Item: Pre-Civil War Infantry Militia Coat Button
Backmark: "PLATED" with wreath. rm
Construction: Convex, one-piece.
Approximate size: 20 mm.
Condition: Excellent, non-excavated, secure shank present. The button's front, originally silver plated, was at some point lightly clear coated. It now has a very appealing mellow brass patina with partial silver plate remaining on the rear. It has no cracks, breaks, bends, or repairs.
Reference: Tice: GI200D3 Alberts: GI 79E var.
Comments: According to "Uniform Buttons Of The United States 1776-1865" by Warren K. Tice, "Both northern and southern militia serving during the early months of the Civil War must have used them (militia buttons), since they are occasionally unearthed at Civil War campsites." This button will be an excellent addition to any pre-Civil War militia button or general relic collection.
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