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Southern State Buttons

Here you will find buttons of the states that comprised the Confederacy, as well as several border states.  Click on the state below, or just scroll down through each.
  Alabama      Arkansas     Florida     Georgia      Kentucky      Louisiana    Maryland     Mississippi      Missouri      North Carolina     South Carolina      Tennessee      Texas       Virginia

 

Alabama   

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Admitted into the Union as the 22nd state in 1819.  The Alabama state seal button shows a map of the state with the rivers clearly outlined.  
The fourth state to secede, January 11, 1861.
ALABAMA STATE SEAL BUTTON, AB-1
Beautiful example of this rare Button.
 24mm coat size with 99% original gold gilt! 
Backmark is "Scovill Mf'g. Co / Waterbury".

$1895.00  Reduced Price! $ 1095.00    (11-18)

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AB-3-A3   ALABAMA VOLUNTEER CORPS. 
B/M: Lambert & Mast / Philada (RMDC). 
Slight push in back.
$ 795.00 
(408)
AB-3.JPG (48608 bytes) AB-3-A4   ALABAMA VOLUNTEER CORPS. 
B/M: Blank

SOLD!!
   

Arkansas

Ss-ar.jpg (43051 bytes) Admitted into the Union as the 25th state in 1836.  The Arkansas state seal button shows an eagle, a shield, Liberty and an Angel in a very complex design.   The ninth state to secede, May 6, 1861.
All Civil War era Arkansas buttons are very rare and desirable.

 

AK-1-A1   ARKANASAS STATE SEAL
Perfect with 100% gilt!
This is one of the rarest state seals, and is pretty much perfect with 100% of the original gold!
23mm coat size, the backmark is "Horstmann & Allien / N.Y."
SOLD!!

Florida

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Admitted into the Union as the 27th state in 1845.  The unofficial Florida territorial seal button shows an eagle with arrows and an olive branch in its talons.   The third state to secede, January 10, 1861.
    FL-1 FLORIDA TERRITORIAL SEAL.
B/M: Scovill Mg Co / Waterbury (RMDC). 
Nice example of the Florida state seal button withthe Territorial seal. 
Gold is mostly intact, but slightly rubbed off in some areas.
SOLD!!  

Georgia

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Fourth of the original 13 States.  The Georgia state seal button shows an arch with the inscription "Constitution" supported by three pillars with "Wisdom, Justice and Moderation" inscribed on these.  
The fith state to secede, January 19, 1861.

 

GA-2-A   GEORGIA STATE SEAL;   B\M: W.G. Mintzer / Phil. 
 SOLD!!
   

Kentucky  

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Admitted into the Union as the 15th state in 1792.  The Kentucky state seal button shows two men shaking hands and the motto "United We Stand,  Divided We Fall."   Though considered a Confederate State, Kentucky never officially seceeded.
KENTUCKY STATE SEAL CUFF BUTTON, KY-1
15mm Cuff size. 
Backmark: Steele & AJohnson (RMDC).
 
$350.00  
(RB-16)
KENTUCKY MILITARY INSTITUTE BUTTON, SU-192
21
mm Coat size. 
Backmark: Horstmann Bro & Allien (RMDC).
 
$350.00  
(RB-10)

Louisiana

SS-LA.JPG (32349 bytes) Admitted into the Union as the 18th state in 1812.  The Louisiana state seal button shows a pelican feeding her young.  
The sixth state to secede, January 26, 1861.
LOUISIANA STATE SEAL; LA-7
B/M: Horstmann's / N.Y. & PHI.  Coat size 22mm.
Perfect with 85% Gold!
$ 350.00
LA-7-EQ.JPG (79638 bytes) LA-7
LOUISIANA STATE
SEAL;
B/M: Extra Quality. 
Perfect with 75% Gold!

SOLD!!
LA-8-B(100).JPG (50982 bytes) LA-8-B
LOUISIANA STATE
SEAL;
B/M: Bellenot. 
Copper face with traces of silver!

