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Excavated Civil War Confederate Government Uniform Buttons
Virginia Excavated C.S. In Shield Civil War Confederate Staff Officer Button CS17
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This is on that you very seldom get a chance to own. It is a very attractive Confederate made 1-piece officer's coat button. It has the eagle with the upturned wings. In the shield on the eagle's chest you can clearly see the bold "CS' letters. The eagle is on a blank background and around the edges it has 13 five pointed stars. This is the pattern that is listed as CS17 in Albert's button book and as CS233a1 in Tice's button book. Most of the time these buttons have poor detail from the manufacture of the die but this one has very clear "CS" as you can see. The lettering is as nice as you could hope for. On the reverse of the button it has a replacement shank added and it displays superbly. It had lost the original brass shank intact as so often are. All that held the shank on was a small bit of solder. It didn't take much to knock the shank off. In 1985 my Friend Ranson Hundley found this button with a metal detector in a Confederate position in Chaffin's Bluff, Virginia. Chaffin's Bluff is located in Henrico County, Virginia, United States, along the James River. Chaffin's Bluff on the north side of the river opposite Drewry's Bluff, long-considered a major defense point of the river below Richmond. Located at a major bend in the river about eight miles south of Richmond, both bluffs were fortified by the Confederates early in the American Civil War. This button would be appreciated by any Confederate collector. '

Item #: A5609
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