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Louisiana (Local) Militia Button
Item #: 12cwmus
Outstanding and Absolutely beautiful button, NON dug, Louisiana Militia coat button. Southern wartime manufacture. Two piece, convex, showing the spread winged pelican on a lined field facing right, with her head down injuring her breast so she can feed he four nestlings below. This button is loaded with gold gilt and is stunning, without any bangs, nicks, scrapes. The back has the original wire shank firmly in place, with a depressed channel, with the crude crimping around. This button was most likely 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"- (21.5mm)
Ref: Tice LA249D.1. -
Shipping Weight: 1 lbNot for Sale