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. 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.

SOLD

SSBTN 3. Dug Alabama Volunteer Militia Cuff Button.

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

$450.00

 

SSBTN 4. 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 5. 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 6. 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 7. Excavated Georgia Militia Coat Button.

GA 4, 23 mm. Super smooth chocolate patina on this example with good details. “HORSTMANN & ALLIEN” bm. Provenance forthcoming.

$175.00 

 SSBTN 8. 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.

SOLD

 SSBTN 9. 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 10. 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 11. 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 12. 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 13. 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 14. Louisiana Militia Coat Button.

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

$295.00

SSBTN 15. 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 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. 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 18. Mississippi Militia Coat Button.

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

$4500.00 

 SSBTN 19. 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 20. Dug Mississippi Militia Infantry Coat Button.

MP 4, 21 mm. Nice example with perfect gold highlights and no ground action. Dug N. Virginia.

$550.00 

SSBTN 21. Dug Mississippi Militia Infantry Coat Button.

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

$375.00

 SSBTN 22. 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.

$225.00

SSBTN 23. 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 24. 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 25. North Carolina Militia Coat Button.

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

$450.00

SSBTN 26. 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 27. 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 28. 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 29. Dug North Carolina Militia Coat Button.

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

$125.00

SSBTN 30. 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.

$225.00

SSBTN 31. 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 32. Dug North Carolina Militia Cuff Button.

SSBTN 41. 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 42. 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 43. 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 44. 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 45. 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.

$55.00 

SSBTN 46. 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 47. 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 48. 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 ea. (Center button is on hold) 

SSBTN 49. 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 50. 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.

$1495.00

 SSBTN 51. 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.

$950.00

SSBTN 52. 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 53. 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.

$695.00

SSBTN 54. 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.

$895.00

SSBTN 55. Virginia Militia Coat Button.

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

295.00

 

 SSBTN 56. Virginia Militia Coat Button.

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

$350.00

SSBTN 57. 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 58. 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