Confederate Rifleman Button-stippled "R", English wartime manufacture, H T & B, Manchester, (24mm) Button depicts stippled block "R", intended for Confederate riflemen, manufactured in England and smuggled through the blockade. Riflemen were generally marksmen or sharpshooters. Backmark: "H T & B / (star) MANCHESTER (star)" dm on a very flat back, outer ring of dots, English manufacture. Two part convex button, coat size, well made English manufacture. In outstanding condition.
Ref: Albert CS201A, Tice CSR200A1
Inventory Number: BUT 004