Civil War Relicman,
Winchester, Virginia USA (changed hands 70 times in the Civil War!).
|B6344...Federal officer button, eagle with shield, "H. C. HARPER / (dot) PHILA. (dot), dm, (15mm). Button was intended for officers, depicting patriotic symbolism of eagle grasping arrows for war and olive branch for peace. Backmark: "H. C. HARPER / (dot) PHILA. (dot), dm no rings, letters are plain without serifs, manufactured after the Civil War, (Harper HC.110). Three part officer button, hat or sleeve size.
Button.1.Federal.10.Officer.Harper HC.110. Die pattern features eagle facing right surrounded by stars, stripes only in shield with convex top, blunt ears, bulged sides, and pointed bottom, three arrows in right talon. Reference: Albert GS, Tice GS. Manufactured after the Civil War.