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Buttons

Object Number: 
1943.492a-c
Date: 
1850-1860
Medium: 
Brass
Dimensions: 
largest: 1/2 in. ( 1.3 cm )
Marks: 
stamped: front: "A" (inside shield; Artillery); back: "HORSTMANN & CO./NY"
Description: 
Brass buttons; stamped on front with eagle grasping branch in one talon, and arrows in other talon, with shield on breast.
Gallery Label: 
These buttons were part of a uniform worn by James Lyall, who served with the 12th New York Infantry during the Civil War.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Arthur V. Lyall
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group