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War of 1812
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9511 - BRITISH ROYAL, MARINES, WAR OF 1812
, New Item
21mm. Officers Button, ROYAL MARINES over an anchor, partial shank, partial gold guild, nice face, this size is scarce...............................................$175.00


9512 - NAPOLEONIC WAR 13TH LIGHT DRAGOONS, BRITISH, WATERLOO REGIMENT, CHARGE OF THE LIGHT BRIGADE
, New Item
19mm, small coat issue, no shank, clear "13 LD" on domed face. The 13th Light Dragoons was a cavalry regiment of the British Army whose battle honors include Waterloo and The Charge of the Light Brigade later in the 19th Century. Initially the brigade saw little action at Waterloo, however, when the French pushed forward with two columns of cavalry and infantry to force the British position, the cavalry brigade received orders to charge. The enemy broke and was pursued until other French cavalry on the left flank were detected. The brigade then retired behind the infantry until Lord Uxbridge and Lord Hill ordered the 13th forward again; this time against a square of French infantry. The enemy was completely routed, and dispersed. The late afternoon brought renewed French attacks with infantry and cavalry in a last effort to win the day. The brigade, along with Major-General Dornberg's 3rd Cavalry Brigade on the left, attacked a heavy column of French infantry. An officer of the 13th wrote: Our last and most brilliant charge, was at the moment that Lord Hill, perceiving the movement of the Prussian army, and finding the French Imperial Guard on the point of forcing a part of the British position, cried out, - "Drive them back, 13th!" such an order from such a man, could not be misconstrued, and it was paunctually obeyed. Although sustaining heavy fire, the attack was again successful and the enemy routed. In total the 13th Light Dragoons at Waterloo suffered 99 casualties with 113 horses lost. A button period to the Napoleonic War. Nice patina to surfaces........................................................$125.00

9513 - BRITISH LOYALIST/CIVIL SERVANTS BUTTON, FORT CONDE, MOBILE, AL, New Item 21mm brass, no shank, three reclining lions under a crown, legend surrounding devices indistinct, but devises strong. Found at Fort Conde. Fort Conde remained in the hands of its French builders until 1763, when it was turned over to the British along with the rest of Alabama as part of the agreement that ended the French and Indian War. The British renamed the post Fort Charlotte and maintained a garrison here throughout the American Revolution. The Spanish under Galvez defeated the British in 1780 and controlled the Fort until 1813 when the American took control under General Wilkinson. The style of this button dates to the post Revolutionary period. An interesting Mobile find....................................................$75.00

9000 - 14TH BRITISH REGIMENT OF FOOT, 19mm, officers plated button, no shank, E. Jones of Dublin [Ireland] backmark. "14" ROYAL LINCOLN under crown, rays surround legend. 3rd Battalion of the 14th fought at WATERLOO in 1815. Previous to that elements fought throughout the West Indies. Very fine.........................................$75.00

WAR OF 1812 BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS

3502 - BRITISH 7TH REGIMENT OF FOOT, War of 1812, 21mm plated brass button, officer's coat, 7 within rose on face, no shank. Known as the Royal Fusiliers the 7th fought in the Peninsular Campaign, sent to America and fought at the Battle of New Orleans, and then returned to Europe to fight at Waterloo. Superb face, a rare Battle of New Orleans British regiment button. Very fine........................................................SOLD

3503 - BRITISH 5TH WEST INDIES, War of 1812, 15mm plated officer's button, no shank, crown over V, 5th Wt. Indies. One of the black regiments the British formed in the West Indies. The 1st and the 5th West Indies regiments fought at the Battle of New Orleans 1814-15. Extraordinary face, missing shank. Both regiments suffered large losses due to the extreme cold...............................$175.00

11191 - WAR OF 1812, BRITISH ARTILLERY, 16mm, domed brass with shank, stacked shank, the domed pattern similar to the 1785 pattern used during the War of 1812, nice surfaces. Excavated New York area. Very fine.......................................$55.00

