Lot 811

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Description: Lt. John Rutledge's collection of Civil War-era uniform buttons 9 South Carolina buttons with palmetto emblem, SC 13, A6 (Albert), Dia. 7/8"
2 South Carolina buttons with palmetto emblem, SC 13, A4 (Albert), Dia. 7/8"
2 with eagle and anchor emblem, NA 106, A5 (Albert), Dia.7/8"
1 with eagle and anchor emblem, NA 101, A1 (Albert), Dia.7/8"
1 with eagle and anchor emblem, NA 227, A7 (Albert), Dia.7/8"
together with 6 post-war brass buttons bearing palmetto and eagle emblems, Dia. 1/2" (21pcs)

Provenance: Descended in the Rutledge-Rose Family of Charleston, South Carolina, once the property of Lt. John Rutledge V (1820-1894).

Literature: Albert, Alphaeus H. RECORD OF AMERICAN UNIFORM AND HISTORICAL BUTTONS 1775-1976. Fairfax, VA: SCS Publications, 1997.

Tice, Warren K. UNIFORM BUTTONS OF THE UNITED STATES 1776-1865. Gettysburg, PA: Thomas Pubs., 1997.

  • Condition: Some buttons are tarnished and have discoloration consistent with age. Overall in very good condition.

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June 14, 2009 1:00 PM EDT

West Columbia, SC, US

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