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Mississippi Infantry (Local) Button
Item #: 11cwmus
Outstanding and Absolutely beautiful button, NON dug, Mississippi Infantry coat button. Two piece, convex. Has "MISSISSIPPI" surrounding a five pointed beveled star with the letter "I" on a plain field. A dot lies at the bottom or 6 o'clock area. The surface of the star rays were stippled, but this one there are none or worn off. Either way this button is in near perfect condition with very crisp lettering, without any bangs, nicks, scrapes. The back has the original wire shank firmly in place, with a depressed channel. This button was made by Casimir Rouyer of New Orleans
***NOW FOR THE REST OF THE STORY**This button was from a war time collection of buttons brought back from the war, by Phillip D. Miller. He was 24 years old and served with the 25th Michigan Infantry in Company "A" and was an Assistant surgeon. Along the way he must have treated confederate soldiers and in doing so removed buttons from there coats or discarded ones. This button along with others stayed in the family until a few years ago. There were then sold to a civil war dealer, and i was able to get a few of theses buttons. What a story, if i find any more info out i will add it.
Backmark: ""Blank"- (21mm)
Ref: Tice MP245A.1. -
Shipping Weight: 1 lbNot for Sale