|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."|
|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)|
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.
Bauman, Jeremiah M. (Jere)
surrender at Meridian, Mississippi, May 1865