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Excavated  Buttons  North and South


Please call there at (540) 371-7703 for information on what is in stock, as well as prices. A sampling of some of the nicer buttons is below.

 

EXCAVATED CS-130 CONFEDERATE CAVALRY BUTTON
B/M: S. Isaacs Campbell & Co / London / Jermyn St. (A bit hard to read, but it is there!)
23
mm coat size. Nice, smooth, chocolate brown with no damage at all!

$ 395.00 

 

EXCAVATED MP-5 MISSISSIPPI BUTTON
B/M: Local  22mm coat size. Nice, chocolate brown with nice original gold gilt!
Dug at a camp of the 17th Mississippi on the Rapidan River in Virginia.

Reduced price!!  $ 1300.00 

 


Rare!! EXCAVATED CONFEDERATE NAVY "SHIP BUTTON"  CS-68 
Backmark: E.M. Lewis & Co./ Richmond  24mm Coat size. Note that while the shank appears to be gone, there is something rattling around inside the button and could very well be the original shank that fell in when the solder failed.

This super rare and desirable button was found on April 11th 2020 in a small Georgia camp in Fredericksburg (photos of recovery are posted). The camp only has 4 or 5 huts that can be seen today. As far as we know the buttons came off a coat of a naval officer who likely served aboard a CSN ship. Once a ship sank or was captured any survivors were reassigned to other units, some in the Navy and others into land units. Many were sent to units from their home state.  As of this writing new houses are being built on top of this camp & before next spring the camp will be underneath the yards of new houses. Sad but true ...

Reduced price!!  $ 3295.00

 

EXCAVATED CS-130Av CONFEDERATE CAVALRY BUTTON Rare Cuff Size!
B/M: S. Isaacs Campbell & Co / London (Hard to read, but it is there!)
13
mm cuff size. Nice, chocolate brown with no damage at all!
Dug at Petersburg, Virginia.

$ 895.00 
i EXCAVATED CONFEDERATE STAFF OFFICER'S BUTTON, CS-44 (Tice CS296)
B/M: local.  Coat Size, 22mm
Another extremely difficult to find from the Confederate Staff group.  Note the unique eagle with a series of stars on the shield. 
This rare button is seldom seen with any gilt, but on this one it surrounds the eagle.  The shank is bent over, but intact.
Reduced Price!!! 
$ 995.00       

EXCAVATED NORTH CAROLINA "SUNBURST" BUTTON, NC-16
23mm Coat size.  Backmark: blank Confederate local.
The shank is missing as usual... the spot soldered shank was the weak feature of these buttons.

$ 125.00  

EXCAVATED CONFEDERATE STAFF BUTTON, CS 26
21mm Coat size.  Backmark: blank Confederate local. Real attractive Confederate Local with chocolate brown patina and nice gold surrounding the eagle. 
There's even a bit of gold in the channel on the back and the iron hook survives, though it is bent a bit. 
Overall a very attractive Confederate Officer's button.
$ 395.00  

EXCAVATED ARTILLERY OFFICER'S BUTTON, Albert AY-79 or Tice AY215
Coat size (23mm) Backmark: Extra Quality
Nice smooth brown background with beautiful gold surrounding the eagle!  Shank is bent, but intact.
$ 65.00

