Description: Original war-time button of the 79th NY Cameron Highlanders. Professionally conserved by me (see below). Details/notes: Brass alloy; brazed iron shank; no visible back mark; pre-1860 manufacture; slight push from service use to large thistle bloom area (see photos); recovered by a former colleague in Washington DC where the regiment spent the early part of the war on defense duty.
You will receive the exact button(s) shown. The photos are not manipulated other than cropping for upload/size constraints. For sizing, refer to the photos. A standard US dime (18mm) is used to show a comparative size.
Though now visually disabled, I still professionally clean and conserve historic uniform buttons as a hobby using only museum-prescribed mechanical cleaning techniques. This means no chemicals of any kind are used to clean the artifacts I sell - ever.
In addition to conserving these items, I still study and produce research articles on specialized typologies. All of the excavated buttons I sell are absolutely authentic and were recovered from private property with permission. I do not invent the history or provenance of any excavated button I sell. The item "Excavated Civil War 79th NY Cameron Highlanders Thistle button Washington DC" is in sale since Friday, September 17, 2021.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Original Period Items\Buttons".store" and is located in Fort Mitchell, Kentucky.
This item can be shipped to United States.