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Object Name BUTTON
Catalog Number 0985.02.00137a
Description Brass Postwar Florida State seal button with backmark "SCOVILL MGF Co / WATERBURY".
Owned James Patton Anderson
Made Scovill Manufacturing Co., Waterbury
Provenance According to the donor, these buttons are from the uniform of Major General James Patton Anderson. Cut from his coat by order of the US Government, 1865.

However, the Florida State Seal depicted on the button was adopted in 1868, and was not in use during the American Civil War. Therefore, the history of these buttons being associated with the war is believed to be erroneous
People Anderson, James Patton