Here is a Beautiful Dug Confederate Block -A- Artilleryman’s Coat Button ! The front shows a mostly smooth brown patina that really highlites the -A- and makes it stand out. There are a few small areas of dirty green, but no pushes or cracks. The reverse shows the original tin back completely intact, as well as the copper shank which is still upright. Recovered near Frayser’s Farm, Virginia. 22mm. Just a Beautiful Dug Example of a Confederate Artillery Button !
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Fine Confederate CS117 Block -A- Artillery Coat Button
Here is a Fine Confederate CS117 Block -A- Artillery Coat Button ! It has no cracks, bends, or damage of any kind. The front shows a mostly brownish plumb patina, with highlights of light green around the edges, and the -A- device stands out nicely. The reverse shows the tin back completely intact, as is the copper shank, though the shank is bent to one side. Recovery location unknown. 22mm. An Excellent Displaying Confederate Artillery Button !
Here is a Fine Dug Solid Cast Confederate Infantry -I- Coat Button ! It’s got a nice looking mottled green/brown patina with moderate ground action but showing the device quite well. I can see some of the lathe marks remaining around the bottom. The reverse shows the integral shank still nicely intact also. A Fine Displaying Cast Confederate Infantry Button ! 23mm.
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Well Worn Confederate Solid Cast -I- Infantry Button
Here is another Nice Solid Cast Confederate -I- Infantry Coat Button ! I first thought this to be a non-dug button, even though it came in a group with two others and some plates from the same place that were obviously dug. After looking it over carefully though, I think this is also a dug example that someone cleaned the front of. There is considerable verdigris in the pores of the back, and it definitely shows a lot of wear. Lathe marks are evident around the bottom of the -I- device. Priced with the cleaning in mind, it is still a Nice Original Confederate Cast Infantry Button ! 23mm.
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Super Nice Confederate Cast -I- Infantry Button
Here is a Fine Excavated Confederate Cast –I- Infantry
Button ! As with most of these cast –I- buttons, it is in
excellent condition, with a smooth brown patina that really
highlight’s the letter device nicely. Shank with straight
drilled hole also in very good condition. You can still see
lathe marks around the outer edge of the front too. What
looks like a nick on the left edge is actually a small casting
Here is a Fine Excavated Tin back Confederate Block -I- Infantry Coat Button ! It has no pushes or damage to speak of, and the front is wearing a mostly smooth plumb patina with a few areas of mottled dark green. The -I- device stands out nicely. The reverse shows the original tin back still tight and intact with one small crack at about 3 o’clock, and brass shank still present though bent over to one side. Just a Nice All Original Confederate Tin Back Infantry Button that Displays Great !
Here is a Beautiful Dug CS117 Confederate Artilleryman’s -A- Coat Button ! The face has a slick greenish brown patina that highlights the -A- device very nicely. No cracks or breaks, with only a very small push on the right arm of the -A-. The reverse shows the original tin back still tightly intact though rusted, with copper shank present and upright. There is one tiny hole in the tin back at about the three to four o’ clock position, but it would be very easy to fix. Recovered Fort Fisher, North Carolina. 22mm. A Great Displaying Confederate Artilleryman’s Block -A Coat Button !
Super Slick E.M.L. & C. Richmond, VA. Confederate Block -I- Infantry Coat Button
Here is a Beautiful, Slick Richmond, Virginia, Manufactured Confederate Block -I- Infantry Coat Button ! The front has a super smooth brown patina with no pushes, and just one tiny little crack on the bottom edge. The reverse shows a nicely legible “E.M.L.& C. Richmond, VA.” Rmdc maker’s mark and upright intact shank. Only recovery location I got on this one was Northern Virginia. 22-23mm. This Confederate Infantry Button Displays Superbly !
Super Nice Confederate Cast -I- Infantry Button
Here is another Fine Excavated Solid Cast Confederate Infantry -I- Coat Button ! This one has never been cleaned and still has considerable dirt on the reverse and even a little on the front. It is showing that same wonderful light green color as the CS buckle I listed recently, and is from the same North Carolina collection. The -I- device stands out very nicely with this patina, even through the dirt. Just a Great Looking Cast Confederate Infantry Button ! 23mm.
Very Fine Lined Old English -C- Cavalry Button
Here is a Fine Dug CS130 Confederate Script -C- Cavalryman’s Coat Button ! It has a good fairly smooth brown/plumb patina on the face that quite nicely highlights the script -C- device, and shows no cracks, pushes, or other damage. The reverse shows the same patina, with a little more ground action that has partially obscured the maker’s mark, but it is much more legible than my picture shows, and is the “Isaacs Campbell & Co. London 71 Jermyn St.” The shank is intact and tight, though slightly tilted to one side. 22mm. Recovered Greensboro, North Carolina, where General Joe Johnson surrendered to Sherman.Just a Great Displaying Confederate Script -C- Cavalry Button !
Here is a Superb Dug CS182, Confederate Infantry Coat Button ! It is the block -I- pattern with a brass back that has a row of dots about midway in from the edge. The front of this one has a wonderful smooth brown/green patina that highlites the -I- device beautifully, and shows no pushes, cracks, or damage of any kind. The reverse shows the brass back completely intact with a mottled patina, but just as smooth as the front, and shank still tightly intact though bent to one side. Just a Great Displaying Confederate Block -I- Button ! Recovery location unknown. 22mm.