SSBTN 1. Alabama Militia Coat Button.
AB 7A, 21 mm. Rare to find non excavated. This gemstone is flawless. A real beauty. Manufactured by Casimir Rouyer of New Orleans.
SSBTN 2. Dug Alabama Militia Coat Button.
AB 7B, 22mm. Rare button with no ground action and plenty of gold. This is a choice Alabama local. Dug west of Savannah, GA.
SSBTN 3. Dug Alabama Militia Kepi/Cuff Button.
AB 1 As2,15mm. Perfect and absolutely loaded with gold. Dug by Brant Arnold in an Alabama Troops Camp near Corinth, MS.
SSBTN 4. Mobile Volunteer Corps Cuff Button.
AB 4, 16mm. Great looking non excavated button in flawless condition.
SSBTN 5. Dug Alabama Militia Staff Officer’s Coat Button.
AB 1. 23 mm. Rare Alabama staff with undisputed “SUPERFIN PARIS” bm. Very minor chipping on back of rim, otherwise it is an awesome button with lots of gold. Dug near Guinea Station, VA.
SSBTN 6. Dug Georgia State Seal Vest/Cuff Button.
GA 6, 19 mm. Extremely rare medium size button with unlisted “RIV’ET’D & SOLDER’D” bm. Flawless condition with no ground action. Razor sharp details. I would venture to say that this may be the rarest of all Georgia Buttons. Dug in N.Ga.
SSBTN 7. Dug Lamar Mounted Rifles Coat Button.
GA 20, 23mm. Another rare Georgia Button in great condition with gold. A beauty. This unit first served in the 1st or 2nd Georgia Cavalry Battalion and later as Co. H, 5th Ga. Cavalry. No pushes, repairs or other issues.
SSBTN 8. Georgia Militia Button.
GA 4, 23 mm. Perfect condition. Untouched. “HORSTMANN & ALLIEN” bm.
SSBTN 9. Dug Georgia Militia Coat Button.
GA 1, 23 mm. Loaded with gold and in excellent condition. “HORSTMANN & ALLIEN NY.” bm. Dug Northern Virginia.
SSBTN 10. Dug Georgia Militia Coat Button.
GA 1, 23 mm. Very nice button with lots of gold and the scarcer “STEELE & JOHNSON” bm. Shank is bent. Dug near Fredericksburg, VA.
SSBTN 11. Dug Georgia Militia button.
GA 1, 24 mm. Super nice Georgia that is loaded with gold and has great detail. No shank. Provenance unknown.
SSBTN 12. Dug Georgia Militia Coat Button.
GA 4, 23 mm. Very nice example with good detail and no ground action. “HORSTMANN & ALLIEN” bm. Provenance unknown, but it did come from a collection of North Ga., particularly Dalton finds.
SSBTN 13. Dug Georgia Militia button.
GA 1, 24mm. Another gorgeous button that was dug near Richmond, VA. Shank is missing in action.
SSBTN 14. Excavated Georgia Militia Coat Button.
GA 4, 23 mm. Nice Georgia State Seal with no ground action and light service wear. “HORSTMANN & ALLIEN” bm.
SSBTN 15. Excavated Georgia Militia Coat Button.
GA 11, 21 mm. Rare button with nice gold highlights. This variant was produced by Casimir Rouyer of new Orleans early in the war. Dug near Savannah, GA.
SSBTN 16. Dug Georgia Militia Coat Button.
GA 1, 24 mm. Scarce “W.H. SMITH & CO. N.Y.” backmark. Good overall condition with decent amount of gold. Dug near Rossville, GA.
SSBTN 17. Dug Kentucky Military Institute Coat Button.
SU 192, 22mm. Nice detail and gold in all the right places. “HORSTMANN & SONS PHi” rmdc. Dug by Albert Jewell near Fort Fisher, NC.
SSBTN 18. Dug Western Military Institute Button.
SU 431, 24 mm. Fantastic button, very slight push. These were worn by Tennessee and Kentucky Troops. Provenance uncertain.
SSBTN 19. Louisiana Militia Coat Button.
LA 8, 22mm. Superb New Orleans made example made to outfit Louisiana’s Confederate Companies early in the war. Made by Casimir Rouyer or Bellenot & Ulrich.
SSBTN 20. Louisiana Militia Coat Button.
LA 2, 22 mm. Stunning non dug button, loaded with gold. “SCOVILL MF’G, CO. * WATERBURY” bm.
SSBTN 21. Dug Louisiana Militia Coat Button.
LA 2, 22 mm. Loaded with gold, hard to beat this fine example with the “EXTRA RICH” bm. Dug near Dinwiddie, VA.
SSBTN 22. Dug Louisiana Militia Coat Button.
LA 8, 22 mm. This variant was made by Bellenot and Ulrich of New Orleans. Perfect condition with great detail and traces of gold. Dug near Charleston, SC.
SSBTN 23. Dug Louisiana Militia Coat Button.
LA 8, 22mm. Nice Confederate local with no ground action. This button is an absolute beauty. Provenance unknown.
SSBTN 24. Dug Louisiana Militia Coat button.
LA 4, 21mm. Less common variant in great condition. Dug by J.B. Harrell near Corinth, MS.
