CONFEDERATE “C” BUTTONS AND KNAPSACK HOOKS FROM TEMPORARY GRAVE AT COLD HARBOR

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Item Code: 2023-2820

This group contains four manuscript “C” Confederate cavalry buttons and six pieces of knapsack brass.

The four buttons show the kind of corrosion you’d expect from anything that was buried with a decaying body for any length of time. One is entirely complete with straight shank. A second button is complete except for only half the shank remaining on the back. Both of these buttons feature the partially readable backmark, “HALFMANN & TAYLOR / MONTGOMERY / ALABAMD”. The third and fourth buttons have significant deterioration of the face and portions of uniform cloth still attached to the back obscure and view of backmarks. The brass knapsack hooks, “j-hooks”, and strap button have small pieces of leather attached.

These were recovered from what was believed to have been a temporary grave at Cold Harbor, Virginia. The bodies eventually being recovered, leaving a few corroded relics behind.

These Manuscript style buttons were manufactured in England and run through the blockade.  [jet] [ph:L]

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