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button (V.M.I.) Virginia Military Institute Button (cuff sized).
This beautiful cuff sized button is non dug. The front shows great detail.
The shank is intact, and the back mark reads Robinsons Extra.
Item SB1003  $150.00

button (N.H.D.V.S.) Natural Home for Disabled Veteran Soldiers.
This button was excavated in Central Virginia. The front has some
gilt remaining. The shank is missing, and it has a Steele & Johnson
back mark. Circa 1820-1830.
Item SB1002  $24.95

button Western Military Institute Button.
This is a Civil War period, non dug button. William Leigh says he believe's it's from a school in Ohio, or maybe Kentucky. The rmdc back mark reads Scovill Mg. Co. Waterbury.
Item BU7147  $135.00

button Ultra Rare Virginia Military Institute Button (coat sized).
This coat sized button was excavated in Central Virginia. The shank is intact but laid down, and the dm back mark is R.W. Robinson Extra Rich. Albert's SU407 and Tice's VAS291A.1.
Item BU3297  $295.00

button Kentucky Military Institute Button (coat sized).
This non dug (KMI) coat sized button is museum quality condition. Signs of wear only tend to accentuate the remaining gilt. The rmdc back mark Extra Gilt, along with a perfect copper stand up shank make this one a must have for your collection.
Item BU3249  $495.00

button King's Mountain Military School Button (coat sized).
This excavated coat sized button has quite a bit of gilt remaining. The front of the button reads King's Mountain Military School, Yorkville, So/CA 1855. The shank is intact, but bent almost flat, and the rmdc back mark reads Scovill MF'G Co. Waterbury. Albert's SU189 and Tice's A1.SCS294.
Item BU3234  $695.00 $495.00

button V.M.I. Cadet Button (coat sized).
This button was excavated in Central Virginia. The front shows good detail, but has no gilt remaining. The shank is intact and the backmark reads R&W Robinson.
Item BU3163  $185.00 $145.00

button V.M.I. Cadet Button (coat sized).
This button was excavated in Central Virginia. The front shows good detail, and has a significant amount of gilt remaining. The shank is intact and the backmark reads R&W Robinson.
Item BU3162  $225.00 $175.00

button St. Timothy's School Button.
This beautiful non dug button has a beveled star
on the front, and the backmark reads WATERBURY BUTTON CO.
This button is Tice's MD275C and Albert's SU378.
Item BU3022  $850.00

button North Carolina, Hillsboro Military Academy Button (coat sized).
This coat sized uniform button was dug in Chancellorsville, Virginia. It shows nice gilt, and detail on the front. The back is damaged, as shown in the picture. 18.43mm, Albert's150AV.
Item BU3152  $345.00

Hillsborough Hillsborough Military Academy Button.
This 19mm button is Albert's SU150 (Tice's NCS270 Am.1 "Schuyler. H.& G./ N. York" dm.) A nice button with some gilt remaining and an upright shank solid and intact. Hillsborough Military Academy; convex, two piece construction. Students attended the first classes at Hillsborough Military Academy in January 1859, and by the following year, 99 students were enrolled. Commanded by Charles C. Tew, a former faculty member at the Citadel and superintendent of the Arsenal Academy in South Carolina, the school was patterned after the U.S. Military Academy. Most of the faculty and cadets joined the Confederate Army at the outbreak of war. Charles Tew was killed in the Bloody Lane at Antietam while commanding the 2nd North Carolina Regiment. Just before the fall of Charleston, many cadets left the Academy without orders to join General Beauregard. To the cadets' dismay, recruiters would not enlist them due to their impetuous breach of cadet discipline. The residual Cadet Corps was disbanded just before General Johnston's Army capitulated in 1865. Scovill produced the buttons around 1859-1860. The device shows a five pointed star on a lined field with the prime point oriented downwards and "NC" at sides.
Item BU3004  $850.00 $805.00

VMI coat button Civil War Coat-Size VMI Button.
Recovered at a North Anna, Virginia location, this coat sized button has an R & W Robinson Backmark. The front still shows very good detail and the stand-up shank is solid. There is a slight separation on the back. Nevertheless, this button displays quite nicely.
Item BU2045  $166.75