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Confederate Cast Eagle Button, dug Hatchie River CS camp


Product Description

This is another great button being offered, it a cast pewter coat size Confederate eagle button. They were cast using regular Federal eagle buttons as the master. They are mostly found in early war Western Theater Confederate camps. This one was recovered from an 1862 Confederate Cavalry camp along the Hatchie River in Mississippi.

Maj. Gen. Earl Van Dorn’s Confederate Army of West Tennessee retreated north from Corinth, Mississippi after their defeat on October 4, 1862. They set up many camps along the Hatchie River (see pictures).

These Confederate Eagle buttons are difficult to come by because of the low survival rate – they were crudely made and lacked quality (see pictures). The shank is missing from this example, which was common, and why it was lost back in 1862. It comes in the glass top display case pictured.

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