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Archive of the Garner Family of Iowa, Civil War and Other Military Brass Buttons

Item Details

Lot inclusive of Scovill and MC Lilley brass buttons (among other makers) with Civil War infantry and Iowa Great Seal buttons, Eagle standard buttons, cap badges and more.

Colonel Wesley W. Garner to
Mrs. R. Sherman Johnston, Columbus City, Iowa.

Wesley W. Garner (1815-1889) having arrived in Iowa in 1840 via Pennsylvania and Ohio, Wesley, a conveyancer by trade, also working as a farmer, Notary Public, school master and merchant, as well as serving the Union Army as Captain and then Colonel of the Union Guards; late in life returning to farming and running for public office.

Materials Brass, Metal
Period Mid-19th Century
Number of Items 39


most with wear commensurate with age, one with a small hole, a few with rust


4.0" W x 4.0" H x 4.0" D

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