederate One-Piece Low-Convex Virginia State Seal Button

Description: Nice non excavated low-convex Virginia state seal button. This one has a crisp backmark, nice patina, and is missing the shank.

Backmark: "YOUNG. SMITH & CO / (dot) New (dot) York (dot) " rm between two rings of dots

Measures: 22.41 mm

Recovered: Non Excavated

Reference: Albert VA2D, Tice VA105V

Price: $165.00

Z2033     Virginia State Seal Coat Button

Description:  Very nice Virginia state seal coat button with the stand up shank intact. This one has an early rmdc backmark.

Backmark: "SCOVILL. MFG. CO. / (star) WATERBURY. (star)" rmdc

Measures: 22.44 mm

Reference: Albert's VA13, Tice VA222A7 variant

Price: $225.00

Z2729     Two-Piece Convex Virginia Militia Coat Button

Description: Excellent button with clear detail and the stand up shank is intact.

Backmark: "W.G. MINTZER. PHILd.." dm with inner ring of dots, and an outer continuous ring

Measures: 22.67 mm

Recovered: Non Excavated

Reference: Albert VA16, Tice VA230A2

Price: $250.00

Z2744     Two-Piece Convex Virginia State Militia Cuff Button

Description: Nice button with plenty of gilt. The die work is exceptional and the stand up shank is intact. It's noted in Tice's book that "The "G" on backdie was damaged, creating a "C."

Backmark: "W.C.(sic) MINTZER. PHILd.." dm damaged die

Measures: 14.41 mm

Recovered: Non Excavated

Reference: Albert VA16, Tice VA230AS2

Price: $110.00

Z2742     Two-Piece Convex Virginia State Militia Cuff Button

Description: Nice button with plenty of gilt. The die work is exceptional and the stand up shank is intact. It's noted in Tice's book that "The "G" on backdie was damaged, creating a "C."

Backmark: "W.C.(sic) MINTZER. PHILd.." dm damaged die

Measures: 14.41 mm

Recovered: Non Excavated

Reference: Albert VA16, Tice VA230AS2

Price: $110.00

Z2731     Two-Piece Convex Tennessee University of the South Coat Button

Description: Excellent button with plenty of gilt. The stand up shank is intact.

Backmark: "SCOVILL MF'G CO. / WATERBURY" rmdc

Measures: 20.21 mm

Recovered: Non Excavated

Reference: Albert SU393B, Tice TNS260A1

Price: $650.00

Z2724     Three-Piece Convex United Confederate Veterans (U.C.V) Coat Button

Description: Excellent button with plenty of gilt and the stand up shank is intact.

Backmark: "**********" dm with inner ring

Measures: 22.84 mm

Recovered: Non Excavated

Reference: Albert CS226B variant

Price: $50.00 SOLD

Z2734     Two-Piece United Confederate Veterans (U.C.V) General Service CSA Coat Button

Description: Nice coat button with plenty of gilt on the face and silver wash on the back. The stand up shank is intact. These were produced after the Civil War by M.C. Lilley & Co. of Columbus, Ohio. They were in business from the 1870's -1953. These were manufactured for use by United Confederate Veterans.

Backmark: (dot) M.C. LILLEY & CO. (dot) / COLUMBUS. O.

Measures: 22.34 mm

Recovered: Non Excavated

Reference: Albert CS92A3

Price: $40.00

Z2740     Two-Piece United Confederate Veterans (U.C.V) General Service CSA Cuff Button

Description: Nice cuff button with plenty of gilt on the face and silver wash on the back. The stand up shank is intact. These were produced after the Civil War by M.C. Lilley & Co. of Columbus, Ohio. They were in business from the 1870's -1953. These were manufactured for use by United Confederate Veterans.

Backmark: "M.C.LILLEY & CO. / COLUMBUS

Measures: 16.11 mm

Recovered: Non Excavated

Reference: Albert CS292A3

Price: $20.00

   

 

 

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