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Cavalry buttons recovered from Gettysburg Battlefield


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Offered here are a grouping of three dug Civil War buttons. The larger coat-size button in the center (24mm) is flattened, but the back remains. It has a “C” within an eagle, designated for Cavalry. It has a backmark of “CANFIELD. BRO & CO. / BALTIMORE.” Canfield brothers, located in Baltimore Maryland were outfitters operating before the Civil War, supplying uniforms both North and South.

The Eagle button on the left (20mm) also has a “C” within the eagle for Cavalry. The reverse has a standup shank with the backmark “Extra Quality”, which was manufactured by the Scovill Company, circa 1850s to 1860s.

The Eagle button on the right (19.5mm) is a general service button. The reverse has a standup shank with the backmark “Waterbury Button Co”, ca. 1850s - 1865.

All three of these buttons were dug from the Gettysburg Battlefield many years ago and were part of an old collection. In my book "Battle of Gettysburg - The Relics, Artifacts & Souvenirs", I go into more detail on early Gettysburg relics. For being dug, they are in decent condition, being tight and no flaking, indicative of early finds. The coat-size Cavalry button with the rare Baltimore backmark would be a pricey button by itself if it was in better condition. They come in the glass top display case pictured.

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