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Cavalry buttons recovered from Gettysburg Battlefield

$95.00

Product Description

Offered here are a grouping of three dug Civil War buttons. The larger coat-size button in the center 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 button on the left is an Eagle Vest button, having a “C” within the eagle for Cavalry. The reverse has a standup shank with the backmark “Extra Quality”, which were manufactured by the Scovill Company, circa 1850s to 1860s.

The button on the right is a general service, vest size Eagle 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. For being dug, they are in decent condition, being tight and no flaking. 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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