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Jim Yates <[log in to unmask]>
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A LISTSERV list for discussions pertaining to New York State history." <[log in to unmask]>
Wed, 15 Oct 1997 08:57:37 -0400
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Far from an expert, but I do have Alberts book on  military buttons. The
excellsior button was used during the civil war, and quite possibly
before. I am at work now and dont have access to my book. A backmark
would definately narrow down the manufacture date. I will take a look
when I get home and see if I can find the first reference too this type
button. It is a two piece I assume? If I recall the 2 piece buttons were
first used in the early 1840's, before that they were mainly 1
piece(flat buttons)........Jim

Densmore wrote:
> Any military uniform or button experts out there? When was the design of
> button used in the Civil War by NY troops adopted. This is the design of
> an eagle on globe, on a shield with the US and NY arms, with thirteen
> stars above, and Excellsior below.