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    Button ID/Date found in Georgia

    Friend found this today. Canít really read the back very well. Any thoughts? Click image for larger version. 

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    Looks like a General Service US Army coat button, Indian Wars era, (1866-1898) to me. Experts will chime in soon, Sub
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    Quote Originally Posted by Subterranean View Post
    Looks like a General Service US Army coat button, Indian Wars era, (1866-1898) to me. Experts will chime in soon, Sub
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    Thanks! Looking forward to hearing more. PS: I used to live in Springfield. Love Missouri.
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    Subterranean is correct.. although he's a bit off on the dates, which are actually 1875 to 1902. Your friend's button is what button-collectors call the Indian Wars Era eagle ("general service") button, but in actuality it dates past that era, through the Spanish-American War era, to 1902, when it was replaced by the Great Seal general-service button.

    The backmark on your friend's button seems to be the very-late-1800s-through-early-1900s version of "Scovill Mfg. Co. / Waterbury Ct" backmark.

    The photo below shows the three versions of US Army "eagle button." Their period of manufacture/issuance respectively (from left to right) are 1902-to-present, 1875-to-1902, and 1854-to-1874.
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    Last edited by TheCannonballGuy; Jan 14, 2018 at 07:28 PM. Reason: Typo-error in a date, which I fixed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheCannonballGuy View Post
    Subterranean is correct.. although he's a bit off on the dates, which are actually 1875 to 1902. Your friend's button is what button-collectors call the Indian Wars Era eagle ("general service") button, but in actuality it dates past that era, through the Spanish-American War era, to 1902, when it was replaced by the Great Seal general-service button.

    The backmark on your friend's button seems to be the very-late-1800s-through-early-1900s version of "Scovill Mfg. Co. / Waterbury Ct" backmark.

    The photo below shows the three versions of US Army "eagle button." Their period of manufacture/issuance respectively (from left to right) are 1902-to-present, 1874-to-1902, and 1854-to-1874.
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