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PostSubject: Union Government Buttons   11/8/2009, 4:31 pm

Union Buttons are more commonly found compared to their counterpart Confederate buttons. There were more of them manufactured simply because the Union had a better financial means than the Confederacy.

Confederate soldiers would sometimes steal a coat from a dead Union soldier if he needed one as well as other necessities. This meant that Confederate soldiers would have been wearing Union gear but you would hardly see a Union soldier adorning anything Confederate.

The most common of Union buttons are the General Service Eagle Button. This device consists of an Eagle with a shield on its breast with arrows in one talon and an olive branch in the other. Depending on the soldier's job, there also could be a letter in the shield to determine the soldier's duty. For example, A is for artillery, C is for cavalry, D is for Dragoon, I is for Infantry, and R is for Rifleman.

This is a grouping of General Service Eagle buttons. The button in the middle is a General Service Infantry button. These buttons were recovered in Tennessee. All of these buttons have a blank button back with no backmark.

This button is a General Service Eagle C Cuff Calvary button. The backmark is "T.N. Dale and Co. *S.N.Y.*" This button was recovered in Tennessee.

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PostSubject: Re: Union Government Buttons   11/9/2009, 1:54 pm

US Calvary Coat GOODARD & BRO / * EXTRA * bmk

Staff Officer kepi buttons EXTRA / * QUALITY * bmk

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PostSubject: Re: Union Government Buttons   2/3/2010, 11:58 am

Here are 3 of many I have found.

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