Silver, gilt, bone, brass
largest: 1 1/8 in. ( 2.9 cm )
stamped: (1), on face of button: "3/D" (3rd Dragoons)
stamped: (2), face: "9" (9th Regiment)
stamped: (3-5), face: "17" (17th Regiment; octagon border)
stamped: (6), face: "XX" (20th Regiment)
stamped: (7), face: "26" (26th Regiment)
stamped: (8), fa
Silver or gilt buttons or military buttons; military buttons have bone backs covered by thin faces with the number, emblem, or symbol of their regiment on the face; two of the buttons have an anchor; another button has its regiment number enclosed inside a star and three have their number enclosed inside an octagon border; two buttons have brass coating on a silver face: a regiment name on the edge of the face encloses a crown or flower in the center; many buttons have wreathed borders and crowns; five other buttons also have bone backs covered by thin faces, but have only floral or swirled line decorations without regiment numbers or symbols.
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