$ 1250.00 
(100)
     
LA-8-F(222).JPG (46219 bytes) LA-8-F
LOUISIANA STATE
SEAL;
B/M: Blank local. 
Nice!

$ 595.00 
(222)
LA-12-V(102).JPG (50684 bytes) LA-12-Av
LOUISIANA STATE
SEAL;
B/M: Puff back local. 
Cuff Size.
Traces of silver.
$ 1295.00 
(102)
LA-8-D  LOUISIANA STATE SEAL
B/M: Blank local. 
Some Gold.

$ 595.00 
(104)
LA-8-D  LOUISIANA STATE SEAL
B/M: Blank local. 
$ 595.00 
(409)
LA-8-G LOUISIANA LOCAL STATE SEAL BUTTON
B/M: Blank channel back local. 
Excellent condition with no damage and better than average detail. 
Great price..... SOLD!!
CARD WITH LOUISIANA BUTTONS
One coat size LA-8C (22mm) and three rare cuff size (16mm) Louisiana local buttons  on about  a 9" long piece of cardboard with
a pencil ID to James Granger Tucker. We could not find a Louisiana soldier with that exact middle name, or middle initial,
but there is one James Tucker with no middle initial that could be our guy.  he was with the 10th Louisiana Infantry, which was
an Army of Northern Virginia unit.  In any case, a nice set of rare buttons 

Your choice $ 495.00

 

Maryland

SS-MD.JPG (74935 bytes) Seventh of the original 13 States.  The Maryland state seal button shows two workmen flanking a shield and "Maryland" at the bottom.   Though considered a Confederate State, Maryland never officially seceeded.
MARYLAND STATE SEAL MD-11-A1
Backmark: Extra QualityCoat size 22mm.
$ 350.00

Mississippi

SS-MP.JPG (27302 bytes) Admitted into the Union as the 20th state in 1817.  The most common device for Mississippi buttons have a star with "Mississippi" surrounding and a branch letter such as "I" for infantry center of the star.  
The second state to secede, January 9, 1861.
MP-4-A(403).JPG (97654 bytes) MP-4-A  MISSISSIPPI  INFANTRY
B\M: Hyde & Goodrich / N.O. (RMDC)
Cuff Size, with gold around the letters. 
895.00 
(403)
MP-4-Av(148).JPG (39448 bytes) MP-4-A  MISSISSIPPI  INFANTRY
B\M: Hyde & Goodrich / N.O. (RMDC)
Cuff Size, with lots of gold! 
695.00 
(148)


Missouri

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Admitted into the Union as the 24th state in 1821.  The Missouri state seal button shows two Missouri bears flanking a circular "United We Stand,  Divided We Fall."  Though considered a Confederate State, Missouri never officially seceeded.
Mo-2.JPG (73768 bytes) MO-2 MISSOURI STATE SEALB/M: Scovill Mg Co.  (Unlisted)
Perfect with 75%  Gilt!!
SOLD!!

North Carolina
 

     
SS-NC.JPG (40146 bytes) Twelfth of the original 13 States.  The North Carolina state seal button shows the figures of Liberty and Plenty with the constitution and has "North Carolina" across the top.     The tenth state to secede, May 21, 1861.
NC-8-C(133).JPG (57150 bytes) NC-8-C   NORTH CAROLINA STATE SEAL;  
B/M: Blank copper back. 
Perfect!
$ 450.00 SOLD!! 
(133)
NC-8-D(416).JPG (67289 bytes) NC-8-D   NORTH CAROLINA STATE SEAL;  
B/M: Blank local. 
Near 100% Gold!
$ 450.00 SOLD!! 
(416)
NC-8-C(135).JPG (44923 bytes) NC-8-C   NORTH CAROLINA STATE SEAL;  
B/M: Blank, with long iron shank.
SOLD!!
(135)
NC-8-Copper.JPG (44808 bytes) NC-8-B   NORTH CAROLINA STATE SEAL;   Copper Face.
B/M: Blank, with flat planchet shank.
$ 550.00 SOLD!! 
NC-8-Gilt.JPG (51293 bytes) NC-8   NORTH CAROLINA STATE SEAL;   B/M: Blank.  90%  Gilt with one dark spot.
$ 450.00 SOLD!! 
   
