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    1 piece button, skinny eagle facing his left shoulder, need ID

    Need help w/ the three in left column . Eagle faces his left shoulder. Arrows in his right claw, single branch in his left. Backmark; two circles of stars, one piece, soldered shank. Can't tell if shield has "1" or "I", leaning toward "1". 19mm dia. All these found same location.
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  2. #2
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    Re: 1 piece button, skinny eagle facing his left shoulder, need ID

    Nice buttons windage Love the NC sunburst

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    Re: 1 piece button, skinny eagle facing his left shoulder, need ID

    I think CW.

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    Re: 1 piece button, skinny eagle facing his left shoulder, need ID

    Quote Originally Posted by bigcypresshunter
    I think CW.
    I would say Confederate local

    Added: Alberts #NC 15 or NC 16 A/B/C

  5. #5
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    Re: 1 piece button, skinny eagle facing his left shoulder, need ID

    Windage if you post measurements and pics of backs, I'm sure the button experts will be able to assist




  6. #6
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    Re: 1 piece button, skinny eagle facing his left shoulder, need ID

    Very nice.. when and where did u find them?
    "Its a lot better for em to ask ya how ya doin than whatcha doin" -Tom Dickey

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    Re: 1 piece button, skinny eagle facing his left shoulder, need ID

    Quote Originally Posted by CSA2K
    Very nice.. when and where did u find them?
    CSA2K I am from Charles Town.
    Dirty Mike

  8. #8

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    Re: 1 piece button, skinny eagle facing his left shoulder, need ID

    It would be an "I" for infantry. A pic of the backs would be most helpful in determining dates.
    You are probably aware but...the top two are Confederate and the eagles are Union. Plain shields are general service.

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    Re: 1 piece button, skinny eagle facing his left shoulder, need ID

    You said there is a letter "I" or a number "1" in the shield on the eagle's chest. There is no "eagle button" with a number in the shield, so it has to be a letter I. You said they are one-piece buttons. Your photo shows the buttons are obviously brass, not pewter. So, combining those three facts (brass, 1-piece, and an I in the shield) makes them a US Infantry button. The eagle-with-I-in-shield emblem was adopted in 1821. The earliest (meaning, 1820s) with that emblem were 1-piece pewter ...which was superceded by 1-piece brass in the late 1820s ...after which time, the 1-piece type was superceded by 2-piece brass buttons. In summary, your 1-piece brass eagle I buttons are from the late-1820s-to-1830s.

  10. #10
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    Re: 1 piece button, skinny eagle facing his left shoulder, need ID

    Is this your button? Eagle is facing to the right. I think CBG got it. http://www.mostlymilitary.com/page16...29&category=20

  11. #11
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    Re: 1 piece button, skinny eagle facing his left shoulder, need ID

    2nd button top left is eagle facing left and looks like an A for Artillery. Does it have a backmark or does it measure either 18 or 20 mm?

  12. #12
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    Re: 1 piece button, skinny eagle facing his left shoulder, need ID

    Quote Originally Posted by IronSpike
    2nd button top left is eagle facing left and looks like an A for Artillery. Does it have a backmark or does it measure either 18 or 20 mm?
    I thought it was an A at first but wasnt sure. Today it looks like an I. Are you sure the correct term isnt facing right because the eagle is looking over its right shoulder.

  13. #13
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    Re: 1 piece button, skinny eagle facing his left shoulder, need ID

    Quote Originally Posted by windage
    Need help w/ the three in left column . Eagle faces his left shoulder. Arrows in his right claw, single branch in his left. Backmark; two circles of stars, one piece, soldered shank. Can't tell if shield has "1" or "I", leaning toward "1". 19mm dia. All these found same location.
    It looks like arrows in left claw.

    We need to determine right from left lol. I know I write with my right hand and the eagle has a single olive branch in his right claw and arrows in left..

  14. #14
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    Re: 1 piece button, skinny eagle facing his left shoulder, need ID

    Quote Originally Posted by bigcypresshunter
    Quote Originally Posted by IronSpike
    2nd button top left is eagle facing left and looks like an A for Artillery. Does it have a backmark or does it measure either 18 or 20 mm?
    I thought it was an A at first but wasnt sure. Today it looks like an I. Are you sure the correct term isnt facing right because the eagle is looking over its right shoulder.
    I agree 2nd button top right is eagle facing right, but 2nd/3rd button top right looks to be facing left (Can't tell (left) on the 4th ).

  15. #15
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    Re: 1 piece button, skinny eagle facing his left shoulder, need ID

    Quote Originally Posted by IronSpike
    Quote Originally Posted by bigcypresshunter
    Quote Originally Posted by IronSpike
    2nd button top left is eagle facing left and looks like an A for Artillery. Does it have a backmark or does it measure either 18 or 20 mm?
    I thought it was an A at first but wasnt sure. Today it looks like an I. Are you sure the correct term isnt facing right because the eagle is looking over its right shoulder.
    I agree 2nd button top right is eagle facing right, but 2nd button top right looks to be facing left.
    Im not so sure. Its hard to see. I think the OP is describing it backwards. Compare his comparison to the arrows and branch.

 

 
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