Lot 460: Cuff-size brass button as worn on Confederate naval uniforms, measuring approximately .5? in diameter, with a face featuring the letters "CN" below crossed cannons with a fouled anchor device on a line field. Exhibits a backmark of "Courtney & Tennent." In fine condition. Commander George Tarry Sinclair purchased many of these buttons from Gilbert M. Tennent for expected use on the CSS Texas. Provenance: The Horse Soldier.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 458
Wednesday, 12th August 2015
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