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. Set of Alabama Volunteer Coat Buttons with rare “E. HALFMAN MONTGOMERY ALA” bm.

AB3 A2, 21 mm. This group of buttons originally came from an Alabama Soldier’s Coat and was brought into the Charleston Show last weekend by the family. All are in excellent non excavated condition and priced to move. I have individual detailed photos of each button that I can send to potential buyers as well.

$895.00 ea. Three left

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. Dug Alabama Volunteer Militia Cuff Button.

AB 3, 15.5mm. Nice example with lots of gold plating. Shiloh Campaign.

$450.00

 

SSBTN 6. 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.

$950.00

SSBTN 7. 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 8. 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.

$95.00

SSBTN 9. 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 10. 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 11. 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 12. 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 13. 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 14. 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 15. 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.

$995.00

SSBTN 16. 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 17. Louisiana Militia Coat Button.

LA 7, 23 mm. Beautiful button. Untouched dark bronze patina with “HORSTMANN & ALLIEN N.Y.” bm.

$295.00

SSBTN 18. Dug Louisiana Militia Coat Button.

LA 3, 23 mm. Loaded with gold and has the desirable. “HYDE & GOODRICH * NEW ORLEANS” bm. Shiloh retreat route.

$450.00

 SSBTN 19. 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 20. 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 21. 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 22. 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 23. Mississippi Militia Coat Button.

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

$4500.00 

 SSBTN 24. 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.

$795.00

SSBTN 25. Dug Mississippi Militia Coat Button.

MP 5, 23 mm. An absolute beauty. Very slick patina and light traces of gold or dirt in all the right places. This outstanding button was dug near Hilton Head, SC.

$995.00

SSBTN 26. Dug Mississippi Militia Infantry Coat Button.

MP 4, 21 mm. Very good example overall with traces of gold plate and minor ground action.

$350.00

 SSBTN 27. 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.

$195.00

SSBTN 28. 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 29. 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 30. 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 31. North Carolina Militia Coat Button.

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

$450.00

SSBTN 32. 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 33. North Carolina Militia Coat Button.

NC 8, 23 mm. Nice looking example dug by Ben Ingraham near Fort Fisher, NC. Note traces of gold and no ground action. Shank intact.

$225.00

SSBTN 34. North Carolina Militia Coat Button.

NC 8, 22.5 mm. Another nice NC State Seal dug by Ben Ingraham near Fort Fisher, NC. Note traces of gold and no ground action as well as an attractive aqua green patina.

$175.00

 

SSBTN 35. Dug North Carolina Militia Coat Button.

NC 16, 23 mm. Sharp detail on this one. Dug near Fort Fisher, NC.

$125.00

SSBTN 36. 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.

$195.00

SSBTN 37. 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 38. Dug North Carolina Militia Cuff Button.

SSBTN 47. 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 48. 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 49. 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 50. 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 51. 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 52. 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 53. Set of three 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 two still have the original thread still attached. 

$3850.00 (Left and middle buttons are sold) 

SSBTN 54. 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 55. 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 56. 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.

$850.00

SSBTN 57. Texas Cavalry Coat Button with “T. MILLER HOUSTON” back mark.

CS 143, 20 mm. Rare solid cast brass “C” Button produced by T.E. Miller of the Houston, TX. Depot. Superb condition. These were used to outfit Texas Troops serving in the Confederacy. Note rare “T. MILLER HOUSTON” back mark. Dug near Millican, TX. by Bob Shelton.

HOLD M.L.

SSBTN 58. Dug Texas Militia Coat Button.

TX 17, 23 mm. Scarce button with light ground action and a push. About 40% gold plate. “HYDE & GOODRICH * NEW ORLEANS” bm. Dug near Shiloh, TN.

$650.00

SSBTN 59. 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 60. Virginia Militia Coat Button.

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

295.00

 

 SSBTN 61. Virginia Militia Coat Button.

VA 4, 23 mm. Nice silver plated low convex two piece button with “CANFIELD & BROTHER BALTIMORE” rmdc.

$350.00

SSBTN 62. 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 63. Excavated Virginia Militia Coat Button.

VA 15, 21 mm. This button looks much better in hand than in the picture. ” HORSTMANN & ALLIEN” bm. Dug Northern Va.

$295.00

SSBTN 64. 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