NORTH CAROLINA STATE SEAL CUFF BUTTON; NC-2
B/M: Scovill Mfg. Co. / Waterbury.  Cuff size 15mm.
Perfect with 99% Gold!
$ 450.00
NORTH CAROLINA STATE SEAL BUTTON; NC-8
Confederatelocal channel back.  Coat size 23mm.
Perfect with tons of great Confederate Gilt!
$ 450.00
NORTH CAROLINA MILITARY INSTITUTE BUTTON, SU-272
Another beauty!
 19mm coat size with 100% original gold gilt!  Backmark is "Scovill Mfg. Co / Waterbury".

SOLD!!!    (11-19)
 

South Carolina

SS-SC.JPG (67464 bytes) Eighth of the original 13 States.  The South Carolina state seal button shows a palmetto tree with crossed arrows and the motto "Animis Opibusque Parati" prepared in mind and resources at the bottom.   
The first state to secede, December 20, 1860.
SC-cuffs.JPG (60997 bytes) SC-13 (Style)  SOUTH CAROLINA STATE SEAL;  
Cuff Size   Various Backmarks.     
  SOLD!!

 

 

Tennessee

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Admitted into the Union as the 16th state in 1796.  The Tennessee state seal button shows a sheaf of wheat, a plow, a cotton plant and a boat, with the words "Agriculture" and "Commerce."      
The eleventh state to officially secede, June 8, 1861.
All Civil War era Tennessee buttons are very rare and desirable.

Texas

SS-TX.JPG (26837 bytes) Admitted into the Union as the 28th state in 1845.  The Texas state seal button shows a five pointed star with "TEXAS" surrounding.    
The seventh state to officially secede, June 8, 1861. 
Civil War era Texas buttons are rare and desirable.
EXTREMELY RARE NON-EXCAVATED SOUTHERN CONFEDERACY BUTTON, TX-29 (Tice TX249)

B/M: local
.  Coat Size, 23mm
One of the most difficult buttons for a collector to obtain, with a classic patriotic mark of "Southern Confederacy" on the face.  We purchased two of these
a couple of decades ago and both were said to be from the estate of Joseph E. Brown, the
Civil War era Governor of Georgia.  Both had been converted to
hat pins so the shanks were missing. This is one of those two and this one was professionally reshanked. 
This rare Civil War Texas button is one of the mostsought after of all Civil War buttons.

Here's your chance!

$ 9450.00  
 

Virginia

Ss-va.jpg (40700 bytes) Tenth of the original 13 States.  The Virginia state seal button shows Virtus standing victoriously over Tyranny, with the motto "Sic Semper Tyrannis," meaning thus ever to tyrants.  
The eighth state to secede, April 17, 1861.
VA-7-Push.JPG (45622 bytes) VA-7-A3  VIRGINIA STATE SEAL;  B\M: Schuyler H & G / New York
Push in face.
SOLD!!

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VA-13-A2 VIRGINIA STATE SEAL;  B\M: Canfield & Bro & Co.
SOLD!!
VA-22.JPG (58266 bytes) VA-22 LOCAL VIRGINIA STATE SEAL;  B/M: Local.   
SOLD!!

 

 
 
NON-EXCAVATED VMI (VIRGINIA MILITARY INSTITUTE) BUTTON, SU-408 (Tice)
B/M: R7W Robinson (in a ribbon) and an Eagle.  Coat Size, 21mm
Well worn with no gilt, and wear to the high spots.
The back is pushed in, but the button is solid.
$ 175.00