Stars-N-Bars“Virtual Museum” of the Civil War

 

Room One: Confederate Buttons

Historic, beautiful Civil War buttons. Links are to front and rear view photos of each item. Hit your 'back' button to return to this page. Some photos may take a few seconds to load. Feel free to contact us with questions about any of these items. Reference numbers shown in [brackets] at the beginning of each listing are taken from Alpheus Albert's definitive text on the subject, Record Of American Uniform And Historical Buttons.


C.S. General Officers & Staff Officers

[CS1]C.S. Army Officer Button (with Eagle Device)

C.S.A. on the shield. Backmark: none, “spun back”Front | Back

[CS1A5]C.S. Army Officer Button (with Eagle Device)

C.S.A. on the shield. Backmark: “Rivet'd & Solder'd” (Coat of Arms)Front | Back

[CS4A]C.S. Army Officer Button (with Eagle Device)

Eagle device on a bright plain field. Backmark: “HT&B/Manchester”Front | Back

[CS5A5]C.S. Army Officer Button (2-piece with Eagle Device)

Backmark: “Extra Rich/Treble Gilt”Front | Back

[CS7A]C.S. Staff Button

23mm with 14 five-pointed stars. Backmark: “W. Dowler/Superior Quality”Front | Back

[CS5A5]C.S. Staff Button

Eagle device with 12 five-pointed stars encircling, blank back.Front | Back

[CS26B]C.S. Army Officer Button (2-piece with Eagle Device)

Eagle device on a plain field. Backmark: blank, a Confederate local.Front | Back

[CS36A1]C.S. Army Officer Button (with Eagle Device)

Eagle device on a lined field. Backmark: “HT&B/Manchester”Front | Back

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C.S. Navy

[CS66]Navy Button

A Confederate local. Backmark: blank “rings”Front | Back

[CSN204A]Navy Button

Tice #CSN204A (not listed in Albert's). Extremely rare button, 23mm with a cannon/anchor design. Backmark: “*Harding & Songs*/London*W” in the form of a depressed mark with an inner ring.Front | Back

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Army General Services

[CS81A]C.S. Army Button (2-piece with border)

Backmark: “S. Buckley & Co./Birmingham”Front | Back

[CS81A1]C.S. Army Button (2-piece with border)

Backmark: “Superior Quality”Front | Back

[CS86A]C.S. Army Button (cast 1-piece)

Backmark: blank, a Confederate local.Front | Back

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Artillery

[CS101A]Artillery Button

A stippled Roman 'A.' Backmark: “HT&B/Manchester”Front | Back

[CS103A]Artillery Button (2-piece with border)

Lined Roman 'A.' Backmark: “P. Tait & Co./Limerick”Front | Back

[CS107A1]Artillery Button

Lined Old English 'A.' Backmark: “S. Isaacs Campbell & Co./71 Jermyn St”Front | Back

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Cavalry

[CS126A]Cavalry Button

Stippled Roman 'C.' Backmark: “HT&B/Manchester”Front | Back

[CS127A]Cavalry Button

Lined Roman 'C.' Backmark: “Courtney & Tennent”Front | Back

[CS129A1]Cavalry Button

Lined manuscript Old English 'C.' Backmark: “Halfmann & Taylor/Montgomery”Front | Back

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Engineers

[CS151A]Engineers Button (2-piece with border)

Backmark: “Van Wart Son & Co.”Front | Back

[CS152]Engineers Button (2-piece with border)

Backmark: “Rivet'd & Solder'd” (Coat of Arms)Front | Back

[CS153A]Engineers Button (2-piece with border)

Backmark: “HT&B/Manchester”Front | Back

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Infantry

[CS171A]Infantry Button (2-piece with border)

Backmark: “HT&B/Manchester”Front | Back

[CS172A]Infantry Button (2-piece with border)

Backmark: “Courtney & Tennent”Front | Back

[CS172A1]Infantry Button (2-piece with border)

Backmark: “Superior Quality”Front | Back

[CS173A]Infantry Button (2-piece with border)

Backmark: “P. Tait & Co./Limerick”Front | Back

[CS175A2]Infantry Button (2-piece with border)

Backmark: “Halfmann & Taylor/Montgomery”Front | Back

[CS177]Infantry Button (2-piece with border)

Backmark: “Superior Quality”Front | Back

[CS183A]Infantry Button (2-piece with border)

Backmark: blank, a Confederate local.Front | Back

[CS185A]Infantry Button (cast 1-piece)

Low convex, white metal. Backmark: blank, a Confederate local.Front | Back

[CS186A]Infantry Button

Albert's CS186A with ten five-pointed stars encircling and three stars on a Roman “I”. Blank back, 24mm. Front | Back

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Riflemen

[CS201A]Rifleman Button (2-piece with border)

Backmark: “HT&B/Manchester”Front | Back

[CS205A]Rifleman Button (2-piece with border)

Backmark: “Van Wart Son & Co.”Front | Back

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State (in alphabetical order)

[AB2A]Alabama Volunteer Corps Button (2-piece)

Backmark: “D. Evans & Co./Attleboro Mass”Front | Back

[GA2A]Georgia State Seal Button (2-piece with border)

Backmark: “W.G. Mintzer/Phila 1861”Front | Back

[KY1]Kentucky Staff Button

Backmark: “Superfin Paris” (see Tice's new button book)Front | Back

[KY1D]Kentucky State Seal Button

Staff button. Backmark: “Horstmann & Allien/N.Y.”Front | Back

[LA2A2]Louisiana Button (2-piece with border)

Backmark: “Extra***Quality***”Front | Back

[LA7A1]Louisiana State Seal (2-piece with border & rope edging)

Backmark: “Horstmann & Allien/N.Y.” with inner circle of raysFront | Back

[MD11A]Maryland State Seal Button

Staff button. Backmark: “Scovill Mf'g Co./Waterbury”Front | Back

[MP4A]Mississippi Infantry Button

Backmark: “Hyde & Goodrich / N.O.” rmdcFront | Back

[MO2]Missouri State Seal Button

Staff button. Backmark: “Extra Quality”Front | Back

[SC13A4]South Carolina Button

Backmark: “Schuyler. H & G / N York” 23mmFront | Back

[SC15A]South Carolina State Seal Button (2-piece with border)

Backmark: “HT&B/Manchester”Front | Back

[SC16]South Carolina State Seal Button

Backmark: “Van Wart Son & Co. / *” 23mmFront | Back

[VA16A]Virginia State Seal Button (2-piece)

Backmark: “W.G. Mintzer. Phil &”Front | Back

[VA20]Virginia Button

Backmark: “Extra Quality”Front | Back

 

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