Post Civil War Buttons

Updated December 13, 2018

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References Used:

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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Expositions

Z2322     Two-Piece Centennial Guard Coat Button from the Philadelphia Centennial International Exposition

Description: Nice button with the stand up shank intact. The face has 1776 over CG over 1876.

Backmark: "HORSTMANN BROS & Co / .PHIL." dm between two rings of dots.

Measures: 22.81 mm

Recovered: Non Excavated

Reference: Albert's EX1

Price: $35.00

   

Cavalry

   
   

Z2442     Two-Piece Convex Federal Cavalry Coat Button

Description: Excellent Indian War era coat button with the stand up shank intact.

Backmark: "HORSTMANN & ALLIEN / * N.Y.* " dm between rings of dots

Measures: 22.43 mm

Recovered: Non Excavated

Price: $25.00

   

Infantry

   

Z2587     Two-Piece Federal Eagle "I" Infantry Coat Button (Post War)

Description: Nice transitional overcoat sized button. Tice states these could have been made after the war.

Backmark: "SCOVILL MF'G CO / (star) WATERBURY (star)" dm between rings of dots

Measures: 23.08 mm

Recovered: Non Excavated

Reference: Albert GI89, Tice GI228A7

Price: $20.00

Z2543     Three-Piece High-Convex Federal General Staff Coat Button (Post War)

Description: Nice button that would be a transitional type. The eagle is grasping three left arrows in its right talon. The spade has 13 stars at the top. Tice describes this backmark as 1850's-1860's and the face as 1860's-1870's.

Backmark: "(dot) D. EVANS & CO (dot) / ATTLEBORO' (dot) MASS" dm with inner solid ring

Measures: 22.78 mm

Recovered: Non Excavated

Reference: Albert GS3,4, Tice GS204A2 paired with back from GS206A

Price: $20.00

   

Navy

Z2278     Federal Navy Coat Button

Description: Nice button produced by D. Evans in the 1860's. Tice states this backmark may be post war/transitional. 

Backmark: "E. L. E. & Co London" dm  on ribbon with a crown.

Measures: 22.41 mm

Recovered: Non Excavated

Reference: Albert's NA12 or 13, Tice NA230A1

Price: $25.00

   

Schools

   

Z2426     Two-Piece Low Convex "Clinton Liberal Institute" Cuff Button

Description: Nice cuff size button with plenty of gilt and a stand up shank! This school was established in New York in 1831. This particular button would post date the Civil War.

Backmark: "SCOVILL MF'G CO. ***" dm

Measures: 14.45 mm

Recovered: Non Excavated

Reference: Albert's SU78

Price: $25.00

Z2425     Two-Piece Low Convex "Clinton Liberal Institute" Vest Button

Description: Nice vest size button with plenty of gilt and a stand up shank! This school was established in New York in 1831. This particular button would post date the Civil War.

Backmark: "SCOVILL.MFG.CO. / *WATERBURY*" dm

Measures: 18.42 mm

Recovered: Non Excavated

Reference: Albert's SU78

Price: $50.00

   

Veterans

Z2128     National Home Disabled Soldiers & Veterans Coat Button

Description: Post war veteran button with the stand up shank intact.

Backmark: "*NATIONAL HOME* / D.V.S." dm with an inner ring

Measures: 22.51 mm

Recovered: Non Excavated

Reference: Albert's VN50V

Price: $15.00 SOLD

Z2238     Three-Piece Grand Army of the Republic (G.A.R.) Coat Button

Description: Nice Civil War veteran's button.

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

Measures: 22.82 mm

Recovered: Non Excavated

Price: $15.00

Z2409     Three-Piece Grand Army of the Republic (G.A.R.) Coat Button

Description: Nice Civil War veteran's button.

Backmark: "G.W. SIMMONS & SON / (dot) BOSTON (dot)" dm

Measures: 22.92 mm

Recovered: Non Excavated

Reference: Albert's VN variant

Price: $15.00

Z2439     Three-Piece Grand Army of the Republic (G.A.R.) Coat Button

Description: Nice button with the stand up shank intact!

Backmark: "HORSTMANN BROS. & CO / (dot) PHIL (dot)" dm between rings

Measures: 22.97 mm

Recovered: Non Excavated

Reference: Albert's VN3A or 3B

Price: $15.00

Z2239     Three-Piece Sons of Veterans Coat Button

Description: Nice Sons of Veterans button with the Goodwin patent backmark.

Backmark: "GOOWINS.PAT.JULY.27.1876*" dm

Measures: 22.83 mm

Recovered: Non Excavated

Reference: Albert's VN20V

Price: $15.00

Z2433     Three-Piece Sons of Veterans Coat Button

Description: Nice button. The shank is slightly pushed to one side.

Backmark: "G.W.SIMMONS&SON / . BOSTON." dm with outer ring of dots

Measures: 22.83 mm

Recovered: Non Excavated

Reference: Albert's VN20

Price: $15.00

   

Connecticut

   
   

Z2572     Three-Piece Connecticut State Seal Staff Button (Post-Civil War)

Description: Nice button with the stand up shank intact.

Backmark: "* SCOVILL MF'G Co * / WATERBURY" dm with inner ring of dots

Measures: 22.94 mm

Recovered: Non Excavated

Reference: Albert's CT16A

Price: $15.00

   

Massachusetts

Z2240     Two-Piece Massachusetts Militia Coat Button (Post Civil War)

Description: Nice  button with a flat face and stand up shank.

Backmark: "*MACULLAR WILLIAMS & PARKER* / BOSTON" dm with an inner ring of dots.

Measures: 22.97 mm

Recovered: Non Excavated

Reference: Albert's MS31

Price: $20.00

Z2225     Two-Piece Convex Massachusetts Militia Coat Button (Post Civil War)

Description: Nice button with the stand up shank intact.

Backmark: "SCOVILL MF'G CO. / WATERBURY" dm with inner ring of dots

Measures: 22.97 mm

Recovered: Non Excavated

Reference: Albert's MS32B

Price: $20.00

   

 

Pennsylvania

   

Z2437     Three-Piece Pennsylvania National Guard Staff Coat Button

Description: Nicely gilted button with the stand up shank intact!

Backmark: "GOODWINS PAT / . JULY 27 1875." dm

Measures: 22.94 mm

Recovered: Non Excavated

Reference: Albert's PA24 Variant

Price: $15.00

   
   

 

Vermont

Z2276     Fuller Battery National Guard of Vermont Coat Button

Description: Excellent button from well known post war battery. They were founded in 1872 and organized into the National Guard in 1873.

Backmark: "SCOVILL MF'G CO. / WATERBURY." dm between two rings of dots.

Measures: 23.87 mm

Recovered: Non Excavated

Reference: Albert's VT13

Price: $35.00

   

 

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