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Object Name BUTTON
Catalog Number 0985.08.00041
Description The brass button consists of two pieces with the Missouri State Seal and "General Staff" on the front. It has a backmark - "SCOVILL MG & CO / WATERBURY."
Dimensions Dia-0.875 inches
Owned Jeremiah ("Jere") M. Bauman
Owner Regiment 6th Missouri Infantry, Co. D
Made Scovill Manufacturing Company
Event Surrender at Citronelle, Mississippi, May 4, 1865 (tentative)
Provenance The button came from the uniform belonging to Sgt. Jeremiah ("Jere") M. Bauman, a member of Co. D, 6th Missouri Infantry, who enlisted in 1861 and stayed with his unit until its surrender at Meridian, Mississippi in 1865. Sgt. Bauman was from Cape Gireardeau, Missouri.

Bauman was likely paroled at Meridian, but was part of the Department of Alabama, Mississippi, and East Louisiana that was surrendered by Generaly Taylor at Citronelle, Mississippi, on May 4, 1865.
People Bauman, Jeremiah M. (Jere)
Search Terms surrender at Meridian, Mississippi, May 1865
Subjects surrenders