CSA General Service Button
This dug speciman is a very nice excavated example of this type of button. This one is the same as 81 A in Albert's book. The one difference is this one has no backmark. The only two piece construction buttons of this style without a backmark are noted to be from the 1961 centennial in the book, however, specimans of this type have been recovered from Civil War sites that do not have a backmark but are without a doubt war date buttons. Given the deep patina on this button, it is my opinion that it has been in the ground more than 50 years. I believe this to be a war date button but wanted to provide you with all the information about it. Recovery location unknown.