Irish Jasper Greens, Georgia - Brass Uniform Buttons
A reproduction of the Irish Jasper Greens button featuring an eagle and the Harp of Erin under the letters IJG. They stand as one of the many primarily Irish-American volunteer units in the American Civil War.
The Irish Jasper Greens were a Savannah based militia company named for Sgt. William Jasper, a Revolutionary War hero of the Siege of Savannah, formed in the 1840's. During the Civil War the unit helped garrison many of the various batteries supporting the defence of Savannah, and in 1864 were amalgamated into the First Georgia Volunteers in the defence of Atlanta. They subsequently saw action at Kennesaw Mountain and Smyrna Church.
Their early militia uniforms were blue trimmed in green and bore these tunic buttons.