Ridgeway Civil War Research Center,
A virtual examination of artifacts of the American Civil War

Civil War Buttons

by Harry Ridgeway

Confederate officer button.
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This is the "Ridgeway Civil War Research Center", a research tool for educational purposes only, and is provided at no cost to the reader. Some of the relics listed are retained in the author's collection, most reside in other collections and are not owned by the author. None of the items listed in this section are for sale, please refer to relicman.com sales listings for items offered for sale. This is a work in progress, I list items as I get to them, there are many patterns that are not listed yet, this list will be regularly updated as I get pictures and descriptions for more items. I will also correct mistakes, so if you see any please tell me. All items listed are believed to be authentic to the Civil War or as otherwise described. Any excavated relics have been recovered from private property with owners permission. This information is available for research purposes, pictures may be used by permission only.

Most information on this page is from:
Uniform Buttons of the United States 1776 - 1865, by Warren K.Tice.
Dating buttons; A Chronology of Button Types, Makers, Retailers & Their Backmarks, by Warren K. Tice.
Directory of American Military Goods Dealers & Makers, by Bruce S. Bazelon and William F. Guinn.
Record of American Uniform and Historical Buttons, Bicentennial Edition, by Alphaeus H. Albert.
Pictures are generally by the author, unless otherwise indicated
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Confederate staff officer "local" button, blank back appears to be Rouyer but not marked, (22.2mm)...Rouyer dm back is set up to be stamped, but it appears it was not stamped.
Blank back with wide channel, 13 stars surrounding drooped wing eagle facing right, 3 arrows in talon, C Rouyer, New Orleans manufactured this button. Stand up shank intact, some gilding superb example Recovered: central Virginia unconfirmed Ref: Albert CS25, Tice CS266A2.Rouyer dm back is set up to be stamped, but it appears it was not stamped.

B2965...Confederate staff officer "local" button (22.2mm).
Blank back with wide channel, 13 stars surrounding drooped wing eagle facing right, 3 arrows in talon, C Rouyer, New Orleans manufactured this button. Stand up shank intact, some gilding superb example Recovered: central Virginia unconfirmed Ref: Albert CS25, Tice CS266A2.


Confederate officer button, eagle facing right with upright wings, CS in shield, one piece low convex, Confederate wartime manufacture, (24.3mm)
Button depicts eagle with wings in upright position, intended for Confederate officers, southern wartime manufacture, a "local". This die pattern features eagle facing right with 13 stars, "CS" in the shield, on a one piece convex design, was a likely copied from an 1830's patriotic design on a flat button, the die was poorly executed, and seldom is the detail sharp. Backmark: blank brass back, high convex one piece stamped button, weak impression of die face will appear on back, applied shank was spot brazed or soldered and will be weak or missing, (BlankSouthern220). One part convex button without back, coat size, applied shank, crude manufacture. Reference: Albert CS17, Tice CS233A1.

B0104...Confederate staff officer one piece button (23.5mm).
Backmark: blank Button depicts "CS" on eagle shield with 13 stars. This is a Confederate "local" attempt to manufacture a button from the 1830's style, highly unusual and rare for buttons of the 1860's when it was produced. Button is rare. Shank intact, no gilt, few of these buttons are found with the shank. Recovered: Richmond, VA Ref: Albert CS17, Tice CS233SA1.

B0428...Confederate officer button, one piece Button depicts "CS" on eagle shield with 13 stars..
Backmark: blank Shank intact, no gilt Recovered Richmond Ref: Albert CS17.

B0644...Confederate staffone piece "CS" on eagle! (24mm).
Button depicts "CS" on eagle shield with 13 stars. If you count the 11 states that actually seceded plugs the two border states that claimed dual legislatures, there were 13 states in the Confederacy. Backmark: blank Shank intact, no gilt, few of these buttons are found with the shank. Recovered Penninusla campaign in Virginia Zuni Va Black Water River, Camp Grace Reference: Albert CS17, Tice CS233SA1.

B2720...Confederate staff officer one piece button (23.5mm).
Backmark: blank Button depicts "CS" on eagle shield with 13 stars. This is a Confederate "local" attempt to manufacture a button from the 1830's style, highly unusual and rare for buttons of the 1860's when it was produced. Button is rare. Shank missing, attractive example of this rare button. Recovered: Richmond, VA Reference: Albert CS17, Tice CS233SA1.

B5779...Confederate officer button, eagle facing right with upright wings, CS in shield, one piece low convex, Confederate wartime manufacture, (24.3mm)

Button depicts eagle with wings in upright position, intended for Confederate officers, southern wartime manufacture, a "local". This die pattern features eagle facing right with 13 stars, "CS" in the shield, on a one piece convex design, was a likely copied from an 1830's patriotic design on a flat button,the die was poorly executed, and seldom is the detail sharp. Backmark: blank brass back, high convex one piece stamped button, weak impression of die face will appear on back, applied shank was spot brazed or soldered and will be weak or missing, (BlankSouthern220). One part convex button without back, coat size, applied shank, crude manufacture. Dug button is attractive, shank missing, rare button. Recovered: not known. Reference: Albert CS17, Tice CS233A1.

B7779...Confederate officer button, eagle facing right with upright wings, CS in shield, one piece low convex, Confederate wartime manufacture, (24.3mm)
Button depicts eagle with wings in upright position, intended for Confederate officers, southern wartime manufacture, a "local". This die pattern features eagle facing right with 13 stars, "CS" in the shield, on a one piece convex design, was a likely copied from an 1830's patriotic design on a flat button, the die was poorly executed, and seldom is the detail sharp. Backmark: blank brass back, high convex one piece stamped button, weak impression of die face will appear on back, applied shank was spot brazed or soldered and will be weak or missing, (BlankSouthern220). One part convex button without back, coat size, applied shank, crude manufacture. Reference: Albert CS17, Tice CS233A1.

Nondug button, top grade example of a very rare button.


Confederate staff officer, "CSA" on shield "local" button, (14.3mm)
Back is blank...This was Confederate attempt to copy the imported pattern button with the CSA on the shield...What an extreme, the English version is one of the most elegant, this button is so crude
Reference : Albert CS16, Tice CS230As1

B0536...Confederate staff officer, "CSA" on shield "local" button (14.3mm).
Back is blank...This was Confederate attempt to copy the imported pattern button with the CSA on the shield...What an extreme, the English version is one of the most elegant, this button is so crude and extremely rare...Shank is missing, clean crude rare button...Button was Recovered: from Camp Buchanan along the Brazos River in Texas by Tom Covington Reference : Albert CS16, Tice CS230As1.
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Confederate officer button, eagle facing left with no stars on a lined field, no border, Confederate wartime manufacture, blank back, (18.6mm)
Button depicts eagle with wings in relaxed position, could have been intended for Confederate officers or enlisted, southern wartime manufacture, a "local". This die pattern features an eagle facing left with wings in relaxed position, no stars, lined field, there is no three part rim typical of officer buttons, so it could have been intended for either officersor enlisted, very crude design, rare button is only made in 19mm size. Backmark: blank back, flat surface, raised area around the shank, crude construction, unknown "local" manufacture, (BlankSouthern320). Two part high convex button, vest size may have been used on a hat, very crudely stamped and assembled. Reference: Albert CS41B, Tice CS287A1.

B5244...Confederate officer button, eagle facing left with no stars on a lined field, no border, Confederate wartime manufacture, blank back, (18.6mm)

Confederate wartime manufacture for officers, eagle facing left with wings in relaxed position, no stars, lined field and no border, very crude design, one of the rarest of the locals and only made in this size. Two part high convex medium size button, probably intended for an officer's hat. Backmark: blank back, flat surface, raised area around the shank, crude construction, unknown "local" manufacture, (BlankSouthern320). Dug button was badly cracked, and has been glued back together and filled, no parts were added and button is now very solid and will display well. Recovered: Corinth, Mississippi. Reference: Albert CS41B, Tice CS287A1.

B5366...Confederate officer button, eagle facing left with no stars on a lined field, no border, Confederate wartime manufacture, blank back, (18.6mm)


Confederate wartime manufacture for officers, eagle facing left with wingsin relaxed position, no stars, lined field and no border, very crude design, oneof the rarest of the locals and only made in this size. Backmark: blank back, flat surface, raised area around the shank, crude construction, unknown "local" manufacture, (BlankSouthern320). Two part high convex medium size button, probably intended for an officer'shat, only made in this size, extremely crude Confederate "local" construction. Shank intact, top grade gilded nondug button, small chip around the rim,loose shank, button is very poorly made and shanks are loose on most. Reference: Albert CS41B, Tice CS287A1.


Confederate officer button, eagle facing right with 10 stars on a lined field with border, Confederate wartime manufacture, blank back, (14.2mm)
Button depicts eagle with wings in relaxed position, intended for Confederate officers, southern wartime manufacture, a "local". This die pattern features an eagle facing right with wingsin relaxed position, 10 stars, lined field with small border. Backmark: blank back, flat surface, crude construction, small size only, unknown "local" manufacture, (BlankSouthern311small). Two part convex button, hat or sleeve size, crudemanufacture. Reference: Albert not listed, Tice CS269As2.

B5367...Confederate officer button, eagle facing right with 10 stars on a lined field with border, Confederate wartime manufacture, blank back, (14.2mm)
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Button depicts eagle with wings in relaxed position, intended for Confederate officers, southern wartime manufacture, a "local". This die pattern features an eagle facing right with wingsin relaxed position, 10 stars, lined field with small border. Backmark: blank back, flat surface, crude construction, small size only, unknown "local" manufacture, (BlankSouthern311small). Two part convex button, hat or sleeve size, crudemanufacture. Nondug button, gilded, shank intact. Reference: Albert not listed, Tice CS269As2.


Confederate staff officer "local" button, (14.5mm)
Plain back , brass shank, droop wing eagle facing right on a lined field with 12 stars, 3 arrows in talon. C Rouyer, New Orleans manufactured this button. Shank intact, stamping is weak on this rare "local" cuff button. Found Corinth Mississippi Ref: Albert CS22, Tice CS257As1

B2475...Confederate staff officer "local" button (14.5mm).
Plain back , brass shank, droop wing eagle facing right on a lined field with 12 stars, 3 arrows in talon. C Rouyer, New Orleans manufactured this button. Shank intact, stamping is weak on this rare "local" cuff button. Found Corinth Mississippi Ref: Albert CS22, Tice CS257As1.
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Confederate officer button, eagle facing right with 12 stars on a lined field, high convex, flat false rim, Confederate wartime manufacture, blank back with wide channel, (24.5mm)
Button depicts eagle with wings in relaxed position, intended for Confederate officers, southern wartime manufacture, a "local". This die pattern features eagle facing right with 12 stars (wishful thinking, there were only 11 seceded states), false rim gives the impression of three part "staff" style button. Backmark: blank depressed wide channel well formed, narrow flat area around shank with some variance of dimension, copper or brass wire shank, likely the product of either Wildt or Rouyer, (BlankSouthern420). Two part high convex button with false rim, coat size, crude manufacture. Note that button is believed to have been made by C Rouyer, but style of button and back is very close to a similar Wildt produced button. Reference: Albert CS20A, Tice CS251A1.

B0105...Confederate staff officer "local" button (24.5mm).
Backmark: blank with a depressed channel. C Rouyer New Orleans produced this high dome "local" button. Button depicts 12 stars which was wishful thinking!! Only 11 states actually seceeded. Shank intact, attractive clean patina. Recovered: Richmond, Va Reference: Albert CS20, Tice CS251A1.

B2257...Confederate staff officer "local" button (24.5mm).
Confederate staff officer button, eagle with wings in relaxed position, facing right, surrounded by 12 stars (wishful thinking, there were only 11 seceded states), false rim gives the impression of three part "staff" style button. Backmark: blank with a channel, possible product of C Rouyer, New Orleans, LA, (BlankLocal20var) Two part coat button, false rim. Note that button is believed to have been made by C Rouyer, but style of button and back is very close to a similar Wildt produced button. Stand up shank intact, attractive gilded dug button, with very small push which is present in most of these buttons. Recovered: Fredericksburg, Virginia Ref: Albert CS20, Tice CS251A1.
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B3214...Confederate staff officer "local" nondug (24.5mm) Backmark: blank with a depressed channel. C Rouyer New Orleans produced this high dome "local" button. Button depicts 12 stars which was wishful thinking!! Only 11 states actually seceded. Stand up shank intact, attractive nondug button, button is rare to find in this condition Reference: Albert CS20, Tice CS251A1.

B3419...Confederate staff officer "local" button (24.5mm) Backmark: blank with a depressed channel. C Rouyer New Orleans produced this high dome "local" button. Button depicts 12 stars which was wishful thinking!! Only 11 states actually seceeded. Stand up shank intact, attractive gilded button, slight push. Recovered: Fredericksburg, Virginia Ref: Albert CS20, Tice CS251A1.

B5361...Confederate officer button, eagle facing right with 12 stars on a lined field, high convex, flat false rim, Confederate wartime manufacture, blank back with wide channel, (24.5mm)
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Button depicts eagle with wings in relaxed position, intended for Confederate officers, southern wartime manufacture, a "local". This die pattern features eagle facing right with 12 stars (wishful thinking, there were only 11 seceded states), false rim gives the impression of three part "staff" style button. Backmark: blank depressed wide channel well formed, narrow flat area around shank with some variance of dimension, copper or brass wire shank, likely the product of either Wildt or Rouyer, (BlankSouthern420). Two part high convex button with false rim, coat size, crude manufacture. Note that button is believed to have been made by C Rouyer, but style of button and back is very close to a similar Wildt produced button. Nondug button, gilded, tiny push, stand up shank intact is tight. Reference: Albert CS20A, Tice CS251A1.


Confederate officer button, eagle facing right with 12 stars on a lined field with border, Confederate wartime manufacture, blank back with wide channel, (22.3mm)
Button depicts eagle with wings in relaxed position, intended for Confederate officers, southern wartime manufacture, a "local". This die pattern features an eagle facing right, surrounded by 12 stars (wishful thinking, there wereonly 11 seceded states), three arrows in talon, lined background. Backmark: blank depressed wide channel well formed, narrow flat area around shank with some variance of dimension, copper or brass wire shank, likely the product of either Wildt or Rouyer, (BlankSouthern420). Two part convex button, coat size, crude manufacture. Reference: Albert CS22A, Tice CS257A1.

B0279...Confederate staff officer "local" button (22.3mm).
Confederate officer button, eagle facing right, wings in relaxed position, surrounded by 12 stars (wishful thinking, there were only 11 seceded states), three arrows in talon, lined background. Backmark: Blank back, wide channel includes the shank well, likely the product of C Rouyer, New Orleans (BlankLocal21) Two part coat button, crude Confederate "local" construction. Shank intact, face is unusually sharp. Recovered: Steve Baker Gettysburg retreat, Martinsburg W.Va. Ref: Albert CS22, Tice CS257A1.

B0684...Confederate droop wing officer staff button (22mm).
Blank back wide depressed channel, Crude Confederate local probably made by C Royer, New Orleans Stand up shank intact, exceptionally sharp button Found Kennesaw Mountain, Ga Reference: Albert CS22, Tice CS257A1.

B0919...Confederate Staff coat button (22mm).
Backmark: blank with a depressed channel Shank intact, attractive chocolate patina, detail is unusually sharp.. Recovered not determined. Reference: AlbertCS22, Tice CS257A1.

B3622...Confederate staff officer "local" button (22.2mm)
Blank back with wide channel, 13 stars surrounding drooped wing eagle facing right, 3 arrows in talon, C Rouyer, New Orleans manufactured this button. Shank intact, attractive dug button Recovered: Culpepper Va Ref: Albert CS22,

B3832...Confederate staff officer "local" button (22.3mm).
Plain back with wide channel, brass shank, droop wing eagle facing right on a lined field with 12 stars, 3 arrows in talon. C Rouyer, New Orleans manufactured this button. Shank intact, face is unusually sharp. Recovered: Stafford County, Va Ref: Albert CS22, Tice CS257A1

B3833...Confederate staff officer "local" button (22.3mm).
Plain back with wide channel, brass shank, droop wing eagle facing right on a lined field with 12 stars, 3 arrows in talon. C Rouyer, New Orleans manufactured this button. Shank intact, face is unusually sharp, small push Recovered: Stafford County, Va Ref: Albert CS22, Tice CS257A1

B5363...Confederate officer button, eagle facing right with 12 stars on a lined field with border, Confederate wartime manufacture, blank back with wide channel, (22.3mm)
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Button depicts eagle with wings in relaxed position, intended for Confederate officers, southern wartime manufacture, a "local". This die pattern features an eagle facing right, surrounded by 12 stars (wishful thinking, there wereonly 11 seceded states), three arrows in talon, lined background. Backmark: blank depressed wide channel well formed, narrow flat area around shank with some variance of dimension, copper or brass wire shank, likely the product of either Wildt or Rouyer, (BlankSouthern420). Two part convex button, coat size, crude manufacture. Nondug button, gilded, stand up shank intact. Reference: Albert CS22A, Tice CS257A1.

B5737...Confederate officer button, eagle facing right with 12 stars on a lined field with border, Confederate wartime manufacture, blank back with wide channel, (22.3mm)

Button depicts eagle with wings in relaxed position, intended for Confederate officers, southern wartime manufacture, a "local". This die pattern features an eagle facing right, surrounded by 12 stars (wishful thinking, there wereonly 11 seceded states), three arrows in talon, lined background. Backmark: blank depressed wide channel well formed, narrow flat area around shank with some variance of dimension, copper or brass wire shank, likely the product of either Wildt or Rouyer, (BlankSouthern420). Two part convex button, coat size, crude manufacture. Dug button with smooth patina, stand up shank. Recovered: Fredericksburg, Virginia. Reference: Albert CS22A, Tice CS257A1.

B6215...Confederate officer button, eagle facing right with 12 stars on a lined field with border, Confederate wartime manufacture, blank back with wide channel, (22.3mm)

Button depicts eagle with wings in relaxed position, intended for Confederate officers, southern wartime manufacture, a "local". This die pattern features an eagle facing right, surrounded by 12 stars (wishful thinking, there wereonly 11 seceded states), three arrows in talon, lined background. Backmark: blank depressed wide channel well formed, narrow flat area around shank with some variance of dimension, copper or brass wire shank, likely the product of either Wildt or Rouyer, (BlankSouthern420). Two part convex button, coat size, crude manufacture. Dug button, shank intact. Recovered: not known. Reference: Albert CS22A, Tice CS257A1.


Confederate officer button, eagle facing right with 12 stars on a plain field with border, Confederate wartime manufacture, blank back with narrow channel, (22.3mm)
Button depicts eagle with wings in relaxed position, intended for Confederate officers, southern wartime manufacture, a "local". This die pattern features an eagle facing right with wingsin relaxed position, surrounded by 12 stars (wishful thinking, there wereonly 11 seceded states), three arrows in talon, plain background. Backmark: blank depressed narrow channel well formed, wide area around shank with some variance of dimension, depressed well usually formed around the shank, copper or brass wire shank, possibly the product of C Rouyer, New Orleans, (BlankSouthern410). Two part convex button, coat size, crude manufacture. Reference: Albert CS23A, Tice CS260A1.

B2716... Confederate staff officer "local" button (22.3mm).
Confederate officer button, eagle facing right, wings in relaxed position, surrounded by 12 stars (wishful thinking, there were only 11 seceded states), three arrows in talon, plain background. Backmark: Blank back, wide channel , likely the product of C Rouyer, New Orleans (BlankLocal15) Two part coat button, crude Confederate "local" construction. Condition? Found Fredericksburg Va Ref: Albert CS23, Tice CS260A1.
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B4759...Confederate staff officer "local" button (22.3mm).
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Drop wing eagle facing right on a plain field with 12 stars. Confederate wartime manufacture.
Backmark: Blank back, wide channel includes the shank well, likely the product of C Rouyer, New Orleans (BlankLocal21)
Two part button, crude southern "local" manufacture.
Stand up shank intact, beautiful nondug button, button is pushed
from use, detail is sharp. Reference: Albert CS23, Tice CS260A1.

B5364...Confederate officer button, eagle facing right with 12 stars on a plain field with border, Confederate wartime manufacture, blank back with narrow channel, (22.3mm)
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Button depicts eagle with wings in relaxed position, intended for Confederate officers, southern wartime manufacture, a "local". This die pattern features an eagle facing right with wingsin relaxed position, surrounded by 12 stars (wishful thinking, there wereonly 11 seceded states), three arrows in talon, plain background. Backmark: blank depressed narrow channel well formed, wide area around shank with some variance of dimension, depressed well usually formed around the shank, copper or brass wire shank, possibly the product of C Rouyer, New Orleans, (BlankSouthern410). Two part convex button, coat size, crude manufacture. Nondug button, gilded, stand up shank intact. Reference: Albert CS23A, Tice CS260A1.


Confederate staff officer "local" button, (22mm)
Backmark: blank with a wide channel, drop wing eagle facing right, on a plain field with 11 stars, 2 arrows in talon. This is yet another die by C Rouyer and is variant to the pattern listed in both Tice and Albert which shows 12 stars. Reference: Albert CS23 variant, Tice CS260 variant.

B0106...Confederate staff officer "local" button (22mm).
Backmark: blank with a wide channel, drop wing eagle facing right, on a plain field with 11 stars, 2 arrows in talon. This is yet another die by C Rouyer and is variant to the pattern listed in both Tice and Albert which shows 12 stars. Shank missing, heavily gilded button with minor push Recovered: Fred Guy, Richmond VA Ref: Albert CS23 variant, Tice CS260 variant.
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Confederate officer button, eagle facing right with 13 stars on a lined field with border, Confederate wartime manufacture, blank back with channel, (22.3mm)
Button depicts eagle with wings in relaxed position, intended for Confederate officers, southern wartime manufacture, a "local". This die pattern features an eagle facing right with wings in relaxed position, surrounded by 13 stars (13th star crowds the left wing tip and is very weak), three arrows in talon, lined background. Backmark: blank depressed wide channel well formed, narrow flat area around shank with some variance of dimension, copper or brass wire shank, likely the product of either Wildt or Rouyer, (BlankSouthern420). Two part convex button, coat size, crude manufacture. Reference: Albert CS25A1, Tice CS266A2.

B0280...Confederate staff officer "local" button (22.2mm).
Confederate officer button, eagle facing right, wings in relaxed position, surrounded by 13 stars (13th star crowds the left wing tip and is very weak) three arrows in talon, lined background. Backmark: Blank back, wide channel includes the shank well, likely the product of C Rouyer, New Orleans (BlankLocal21) Two part coat button, crude Confederate "local" construction. Iron shank intact may be field replacement, unusually clean face. Recovered: Steve Baker Millwood Va Ref: Albert CS25, Tice CS266A2.

B1482...CSA droop wing officer staff button (22mm).
Backmark blank with depressed channel, produced by C Royer, New Orleans a local Confederate producer. Button was recovered from a hospital trash pit near Cold Harbor where large number of uniforms or parts of uniforms were disposed of Stand up shank intact, some gilding, cloth remnant is original to this button. Found Cold Harbor, Virginia Reference: Albert CS25A1 Tice CS266A2.

B2777...Confederate staff officer "local" button (22.2mm).
Blank back with wide channel, 13 stars surrounding drooped wing eagle facing right, 3 arrows in talon, C Rouyer, New Orleans manufactured this button. Stand up shank intact, attractive gilded button Found along the old Shelbyville Pike, near Stones River Tennessee Reference: Albert CS25, Tice CS266A2.

B5365...Confederate officer button, eagle facing right with 13 stars on a lined field with border, Confederate wartime manufacture, blank back with channel, (22.3mm)
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Button depicts eagle with wings in relaxed position, intended for Confederate officers, southern wartime manufacture, a "local". This die pattern features an eagle facing right with wings in relaxed position, surrounded by 13 stars (13th star crowds the left wing tip and is very weak), three arrows in talon, lined background. Backmark: blank depressed wide channel well formed, narrow flat area around shank with some variance of dimension, copper or brass wire shank, likely the product of either Wildt or Rouyer, (BlankSouthern420). Two part convex button, coat size, crude manufacture. Nondug button is gilded, stand up shank intact, tiny push which is typical of these fat locals. Reference: Albert CS25A1, Tice CS266A2.

B5450...Confederate staff officer button, eagle facing right,Confederate wartime manufacture, channel back, (22.3mm)

Confederate wartime manufacture for officers, eagle facing right with wings in relaxed position, surrounded by 13 stars (13th star crowds the left wing tip and is very weak), three arrows in talon, lined background. Backmark: Blank back, wide channel includes the shank well, likely the product of C Rouyer, New Orleans, (BlankLocal21). Two part coat button, crude Confederate "local" construction. Nondug button, shank intact but loose, was soldered once. Reference: Albert CS25A1, Tice CS266A2.

B5496...Confederate officer button, eagle facing right with 13 stars on a lined field with border, Confederate wartime manufacture, blank back with channel, (22.3mm)

Button depicts eagle with wings in relaxed position, intended for Confederate officers, southern wartime manufacture, a "local". This die pattern features an eagle facing right with wings in relaxed position, surrounded by 13 stars (13th star crowds the left wing tip and is very weak), three arrows in talon, lined background. Backmark: blank depressed wide channel well formed, narrow flat area around shank with some variance of dimension, copper or brass wire shank, likely the product of either Wildt or Rouyer, (BlankSouthern420). Two part convex button, coat size, crude manufacture. Dug button, shank bent. Recovered: Tennessee campaign. Reference: Albert CS25A1, Tice CS266A2.

B5683...Confederate officer button, eagle facing right with 13 stars on a lined field with border, Confederate wartime manufacture, blank back with channel, (22.3mm)

Button depicts eagle with wings in relaxed position, intended for Confederate officers, southern wartime manufacture, a "local". This die pattern features an eagle facing right with wings in relaxed position, surrounded by 13 stars (13th star crowds the left wing tip and is very weak), three arrows in talon, lined background. Backmark: blank depressed wide channel well formed, narrow flat area around shank with some variance of dimension, copper or brass wire shank, likely the product of either Wildt or Rouyer, (BlankSouthern420). Two part convex button, coat size, crude manufacture. Dug button with gilding, stand up shank intact. Recovered: Gaines Mill, Virginia. Reference: Albert CS25A1, Tice CS266A2.

B6055...Confederate officer button, eagle facing right with 13 stars on a lined field with border, Confederate wartime manufacture, blank back with channel, (22.3mm)

Button depicts eagle with wings in relaxed position, intended for Confederate officers, southern wartime manufacture, a "local". This die pattern features an eagle facing right with wings in relaxed position, surrounded by 13 stars (13th star crowds the left wing tip and is very weak), three arrows in talon, lined background. Backmark: blank depressed wide channel well formed, narrow flat area around shank with some variance of dimension, copper or brass wire shank, likely the product of either Wildt or Rouyer, (BlankSouthern420). Two part convex button, coat size, crude manufacture. Dug button, stand up shank. Recovered: Wilmington, North Carolina area. Reference: Albert CS25A1, Tice CS266A2.

B6548...Confederate officer button, eagle facing right with 13 stars on a lined field with border, Confederate wartime manufacture, blank back with channel, (22.3mm)

Button depicts eagle with wings in relaxed position, intended for Confederate officers, southern wartime manufacture, a "local". This die pattern features an eagle facing right with wings in relaxed position, surrounded by 13 stars (13th star crowds the left wing tip and is very weak), three arrows in talon, lined background. Backmark: blank depressed wide channel well formed, narrow flat area around shank with some variance of dimension, copper or brass wire shank, likely the product of either Wildt or Rouyer, (BlankSouthern420). Two part convex button, coat size, crude manufacture. Dug button, shank missing. Recovered: Virginia campaign. Reference: Albert CS25A1, Tice CS266A2.


Confederate officer button, plain back withg channel eagle facing right , 22mm

B7397...Confederate staff Robert Jones


Confederate enlisted "local" button, (15.4mm)
Plain back, button was made by C Rouyer, this is a small size enlisted jacket button, not an officer sleeve button. No large sizes were made with this motif, this small size button was intended to button the coat of an enlisted soldier, not officers. There is coat in The Museum of the Confederacy identified to a private which bears this button down the front of the jacket. It is a wartime button, but follows the 1840's style when small buttons were frequently used to fasten the jacket front. Reference: Albert CS25B Tice CS269As1.1.

B0759...Confederate enlisted "local" button (15.4mm).
Plain back, button was made by C Rouyer, this is a small size enlisted jacket button, not an officer sleeve button. No large sizes were made with this motif, this small size button was intended to button the coat of an enlisted soldier, not officers. There is coat in The Museum of the Confederacy identified to a private which bears this button down the front of the jacket. It is a wartime button, but follows the 1840's style when small buttons were frequently used to fasten the jacket front. Shank intact, unusually clean face with some gilding Button depicts 13 stars. Found in Price's October 1862 camp near Holly Springs, Mississippi Ref: Albert CS25B Tice CS269As1.1.
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Confederate officer button, eagle facing left with 11 stars on a plain field with border, Confederate wartime manufacture, blank back with rounded channel and iron shank, (22.5mm)
Button depicts eagle with wings in relaxed position, intended for Confederate officers, southern wartime manufacture, a "local". This die pattern features an eagle facing left with wings in relaxed position, surrounded by 11 stars, the eagle grasps two arrows in the right talon and a wreath in the left talon, plain background. Backmark: blank depressed rounded channel, narrow area around shank with some variance of dimension, depressed well usually formed around the shank, iron wire shank, likely the product of C Rouyer, New Orleans, (BlankSouthern350LargeCoat). Two part convex button, coat size, crude manufacture.
Ref: Albert CS41, Tice CS284A1.

B0281...Confederate staff officer "local" button, eaglefacing left (22mm).
Plain back with a channel. C Rouyer produced this rare staff button, for whatever reason the die maker decided to have the eagle face left, almost all of the others face right. Eagle is surrounded with 11 stars Stand up shank intact, attractive gilded button. Recovered: Steve Baker Millwood Va Ref: Albert CS41, Tice CS284A1.

B0464...Confederate officer button, droop wing officer staff button (22mm).
Plain back, true local staff button produced in the South Shank missing, unusually clean face with partial gilt Button depicts 11 stars with eagle facing left. Most of the other staff buttons face right and number of stars varies. This one was produced in the wartime Confederacy and reflects the actual number of states in the Confederacy, (11) Found central Virginia Reference: Albert CS41A, Tice CS284A1.

B0479...Confederate officer button, droop wing officer staff button (22mm).
Plain back, true local staff button produced in the South Shank missing, unusually clean face with minor push. Button depicts 11 stars with eagle facing left. Most of the other staff buttons face right and number of stars varies. This one was produced in the wartime Confederacy and reflects the actual number of states in the Confederacy, (11) Found central Virginia Reference: Albert CS41A, Tice CS284A1.

B1240...Confederate officer button, droop wing officer staff button (22mm).
Plain back, true local staff button produced in the South Shank missing, unusually clean face with partial gilt Button depicts 11 stars with eagle facing left. Most of the other staff buttons face right and number of stars varies. This one was produced in the wartime Confederacy and reflects the actual number of states in the Confederacy, (11) Found Richmond Virginia Reference: Albert CS41A, Tice CS284A1.

B3216...Confederate officer button, eagle facing left with 11 stars on a plain field with border, Confederate wartime manufacture, blank back with rounded channel and iron shank, (22.5mm)

Button depicts eagle with wings in relaxed position, intended for Confederate officers, southern wartime manufacture, a "local". This die pattern features an eagle facing left with wings in relaxed position, surrounded by 11 stars, the eagle grasps two arrows in the right talon and a wreath in the left talon, plain background. Backmark: blank depressed rounded channel, narrow area around shank with some variance of dimension, depressed well usually formed around the shank, iron wire shank, likely the product of C Rouyer, New Orleans, (BlankSouthern350LargeCoat). Two part convex button, coat size, crude manufacture. Nondug button.
Ref: Albert CS41, Tice CS284A1.

B3797...Confederate staff officer "local" button, eagle facing left (22mm)
Plain back with a channel. C Rouyer produced this rare staff button, for whatever reason the die maker decided to have the eagle face left, almost all of the others face right. Eagle is surrounded with 11 stars Shank missing, attractive Confederate "local" button. Recovered: Culpepper, VA Ref: Albert CS41, Tice CS284A1.

B7230...Confederate officer button, eagle facing left with 11 stars on a plain field with border, Confederate wartime manufacture, blank back with rounded channel and iron shank, (22.5mm)

Button depicts eagle with wings in relaxed position, intended for Confederate officers, southern wartime manufacture, a "local". This die pattern features an eagle facing left with wings in relaxed position, surrounded by 11 stars, the eagle grasps two arrows in the right talon and a wreath in the left talon, plain background. Backmark: blank depressed rounded channel, narrow area around shank with some variance of dimension, depressed well usually formed around the shank, iron wire shank, likely the product of C Rouyer, New Orleans, (BlankSouthern350LargeCoat). Two part convex button, coat size, crude manufacture. Dug button gilded with shank. Recovered: not known.
Ref: Albert CS41, Tice CS284A1.


Confederate enlisted "local" button, (15.4mm)
Plain back, button was made by C Rouyer, this is a small size enlisted jacket button, not an officer sleeve button. No large sizes were made with this motif, this small size button was intended to button the coat of an enlisted soldier, not officers. There is coat in The Museum of the Confederacy identified to a private which bears this button down the front of the jacket. It is a wartime button, but follows the 1840's style when small buttons were frequently used to fasten the jacket front. Shank intact, clean face with some gilding Button depicts 13 stars. Reference: Albert CS25B Tice CS269As2.1.

B3522...Confederate enlisted "local" button (15.4mm)
Plain back, button was made by C Rouyer, this is a small size enlisted jacket button, not an officer sleeve button. No large sizes were made with this motif, this small size button was intended to button the coat of an enlisted soldier, not officers. There is coat in The Museum of the Confederacy identified to a private which bears this button down the front of the jacket. It is a wartime button, but follows the 1840's style when small buttons were frequently used to fasten the jacket front. Shank intact, clean face with some gilding Button depicts 13 stars. Found in Price's October 1862 camp near Holly Springs, Mississippi Ref: Albert CS25B Tice CS269As2.1.


Confederate army officer "local" button, (21mm)
Backmark: Blank back, deep sloping channel, likely the product of C Rouyer, New Orleans (BlankLocal18) These buttons are very similar to the standard Federal buttons. However the wings are in the relaxed or 'drooped" position. This two part button could have been intended for enlisted soldiers. Shank present but bent, clean button. Found Battle of Stones River, Murfreesboro Tennessee Ref: Albert CS26A, Tice CS272 A1.

B0444...Confederate army officer "local" button (21mm).
Backmark: Blank back, deep sloping channel, likely the product of C Rouyer, New Orleans (BlankLocal18) These buttons are very similar to the standard Federal buttons. However the wings are in the relaxed or 'drooped" position. This two part button could have been intended for enlisted soldiers. Shank present but bent, clean button. Found Battle of Stones River, Murfreesboro Tennessee Ref: Albert CS26A, Tice CS272 A1.

B3644...Confederate army officer "local" button (21mm)
Plain back, local manufacture These buttons are very similar. to the standard Federal buttons. However the wings are in the relaxed or 'drooped" position. Stamping is weak for this button as is typical. Probably made by C Rouyer, New Orleans Shank missing, clean button Recovered Texas Gulf Coast near Houston Ref: Albert CS26A, Tice CS272 A1.


Confederate officer button, eagle facing right with no stars on a plain field, no border, Confederate wartime manufacture, blank back with channel, (21mm)
Button depicts eagle with wings in relaxed position, could have been intended for Confederate officers or enlisted, southern wartime manufacture, a "local". This die pattern features an eagle facing right, similar to the Federalgeneral service buttons, however the wings are in the relaxed or "drooped"position, there is no three part rim typical of officer buttons, so it could have been intended for either officersor enlisted. Backmark: blank depressed rounded channel, narrow area around shank with some variance of dimension, depressed well usually around the shank, copper or wire wire shank was fitted only and not brazed and is usually loose, likely the product of C Rouyer, New Orleans, (BlankSouthern340). Two part convex button, coat size, crude manufacture,shank was lightly brazed and usually works loose. Reference: Albert CS26B, Tice CS275A1.

B0439...Confederate officer button, droop wing officer staff button (21mm).
Plain back, local manufacture These buttons are very similar. to the standard Federal buttons. However the wings are in the relaxed or 'drooped" position, unknown for Federal buttons. Shank missing, weak spot along rim on back, not noticeable on face Found Central Virginia Reference: Albert CS26B, Tice CS275A1.

B0478...Confederate officer button, droop wing officer staff button (21.5mm).
Plain back, local manufacture These buttons are very similar. to the standard Federal buttons. However the wings are in the relaxed or 'drooped" position, unknown for Federal buttons. Shank missing, stamping is weak, typical of local manufacture in the wartime Confederacy. Some gildiing is intact. Found Battle of Shiloh,Tennessee Reference: Albert CS26B, Tice CS275A1.

B0687...Confederate army officer "local" button (21mm).
Plain back, local manufacture These buttons are very similar. to the standard Federal buttons. However the wings are in the relaxed or 'drooped" position. Stamping is weak for this button as is typical. Probably made by C Rouyer, New Orleans Stand up shank intact, gilding, sharp example of this crude button. Found General Price's October 1862 camp at Holly Springs, MS Ref: Albert CS26B Tice CS275A1.

B3215...Confederate officer button, eagle facing right with no stars on a plain field, no border, Confederate wartime manufacture, blank back with channel, (21mm)
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Button depicts eagle with wings in relaxed position, could have been intended for Confederate officers or enlisted, southern wartime manufacture, a "local". This die pattern features an eagle facing right, similar to the Federalgeneral service buttons, however the wings are in the relaxed or "drooped"position, there is no three part rim typical of officer buttons, so it could have been intended for either officersor enlisted. Backmark: blank depressed rounded channel, narrow area around shank with some variance of dimension, depressed well usually around the shank, copper or wire wire shank was fitted only and not brazed and is usually loose, likely the product of C Rouyer, New Orleans, (BlankSouthern340). Two part convex button, coat size, crude manufacture,shank was lightly brazed and usually works loose. Nondug button, some gilding, shank intact but loose. Reference: Albert CS26B, Tice CS275A1.

B3452...Confederate army officer "local" button (21mm) Plain back, local manufacture These buttons are very similar. to the standard Federal buttons. However the wings are in the relaxed or 'drooped" position. Stamping is weak for this button as is typical. Probably made by C Rouyer, New Orleans Shank missing, unusually sharp gilded example, tiny push. Recovered Richmond, Virginia Ref: Albert CS26B Tice CS275A1.

B3556...Confederate army officer "local" button (21mm)
Plain back, local manufacture These buttons are very similar. to the standard Federal buttons. However the wings are in the relaxed or 'drooped" position. Probably made by C Rouyer, New Orleans Shank missing, sharp example of this crude button. Found General Price's October 1862 camp at Holly Springs, MS Ref: Albert CS26B Tice CS275A1.

B3726...Confederate army officer "local" button (21mm)
Plain back, local manufacture These buttons are very similar. to the standard Federal buttons. However the wings are in the relaxed or 'drooped" position. Probably made by C Rouyer, New Orleans Shank missing, attractive gilded button. Found General Price's October 1862 camp at Holly Springs, MS Ref: Albert CS26B Tice CS275A1.

B3839...Confederate army officer "local" button (21mm).

Backmark: Blank back, deep sloping channel, likely the product of C Rouyer, New Orleans (BlankLocal18) These buttons are very similar to the standard Federal buttons. However the wings are in the relaxed or 'drooped" position. This two part button could have been intended for enlisted soldiers. Stand up shank intact, gilding, sharp example of this crude button. Recovered: Stafford County, Va Ref: Albert CS26B Tice CS275A1.

B3840...Confederate army officer "local" button (21mm).

Plain back, local manufacture These buttons are very similar. to the standard Federal buttons. However the wings are in the relaxed or 'drooped" position. Stamping is weak for this button as is typical. Probably made by C Rouyer, New Orleans Shank missing, sharp example of this crude button. Recovered: Stafford County, Va Ref: Albert CS26B Tice CS275A1

B6547...Confederate officer button, eagle facing right with no stars on a plain field, no border, Confederate wartime manufacture, blank back with channel, (21mm)

Button depicts eagle with wings in relaxed position, could have been intended for Confederate officers or enlisted, southern wartime manufacture, a "local". This die pattern features an eagle facing right, similar to the Federalgeneral service buttons, however the wings are in the relaxed or "drooped"position, there is no three part rim typical of officer buttons, so it could have been intended for either officersor enlisted. Backmark: blank depressed rounded channel, narrow area around shank with some variance of dimension, depressed well usually around the shank, copper or wire wire shank was fitted only and not brazed and is usually loose, likely the product of C Rouyer, New Orleans, (BlankSouthern340). Two part convex button, coat size, crude manufacture,shank was lightly brazed and usually works loose. Dug button, cracked but stable Reference: Albert CS26B, Tice CS275A1.


Confederate officer button, eagle facing right with no stars on a lined field with border, Confederate wartime manufacture, blank back with narrow channel, (15.4mm)
Button depicts eagle with wings in relaxed position, intended for Confederate officers, southern wartime manufacture, a "local". This die pattern features an eagle facing right, wings in relaxed position,on lined background, could have been intended for officers or enlisted, Confederate wartime manufacture, a southern "local", only made in small size. Large rim gives the impression of a staff button but istwo part design and convex back gives the impression of "puffback". Backmark: blank depressed rounded channel, narrow area around shank with some variance of dimension, depressed well usually around the shank, copper or wire wire shank was fitted only and not brazed and is usually loose, small size button, likely the product of C Rouyer, New Orleans, (BlankSouthern341small). Two part high convex button, hat or sleeve size, crude manufacture. Reference: Albert CS27Av, Tice CS278As1.

B0733...Confederate staff officer "local" button (15.4mm).
Backmark: Blank back, deep rounded channel, likely the product of C Rouyer, New Orleans (BlankLocal19As) Design is drooped wing eagle, lined background, This button was only made in this cuff size high puff design. Note the rim gives the appearance of three piece but this is two piece. Shank missing, attractive gilded button Found General Price's October 1862 camp at Holly Springs, MS Ref: Albert CS27, Tice CS287As1.

B3842...Confederate officer button, eagle facing right with no stars on a lined field with border, Confederate wartime manufacture, blank back with narrow channel, (15.4mm).
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Button depicts eagle with wings in relaxed position, intended for Confederate officers, southern wartime manufacture, a "local". This die pattern features an eagle facing right, wings in relaxed position,on lined background, could have been intended for officers or enlisted, Confederate wartime manufacture, a southern "local", only made in small size. Large rim gives the impression of a staff button but istwo part design and convex back gives the impression of "puffback". Backmark: blank depressed rounded channel, narrow area around shank with some variance of dimension, depressed well usually around the shank, copper or wire wire shank was fitted only and not brazed and is usually loose, small size button, likely the product of C Rouyer, New Orleans, (BlankSouthern341small). Two part high convex button, hat or sleeve size, crude manufacture. Dug button with pleasing patina, shank intact but loose. Recovered: Stafford County, Virginia. Reference: Albert CS27Av, Tice CS278As1.

B5678...Confederate officer button, eagle facing right with no stars on a lined field with border, Confederate wartime manufacture, blank back with narrow channel, (15.4mm)

Button depicts eagle with wings in relaxed position, intended for Confederate officers, southern wartime manufacture, a "local". This die pattern features an eagle facing right, wings in relaxed position,on lined background, could have been intended for officers or enlisted, Confederate wartime manufacture, a southern "local", only made in small size. Large rim gives the impression of a staff button but istwo part design and convex back gives the impression of "puffback". Backmark: blank depressed rounded channel, narrow area around shank with some variance of dimension, depressed well usually around the shank, copper or wire wire shank was fitted only and not brazed and is usually loose, small size button, likely the product of C Rouyer, New Orleans, (BlankSouthern341small). Two part high convex button, hat or sleeve size, crude manufacture. Dug button with gilding, stand up shank intact. Recovered: central Virginia not confirmed. Reference: Albert CS27Av, Tice CS278As1.


Confederate officer button, eagle facing left with 13 stars on a lined field with flat false rim, Confederate wartime manufacture, blank back with channel, (25mm)
Button depicts eagle with wings in relaxed position, intended for Confederate officers, southern wartime manufacture, a "local". This die pattern features an eagle facing left with wings in relaxed position, lined background, design appears to be a three part staff button, but the fat rim is integral to the design. Backmark: blank depressed wide channel well formed, narrow flat area around shank with some variance of dimension, copper or brass wire shank, likely the product of either Wildt or Rouyer, (BlankSouthern420). Two part high convex button with false rim, coat size. Reference: Albert CS42A, Tice CS290A1.

B0787...Confederate staff officer button, "local" false three part button (25mm).
Backmark: blank with a channel, possible product of Wildt & Klein., Columbia SC (BlankLocal20) Button was designed to appear to be a three part staff button, but the fat rim is integral to the design. Button depicts 13 stars with eagle on a lined field. Shank intact, heavily gilded button, this superb example is perfect. Found Murfreesboro, Tennessee Ref: Albert CS42, Tice CS290A1.

B1043...Confederate staff button (24mm).
Backmark: blank The wide rim was intended to look like a three part staff button but is a two part button. Iron shank is missing, attractive button. Recovered Shiloh, Tennessee Reference: AlbertCS42, Tice CS290A1.

B1746...Confederate staff button (24mm).
Backmark: blank with a channel. The wide rim was intended to look like a three part staff button but is a two part button. This is one of the rarest of the Conferate staff buttons. Shank intact, gorgeous nondug button, don't plan on upgrading this rare button! Reference: AlbertCS42, Tice CS290A1.

B2180...CSA staff , two part button (25mm).
Button was designed to appear to be a three part staff button, but the fat rim is integral to the design. Button is thought to have been made by Wildt & Kline, Columbia SC. Button depicts 13 stars with eagle on a lined field. Shank missing, digger whacked this one, button metal is relatively solid, good filler for a very rare button, but dirt cheap because of the hole in it (the thousand dollar whack!) Recovered: Richmond, Va Reference: Albert CS42 Tice CS290A1.

B3094...Confederate staff officer button, "local" false three part button (25mm) Button was designed to appear to be a three part staff button, but the fat rim is integral to the design. Button is thought to have been made by Wildt & Kline, Columbia SC. Button depicts 13 stars with eagle on a lined field. Shank intact, clean example of a rare button Recovered: Charleston, SC Ref: Albert CS42, Tice CS290A1.

B3217...Confederate staff , "local" false three part rare button!!! nondug (24mm) Backmark: blank with a channel. The wide rim was intended to look like a three part staff button but is a two part button. This is one of the rarest of the Conferate staff buttons. Shank intact, gorgeous nondug button, Reference: AlbertCS42, Tice CS290A1.

B3725...Confederate staff officer button, "local" false three part button (25mm)
Button was designed to appear to be a three part staff button, but the fat rim is integral to the design. Button is thought to have been made by Wildt & Kline, Columbia SC. Button depicts 13 stars with eagle on a lined field. Stand up shank intact, beautiful gilded button, tiny pinhole on beak and top of wing is very minor. Recovered: middle Tennessee Ref: Albert CS42, Tice CS290A1.

B4861...Confederate officer button, eagle facing left with 13 stars on a lined field with flat false rim, Confederate wartime manufacture, blank back with channel, (25mm)
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Button depicts eagle with wings in relaxed position, intended for Confederate officers, southern wartime manufacture, a "local". This die pattern features an eagle facing left with wings in relaxed position, lined background, design appears to be a three part staff button, but the fat rim is integral to the design. Backmark: blank depressed wide channel well formed, narrow flat area around shank with some variance of dimension, copper or brass wire shank, likely the product of either Wildt or Rouyer, (BlankSouthern420). Two part high convex button with false rim, coat size. Dug button with some gilding, stand up shank intact. Recovered: central Tennessee. Reference: Albert CS42A, Tice CS290A1.

B5515...Confederate officer button, eagle facing left with 13 stars on a lined field with flat false rim, Confederate wartime manufacture, blank back with channel, (25mm)

Button depicts eagle with wings in relaxed position, intended for Confederate officers, southern wartime manufacture, a "local". This die pattern features an eagle facing left with wings in relaxed position, lined background, design appears to be a three part staff button, but the fat rim is integral to the design. Backmark: blank depressed wide channel well formed, narrow flat area around shank with some variance of dimension, copper or brass wire shank, likely the product of either Wildt or Rouyer, (BlankSouthern420). Two part high convex button with false rim, coat size. Dug button with some gilding, minor push, stand up shank intact. Recovered: Fredericksburg, Virginia. Reference: Albert CS42A, Tice CS290A1.


Confederate Army officer "local" button, (21.4mm)
Backmark: blank Similar to Federal Eagle, except head is turned to the left. The stamping is weak; however there are 11 stars in the shield. Shank intact, some gilding, unusually clean example of this button. Ref: Albert CS44, Tice CS296A1.

B0107...Confederate Army officer "local" button (21.4mm).
Backmark: blank Similar to Federal Eagle, except head is turned to the left. The stamping is weak; however there are 11 stars in the shield. Shank intact, some gilding, unusually clean example of this button. Ref: Albert CS44, Tice CS296A1.


Confederate officer or artillery button, CS over A, Confederate wartime manufacture, blank puff back, (16.6mm)
Button depicts "CS" over "A", could have been intended for a Confederate officer or artillery. Lettering is fancy style with serifs, crudely formed, on plain background with false border, button was only made in small size, likely intended for a hat. Backmark: blank brass back, convex or "puffed" back, area around the rim is flat giving appearance to an outer ring, only made in small size, (BlankSouthern301Small). Two part high convex button with false rim, hat or sleeve size, crudely stamped and assembled southern "local". Reference: Albert CS88, Tice CSG213Am1.

B5679...Confederate officer or artillery button, CS over A, Confederate wartime manufacture, blank puff back, (16.6mm)

Button depicts "CS" over "A", could have been intended for a Confederate officer or artillery. Lettering is fancy style with serifs, crudely formed, on plain background with false border, button was only made in small size, likely intended for a hat. Backmark: blank brass back, convex or "puffed" back, area around the rim is flat giving appearance to an outer ring, only made in small size, (BlankSouthern301Small). Two part high convex button with false rim, hat or sleeve size, crudely stamped and assembled southern "local". Dug button with typical push, stand up shank intact. Recovered: Shiloh, Tennessee. Reference: Albert CS88, Tice CSG213Am1.


Confederate officer button, eagle with shield and "CSA" on a lined field with border, English wartime manufacture, plain back, (26mm)
Button depicts eagle surrounded by 11 stars, "CSA" in shield, large, very well made English button was intended for high officers of the Confederacy, the elegant design simply looks like a general's button. Backmark: blank with no contours, this is English manufacture, blank todisguise the origin, probably Smith Kemp Wright, (BlankEng03, large coat). Low convex two part button, well made button for general's frock coat.
Ref: Albert CS1 not listed, TiceCS201A8.

B1390...Confederate officer button, eagle with shield and "CSA" on a lined field with border, English import, plain back, (26mm)
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Button depicts eagle surrounded by 11 stars, "CSA" in shield, large, very well made English button was intended for high officers of the Confederacy, the elegant design simply looks like a general's button. Backmark: blank with no contours, this is English manufacture, blank todisguise the origin, probably Smith Kemp Wright, (BlankEng03, large coat). Low convex two part button, well made button for general's frock coat.
Ref: Albert CS1 not listed, TiceCS201A8.


Confederate staff officer button, blank back, (19mm)
Backmark: blank This was probably an attempt to disguise the origin of these smuggled buttons. The blank back is a rare backmark for this button. Stand up shank intact, gilded nondug button, gorgeous!. Reference: Albert CS5, Tice CS205Am4.

B2413...Confederate staff officer button, nondug (19mm).
Backmark: blank This was probably an attempt to disguise the origin of these smuggled buttons. The blank back is a rare backmark for this button. Stand up shank intact, gilded nondug button, gorgeous!. Reference: Albert CS5, Tice CS205Am4.


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