Confederate Uniform Buttons

Updated February 18, 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

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

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

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

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

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

   

 

 

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