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|B3021...British Navy button (22.1mm) Backmark: Rivet'd & Soldered" on a graphic. This is the same backmark found on other English staff and Navy buttons imported into the Confederacy. Fouled anchor design is similar to the design used for Chief Petty Officers (Albert NA 131 series) but this English made button employed a die design entirely different from other examples of that button. Gilded button, shank intact, crisp backmark Recovered: Moss Neck Mountain., near Fredericksburg Va. |
|B6672...British Navy button, officer, anchor on lined field with wide border, one part button, estimated 1790 to 1820, Hammond Turner & Dickinson, (21.8mm) |
Button depicts anchor on lined background with wide border, this anchor that is not fouled, is believed to have been made for British Naval officers 1790 to 1820. Backmark: "HAMMOND (dot) , TURNER & DICKINSON (dot)" rm between two rings, ca 1790's to 1820, (HammondTurnerDickinson01). One part flat button, large coat size. Dug button, with heavy gilding, shank intact. Recovered: not known.
Ref: Albert BNH6.
|B4495...British Artillery button (13.4mm). |
Button depicts three rows of cannons attributed to Royal Artillery
Recovered: Gulf coast Florida / Alabama
Ref: Troiani page 12 BRAi.
|B4489...British Button, 7th Regiment? (23mm). |
Backmark: "I Nutting & Son / Coventry Arden/ King St face has a latin inscription with "7" in the center.
Cast pewter, shank missing, some rim damage
Recovered: Gulf coast Florida / Alabama.
|B2898...British Royal Regiment of Artillery 1815 button (15.6mm). |
Button lost by one of the British invaders in 1815! Motif bears crown atop circle "Royal Regiment of Artillery" Backmark "T McGowan / London" Recovered: Gulf coast Florida / Alabama.
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