US Dragoon Button, eagle with "D", W G Mintzer PHI rmdc stippled field, (20.8mm) Button depicts eagle facing right with "D" in the shield, generally for dragoon officers. The Army transformed the Second Dragoons into mounted riflemen in 1842 and the unit was again reorganized into the 2nd Cavalry at the beginning of the Civil War. Backmark: "W. G. MINTZER / (dot) PHILD.. (star)" rmdc in stippled field. Two part convex button, coat size. Very nice condition.
Ref: Albert DR4A5, Tice DR215A19.
Inventory Number: BUT 046