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Old 06-03-2019, 09:53 PM
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Default Is it Civil War?

Howdy to you guys and gals over on this thread..

I've found a few buttons here in Michigan that I can confirm are veteran bring-back true civil war era uniform stuff.. They are on a top shelf in my display along with my civil war tokens.

Today I found this at an old 1800's farmhouse. It has a wonderful eagle on the front and is a two piece, but the only backmark seems to be stars. I have not yet done any research to determine if there was a CW veteran who lived here.

I don't know if I can really say if it is military or a nice copy (I have a late 1800's Sears catalogue copy that advertises eagle buttons for sale that have the civil war era eagle..)

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Old 06-04-2019, 05:38 AM
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Your button is a general service button. They were the type worn by soldiers during the civil war. The button was used for enlisted me until 1876, when a slightly different eagle was used thru 1902.
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Old 06-04-2019, 08:25 PM
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That's a nice one, congrats on a nice General service button.
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Old 06-04-2019, 09:28 PM
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Awesome find, glad itís an oldie!

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Old 06-07-2019, 11:11 AM
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Love those buttons, great finds!!
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Old 06-19-2019, 11:01 PM
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That is a nice button to find and save!

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