|This volume introduces the reader to comprehensive information about military
buttons. Mr. Tice uses a new and innovative classification system which categorizes
buttons by period as well as device. Encyclopedic in scope, this single volume interrelates
diverse topics such as the manufacturing process, the history of the manufacturing
companies, known and recently discovered button patterns, and the history of the
Federal, Confederate, and militia units who were the customers for these buttons.
Heavily illustrated with photos of button faces and backs.