Pin: nut cross section

Object Number: 
573
Date: 
ca. 1861
Medium: 
Butternut, metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 x 1 in. ( 2.5 x 2.5 cm )
Description: 

Butternut cross-section pin secured to felt drawstring bag.

Gallery Label: 

Worn by Northern Democrats known as "Butternuts" or "Copperheads," carved butternut pins signified either anti-war beliefs or sympathy for the Confederate cause during the Civil War. Confederate uniforms were dyed using the butternut.

Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. C. S. Fairchild, 1926.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group