Here is a Fine Excavated CS36 Confederate Staff Officer’s Coat Button !It’s the pattern with the eagle facing left on a lined field, encircled by eleven stars. This one has no pushes or cracks, and a nice green patina overall, with just a bit of what looks like rust around the eagle’s head. It may have been in close proximity in the ground to a piece of iron. That may also clean up with some gentle coaxing. There are hints of the original gold gilt in several of the lines, around the stars, and at the top inner edge of the eagle’s wings. The reverse shows a mottled plumb color, with just enough of the maker’s mark present to determine that it was “H T & B Manchester,” with shank still present and tight, though tilted slightly. The non-dug CS36 buttons are usually available and running around $1,000, but the dug examples seem to be fairly scarce.This one was recovered near Batesville, Arkansas. 24mm. A Nice Displaying and Uncommon, Excavated Confederate CS36 Staff Officer Button !
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 !
$175 plus shipping
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 !
$175 plus shipping
Fine Excavated CS127 Lined -C- Confederate Cavalry Coat Button
NEW ! Here is a Fine Excavated CS127 Lined -C- Cavalry Coat Button ! It has a nice brown/green patina overall that displays the -C- device nicely, and shows no cracks, breaks, or major damage at all, though there may be a very slight push at center inside the -C-. When it was recovered the shank was in the hole, but had become detached from the button. It has been professionally restored, and I don’t think you would know if I didn’t tell you. The plain brass back shows the same brown/green patina as the front and the entire button is tight and strong. Recovered near Shelbyville, Tennessee. 23mm. A Fine Displaying Confederate Lined -C- Cavalry Button !
Here is a Simply Beautiful Confederate CS172 Lined -I- Infantry Coat Button ! I photographed it in bright early morning light, but in hand it is actually a dark chocolate brown color, and the patina looks much smoother than in my photo. It has very little ground action, no pushes or cracks, and the lines in the letter -I- are all distinctly visible. The reverse shows an intact blank back and perfectly upright intact shank. This is really a Superb Lined -I- button that would be hard to upgrade, and as I say looks even better than my picture. Only provenance I got with it was that it was recovered in the Chancellorsville/Wilderness area of Virginia. 23mm. A Great Displaying Confederate Lined -I- Infantry Button !
Here is a Beautiful Excavated CS177 Confederate Script -I- Infantry Coat Button ! The front shows a wonderful smooth brown/green patina that really highlites the lined -I- device superbly. You can spot this one in a case across the room. The reverse shows a plain brass back, with shank intact though tilted to one side, and a tiny bit loose. This button has an outstanding look that is even better than my pictures indicate. 23mm. Recovery location unknown. A Super Displaying Confederate Script I Infantry Button !
Here is a Fine Dug Confederate CS1244A1 “Western Theater” Block -I- Infantry Coat Button ! Like most of this pattern it has a short, squat letter -I- at center, and a large puffy outer rim. It also shows a very nice mixed green/plumb patina on the face that highlights the letter very well. The reverse shows the original tin back still present, and possibly the shank, but quite rusted. You can’t see it in my photo but the back is actually “puffed” out from the button, but still quite solid. 22mm. A Fine Displaying Confederate Western Theater Infantry Button !
$120 plus shipping
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.
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.
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 !