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Object Name: Buttons
Date: 1860-1865
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Medium: Brass
Dimensions: largest: 7/8 in. ( 2.2 cm )
Place made: North America, United States, New York
Description: Brass buttons; stamped on front with eagle grasping branch in one talon, and arrows in other talon, encircled by border of stars, with shield on breast.
Credit Line: Gift of the New York Caledonian Club
Object Number: 1934.162aaa-ggg
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Marks: stamped: backs: "HORSTMANN & ALLIEN/NY"; fronts: "EXCELSIOR"

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These buttons were formerly owned by the Veterans' Association of the 79th New York Highlanders, a Civil War regiment.