A special collection of Civil War buttons so revered, they were made into jewelry. These hat pins, cuff links, lapel pins and bracelets were taken from uniforms and converted into esteemed reminders of a veteran’s service to his country. Imagine them worn by wives, daughters, and sons to church in their ” Sunday best”. Too often, in rememberance of a loved one’s ultimate sacrifice. They were present, and worn with pride at early G.A.R. and Confederate Veterans gatherings. They survive today, some documented with the history they were a part of, some of forgotten importance, but all reminders of the honored service of the soldiers who once wore them.
Lapel pin. “Extra Quality”
Stick Pin. ” D.EVANS & CO./ ATTLEBORO MASS”
Lapel pin. Indian Wars.
Stick pin. Obscured backmark.
Lapel pin. “Horstmann & Alien”
LapelPin. “Scovill & Co / Waterbury”
Cuff link; “Goodwin’s Pat July 17 1876”
Cuff link. “Schuyler H & G / New York”
Bracelet piece. “Superior Quality”
Ear Bobs; Indian War era cuff buttons.
Hat pin: “HORSTMANN BROS & CO/ PHILA”
Hat pin (9″) “WATERBURY BUTTON CO *”
Lapel pin Post War era.