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Monthly Archives: June 2019

The Staff Buttons of General Thomas Jonathan “Stonewall” Jackson

Anyone reading this will be aware of the General’s history and legacy. The purpose of this article is to examine a few of the uniform buttons taken during the night of his tragic and mortal wounding at Chancellorsville.  They come to us from the collections at the Museum of the Confederacy and the V.M.I. Museum. … Continue reading »

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Books: (Military Buttons)

A Catalog of Uniforms in the Collection of the Museum of theConfederacy,  Richmond:  The Museum of the Confederacy 1987, 2000 Reprint.   Albert, Alphaeus H.  Record of American Uniform and Historical Buttons Bicentennial Edition,  Boyertown:  Boyertown Publishing Co. 1976.   Albert, Alphaeus H.  Buttons of the Confederacy.  Highstown:  Boyertown Publishing Co.  1963.   Bazelon, Bruce … Continue reading »

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Buttons From the Sears Roebuck Catalogue 1902

From the bibliography of Martin Wycoff’s , “United States Military Buttons of the Land Services 1787-1902″, we find a referenced source of Officers and GAR buttons for sale through the  1902 Sears Roebuck catalogue.     A 1969 reprint , shows plated brass buttons, of the General staff type, for sale for .19 cents / doz. … Continue reading »

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