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Object Name BUTTON
Catalog Number 0985.03.00058
Description Two-piece U.S. General Staff button with backmark, "EXTRA QUALITY." The button is attached to a piece of faded gray wool cloth attched to carboard with two newspaper articles.
Material brass, textile (wool)
Dimensions W-3.5 L-3.25 Dia-0.875 inches
Owned Unknown
Provenance The fragment of uniform with button attached was found on a body buried in a cellar in Atlanta, Georgia. The owner of the home had the cellar excavated in 1892, and the workers found the remains of what was believed to be a murdered Confederate soldier.

"Fragment of an officer's uniform and piece of tobacco and button found on the body."
People unidentified Confederate soldier
Search Terms Atlanta Campaign
Subjects Burials