Northern State Buttons


NSBTN 1. California Militia Coat Button.

CF 2, 22 mm. Only this version and the CF 1 are considered Civil War Period. Perfect example.




NSBTN 2. Connecticut Militia Coat Button

CT 13, 23 mm. Very solid example. This version has a the blank channel back.


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NSBTN 3. New Haven Grays Militia Coat Button.

CT 28b, 23 mm. A New Haven, Connecticut Militia Unit that became Co. A, 2nd. Connecticut Vol. Infantry during the Civil War. Button is in superb non excavated condition. No pushes or problems.


NSBTN 4. Dug Connecticut Militia Cuff Button.

CT 13b. 15 mm. Great dug example with no ground action.


NSBTN 5. Connecticut Staff Officer’s Coat Button.

CT 12, 22 mm. Very nice non dug example with no pushes. Early and scarce “SCOVILL MG CO. WATERBURY” bm.







NSBTN 7. Maine Militia Coat Button.

ME 1. 22 mm. “SCOVILL MG. CO.”bm. Very nice example.




 NSBTN 9. Maryland Militia Coat Button.

MD 11, 22 mm. A beautiful example with brilliant gold. No problems at all. “EXTRA QUALITY” bm. These buttons are excavated in the wake of Maryland Troops both Federal and Confederate as it was a divided state.




NSBTN 1. Dug Massachusetts Militia Coat Button.

MS 35, 23 mm. Very nice with a lot of gold plate. Very slight push.



NSBTN 11. Ancient and Honorable Artillery Coat Button.

MS 47, 25 mm. Massachussetts Militia unit chartered in 1638. Flawless condition.


NSBTN 2. Massachusetts Independent Corps of Cadets Coat Button.

MS 59, 25 mm. Rare Massachusetts School Button made around 1800. Note sharp hand engraving with gold plating. Beautiful button.


NSBTN 12. Independent Corps of Cadets Button.

MS 62 v. 15 mm.”*Robinsons*/Extra”bm. Flawless condition with lots of gold plate.


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NSBTN 13. Richardson Light Guard Coat Button. 

MS 94, 23 mm. Wakefield, Mass. Town Militia Unit that comprised of Co. B, 5th Light Infantry in the first 3 months of the Civil War. Sgt. W.B. Lawrence was the first Color Bearer killed during the war. This unit later became part of the 6th Mass. Volunteer Infantry. Scarce button in superb condition.


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NSBTN 14. New England Guard button.

MS 76, 21mm. This unit was the nucleus of the 24th and 44th Massachusetts Regiments during the War of Northern Aggression.

NSBTN 15. Massachusetts Volunteer Militia Coat Button.

MS 34, 23 mm. Low convex “R&W. ROBINSON*EXTRA RICH”bm.


NSBTN 16. Massachusetts Vol. Militia Coat Button.

MS 34, 19 mm. Scarcer medium size variant loaded with gold plate. “R&W ROBINSON*EXTRA* bm.


NSBTN 17. Massachusetts Volunteer Militia Coat Button.

MS 34, 23 mm. Untouched silver plated variant. “R&W ROBINSON*EXTRA RICH*bm. Low convex.


NSBTN 18. Massachusetts Vol. Militia Coat Button.

MS 35, 22.5 mm. Early silver plated variant. Totally untouched. “.*.*. R& W. Robinson *.*./Makers/*Attleborough*/Mass.”bm.




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NSBTN 20. Michigan Militia Coat Button.

MG 4, 22mm. Perfect example. Early bm.


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NSBTN 21. Detroit Light Guards Coat Button.

MG 7, 23 mm. This unit would become Co. A, of the First Michigan Volunteer Infantry Regiment. Scarce Michigan Militia Unit Button. Perfect condition.




NSBTN 1. Minnesota Staff Officer’s Coat Button.

MN 6, 22.5 mm. Extremely rare Federal State Button. Condition is fantastic, loaded with gold plate. Super sharp details. 




