🔎 UNIDENTIFIED I know it's an overall button, Need info on maker

YBnormal

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I already know that is an overall button, but I have never seen this brand. I certanly have never seen one with a civil war. Ironclad on it. I would love to see any info on the maker and timeframe they may have been made. It was dug on a site that produces artifiacts from pre civil war up thru about 1950s.

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Never seen one posted up before, very nice recovery. :occasion14:
I looked at a lot of overall buttons online and got zippo-sorry no help on the ID
 
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I already know that is an overall button, but I have never seen this brand. I certanly have never seen one with a civil war. Ironclad on it. I would love to see any info on the maker and timeframe they may have been made. It was dug on a site that produces artifiacts from pre civil war up thru about 1950s.

thanks
Very cool button, I hope someone can help you find out more about it.
 
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I already know that is an overall button, but I have never seen this brand. I certanly have never seen one with a civil war. Ironclad on it. I would love to see any info on the maker and timeframe they may have been made. It was dug on a site that produces artifiacts from pre civil war up thru about 1950s.

thanks
Looks like a Civil War Iron Clad ship.
Is that a Confederate X on the flag?
 
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Looks like a Civil War Iron Clad ship.
Is that a Confederate X on the flag?
I think it is unlikely, The style of ironclad is like the Union's ships with two stacks. I belive the confederate ships had only one stack.
 
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YBnormal said:
> I think it is unlikely. The style of ironclad [on your overalls-button] is like the
> Union's ships with two stacks. I believe the Confederate ships had only one stack.

YBnormal is correct. When most Americans think of a yankee ironclad's shape, they see the "circular turret on a flat raft" shape of the Monitor-Class ironclads. But the yankees did produce "river warfare" ironclads which had a sloping shield like the Confederate ironclads. Here's a link to photos of one of the seven City-Class civil war ironclads, the USS Cairo. Those photos show the two-smokestacks ironclad on the overalls-button. The USS Cairo sank in the Yazoo River during the Vicksburg Campaign when she struck two Confederate mines almost simultaneously.

 
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