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Old 01-08-2017, 08:15 AM
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Default small button found in confed camp; bi-metal? bird in flight

This is an unusual button. Very small, raised image of a bird in flight. Possibly bi-metal as rim of button is different than "setting" or back of button. Perched on a penny so you can see how small it is.
Found in an April 1865 confederate camp amongst various military buttons.

Has anyone found one similar? Would love to know the age and origin.
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Old 01-08-2017, 08:52 AM
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I think what you have is a livery button. And it could have been lost by a confederate soldier. I think some of us have called them sportsman's buttons, but I like Livery better. They are usually associated with our friends the British. Take a look at this site.

https://sites.google.com/site/liverybuttonsidentified/
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The small size and wide rim are like that of a Jacksonian button, use on a waistcoat/vest.
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Originally Posted by NHBenz View post
The small size and wide rim are like that of a Jacksonian button, use on a waistcoat/vest.
I originally didn't think it was a Jacksonian, but you got me to rethinking it. You just may be correct. Check out this link re: Jacksonian buttons.

http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j...pAjW_lXMZsGjmg
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Originally Posted by duggap View post
I originally didn't think it was a Jacksonian, but you got me to rethinking it. You just may be correct. Check out this link re: Jacksonian buttons.

http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j...pAjW_lXMZsGjmg
THANK YOU! Big help! Scan 1A, top row, 2nd button from right has exact image as my button, but with a raised rim where mine is flat. Thanks, again!
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Thank you, NHBenz, for your help!

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Very interesting and nice ID!

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