Connecticut National Guard Button - Inventory Number: BUT 190
Connecticut military organization button, Connecticut National Guard, officer staff, Scovill Mfg Co Waterbury, dm. Button depicts "CNG", Connecticut National Guard. This unit was organized during the war, representing a replacement of statemilitia units, intended for officers. The buttons with narrow rim and pre 1865 backmarks were manufactured before theend of the war and a small number of these buttons have been found on southernbattlefields, however most use of them occurred after the war. Backmark:"SCOVILL MF'G. CO. / WATERBURY." dm inner ring of dots,inner solid ring is often obscured, small letters, made in small size only, this is abbreviated version of Scovill series of dm early 1860's buttons. Three part officer staff button, coat size.
Reference: Albert CT20, Tice CT210As1.
Inventory Number: BUT 190