i EXCAVATED UNION CAVALRY OFFICER'S BUTTON
23mm Coat size. Backmark: Extra/ Quality
Tons of gold gilt surrounding the eagle and the "I".
Dug at Chancellorsville in Virginia.
$ 60.00  On Hold!!!
EXCAVATED CONNECTICUT STATE SEAL CUFF BUTTON, CT-13
B/M: Scovills & Co / ExtraCuff Size, 15mm.  Perfect shank and beautiful gold gilt!
Recovered in Spotsylvania County, Virginia
.
$ 55.00       
i EXCAVATED UNION INFANTRY OFFICER'S BUTTON
23mm Coat size. Backmark: Horstmann & Allien/ New York
Nice gilt surrounding the eagle and the "I".
Dug at Five Forks in Virginia.
$ 20.00 On Hold!!!
i EXCAVATED UNION INFANTRY OFFICER'S BUTTON
23mm Coat size. Backmark: Horstmann & Allien/ New York
No gilt but nice and solid.
Dug at Five Forks in Virginia.
$ 25.00 
i EXCAVATED NEW YORK BUTTON, NY-30
23mm Coat size. Backmark: Extra / Quality
Nice gilt with brown highlights!
Dug at Five Forks in Virginia.
$ 25.00 On Hold!!!
i EXCAVATED MASSACHUSETTS BUTTON
23mm Coat size. Backmark: Extra / Quality
Beautiful gilt with brown highlights!
Dug at Five Forks in Virginia.
$ 55.00  On Hold!!!
i EXCAVATED UNION ARTILLERY OFFICER'S BUTTON
23mm Coat size. Backmark: Scovill Mfg. Co / Waterbury
Beautiful gilt surrounding the eagle and the "A".
Dug at Five Forks in Virginia.
$ 50.00  On Hold!!!
i EXCAVATED RHODE ISLAND BUTTON
23mm Coat size. Backmark: Scovill Mfg. Co / Waterbury
Beautiful gilt with brown highlights!
Dug at Five Forks in Virginia.
$ 95.00  On Hold!!!
Dug EG-6.JPG (131242 bytes) Dug EG-6 back.JPG (60767 bytes) EXCAVATED EG-6 ENGINEER'S BUTTON
23mm coat size. No shank, but tons of gold!!!  Scovill Mfg Co / Waterbury backmark.
$ 350.00
dugga-12.jpg (96604 bytes) DugGA-12back.JPG (67448 bytes) GEORGIA STATE SEAL BUTTON
GA-12.  B/M: Local.
Complete with light ground action 
$ 135.00
EXCAVATED CONFEDERATE STAFF OFFICER'S BUTTON, CS-44 (Tice CS296)
B/M: local.  Coat Size, 22mm
Another extremely difficult to find from the Confederate Staff group.  Note the unique eagle with a series of stars on the shield. 
This rare button is seldom seen with any gilt, but on this one it surrounds the eagle.  The shank is bent over, but intact.
$ 2495.00   
    
EXCAVATED GA-4Av GEORGIA CUFF BUTTON
B/M: Blank.
14
mm cuff size. Brown patina with perfect shank. 
$ 125.00 
EXCAVATED CS-172Av CONFEDERATE INFANTRY CUFF BUTTON
16
mm cuff size. Brownish-green patina with dirt with perfect shank. 
$ 275.00   On Hold!!
EXCAVATED CS-177 CONFEDERATE INFANTRY BUTTON
B/M: S. Isaacs Campbell & Co / London
22mm coat size. No damage at all!
$ 175.00 
DugNavyFront.JPG (61254 bytes) DugNavyBack.JPG (55857 bytes) EXCAVATED UNION NAVY BUTTON
Coat size 2-piece navy with straight shank and lots of gold.
$ 135.00
dug eagle a cuff.jpg (59460 bytes) Dug Eagle A Cuff back.JPG (65893 bytes) EXCAVATED UNION ARTILLERY CUFF BUTTON
16mm cuff size.  Scovill Co / Waterbury backmark, with tons of gilt and a perfect shank.
$ 55.00  
Dug Eagle A.JPG (69375 bytes) Dug Eagle A back.JPG (81250 bytes) EXCAVATED ARTILLERY OFFICER'S OVERCOAT BUTTON
23mm with perfect shank and lots of gold!!! 
$ 85.00
DugNC-16.JPG (164880 bytes) NORTH CAROLINA SUNBURST NC-16
B/M: Local
Brown with no shank.
$ 95.00
DugCV-1.JPG (150116 bytes) UNION CAVALRY CV-1 (style)
B/M: Steele & Johnson
Slick with gilt and shank.
$ 85.00
DugOC-4-Av.JPG (114749 bytes) UNION ORDNANCE OC-4-Av
B/M: Smith & Co.
Cuff Size.  Slick brown, with gilt, no shank.
$ 125.00