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Excavated Confederate Lined C Button
Item #: AA2568
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This is a Confederate Lined C Cavalry button recovered on private property in Warren County, Mississippi, near the site of the Siege of Vicksburg, that took place from 18 May through 4 July, 1863. The only Confederate cavalry unit I can find that was at Vicksburg was C company of the 1st Tennessee Cavalry Regiment, attached to Colonel Alexander Reynold's brigade of Major General Carter Stevenson's division. The button is of a two piece design, does not have a back mark and measures 22.78 mm. The entire button has taken on a beautiful chocolate brown patina. The shank is still reporting for duty, and is leaning slightly to the side. The face of the button has a slight dent, just to the right of the upper part of the C. These buttons have been attributed to the English makers of Smith, Kemp and Wright out of Birmingham. They were brought in though the Federal blockade, and dealers were able to sell them without advertising who the maker was. The fall of Vicksburg, combined with the Confederate defeat at Gettysburg the day before, was the beginning of the end for the Confederacy. Union losses at Vicksburg were 766 killed, 3793 wounded and 276 captured or missing. Confederate casualties were 3202 killed, wounded or missing and 29,945 captured. Among those troops surrendered were troopers of C Company, 1st Tennessee Cavalry Regiment. This Confederate lined C Cavalry button displays great, and would be a welocmed addition to an excavated, button or Vicksburg collection.
Shipping Weight: 1 lb
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