NSBTN 1. Missouri Militia Coat Button.

MO 1, 22 mm. .High quality example with wartime “EXTRA QUALITY” bm. 





NSBTN 22. New Hampshire Militia Cuff Button.

NH 6, 15 mm. Scarce Yankee Button in good condition. Dug N. Virginia.





NSBTN 24. New Jersey Militia Coat Button.

Scarce indisputably wartime button with bm. Loaded with gold plate.


NSBTN 25. New Jersey Militia Cuff Button.

NJ 200, 15 mm. Scarce wartime New Jersey State Seal cuff in immaculate condition with copious gold plating. Proper “EXTRA*QUALITY”bm.




NSBTN 26. Excavated New York Militia Coat and Cuff Buttons.

This pair of matched buttons, both loaded with gold plating, were found together by Bob Bankston near the massive Vicksburg supply camp along the railroad at Bovina Mississippi.


 NSBTN 27. Group of buttons from Civil War Uniform belonging to Private Henry McGrath Co. G, 3rd New York Infantry Regt.

NY 75, 23 mm and 15 mm. According to Tice, this unit (Independence Guards) became the 12th New York Vol. Infantry Regiment. How the buttons became the property of McGrath (a New York Soldier) is unknown. Verbal provenance states that these very rare Federal Militia Unit Buttons all came from this soldier’s coat. Fantastic condition.

$950.00 for the lot

NSBTN 3. New York Ulster Guards Coat Button.

NY 89, 23 mm. This unit became part of the 80th New York Vol. Infantry Regt. Excellent non excavated condition.




NSBTN 4. Philadelphia “Washington Grays” Artillery Coat Button.

PA 46, 22 mm. Neat looking Militia Button with applied Federal Eagle. This unit initially served in Co. F, 17th PA. Vol. Inf. during the Civil War. They were known as the “Quaker” Regiment.


NSBTN 1. Dug Pennsylvania “National Guards” Coat Button.

PA 38, 23 mm. Beautiful dug example. During the Civil War, this Philadelphia unit was part of the 90th PA. Vol. Inf. Regt. Minor rim damage on reverse. Dug by Alvin Whitbeck near the North Anna Lines.




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NSBTN 12. Rhode Island Militia Coat Button.

RI 8, 23mm. Nice example with 1850′s with rmdc. Perfect.


NSBTN 13. Providence Marine Corps of Artillery Coat Button.

RI 29, 22 mm. Beautiful button. This unit was the first Rifled Battery to enter service for the Union. The unit was known during the Civil War as the 10th Battery, Rhode Island Volunteers. Excavated specimens of these buttons are known from Antietam and Loudon Heights, VA. “R&W ROBINSON EXTRA RICH” bm.




NSBTN 14. Vermont State Militia Coat Button.

VT 9, 23 mm. Flawless Button loaded with gold. 1850′s “SCOVILL MF’G CO. WATERBURY”rmdc.




NSBTN 1. Wisconsin Militia Coat Button.

WC 1, 22 mm. Sharp looking button. “EXTRA QUALITY” bm.



NSBTN 15. Wisconsin Militia Coat Button.

WC 1, 23 mm. Excellent wartime example that actually saw service.



NSBTN 16. Dug Wisconsin Militia Button.

Beautiful button. Superb condition. Dug by a friend of mine a couple of years ago near Crump, TN.



NSBTN 17.  Excavated Wisconsin Militia Coat Button.

WC 1, 22 mm. Flawless example with no ground action at all and bathed in gold. “SCOVILL Mfg. Co. WATERBURY” bm. Dug N.Virginia.



NSBTN 18. Wisconsin Militia Cuff button.


NSBTN 19. Dug Wisconsin Militia Coat Button.

WC 1, 22mm. Fine looking button with considerable gold and good detail. “GODDARD & BRO.” bm. Shank wiggles but is totally intact. Dug by Brant Arnold near Shiloh, TN.