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.

$1150.00

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.

$595.00  

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

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

$595.00 

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. “SUPERFIN PARIS” bm. Nice gold plating. Dug Northern VA.

$1450.00

SSBTN 7. Dug Alabama Volunteer Corps Coat Button with rare Mobile, Al. backmark.

AB3A, 22 mm. Nice looking dug example with a light push and quite a bit of gold plating. “JAS. CORNING (Die sinker error, should be “CONNING”) MOBILE” bm. Found near Fredericksburg, VA.

 $650.00

SSBTN 8. Dug Alabama Volunteer Corps Coat Button with rare Montgomery, AL. backmark.

AB3A, 22 mm. Great condition with no pushes and a lot of gold. Much nicer in person as my photo is out of focus. “E. HALFMANN MONTGOMERY ALA.” bm. Found near Stafford, VA.

 $895.00

SSBTN 9. Excavated Alabama Volunteer Corps Coat Button.

AB 2B, 21 mm. This button is a beauty and my pictures don’t do it justice. Gold in all the right places and sharp detail. “SCOVILL MFG. CO. WATERBURY” bm. Provenance unknown. 

$495.00

SSBTN 10. Georgia Militia Coat Button.

GA 4, 23 mm. Nice example with sharp details and very light service wear. “HORSTMANN & ALLIEN NY.” bm.

$195.00

SSBTN 11. 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 12. Georgia Militia Coat Button.

GA 11, 21 mm. Classic Confederate local with a super deep patina and very light service wear. A fantastic example of this scarce button. Produced by Casimir Rouyer of New Orleans.

SOLD

SSBTN 13. 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.

$225.00

SSBTN 14. 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 15. 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 16. 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.

$250.00

SSBTN 17. 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 18. 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 19. 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 20. Dug Georgia Militia Coat Button.

GA 4, 23 mm. Nice button. Just as it was dug with the dirt on it and traces of gold plating. “HORSTMAN & ALLIEN NY.” bm. Provenance of East TN.

$225.00 

 

SSBTN 21. Louisiana Militia Coat Button.

LA 8, 22 mm. One of many slight variations produced by Bellenot and Ulrich of New Orleans. Perfect non dug example with original gold plating.

$650.00

SSBTN 22. 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 23. Dug Louisiana Militia Cuff Button.

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

$295.00

SSBTN 24. 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.

$295.00

SSBTN 25. Missouri Militia Coat Button.

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

$295.00

SSBTN 26. CS (local) Mississippi Infantry Coat Button by C. Rouyer.

MP 8, 21 mm. Rare non dug button manufactured for Mississippi’s Confederate Troops by Casimir Rouyer of New Orleans. Perfect condition with sharp detail. No pushes.

HOLD J.P.

 SSBTN 27. Excavated Mississippi Militia Infantry Coat Button.

MP 4, 21 mm. Great looking example with gold in all the right places and sharp contrast. “HYDE & GOODRICH N.O.” bm. Provenance uncertain.

$450.00

SSBTN 28. 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 29. Dug Mississippi Militia Infantry Coat Button.

MP 4, 21 mm. No ground action and nice gold plating. “HYDE & GOODRICH N.O.” rmdc. Dug near Fredericksburg VA.

$495.00

SSBTN 30. 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 31. 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 32. Dug Mississippi Artillery Cuff Button.

MP 7AV, 15 mm. Extremely rare Confederate local button with upside down “A”. Traces of gold with ground action. Not a beauty queen but scarcely seen! Provenance unknown.

$195.00

SSBTN 33. North Carolina Militia Coat Button.

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

$295.00

SSBTN 34. North Carolina Militia Coat Button.

NC 8, 23 mm. Standard issue with desirable “S.A. MYERS RICHMOND VA.” bm. Fantastic condition with  an untouched mellow patina.

$450.00

SSBTN 35. North Carolina Militia Coat Button.

NC 8, 23 mm. Unusual copper face. “S.A. MYERS RICHMOND VA” bm. Shank has been professionally re-attached but is original to the button. You would never know if it was not disclosed.

$395.00 

SSBTN 36. 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 37. Dug North Carolina Militia Coat Button.

NC 8, 23 mm. More detailed than most, these are crude buttons and this one has a poorly struck “S.A. MYERS RICHMOND VA.” bm. Very good example overall with no problems. Provenance uncertain.

$150.00

 SSBTN 44. 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 45. Dug South Carolina Militia Coat Button.

SC 12, 23 mm. Nice button with gold. “HORSTMANN BRO.& ALLIEN NY.” bm. Dug N. VA.

$195.00

SSBTN 46. Dug South Carolina Militia Coat Button.

SC 14, 23 mm. Nice button with gold plating and no ground action. “HORSTMANN & ALLIEN NY.” bm. Dug by Marcus Osborne near Rutledge, TN. and lost by a member of Gen. Joseph B. Kershaw’s Brigade.

$250.00

SSBTN 47. 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 48. University of the South Coat Button.

SU 393B, 20 mm. Rarely encountered non excavated. One of only four Tennessee Civil War era buttons. Superb condition, heavily plated. “SCOVILL MFG. CO. WATERBURY” bm.

$950.00

 SSBTN 49. 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 50. 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.

$3995.00

SSBTN 51. 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.

$1250.00

 SSBTN 52. 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.

$550.00

SSBTN 53. Dug Texas Militia Coat Button.

Rare Texas Button produced by Casimir Rouyer of New Orleans. Condition is superb with no ground action at all and traces of gold plating. Dug near Bentonville NC. by Jack Wells. 

$4500.00

SSBTN 54. Dug Texas Militia Coat Button.

Rare Texas Button produced by Casimir Rouyer of New Orleans. Good condition with light ground action. Shank intact but bent. Dug on the Gaines Mill, VA. Battlefield by Tom Everette.

$995.00

SSBTN 55. Virginia Militia Coat Button.

VA 1, 22 mm. Fantastic untouched example with a knee deep patina. Super sharp detail. “PHILADa” bm. Very rare non excavated.

$3250.00

SSBTN 56. Virginia Militia Coat Button.

VA 22, 23 mm. This Confederate State button is quite extraordinary. Very deep mustard colored patina. Untouched since the war. Most likely a product of S.A. Myers in Richmond.

$1150.00 

SSBTN 57. Virginia Militia Coat Button.

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

295.00

SSBTN 58. Dug Virginia Militia Coat Button.

VA 10, 23 mm. Flawless excavated example with lots of gold. Clear “SCOVILL MFG. CO. WATERBURY” bm. Straight shank. Gaines Mill, VA. Battlefield.

350.00

 

SSBTN 59. 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.

$125.00