U.S. INFANTRY “I” COAT BUTTON - RECOVERED FROM GETTYSBURG

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Item Code: 532-170

Brass infantry button has darkened with age, but still retains some of its original gilt in areas. Shank is present on reverse, but bent. Backmark reads, “SCOVILL MFG. CO. WATERBURY”.

Item was recovered from the base of Little Round Top on the Gettysburg battlefield by local resident John Cullison, who excavated relics on the field from 1935-1959. Cullison sold his collection to the famed Gettysburg Rosensteel family, who held the primary collection of Gettysburg artifacts.  [sm]

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