Dating us military buttons
It is rather difficult to determine the first pattern of jacket issued by the Richmond Depot. The distinctive point about the first pattern jacket, and the feature that distinguished it from the Type II, was that it was trimmed on the collar, shoulder straps and cuffs with either tape or piping.
Apparently none survive; but based on photographic evidence, and later Richmond practice, it is believed that the first pattern jacket, herein designated the Richmond Depot Type I, was a jacket with a six piece body and two piece sleeves, with a nine button front, shoulder straps and probably belt loops. However, because all of these details must be either gleaned from photographs or inferred from later practice, there is still much that is open to discussion.
Buttons sewn to the uniforms of soldiers and worn during conflicts are one of the most popular areas of military-related collecting. Royal Artillery Officers Mess Waiters Large Victorian Gilt Button60th Kings Royal Rifle Corps Large Victorian Black Horn Button Circa 1856-1881New York 1 Piece Pre Civil War Cuff Button Rifle Brigade (the Prince Consorts Own) Large Qvc Black Horn Button C1855-1872Cincin19,button Nº2 Artillery Regiment,french,napoleonic Peninsular War.pewter Cincin19,small Button Nº118 Line Infantry French,napoleonic Peninsular War,15mm16 X Infantry Brass Buttons Cincin19, Nice Lot 4 Small Buttons French,napoleonic Peninsular War Cincin19,great Button Nº96 Line Infantry French,napoleonic Peninsular War,22mm Cincin19,button Army English Coldstream Guards Peninsular War.pewter,18mm Westmorland & Cumbria Yeomanry Officers Silvered Diamond Shaped Button 1897-1914Royal Middlesex Rifles Militia Large Black Horn Button60th Kings Royal Rifle Corps Officers Silvered Button Worn India Pre/post 1881 AKings Royal Rifle Corps (krrc) Hunt Club Large Black Flat Button Post-1902Rare Unknown Antique English Wyvern Armorial Livery Button - Volonte -no Reserve60th Kings Royal Rifle Corps Officers Silvered Button Worn India Pre/post 1881 BKings Royal Rifle Corps (krrc) Hunt Club Small Flat Gilt Button Post-1902The Rifle Brigade Officers Large Black Metal Qvc Button Circa 1855-19016 British Royal Navy Yacht Club Uniform Buttons - Victorian Crowns (b130)Rifle Brigade (the Prince Consorts Own) Medium Qvc Black Horn Button C1855-1872Kings Royal Rifle Corps Large & Small Victorian Black Metal Buttons C1881-1901Rifle Brigade Small Pewter Button Rifle Brigade (the Prince Consorts Own) Officers Black Metal Buttons C1901-1939 Msa Tci Liberator 2 Head Phones Ear Pro W Push To Talk Button Used Us,button,csa,infantry,script I,england?If a particular people or culture favoured a distinctive dress style this could easily create the impression of uniformly dressed warriors.