5 CIVIL WAR PERIOD CONFEDERATE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT BUTTONS

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5 CIVIL WAR PERIOD CONFEDERATE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT BUTTONS

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All of these buttons were produced in England under contract to the Confederate Government. Generally, they were imported from England by blockade runners to Southern ports of entry & subsequently utilized throughout the Confederacy.

1) ENGINEER. A scarce example of a Confederate Engineer coat button commonly known as a manuscript “E”. Albert # CS-152-TYPE. Face depicts a single letter “E” in manuscript style. The reverse is marked, “S. ISAACS CAMPBELL & CO . LONDON . ST. JAMES . ST”. Full straight shank.

2) ENGINEER. A fine example of a Confederate Engineer coat button commonly known as a stippled, Old English “E”. Albert # CS-153-A. Face depicts a single letter “E” in Old English style. The reverse is marked, “H T & B * MANCHESTER * ”. Full straight shank.

3) RIFLEMAN. A fine example of a Confederate Rifleman coat button commonly known as a stippled, block “R”. Albert # CS-201-A. Face depicts a single letter “R” in a block style. The reverse is marked, “H T & B * MANCHESTER * ”. Full straight shank.

4) ARTILLERY. A fine example of a Confederate Artillery coat button commonly known as a stippled, block “A”. Albert # CS-101-A. Face depicts a single letter “A” in a block style. The reverse is marked, “H T & B * MANCHESTER * ”. Full straight shank.

5) INFANTRY. A fine example of a Confederate Infantry coat button commonly known as a stippled, block “I”. Albert # CS-171-A. Face depicts a single letter “I” in a block style. The reverse is marked, “H T & B * MANCHESTER * ”. Full straight shank.

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