SSBTN 25. Mississippi Militia Cavalry Coat Button.
MP 3, 21 mm. Very rare non excavated example with an untouched bronze patina. “HYDE & GOODRICH NO.” bm.
SSBTN 26. Dug Mississippi Militia Coat Button.
MP 1, 22 mm. How often do you see one of these for sale? How often do you see a dug one with this much gold? No ground action at all. Shank is missing. “EXTRA RICH” bm. Dug near Vicksburg, MS. This is a very scarce button.
SSBTN 27. Excavated Mississippi Infantry Coat Button.
MP 4, 21 mm. Beautiful Mississippi Infantry Coat button with no ground action at all and perfect gold highlights. Dug in New Kent Co. VA.
SSBTN 28. Dug Mississippi Militia Infantry Button.
MP 4, 21 mm. Hard to find excavated with this much gold. Only the slightest of a pin prick push at 11 o’clock. No ground action at all. Dug Stafford County, VA.
SSBTN 29. Dug Mississippi Militia Coat Button.
MP 6, 21 mm. Probably produced by Casimir Rouyer of New Orleans. Very nice looking button in flawless condition with no ground action and traces of gold around the star. Dug Central, VA. Ridgeway Collection.
SSBTN 30. Dug Mississippi Militia Coat Button.
MP 5, 21 mm. Rare Confederate local made button in superb condition. This one has very little ground action and has traces of gold around the star and “MISSISSIPPI”. Dug Middle Tennessee. Minor rim chip on back. Ridgeway Collection.
SSBTN 31. Missouri Militia Button.
MO 2, 15mm. Super nice cuff button in perfect condition.
SSBTN 32. North Carolina Militia button.
NC 8, 23mm. Nice looking example. Heavily gilded.
SSBTN 33. Dug North Carolina Militia Coat Button.
NC 8, 23 mm. Nice looking button with gold highlights. Dug in the Shenandoah Valley, VA
SSBTN 34. Dug North Carolina Militia Coat Button.
NC 8, 23mm. Nice looking state seal button with gold and no problems whatsoever. Dug near Stafford, VA.
SSBTN 35. Dug North Carolina “Sunburst” Coat Button.
NC 16, 23 mm. Relatively common button but rare with this much silver plate, approximately 98%. Absolutely stunning. Dug Northern, VA. Ex. Ridgeway Collection.
SSBTN 36. Excavated North Carolina Militia Coat Button.
NC 16, 23 mm. Real nice button with traces of silver wash. Provenance of N.Virginia. Ex. Harry Ridgeway Collection.
SSBTN 37. Dug North Carolina Militia Button.
NC 16, 23mm. Fine looking example of this common Confederate button. Dug by Albert Jewell near Wilmington, NC.
SSBTN 38. Dug South Carolina Militia Coat Button.
SC 13, 23 mm. Fine example covered with gold and no ground action at all. Dug near Stafford, VA.
SSBTN 39. Dug South Carolina Militia Button.
SC 248 A16, 23 mm. Superb silver button. Dug in Wade Hampton’s late 1864 Cavalry Camp near Dinwiddie, VA.
SSBTN 39. Dug South Carolina Militia Coat Button.
SC 3, 22.1 mm. Fantastic low convex two piece silver button. Shank missing in action. Dug Central VA. Ridgeway Collection.
SSBTN 40. Dug South Carolina Militia Coat Button.
SC 266 (Tice) 18 mm. Medium size button in good condition with gold plating. Dug near Charleston, SC.
SSBTN 41. Dug South Carolina Militia Coat Button.
SC 13, 23 mm. Dug by John Counts near Savannah, Ga. A fine button that has no ground action and is loaded with silver. Dug buttons of this quality are rarely offered. Ridgeway Collection.
SSBTN 42. Nashville Military College Coat Button.
SU 279, 24 mm. This button is in mint condition and much rarer than the two previously listed. This school was founded in 1855 and had Confederate General Bushrod Johnson as it’s original Headmaster. Confederate spy Sam Davis also attended the school before being hanged by the yankees. The original main building still stands and was designed by architect Adolphus Heiman who later became Colonel of the 10th Tennessee Infantry Regiment.
SSBTN 43. Dug Tennessee Militia Coat Button.
TN 4, 22 mm. Extremely scarce button. This one has no ground action at all and has very good detail. The shank came off with handling but can be re-attached. Dug near Fredericksburg, VA.
SSBTN 44. Dug Texas General Service Button.
TX 27, 22mm. Rare Confederate cast brass Houston Depot button with “CS” within the star. Dug by Conrad Allen near Grenada, MS.
SSBTN 45. Dug Texas Militia Coat Button.
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SSBTN 46. Dug Waco Guards Coat Button.
TX 33, 23 mm. Hiram Granbury organized this Texas Militia unit in 1861 only to be killed in the suicidal charge at Franklin. This particular button has been flattened but still looks decent. Rare.
SSBTN 47. Dug Virginia Militia Coat Button.
VA 206, 23 mm. Fabulous low convex button with tons of silver plate and great detail. Dug near Dinwiddie, VA.
SSBTN 48. Excavated Virginia Militia Coat Button.
VA 23, 25 mm. Extremely rare button dug near Richmond, VA. Minor ground action and missing shank.