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Excavated Civil War Uniform Buttons From the Union Government Artillery & Navy
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Excellent Excavated PA38 Pennsylvania National Guard Coat Button
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This is a scarce original excavated coat size Civil War uniform button for the state of Pennsylvania National Guard. This organization was formed in 1840 from the Spring Garden neighborhood of Philadelphia. During the Civil War they were part of the troops sent to put down the Baltimore riots. They came back to Philadelphia and were designated the 90th Pennsylvania. They saw 28 battles and suffered more than a thousand casualties. The button itself has the large "NG" letters on the front with nice detail and a fine amount of the original gold gilding. Around the edge of the button it has the Latin inscription "NON SIBI SED PATRIAE" which translates to "Not for himself but for his country." The back is intact with the correct "*W.G. MINTZER * PHILa" in a stippled channel maker's mark backmark. The shank is solid as a rock. This is the version listed as figure PA38 in Albert's button book. Tice lists this version as PA220a2. This is a great looking excavated Civil War era Pennsylvania state National Guard button.

Item #: B7217
Shipping Weight: 0.3 lb
Your Price:$295.00 USD
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