North Carolina Sunburst Button. “NC” stamped in the center. Excavated from the wreck of the CSS Neuse in Kinston. Shank missing.
The Neuse was purposefully scuttled by retreating Confederate forces in 1865. For more on the Neuse, visit this previous blog post or visit the CSS Neuse State Historic Site’s website: http://www.nchistoricsites.org/neuse/neuse.htm
Source: Collections of North Carolina State Historic Sites, Accession Number S.HS.2003.117.38