Virginia Button Hatpin Possibly Removed from CSA General Stonewall Jackson's Uniform
Pre-Civil War button bearing the seal of the state of Virginia that was supposedly removed from Gen. Stonewall Jackson's uniform and fashioned into a hatpin. The button is inscribed on reverse: Mitchell & Tyler /Richmond VA, a well known jeweler and military outfitter at the time.
Supplementing the piece is a letter that claims the 5 x 3 in. typed card is an original Stewart Museum tag. The tag reads: From the Richard D. Stewart Collection: Virginia "Mitchell & Tyler" Button which has been made into a hatpin. Supposedly from the uniform coat of "Stonewall" Jackson.
Accompanied by by an 1866 woodcut of Jackson after a painting by Nast, bearing his facsimile signature. Printed by Johnson, Fry, & Co. Publishers.
Toning on the button.