Federal Staff Muffin Button
Brass, Federal Muffin button. Sometimes referred to as a "dome" or "three-piece" button. Regulation 1460 prescribed: "For General Officers and Officers of the General Staff--gilt, convex, with spread eagle
and stars, and plain border; large size, seven-eighths of an inch in exterior diameter; small size,
one-half inch". The Muffin Buttons were also occasionally seen on other officer uniforms, some enlisted uniforms, and Confederate uniforms as well. Available in
sizes Small or Large.
Size Large, approximately 7/8", used on Great Coats, Shell Jackets and Frock Coats.
Size Small, approximately 5/8", used on Caps, Vests, Cuffs, Great Coat Capes, etc.
Original Federal Officer Staff Button.