5186 - WAR OF 1812, BRITISH ROYAL ARTILLERY, 16mm, concave with shank, three stacked in sunken cannons, pattern used 1812 - 15, un-determined site. Very fine.............................................................$55.00

5187 - WAR OF 1812, BRITISH ROYAL MARINES, 15mm officer's button with shank, ROYAL MARINES over an anchor, some original gilt showing. Good details, scarce........................................................$150.00


US BUTTONS 1792 - WAR OF 1812

9500 - WAR OF 1812 ARTILLERY, New Item Artillery, 22mm brass issue, coat size, Eagle over cannon over three cannon balls, EXTRA STRONG bm, no shank, AY52, nice face excavated in a New York War of 1812 site................................................$49.00

9502 - WAR OF 1812, FORT CONDE, MOBILE, AL, New Item 4th Regiment of Infantry, 22mm, GI - 324R, no shank, eagle over oval 4R within. Details evident, eagle sharp, some verdigris, 4 weak, scarce. In 1813, Fort Conde was occupied by U.S. Troops under General James Wilkinson who surrounded it with his militia, moved gunboats close and thus the Spanish surrendered. Jackson used that fort as a base of his operations against New Orleans and Pensacola...........................................................$50.00

9504 - WAR OF 1812, FORT CONDE, MOBILE, AL, New Item Infantry cuff issue, 15mm, A - 38BV, concave small cuff with eagle facing left, shank bent plat still evident. In 1813, Fort Conde was occupied by U.S. troops under General James Wilkinson who surrounded it with his militia, moved gunboats close and thus the Spanish surrendered. Jackson used that fort as a base of his operations against New Orleans and Pensacola...............................................$49.00

9505 - WAR OF 1812, FORT CONDE, MOBILE, AL, New Item 1st Regiment of Artillery, 1813 - 14, large brass coat issue with straight shank, AY36A1, blank back, Script A 1 within oval, superb face! Unusually nice. In 1813, Fort Conde was occupied by U.S. troops under General James Wilkinson who surrounded it with his militia, moved gunboats close and thus the Spanish surrendered. Jackson used that fort as a base of his operations against New Orleans and Pensacola...........................................$95.00

9506 - WAR OF 1812, FORT CONDE, MOBILE, AL, New Item 2nd Regiment of Infantry, GI - 32R2, 15mm, Eagle over 2 within circle, no shank but with a great face, black smooth patina. In 1813, Fort Conde was occupied by U.S. troops under General James Wilkinson who surrounded it with his militia, moved gunboats close and thus the Spanish surrendered. Jackson used that fort as a base of his operations against New Orleans and Pensacola...........................$49.00

9507 - SCRIPT 1, JACKSON'S CAMP MOBILE, AL, New Item War of 1812; coat Script 1 Infantry button pewter, Script 1 over star within oval, no shank, details clear, some erosion to edge, found in an old Jackson camp near Mobile, ex. Doug Gardner Collection.........................................$45.00


9508 - US COAT WAR OF 1812
, New Item
GI - 30, Large US on a plain field, no shank, nice sharp US with good surfaces, excavated Sackett's Harbor, NY...............................$45.00


9509 - 2ND REGIMENT OF RIFLEMAN, WAR OF 1812
, New Item
2 within a bugle, no shank, 19mm, decent face and devices, RV - 20, quite scarce. These troops participated in numerous engagements in the New York area during the War of 1812....................................$50.00


9510 - US ARTILLERY, 3RD REGIMENT
, New Item
20mm coat with no shank, foliated script A with regimental number 3 below, Leavenworth, Hayden, and Scovill backmark, AY38A, excellent face........................................................$75.00


51809 - REGIMENT OF RIFLEMEN, concave cuff button, 1 piece, Bugle 16 stars, #1, no shank, extremely nice face and rare...............................................$100.00


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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