largest: 7/8 in. ( 2.2 cm )
stamped: (81-82), front of button at bottom: "EXCELSIOR" (perching eagle on branch in center; worn by New York State soldiers)
stamped: (83-103), front at bottom: "CORPS" (eagle perched atop cannon; Corps of Artillery, c. 1820-21)
stamped: (105), front:
Brass, bronze, or lead buttons; military buttons have the number, emblem, or symbol of their regiment on front: twenty-four buttons have an eagle perched atop a cannon in center, with an inscription below at bottom; three buttons have an eagle grasping a banner, and flying over a castle; two buttons have a regiment number above a bugle in center, encircled by a border of stars; another button has an inscription encircled by a horn in center, surmounted by thirteen stars at top; one button has an eagle with an inscription inside a shield on its breast, grasping an olive branch with one claw and three arrows with the other; three lead buttons have a foliate inscription in center, above a star enclosed inside an oval at bottom; another lead button has an eagle in center, above an oval at bottom; two buttons have an eagle perched atop a branch in center, above an inscription at bottom; three buttons have a foliate inscription above a number in center, encircled by a border of stars; three other buttons have a foliate inscription in center, above an arrow enclosed inside an oval wreath at bottom; two buttons are decorated with a basket pattern, and have no regiment numbers or symbols.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.