Pin made of William T. Sherman uniform buttons

Description
Pin made out of three United States Army staff buttons taken from the frock coat worn by Union Army General William Tecumseh Sherman on his 1864 Savannah Campaign, popularly known as the "March to the Sea." An inscription engraved on the back of the center button reads "Worn by / Genl. W.T. Sherman / on the / March to the / Sea."
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
pin
associated date
1864-11
wearer
Sherman, William Tecumseh
associated person
Sherman, P.T.
Physical Description
metal, gilt (buttons (3) material)
Measurements
overall, bagged: 6 in x 3 3/4 in x 1/2 in; 15.24 cm x 9.525 cm x 1.27 cm
ID Number
AF*15953
catalog number
15953
accession number
59388
subject
Civil War
Civil War memorialization
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Armed Forces History: Armed Forces History, Military
William Tecumseh Sherman
Military
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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