to come by and if you collect VAs you are likely missing this one. Button has a soft
push to the face, however remains a very worthy example of this Rare Button.
Back is blank and believed to have been produced for the Confederacy by
"Steele & Johnson. Provenance of Northern, Va.
excavated near Charleston,SC. in the 70s. Button was dug with rim damage
as can be seen in the far right photo. It has been professionally restored by
Mr. Leonard Short. Button is solid and excellent example. Rare & Respectable
Button. E.M.Lewis & Co. Richmond,Va bm.
out of the Musket when Marching and not in use. This Soldier may have been
rushed into Battle and under the 'chaos' failed to remove it. Great piece of
American Civil War History. Provenance of " Gettysburg, Pa ".