Expanded Hours

We're now open Wednesdays through Sundays! Proof of vaccination is required. Learn more >

Buttons

Object Number: 
1930.66ab
Date: 
1860-1865
Medium: 
Brass
Dimensions: 
largest: 1/2 x 3/4 in. ( 1.3 x 1.9 cm )
Marks: 
stamped: b) front: "EXCELSIOR"; back: "EXTRA QUALITY" stamped: a) front: "VIRGINIA/SIC SEMPER TYRANNIS"; back: "SCOVILL MFG. CO./WATERBURY"
Description: 
Domed brass coat buttons.
Gallery Label: 

These buttons were collected by Dr. John Osgood Stone. According to the donor, one button came from the coat of a Confederate prisoner, the other from the Civil War battlefield of Williamsburg, Virginia.

Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Morgan Grinell
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group