French Chasseur Button, for Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, or New York troops, white metal high convex one piece, Cordier Freres Paris, (23mm). Button depicts eagle facing right, surrounded by 13 stars. Buttons were French manufacture and eagle is similar to French design of the eagle adapted for American use. The French produced uniforms of the "Chasseur" style, these were presented to McClellan who issued them to regiments from 62d and 83d Pennsylvania, 18th Massachusetts and 49th and 72d New York. These uniforms were issued with these white metal one piece buttons, along with large shako hat pins and riflemen buckles. Backmark: "CORDIER FRERES / PARIS" rm between solid rings, white metal one part button, concave back, French supplied by Henry et Antione Cordier ca 1862. One part convex white metal button, coat size. Nondug button.
Ref: Albert PA48, TicePA235A1, (Pennsylvania). Ref: Albert MS104, MS218A1, (Massachusetts).
Inventory Number: BUT 031