Buttons in case
Brass, wool, leather, paper
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)
stamped: front of buttons: "EXCELSIOR" (eagle atop NYS coat of arms in center)
Twenty-four domed brass buttons mounted inside leather-lined cardboard case.
These buttons were worn on the unifrom of Captain William Manson of the 79th New York State Militia Regiment during the Civil War.
Gift of Donald T. Manson
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.