JUST ADDED ON 5/22 - THE SIEGE OF PETERSBURG - Maker Marked Trouser Button (W.E. Butcher of Petersburg (rare?)) and Decorated Flat Button with Star
Two buttons that were recovered near Petersburg. One is a button from a pair of trousers marked "W.E. BUTCHER PETERSBURG VA". This is definitely the type of button that was used on Civil War period trousers, but I cannot find anything about the Butcher and was not able to find any other examples, so it might be a rare button - I really don't know. The other is a 19mm decorated flat or coin button with a star and other decorations on the face (missing the shank). A provenance letter will be included.