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 Posted: Mon Mar 26th, 2018 08:54 pm
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The New Orleans Crescent (New Orleans, Louisiana) 05 Mar 1861










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Casmir was born in France, probably in Strasburg, in 1813. Casimir was married to Antoinette (d1905), known to be born in Strasburg, FR. Casmir arrived in New Orleans in Jan 1848 on the ship Asia. The manifest listed his occupation as silversmith and he opened a shop in the French Quarter. Casmir and Antoinette had one child a daughter, Marie Royer Barker born in 1859. In William F. McGuinn and Bruce S. Bazelon's book, American Military Button Makers and Dealers; Their Backmarks & Dates listing shows:

"C. Rouyer, New Orleans, 153 & 135 Chartres St. Casimir Rouyer was listed as gilder, galvanizer & watchmaker from 1851 to 1881. Being a Southerner, he made buttons for Southern militias & the Confederacy. He was a partner of H. Levasseur who sold buttons for the firm in Richmond, VA during the Civil War. (See H. Levasseur). The partners' names appear on an 1861 contract proposal to manufacture over two million regulation CS Army buttons (Nat. Archives). (See Royer Y Lavasseur and Bennett & Tolleson). Also see C. Anderson: North South Trader v.IX, #5, July-Aug. 1982. Rouyer made NC buttons in mid-to-late 1861 for S.A. Myers of Richmond who in turn sold them to the NC Quartermaster. The Quarter Master wrote to Rouyer in late-1861 asking to buy buttons direct but Rouyer apparently did not respond.

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 Posted: Mon Mar 26th, 2018 09:14 pm
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That's a nice looking button

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Love the history on the button

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