|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|
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."
unidentified Confederate soldier