Buttons in case

Object Number: 
1955.301a-y
Date: 
1861-1865
Medium: 
Brass, wool, leather, paper
Dimensions: 
Case: 1 1/8 x 5 7/8 x 3 in. ( 2.9 x 14.9 x 7.6 cm ) Largest (button): 1 in. (2.5 cm)
Marks: 
stamped: front of buttons: "EXCELSIOR" (eagle atop NYS coat of arms in center)
Description: 
Twenty-four domed brass buttons mounted inside leather-lined cardboard case.
Gallery Label: 
These buttons were worn on the unifrom of Captain William Manson of the 79th New York State Militia Regiment during the Civil War.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Donald T. Manson
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group