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Object Name BUTTON
Catalog Number 0985.13.01545c
Description Brass, two-piece U.S. Navy button; eagle resting on horizontal anchor, three cannon balls below, encircling stars on lined field with rope inner-border; backmark "R & W ROBINSON / EXTRA RICH."
Dimensions Dia-0.875 inches
Owned unidentified Confederate soldiers; Isaac Davenport
Made R and W Robinson
Provenance These buttons were given to Isaac Davenport when he was a small boy by Confederate soldiers during the war for holding their horses. He said he used to offer to hold the soldiers' horses and they would say, "I haven't got any money, but will give you a button."
People Davenport, Isaac
unidentified Confederate soldier
Search Terms Confederate States Navy
Subjects children
boys
Horses
Payments