Nice example of this “HT&B MANCHESTER” marked Army Staff Officer button. Coat 0.00 Vest 0.00 Cuff 0.00 These buttons came off of a Confederate Naval Officer’s Coat that was found long ago in an attic.
Coat 0.00 Vest 0.00 Cuff 0.00 CS 151 A, 26 mm. Experts speculate that these did not make it across the blockade in time to see service in the war as there are no known excavated examples.
These solid cast brass buttons were most likely produced at Tuscaloosa, AL. The uniform was beyond salvaging except for the buttons.
But whatever their material, size, age, or lineage, buttons are fascinating little objects, items that are so utilitarian yet so varied, they just about beg to be collected.
Unlike some collectibles, buttons have very few parts.
Buttons sewn to the uniforms of soldiers and worn during conflicts are one of the most popular areas of military-related collecting.
In the United States, buttons from the Civil War are especially sought after, and are described as being "dug" and or "non dug," depending on whether or not they have been excavated.
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