While on an inspecting
tour in Columbus, Ga. in the winter of 1862-63, I was informed that wooden, horn and bone buttons
were being manufactured there, and I visited the plant. The factory was owned by a former lieutenant
of the Confederate army, who had lost an arm in one of the early battles.
The motive power of his factory was an engine of moderate
horsepower that had been used to run a printing press. So complete were the saws, borers, and drying kilns that
final process of their manufacture the completed buttons dropped
into the hoppers with as much rapidity as nails from a nail making machine.
Dr. S.H. Stout, Medical Director
of Hospitals in Confederate Veteran Magazine.
Our button making machines are not quite so rapid as the
originals but they do produce one of the finest reproductions of wooden, recessed center, two hole Confederate wooden
buttons. These buttons compare favorably with the originals often seen on the mystery jacket and other depot produced
Confederate jackets. They seem to have been distributed from the Trans-Mississippi to the Atlantic coast. Our reproductions
are made from kiln-dried native hardwoods with an oil finish in their natural color that compares very well with the original
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