Southern State Buttons

SSBTN 1. Alabama Militia Coat Button.

AB 7A, 22 mm. Rare to find non excavated with this much gold plate and detail. This gemstone is flawless. A real beauty. Manufactured by Casimir Rouyer of New Orleans.

$4500.00

SSBTN 2. Alabama Volunteer Corps Coat Button with rare “JAS CORNING*MOBILE*” bm.

AB 3 A1, 21 mm. Perfect non dug example of this Alabama Militia Button. Face still retains a good amount of gold plating. Extremely scarce (especially non excavated) “JAS CORNING*MOBILE*” back mark. James Conning (proper spelling) was a maker of fine Confederate Swords as well as a retailer of buttons in Mobile, AL.

$1250.00

SSBTN 3. Alabama Volunteer Corps Coat Button with rare “E. HALFMANN MONTGOMERY ALA” backmark. 

AB 3A, 21 mm. Fantastic condition with a considerable amount of original gold plating. Very rare back mark. 

$950.00 

SSBTN 4. Alabama Volunteer Corps Coat Button.

AB 3, 21 mm. Flawless example with desirable “W.G. MINTZER PHILA.” bm. Sharp details and loaded with gold.

$650.00  

SSBTN 5. Alabama Volunteer Corps Coat Button with scarce “W.G. MINTZER PHILd.” backmark. 

AB 3, 21 mm. Beautiful button. Loaded with gold plating.

$650.00 

SSBTN 6. Dug Alabama Militia Coat Button.

AB 1, 23 mm. This button with this back mark is exceptionally scarce according to Warren Tice’s Reference Book. Slight push on the map. Nice gold plating. Dug Northern VA.

$1350.00

SSBTN 7. Georgia Militia Coat Button.

GA 5, 24 mm. One of the more common Georgia variants. Excellent non excavated condition with an untouched patina. “VAN WART * SON & Co” bm. These buttons were produced for the Confederacy but never made it through the blockade.

$75.00

SSBTN 8. Dug Georgia Militia Coat Button.

GA 1, 24 mm. A beauty. “SCHUYLER H&G NEW YORK ” bm. Shank missing but still a killer button. Provenance uncertain.

$250.00

SSBTN 9. Dug Georgia Militia Coat Button.

GA 1, 24 mm. Another beauty. “SCOVILLS & CO. WATERBURY ” bm. Lots of gold plate and sharp details. Dug near Fredericksburg, VA.

$395.00

 SSBTN 10. Excavated Georgia Militia Coat Button.

GA 8, 23 mm. Light ground action and slight push to face. Temple base resembles line of dots. This is a crude Confederate made button. Provenance uncertain.

$195.00

 SSBTN 11. Excavated Georgia Militia Coat Button.

GA 8, 24 mm. No ground action at all with traces of gold and a slight push to the face. This well made Confederate made button was produced by Casimir Rouyer in New Orleans. Provenance uncertain.

$295.00

SSBTN 12. Excavated Georgia Militia Coat Button.

GA 10, 23 mm. Flawless excavated condition with no ground action. This rare variant has a distinct and simple design. Provenance uncertain.

$950.00  

 SSBTN 13. Excavated Confederate made Georgia Militia Coat Button.

GA 11 B, 23 mm. Attractive Confederate local made button with very slight ground action. Provenance uncertain.

$295.00

SSBTN 14. Dug Georgia Militia Coat Button.

GA 10, 23 mm. Fantastic looking Confederate Local Button with no ground action at all and a slick patina. Dug long ago in Northern Virginia.

SOLD

SSBTN 15. Dug Georgia Militia Coat Button.

GA 1, 24 mm. Loaded with gold but some ground action. Channel back variant. Provenance of North GA.

$250.00 

 SSBTN 16. Dug Louisiana Militia Coat Button.

LA 8, 22 mm. This Confederate made button was likely produced in quantity by Casimir Rouyer of New Orleans. Condition is excellent with considerable gold plating. Dug off of Bark Rd. CS position on night of April 5th. Battle of Shiloh.

$395.00

SSBTN 17. Dug Louisiana Militia Coat Button.

LA 8, 22 mm. Beautiful button with copious gold plate. Dug at Dispatch Station near Quinton, VA. by Denis Pemberton.

$495.00

SSBTN 18. Dug Louisiana Militia Cuff Button.

LA 6, 15 mm. Fantastic dug example with blazing gold plate. Provenance of Corinth, MS. Ex. Stan Hughes Collection.

$350.00

SSBTN 19. 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.

$350.00

SSBTN 20. Mississippi Militia Coat Button.

MP 1, 23 mm. Very rare button. Perfect non dug example. “HYDE & GOODRICH NEW ORLEANS” bm.

$4500.00 

 SSBTN 21. Dug Mississippi Militia Coat Button.

MP, 23 mm. Rare Confederate local produced by Casimir Rouyer of New Orleans. Loaded with gold and no ground action. Dug near Pratt Rd. on April 5, 1986 by Gillis Wallace. Shiloh, Tn. Campaign.

$695.00

SSBTN 22. Dug Mississippi Militia Infantry Coat Button.

MP 4, 21 mm. A beauty with quite a bit of gold, more than you normally see. “HYDE & GOODRICH N.O.” rmdc. Dug near Fredericksburg, VA.

$695.00

SSBTN 23. Dug Mississippi Militia Cuff Button.

MP 4, 15 mm. Sharp little button with strong detail and highlighted with gold. No ground action and “HYDE & GOODRICH N.O.” bm. Dug near Hilton Head, SC.

