SOUTH CAROLINA BUTTON
CUFF SIZE, ITEM # 2273-A $0.95 BUY NOW!
BLACK "LINED" 4 HOLE TIN BUTTONS
U.S. NAVY BUTTON
Perfect for your Navy Jacket or for a sweethearts cockade! It is a perfect match in every way to the original.
CONFEDERATE BRASS BLOCK I LARGE #445 $0.65 BUY NOW!
CONFEDERATE BRASS BLOCK I SMALL #445-A $0.65 BUY NOW!
CONFEDERATE BRASS BLOCK C #446 $0.65 BUY NOW!
CONFEDERATE BRASS BLOCK A #447 $0.65 BUY NOW!
CONFEDERATE BRASS C. S. A. LARGE #448 $0.65 BUY NOW!
SAME AS ABOVE SMALL #449 $0.65 BUY NOW!
DROOP WING EAGLE LARGE #450 $1.35 BUY NOW!
DROOP WING EAGLE SMALL #451 $1.35 BUY NOW!
CONFEDERATE STAFF OFFICER, LARGE #452 $1.35 BUY NOW!
CONFEDERATE STAFF OFFICER SMALL #453 $1.35 BUY NOW!
TEXAS BUTTON, LARGE #454 $1.35 BUY NOW!
TEXAS BUTTON, SMALL #455 $1.35 BUY NOW!
Script I Button
CLOTH COVERED BUTTONS
They only come in the colors shown in the photo. Black and brown. Sorry no cuff buttons available at this time.
Black Cloth Item # 2111BK $0.95 BUY NOW!
BONE BUTTONS4 Hole Large bone button with counter sunk center. 5/8 inch  Item # 187 $0.35 BUY NOW!
2 Hole Large bone buttons 5/8 inch  Item # 187-A $0.35 BUY NOW!
4 Hole Small bone buttons 3/8 inch  Item # 187-B $0.25 BUY NOW!
2 Hole Small bone buttons 3/8 inch  Item # 187-C $0.25 BUY NOW!
MOTHER OF PEARL BUTTONS
Item # 187-D $0.25 BUY NOW!
North Carolina State Seal ButtonsClick the images for a larger view
Never before have these buttons been reproduced. The North Carolina 2 piece state seal (local manufacture). This had to be one of the most common state seals during the war for any southern state. I have seen 10 different die strikes of these buttons and I would be willing to bet there are more. They were struck in copper and in brass. We chose to make ours of copper because we find the numbers to be just about equal and no other button is being reproduced in copper. Originally these buttons had a very light bath in a "silver wash". It was so weak that it rubbed right off. Even the non-dug specimens of this button you find today show no sign of silver on the front of the button. Only a faint glimmer of silver on the back in the crevasses. The original N.C. Button on the right is the one this button was patterned after. It has a Rouyer style back with a brass shank that is properly soldered in. No other button on the market today is as close to the original as this button is! If you don't agree you can send them back for a refund. I don't think we will get many returned. The back mark is "J.W. SMITH & SON WARTRACE TENN."
NORTH CAROLINA LOCAL BUTTONS
I hope we didn't make it too hard for you and thanks for all the great comments we have received regarding this button.
SILVER WASH NORTH CAROLINA "LOCAL" COAT SIZE BUTTON #2166 $1.85
Yes finally the correct brass 2 piece Tennessee button. We have been trying to make this button for years but because the originals were so weak no one would touch it. So we bought our own as seen in the photo right. It was dug in Murfreesboro Tn. From it we took a casting in pewter. This helped show some of the detail. In case your wondering the button is supposed to be the State Seal of Tennessee. Then we shot photo's of 6 other Tennessee buttons. One would have a little better detail on the top the next was better on the side and so forth. Then we took the strong points from all 7 of them to produce this great reproduction. Original Tennessee buttons are believed to have been made by C. Rouyer of New Orleans. The backs of the buttons are exactly the same as some other buttons known to have been made by him. We used the exact same back with a brass shank that is properly soldered in. The backs are marked "J.W. SMITH & SON WARTRACE TENN." They were shipped up river and sold in Stores in Memphis as well as other locales throughout western and middle Tenn.
We know this as the "Southworth, Nance & Co. of 163 Main Street, Memphis Tenn. ran an advertisement in the Memphis Daily Appeal on June 14, 1861 offering these buttons for sale.
They have been found where ever the army of Tennessee was camped from early to mid war with there being fewer and fewer found in camps after mid 1863. Since New Orleans fell in April 1862 and there was no other supply (as far as we know) when they were lost they were replaced by whatever else was available.
1851 GOODYEAR PAT. 7/8 INCH BUTTON
These buttons are 7/8 inch, 2 hole hard rubber Goodyear Pat. coat buttons and yes they are just as the originals. They are made from HARD RUBBER, NOT PLASTIC!
The use of hard rubber for everyday items literally exploded in the years just prior to the American Civil War. The number of products that were being made from this "new" material seemed to be unlimited. Manufacturers were taking every opportunity to use Hard Rubber, it was "all the rage".
The best illustration of my point can be found in the book, "India Rubber And Gutta Perch In The Civil War Era" by Mike Woshner published by O'Donnell Publications. (the best book on the subject to date). Take a look at page 154, a Berdan's forage cap in the Smithsonian collection has plain domed hard rubber on the strap. Both military and civilian styles have been found in campsites indicating the latter were used as replacement buttons (as were wood, china, bone and metal). Sometimes soldiers passed the time by carving rings and other items out of these buttons. Partially carved buttons have been excavated at prisoner of war camps as well.
1851 GOODYEAR PAT. 5/8 INCH BUTTON
The buttons are not fuzzy, it's just the photo
SMALL ENGINEERS BUTTON ITEM # 873 $1.85
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