A Second Rare 1830s-Era U.S. Topographical Engineers Button

Binder, Daniel J.
September 2012
Military Collector & Historian;Fall2012, Vol. 64 Issue 3, p146
The article discusses a button from the uniforms of the U.S. Army's Corps of Topographical Engineers from the 1830s. It comments on features of the button including a spade shield and five-pointed stars. The author notes that the button was made by the company of merchant and military tailor Edward Owen and considers its rarity.


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