F323a - Confederate Uniforn Buttons

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F323a - Confederate Uniforn Buttons

327.50
This is a tray of eight approximately 28mm and four 21 mm diameter buttons. They each have a plain front and blank back, all with strong shanks. Buttons of this general type were dug in quantity in the winter of 1861 and 1862 camps of the Manassas defense line. This was always attributed to militia uniforms being worn in the early part of the war and exchanged for confederate issue when available. However, it was recently noted that the uniform of Confederate Major of Artillery Arthur Lee Rogers bears buttons apparently identical to these. His uniform is on display in the Virginia Military Institute Hall of Valor at New Market, Virginia. Major Rogers was VMI class of 1852. He was a designer of the Confederate flag, was wounded at Chancellorsville, but survived the war. He obviously had worn these buttons throughout the war and these are, therefore, valid Confederate Uniform buttons. They come from the George Whiting collection with a note written in his hand offering some of the above information. A handsome display and a rare grouping.
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