Backmark: "HORSTMANN...." dm
Construction: Convex, two-piece.
Approximate size: "13 mm.
Condition: Good, excavated, secure shank present. There is ample gilt and a slight push under the eagle's right wing. The back mark is definitely Horstmann but difficult to see without a loupe and light. No cracks, breaks, or repairs.
Recovered: In the area of Fort McMahon, Dinwiddie County, VA
Comments: Included in the additional images of the button is an image of the digger's index card indicating, in most cases, the button's identification, assessment of condition, recovery date & location and other general information. In the unlikely event where there are discrepancies between the digger's description and Virginia Relic's description, Virginia Relic's description shall be deemed correct. This relic was acquired directly from the family of the now deceased digger who hunted Civil War trails, campsites, and battle sites thoughout central Virginia for several decades. It will be an excellent addition to any excavated Civil War button or general relic collection.
Reference: Tice: VA 222 A9 Albert: VA 13A
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