$350.00

SSBTN 24. Dug Mississippi Militia Artillery Coat Button.

MP 2, 21 mm. Rare coat size Mississippi Artillery button with gold highlights and no ground action. “HYDE & GOODRICH N.O.” bm.

$950.00 

SSBTN 25. Dug Mississippi Militia Cavalry Cuff Button.

MP 3 b. 15 mm. Very rare button with gold highlights and no ground action. Provenance of Central VA.

$950.00 

SSBTN 26. North Carolina Militia Coat Button.

NC 8, 23 mm. A fantastic Confederate produced North Carolina State Seal Button loaded with gold.

$395.00

SSBTN 27. Dug North Carolina Militia Button.

NC 8, 23 mm. Nice example with no ground action, lots of gold and the “S.A. MYERS RICHMOND” bm. Provenance unknown.

$350.00

SSBTN 28. Dug North Carolina Militia Coat Button.

NC 16, 23 mm. Typical dug condition but with shank intact which is quite rare. Dug near Smyrna, TN. on Stewart’s Creek.

$150.00

SSBTN 29. Dug North Carolina Militia Coat Button.

NC 13 variant, 22 mm. Scarce one piece style with gold plating. No shank. Northern, VA.

$395.00

 

SSBTN 30. Dug North Carolina Militia Cuff Button.

SSBTN 33. South Carolina Militia Coat Button.

SC 13, 23 mm. This non excavated example is loaded with silver plate. “SCOVILLS & CO. WATERBURY” rmdc.

$395.00

 SSBTN 34. Excavated South Carolina Militia Coat Button.

SC 13, 23 mm. A fabulous example with only very mild ground action and copious gold plating. Dug N. Virginia.

$250.00

SSBTN 35. South Carolina Militia Coat Button.

SC 266 (Tice) 18 mm. Beautiful button commonly dug in South Carolina Camps. This non excavated example is near flawless. “HORSTMANN & ALLIEN” bm.

$95.00

SSBTN 36. Dug South Carolina Militia Kepi Button.

SC 13, 13 mm. Good looking button, loaded with gold. Dug by Marcus Osborne in one of Longstreet’s Infantry Camps near Blaine, TN. “SCHUYLER H&G NY.” bm.

$75.00

SSBTN 37. Nashville Military College Coat Button.

24 mm. Very rare wartime Tennessee Button in immaculate non dug condition. This school was well represented among the ranks of Tennessee’s Confederate Officer’s.”SCOVILL MG. CO. WATERBURY” bm.

$3250.00

 

SSBTN 38. Dug Nashville Military College Coat Button.

24 mm. Very rare wartime Tennessee Button in good overall condition with quite a bit of gold plating and mild ground action. There are a couple of pin holes in the back. This school was well represented among the ranks of Tennessee’s Confederate Officer’s.”SCOVILL MG. CO. WATERBURY” bm.

$795.00

 SSBTN 39. Set of two Texas Militia Coat Buttons identified to Robert Tinnin, 22nd Texas Vol. Infantry.

TX 17, 23 mm. These buttons were acquired directly from the family who maintain that they came off the coat of their ancestor Robert Tinnin. They produced a copy of a 1973 newspaper article which concerns the brothers Robert and David Tinnin. The article is a bit vague but says that they served at some point under a Colonel Hubbard of the 22nd Texas. The 22nd was consolidated with other units and  an R.S. Tinnin was found in the 11th Texas which incidentally was combined with the 22nd near Shreveport, LA. I will leave this research to the buyer. The article mentions Robert’s life being saved by having a tintype of his mother in his breast pocket that had stopped a bullet (battle unspecified). David is mentioned as being wounded in the foot. (This is corroborated by one of my colleagues who has a medical research document concerning David Tinnin. It mentions him being wounded at Jenkins Ferry, Arkansas and also that he was in the 11th Texas Regt. I will provide a copy of the article to the buyer. The buttons themselves are superb and one still has the original thread still attached. 

$3850.00 ea.

SSBTN 40. Texas Militia Coat Button.

TX 17, 22 mm. Quintessential Texas button of the American Civil War. Found in the wake of Texas Troops in Confederate Service. Condition is flawless and button is loaded with gold plate. Scarce ”EXTRA RICH” bm.

$4500.00

SSBTN 41. Excavated Texas General Service Coat Button.

Rare cast brass button produced by T.E. Miller of the Houston Depot. Excellent condition. Dug in the mid 1990’s between Caney Creek and Jones Creek near Freeport, TX.

$1450.00

 SSBTN 42. Dug Texas General Service Cuff Button.

TX 33, 16 mm. Cast Brass “CS” General Service Cuff Button produced by T.E. Miller of the Houston Depot. Excellent condition. Very rare button. Provenance of East Texas.

$695.00

SSBTN 43. Dug Texas Militia Cuff Button.

TX 17 B, 15 mm. This is a super nice Texas Cuff with gold in all the right places. A stunning example. Dug near Purdy, TN. “HYDE & GOODRICH N.O.” bm.

$850.00

SSBTN 44. Virginia Militia Coat Button.

VA 10, 23 mm. Perfect button with an untouched patina.

295.00

SSBTN 45. Dug Virginia Militia Cuff Button.

VA 16, 14 mm. Sharp little button with strong detail and blazing with gold. “W.G. MINTZER PHILAd.” bm.

$125.00

SSBTN 46. Dug Virginia Staff Officer’s Cuff Button.

VA , 14 mm. Great condition with nice gold and extremely light ground action. “EXTRA QUALITY” bm. Dug by Marcus Osborne near Bean’s Station, TN.

$150.00