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Buttons mounted on card

Object Number: 
1951.501a-m
Date: 
1860-1865
Medium: 
Brass, paper, silk
Dimensions: 
Card: 11 x 7 in. ( 27.9 x 17.8 cm ) Largest (button): 7/8 in. (2.2 cm)
Marks: 
stamped: c) front: "NORTH CAROLINA" stamped: d) front: "UNITED WE STAND DIVIDED WE FALL" stamped: e) front: "MAP OF ALABAMA" stamped: f) front: "H.N.R.C." stamped: g) front: "VIRGINIA/SIC SEMPER TYRANNIS" stamped: h) front: "MVC" stamped: j) front:
Description: 
Eleven dome-shaped brass buttons mounted atop circular blue card; silk ribbon with red and white strips attached to blue circle, which has a brass star in center encircled by a border of white stars.
Gallery Label: 
These buttons were worn by Confederate state regiments during the Civil War.
Bibliography: 
Holzer, Harold and The New-York Historical Society. "The Civil War in 50 Objects." New York: Viking, 2013.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the 7th Regiment, National Guard New York
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group