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This enlisted infantry man's military button was likely used for a coat. The button was collected from the Wells village site in Barton County and donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 2021. The back mark on the button is for the Waterbury Button Co. of Waterbury, Connecticut. The two piece button is decorated with an eagle and shield design with a branch in one eagle claw and arrows in the other. It has a omega shank attachment on the back. The village site had an abundance of artifacts that reflect not only a Dismal River aspect occupation (1650 - 1750 CE) but also a historic component.

Date: 1855-1880

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Enlisted Man's Coat Button from the Wells Site, 14BT404 - 1

Item Number: 509806
Call Number: 14BT404 2021.B.380 3/4" diameter
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 509806

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