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.
SSBTN 2. Dug Alabama Volunteer Corps Coat Button.
A beauty. Sharp detail and considerable gold plating. Perfect shank. “HORSTMANN & ALLIEN N.Y.” bm. Dug near Trevillian Station, VA.
SSBTN 3. Dug Alabama Militia Coat Button.
AB7 C, 22 mm. The scarcest of the Confederate produced Alabama Buttons. Most often encountered in Army of Tennessee camps and battle sites. This one was found near Utoy Creek, GA. My pictures don’t do this button justice as it looks way better in hand.
SSBTN 4. 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.
SSBTN 5. 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.
SSBTN 6. Excavated Georgia Militia Coat Button.
GA 4, 23 mm. Super smooth chocolate patina on this example with good details. “HORSTMANN & ALLIEN” bm. Provenance forthcoming.
SSBTN 7. Excavated Georgia Militia Coat Button.
GA 4, 23 mm. Light ground action and traces of gold. Slight push to face. Less common “STEELE & JOHNSON” bm. Provenance uncertain.
SSBTN 8. 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.
SSBTN 9. 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.
SSBTN 10. 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.
SSBTN 11. Excavated Confederate made Georgia Militia Coat Button.
GA 11 B, 23 mm. Attractive Confederate local made button with very slight ground action. Provenance uncertain.
SSBTN 12. 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.
SSBTN 13. Mississippi Militia Coat Button.
MP 1, 23 mm. Very rare button. Perfect non dug example. “HYDE & GOODRICH NEW ORLEANS” bm.
SSBTN 14. Dug Mississippi Militia Infantry Coat Button.
MP 4, 21 mm. Nice example with perfect gold highlights and no ground action. Dug N. Virginia.
SSBTN 15. Dug Mississippi Militia Infantry Coat Button.
MP 4, 21 mm. Very good example overall with traces of gold plate and minor ground action.
SSBTN 16. Dug Mississippi Militia Cuff Button.
MP 4, 15 mm. Nice looking button with some gold. Dug in Middle Tn. by Bobby Bartlett. “HYDE & GOODRICH N.O.” bm.
SSBTN 17. 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.
SSBTN 18. 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.
SSBTN 19. 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.
SSBTN 20. Dug North Carolina Militia Coat Button.
NC 16, 23 mm. Sharp detail on this one. Dug near Fort Fisher, NC.
SSBTN 21. 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.
SSBTN 22. Dug North Carolina Militia Coat Button.
NC 13 variant, 22 mm. Scarce one piece style with gold plating. No shank. Northern, VA.
SSBTN 23. Dug North Carolina Militia Cuff Button.
NC 13, 16mm. Definitely more scarce than the coat version. This one is loaded with gold and retains shank. Light ground action. Fredericksburg, VA.
SSBTN 24. Excavated North Carolina Militia Button.
NC 13, 22 mm. Rare NC “Sunburst” on plain field. This is a particularly thick variant. Dug near New Bern, NC. by Ben Ingraham.
SSBTN 25. Dug North Carolina Militia Button.
NC 16, 23 mm. Great looking button with heavy silver wash. Dug at Fort Fisher, NC.
SSBTN 26. Dug North Carolina Militia Coat Button.
NC 16, 23 mm. Nice looking button dug near Franklin Tn. and lost by one of Gen. John Bell Hood’s Veterans in the campaign to regain Nashville from the Yankee Oppressors.
SSBTN 27. Dug North Carolina Militia Coat Button.
NC 16, 23 mm. Nice example. Very dark and very slick. This variant has the smaller circle surrounding the “NC”. Dug at Fort Fisher, NC.
SSBTN 28. Hillsboro Military Academy Cuff Button.
This is an extremely rare North Carolina Military School Button. Ever so slight push to face.
SSBTN 29. South Carolina Militia Coat Button.
SC 13, 23 mm. This non excavated example is loaded with silver plate. “SCOVILLS & CO. WATERBURY” rmdc.
SSBTN 30. 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.
SSBTN 31. 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.
SSBTN 32. South Carolina Militia Cuff Button.
SC 13, 14 mm. Nice looking example with gold wash. Note piece of thread on shank. Dug on the South Carolina Coast by Ben Ingraham.
SSBTN 33. 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.
SSBTN 34. 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.”EXTRA RICH” bm.
SSBTN 35. 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.
SSBTN 36. Virginia Militia Coat Button.
VA 16, 22 mm. Minty gilded example. No need to upgrade ever. “W.D. MINTZER PHILAd” bm.
SSBTN 37. Virginia Staff Officer’s Coat Button.
VA 18, 22 mm. A beauty. Loaded with gold. “EXTRA QUALITY” bm.
SSBTN 38. Virginia Militia Coat Button.
VA 4, 23 mm. Nice silver plated low convex two piece button with “CANFIELD & BROTHER BALTIMORE” rmdc.
SSBTN 39. 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.