5 CIVIL WAR PERIOD CONFEDERATE STATES BUTTONS

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5 CIVIL WAR PERIOD CONFEDERATE STATES BUTTONS

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Buttons like these were generally mfg. prior to the Civil War in the Northern States & transported to the Southern States for use by their militia forces. At the outbreak of the Civil War, these state buttons were eagerly utilized by Confederate militia forces.

1) FLORIDA. A superb example of a Confederate utilized Florida Territorial Seal button. Albert # FL-1-A. Face depicts the Territorial Seal of Florida showing an eagle above a bed of cactus. The reverse is marked, RMDC “SCOVILLS & CO – SUPERFINE – “. Full straight shank. 

2) KENTUCKY. A fine example of a Confederate utilized Kentucky State Seal button. Albert # KY-1-D. Face depicts the State Seal of Kentucky. The reverse is marked, “HORSTMANN & ALLIEN N.Y. “. Full straight shank.

3) LOUISIANA. A fine example of a Confederate utilized Louisiana State Seal button. Albert # LA-7-TYPE. Face depicts the State Seal of Louisiana. The reverse is marked, “* EXTRA . QUALITY * (within dotted ribbon)(3 trees above)”. Full straight shank.

4) MISSOURI. A fine example of a Confederate utilized Missouri State Seal button. Albert # MO-1-A. Face depicts the State Seal of Missouri. The reverse is marked, “SCOVILL MF’G CO, WATERBURY. “. Full straight shank.

5) MARYLAND. A fine example of a Confederate utilized Maryland State Seal button. Albert # MD-11-A-1. Face depicts the State Seal of Maryland. The reverse is marked, “CANFIELD . BRO & CO. BALTIMORE. “. Full straight shank.

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