DUPRS_0063 U.S. Navy Buttons

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Title

DUPRS_0063 U.S. Navy Buttons

Subject

U.S. Navy

Description

2 small metal shank buttons, about 1.5cm wide each
Both are corroded but contain raised images of an eagle, an anchor, rope, and five-point stars
One is flat and the other is convex
1 metal shank button with an image of an anchor in the center, small border around the front, convex shape, and about 1.5cm wide

Creator

Unknown (would say on the back of the button)

Source

Selective Surface collection, West Zone, Stanley Park, Historic Chatham Township (modern Summit, New Jersey)

Publisher

Drew University, Department of Anthropology, Drew University Passaic River Survey

Date

1830's-1850's

Contributor

Ava Valentino

Relation

https://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/index.php?/topic/173001-us-military-uniform-buttons-interesting-facts/
https://www.georgewashingtoninauguralbuttons.com/1794-1865-the-united-states-navy-the-republic-of-texas-confederate-navy/
https://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/index.php?/topic/254966-my-us-navy-uniform-button-collection-1800-1865/

Type

Metal

Identifier

Albert, Alphaeus H. Record of American Uniform and Historical Buttons ... 1775-1976. Boyertown Pub. Co., 1977.

Coverage

Military buttons and shanks underwent numerous transformations of design patterns since the late 1700’s. This popular design was manufactured for 15 years and included variants of the original style, including the eagle facing the opposite direction and the size of the anchor and rope. Each variant however, always featured 13 five-point stars around the eagle standing on top of the anchor. The button featured a loop shank and was a 2-piece build.
The other metal shank button design matches buttons found during the Civil War (1861-1865) in both the Union and the Confederate Navies.This indicates that this community was not isolated during the time of the Civil War and might further provide evidence to their involvement to (most likely) the Union cause.

Files

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Citation

Unknown (would say on the back of the button), “DUPRS_0063 U.S. Navy Buttons,” Drew University Library Special Collections, accessed April 23, 2024, http://omeka.drew.edu/items/show/695.