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Excavated  Buttons  North and South

We keep our excavated buttons at our other store "Lee's Headquarters"
Please call there at (540) 654-9154 for information on what is in stock, as well as prices. A sampling of some of the nicer buttons is below.

 

EXTREMELY RARE EXCAVATED CONFEDERATE MARINE BUTTON, CS-76 (Tice CSM200)

B/M: HT&B / Manchester
.  Coat Size, 19mm
Another extremely rare button, being from the smallest branch of the Confederate military. This one was dug by noted relic collector Gary Williams
in 1985, near Drewry's Bluff, the training area for the Confederacy's elite Marine Corps.  Included is the original museum tag from the
Cold Harbor War Museum, which was liquidated in 1995.  The tag notes that only seven specimens were known to exist at that time.
Has a nice, smooth, dark patina.

A very rare opportunity to own one of the most desirable Confederate buttons.

$ 5995.00   

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 SOUTH CAROLINA STATE SEAL BUTTON, SC-13 (Tice SC248)
B/M: Smith Young & Co / N. York (RMDC).  Coat Size, 23mm
Recovered at the Battle of Mine Run campaign.
$ 125.00
   On Hold!!!        
EXCAVATED SOUTH CAROLINA STATE SEAL BUTTON, SC-13 (Tice SC248)
B/M: Scovill (RMDC).  Vest Size, 19mm
Has an ever so slight push (can't be seen, but you can feel just a bit of a flat spot).
Recovered in a Confederate winter camp in Orange County, Virginia.
$ 110.00
   On Hold!!!
EXCAVATED NORTH CAROLINA STATE SEAL BUTTON, NC-8-C (Tice NC210)
B/M: Raised 5 point star in a depressed channel (Tice says this is a product of Wildt & Klien, Columbus, SC)
Coat Size, 23mm. 
Recovered in a Confederate winter camp in Orange County, Virginia.
$ 125.00    
    
EXCAVATED UNION RIFLEMAN'S BUTTON, RF-17 (Tice RF212/215)
B/M: Horstmann & Allien / NY (with rays).  Coat Size, 22mm
Recovered at the Battle of Mine Run campaign.
SOLD!!        
VIRGINIA STATE SEAL BUTTON, VA-15A (Tice VA229A1)
B/M: Horstmann & Allien / NY (with rays).  Coat Size, 21mm
Recovered in a Confederate winter camp in Orange County, Virginia.
SOLD!!        
RARE PENNSYLVANIA STATE SEAL BUTTON, PA-18 (Tice PA203A3)
B/M: Horstmann Brothers & Co. / Phil  Coat Size, 23mm
Repaired rim, but still a beautiful button.  Recovered at the Battle of Mine Run mixed with
Confederate buttons at the scene of some very heavy fighting.
$ 395.00  
On Hold!!!      
CONFEDERATE INFANTRY "CAST I" BUTTON, CS-184 (Tice CS1275)
B/M: Blank local.  Beautiful Coat Size, 23mm
Recovered at the Battle of the Wilderness in  Virginia.
SOLD!!        
EXCAVATED CS-184 CONFEDERATE INFANTRY BUTTON
23
mm cuff size, Solid cast brass
Smooth brown patina with shank.
 
SOLD!!    (11-20)
EXCAVATED LOUISIANA STATE SEAL BUTTON, LA-8
Backmark: Local (made in the South during the war)  
Coat size, 23mm.
 No shank.
Absolutely beautiful!!  Great gold for a southern manufactured button!

SOLD!!
EXCAVATED ALABAMA VOLUNTEER CORPS BUTTON, AB-3-B
Backmark: Horstmann & Allien / N. Y.
Coat size, 20mm.

Perfect, with gorgeous gold! Shank is a little bent, but solid.

SOLD!!
EXCAVATED LOUISIANA STATE SEAL CUFF BUTTON, LA-3-Av
Backmark: Hyde & Goodrich / New Orleans.  Loaded with gold. No repairs and upright shank
Coat size, 22mm. Dug with the coat button listed above in the Orange / Culpeper area of Virginia
. 
Another beauty!!  $ 325.00
EXCAVATED SILVER NORTH CAROLINA STATE SEAL BUTTON, NC-8-D
Slick brown patina with a good bit of silver.  Shank is intact
Dug in Caroline County, Virginia
.
$ 175.00  
EXCAVATED NORFOLK MILITARY ACADEMY SU-390v   
16mm cuff size.  B/M: W. Scovills & Co. / Extra.
Once thought to be Transylvania University, has now been shown to be Norfolk Military Academy.
Perfect, with lots of gold!
$ 350.00
EXCAVATED LA-8-G LOUISIANA BUTTON
B/M: Local.  22
mm coat size. 
Slick brown patina with better than average gold highlights and no ground action. Shank is missing.
 
$ 325.00 
EXCAVATED LA-8-F LOUISIANA BUTTON
B/M: Local.  22
mm coat size. 
Slick brown patina with very strong gold highlights. No ground actin at all. Shank is gone.

$ 325.00 
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!!
EXCAVATEDCS-117A CONFEDERATE ARTILLERY BUTTON
B/M: blank tin back
23mm coat size. Brown patina with nice tin back and perfect shank. 
$ 185.00 
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 NA-112.JPG (122343 bytes) Dug NA-112 back.JPG (110777 bytes) EXCAVATED UNION NAVY BUTTON
23mm coat size.  Brown patina with lots of gold and a slightly bent shank.
Scovill Mfg Co / Waterbury backmark. Dug  in Virginia.
SOLD!!  
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
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.
$ 450.00
dugga-12.jpg (96604 bytes) DugGA-12back.JPG (67448 bytes) GEORGIA STATE SEAL BUTTON
GA-12.  B/M: Local.
Complete with light ground action 
$ 175.00
DugVA-22.JPG (100442 bytes) DugVA-22back.JPG (93744 bytes) VIRGINIA STATE SEAL BUTTON
VA-22.  B/M: Local.
Perfect and chocolate brown. 
$ 195.00
DugLA-6cuff.JPG (57217 bytes) DugLA-6cuffBack.JPG (36855 bytes) EXCAVATED LOUISIANA CUFF BUTTON
B/M: blank. 
Good condition, with great gold, this was dug in a Texas / Louisiana camp at Bowlers Mill in Louisia County, Virginia.
$ 325.00
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
DugRI-8-Av.JPG (102407 bytes) RHODE ISLAND RI-8-Av
B/M: Scovills & Co.
Great gilt, half the shank is still there.
$ 65.00