1 3/4 x 1 3/4, two sided, full color, celluloid button, manufactured by Whitehead & Hoag Co., Newark, N.J. One side has a Union camp scene with officers on horseback, soldiers standing at right with stacked muskets at their side, large flag pole with an American flag flying at the center, and several tents and soldiers in the background. Imprint at the bottom, Whitehead & Hoag Co., Newark, N.J. The opposite side has the New Jersey State Seal with riband below and the motto, Liberty And Prosperity. Imprint at the bottom, Whitehead & Hoag Co., Newark, N.J. Fastening hook at the top. Circa late 1800's. New Jersey Civil War related items are always in high demand. Very nice condition.
WBTS Trivia: The horse's head at the top of the state seal represents speed and strength and is the state animal. The N.J. seal was designed in 1777.