Hi, I've had a fascination with the American Civil War, particularly the Confederacy, since childhood (I blame the film "The Undefeated" with John Wayne for that...). The interest was drowned out by the Second World War for many years, but after watching another film (always a film...) "Cold Mountain" with my wife about 10 years ago the interest was rekindled with a vengeance, since then I've studied the period much more seriously, and visited museums and battlefields in the US. I cannot afford to collect CS uniforms/ flags to bring the history to life, but I can stretch to the occasional button! I hope you like them.
The top button shown is a "Manuscript I" (collector term of course), and is worn. As it was illegal to wear CS buttons after the war I like to think that the wear was wartime! The maker is Halfmann & Taylor, shown lower down in a smaller picture.
The CSA and "Script A" are in excellent/ mint condition and might possibly have come from the Bermuda warehouses after the war where large quantities of unissued imported (from the UK) buttons were 'captured'. As they are gilt covered, as long as they are not damaged they will look practically brand new into eternity for as we know Gold does not oxidise!