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These buttons were recovered from Fort Wallace in Wallace County and donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 2005. They are of a size likely to have been used on a jacket front or cuff. The larger button has a back mark for the 1860s button manufacturers Horstmann and Company of New York and Philadelphia. The smaller button's back mark listed Scovill and Company of Waterbury, Connecticut (1840-1850). Fort Wallace was built in 1865 along the Smoky Hill Trail and abandoned in 1882.

Date: 1865-1882

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General Service Buttons From Fort Wallace, 14WC303 - 1

Item Number: 508864
Call Number: 14WC303 2005.D.4 & .11 Reed donation 9/16" & 13/16" diameters
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 508864

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