Civil War Period Buttons

 

For references on Civil War buttons we highly recommend Albert's Record of American Uniform and Historical Buttons and Tice's Uniform Buttons of the United States.  A super reference for US uniforms is Langellier's Army Blue, The Uniform of Uncle Sams Regulars.  For the CS side of the house Jensen's Johnny Reb : The Uniform of the Confederate Army, 1861-1865 is one of the best for the money.

NOTE:  Recently I decided to begin given button measurements in inches as well as millimeters.  This allows easy comparison to those dimensions given in the various collectors books and also simplifies things for our customers who are on the metric system.  As time permits these measurements will be added.


United States Army: 

CWB101 US Eagle Button, 7/8".  Primary use is for officer uniforms.  

CWB102 US Eagle Button 3/4".   Enlisted uniform button.

CWB103 US Eagle Button 1/2".  Enlisted and officer cuff button, also used on uniform jackets (shell jackets).

CWB104 US Corps of Engineers Officer, 9/10". 

CWB105 US Corps of Engineers Officer, 1/2".

CWB106 US "I" Shield Eagle Button 7/8". 

CWB107 US  "I" Shield Eagle Button, 3/4".  Used for enlisted coats per Uniform Regulations, 1851.

CWB108 US "I" Shield Eagle Button, 1/2".  Used for enlisted coats per Uniform Regulations, 1851.

CWB109 US "C" Shield Eagle Button, 7/8". 

CWB110 US "C" Shield Eagle Button, 5/8".  

CWB111 US "A" Shield Eagle Button, 7/8". 

CWB112 US "A" Shield Eagle Button, 5/8". Enlisted and officer cuff button, also used on uniform jackets (shell jackets).

CWB114 US "D" Shield Eagle Button, 7/8"

Officer Buttons:

CWB115 US Staff Officer Button, coat size, three price construction.

CWB116 US Staff Officer Button, cuff size, three piece construction.

US State Buttons:

CWB801 NY State Button, coat size, three piece construction.   

CWB802 NY State Button, cuff size, three piece construction.  

Trouser Buttons: 

CWB501 Tin tin backed button, 5/8". 

CWB502 Tin tin backed button, 1/2". 

CWB504 Tin paper backed button, 5/8".  Used on trousers,  haversacks and shelter halves. 

CWB505 Tin paper backed button, 1/2".  Used on the fly of trousers. 

CWB506 Pewter button, 5/8". 

CWB507 Black tin button, 5/8". 

CWB508 Black tin button, 1/2".

Bone Buttons:  

Our bone buttons are made of real cattle bone not plastic, don't sell your customers short by using plastic imitation buttons use the real thing, not only will they be please but so will you.

CWB701 Bone Button, Four Hole, 1/2".   Recommended for shirts and trouser fly.

CWB702 Bone Button, Four Hole, 5/8" (15mm)  Recommended for waist buttons on trousers.

CWB704 Bone, four hole, 11/16" (17.5mm)  Primarily used for shelter halves.

 

Confederate Army:  

CWB200 CS Artillery "A" Button, 7/8", Brass

CWB201 CS Artillery "A" Button, 5/8", Brass

CWB202 CS Infantry "I" Button, 7/8", Brass

CWB203 CS Infantry "I" Button, 3/4" Brass

CWB204 CS Infantry "I" Button, 5/8", Brass

CWB205 Old English "I" Button, 7/8", Brass.  Reproduced from an original marked "S Issacs Campbell & Company/London/71 Jermyn St."   We elected not to reproduce the back marking on this button to reduce the possibility of it being used to fake an original.

CWB206 Old English "I" Button, 5/8", Brass

CWB207 CS Cavalry "C" Button, 7/8", Brass

CWB208 CS Cavalry "C" Button, 5/8", Brass

CWB303 Officer's "Droop Wing" Eagle Button, 7/8", gilt finish.  

CWB304 Officer's "Droop Wing" Eagle Button, 5/8", gilt finish.  

CWB305 General Service, "CSA",  7/8", Brass

CWB306 General Service, "CSA", 5/8", Brass

CS State Buttons 

CWB400 Mississippi, "I", 7/8, Brass

CWB401 Mississippi, "I", 3/4", Brass. 

CWB402 Louisiana Pelican, 7/8", Brass

CWB402A  Louisiana Pelican, 5/8", Brass, copied from an original Hyde and Goodrich example.   

CWB403 Alabama, AVC, 7/8", Brass

CWB404 Alabama, AVC, 5/8", Brass

CWB405 Georgia, State Seal, 7/8", Brass 

CWB406 Georgia, State Seal, 5/8", Brass 

CWB407 North Carolina, "Sunburst", Gilt Finish, 7/8", Brass

 
 

CWB408 Texas, Star with TEXAS Border, 7/8", Brass 

CWB409 Texas, Star with TEXAS Border, 5/8", Brass   

CWB410 Virginia, State Seal, copied from original marked "Horstman Bros. & Co./Phil", Brass, 7/8" /  23mm.    

CWB411 Virginia, State Seal, copied from original marked "W. G. Mintzer.Phil/D"  5/8" / 14mm.    

CWB412  South Carolina, 7/8", brass

CWB414  South Carolina, 5/8", brass

Officer Buttons:

CWB601  Alabama, state map, three-piece construction, Brass, coat size.

CWB602 Alabama, state map, three-piece construction, Brass, cuff size.

CWB603 Virginia, three-piece construction, copied from original marked "Schuyler H & G New-York",  Brass, coat size.    

CWB604 Virginia, three-piece construction, copied from original marked "*EXTRA*/ QUALITY",  Brass, cuff size.

CWB605  Maryland, three-piece construction, coat size.

CWB606  Maryland, three-piece construction, cuff size.

CWB607 Kentucky, three-piece construction, coat size. 

CWB608 Kentucky, three-piece construction, cuff size.