Original Military Button: Irish Jasper Greens by Waterbury Button Co. For Sale
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Original Military Button: Irish Jasper Greens by Waterbury Button Co. : $93
Original Irish Jasper
Greens Military Button (1842-1872) by Waterbury Button Co.
on the front of this 19th Century button: 1842-1872, I J G.SAV’H, G’A along with the image of a musical harp with a
spread eagle perched on the top of the harp
on the back of the button: Waterbury
Button Co. and an emblem that seems to be shaped like a pentagon or star ?
of the letters “I J B” indicated that because of a growing population of Irish
immigrants in the Savannah, GA area before the Civil War, many of the Irish men
formed their own military unit and named their unit for Sgt. William Jasper,
who was a hero in the Revolutionary War during a battle in Savannah; The Irish
Jasper Greens did fight in the Civil War;
probably the unit ceased to exist after the end of the Civil War as
possibly evidenced by the 1872 date on the button ?
may have belonged to a military band member ?
a rare and unusual button with an interesting history
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