It is a stippled script "E", intended for Confederate Engineer officers, REF: Alberts C151/ Tice: CSE200A1. The 22mm coat size button is a two-part convex button and well-made English manufacture. The reverse has a standup shank with the backmark HT&B / (star) MANCHESTER (star) with an outer ring of dots. These high-quality buttons were manufactured in England and smuggled through the blockade for the Confederacy. This button is just about mint condition, having much of the original gold gilt.
It would almost be impossible to upgrade. It comes in the glass top display case pictured.
The item "Very Rare Original Civil War Confederate Script E Engineer Button" is in sale since Friday, September 4, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Original Period Items\Buttons". The seller is "bob33rd" and is located in Stanhope, New Jersey. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay.