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Object Name BUTTON
Catalog Number 0985.10.00265b
Description Gilded brass Confederate staff button with backmark "EXTRA RICH TREBLE GILT." This button plus four others are attached to a green paper envelope (.265a) postmarked, "RICHMOND / DEC 24 / 3:30 PM / 1926 / VA." "Mrs. John Haskell / Cau___ Road / Columbia / SC" is handwritten in ink on the envelope. "Buttons / worn by Col. John C. Haskell / through the War / between the States / _________________" is handwritten in pencil on the envelope. A red two-cent stamp is the upper right corner.
Dimensions Dia-1 inches
Owned John C. Haskell
Owner Regiment 1st South Carolina Artillery, Co. A
Provenance The envelope contained the five buttons off Lt. Col. John C. Haskell's uniform and their history. Lt. Col. Haskell was a member of the 1st South Carolina Artillery.
People Haskell, John Cheves