DUG VMI CADET BUTTON THIS IS A COAT BUTTON AND HAS THE FIRMIN & SONS LONDON BACKARK, IT STATES IN TICE BOOK THAT ONLY ONE SHIPMENT OF THESE VMI BUTTONS MADE IT THRU THE BLOCKADE FROM ENGLAND RECORDS SHOW THAT THESE BUTTONS WERE ON THE CONFEDERATE BLOCKADE RUNNER DARE WHICH RAN AGROUND NEAR GEORGETOWN SC MOST OF THE CARGO WAS SALVAGED BY THE CONFEDERATES TICE NOTES THAT HE HAS NEVER SEEN A UNIFORM WITH THESE BUTTONS BUT RECENTLY I HAVE SEEN 3 DUG IN CONFEDERATE CAMPS SO THESE DID SEE ACTION THIS ONE HAS A SMALL PRESSURE CRACK ON BACK MOST LIKELY CRACKED WHEN BACK WAS PRESSED INTO FACE AT TIME OF MANUFACTURE TICE LIST AS VAS294F1 HE HAS AN ARTICLE ABOUT THE PURCHASE OF THESE BUTTONS IN ENGLAND THIS IS ONE OF THE BUTTONS SALVAGED FROM THEBLOCKADE RUNNER DARE PART OF THE ONLY VMI BUTTON ORDER FROM ENGLAND
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