Ridgeway Civil War Research Center,
A virtual examination of artifacts of the American Civil War

Civil War Buttons

by Harry Ridgeway

Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-FineQuality
Fine Quality, generic or trademark backmark.

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Fine Quality, generic or trademark backmark, tentatively D Evans.


Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-FineQuality100
FineQuality100, (three part officer button, hat or sleeve size, 15mm).
Backmark: "FINE / (star) (star) QUALITY (star) (star)" dm, small size only, tentatively D Evans, ca 1860, (Fine Quality100).
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-FineQuality100, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 56, (D Evans), [Plate B-3, 13].

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Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-FineQuality110
FineQuality110, (two part button, hat or sleeve size, 15mm).
Backmark: "FINE / (dot) QUALITY (dot) " dm inner ring, only made in small size, maker not indentified, likely Steele & Johnson, ca 1860, (FineQuality110).
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-FineQuality110, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons.

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Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-FineQuality120
FineQuality120, (two part button, large coat size, 22mm to 23mm).
Backmark: "FINE / (star) (star) QUALITY (star) (star) " dm inner ring, maker not indentified, and could be transitional, (FineQuality120).
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-FineQuality120, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons.

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B6719...

B6719...Navy, eagle over horizontal anchor, flute touching the wing, 22.9mm Extra Quality.Nondug button.Manufactured after the Civil War.


This is the "Ridgeway Civil War Research Center", a research tool for educational purposes only, and is provided at no cost to the reader. Some of the relics listed are retained in the author's collection, most reside in other collections and are not owned by the author. None of the items listed in this section are for sale, please refer to relicman.com sales listings for items offered for sale. This is a work in progress, I list items as I get to them, there are many patterns that are not listed yet, this list will be regularly updated as I get pictures and descriptions for more items. I will also correct mistakes, so if you see any please tell me. All items listed are believed to be authentic to the Civil War or as otherwise described. Any excavated relics have been recovered from private property with owners permission. This information is available for research purposes, pictures may be used by permission only.

Most information on this page is from:
Uniform Buttons of the United States 1776 - 1865, by Warren K.Tice.
Dating buttons; A Chronology of Button Types, Makers, Retailers & Their Backmarks, by Warren K. Tice.
Directory of American Military Goods Dealers & Makers, by Bruce S. Bazelon and William F. Guinn.
Record of American Uniform and Historical Buttons, Bicentennial Edition, by Alphaeus H. Albert.
Pictures are generally by the author, unless otherwise indicated
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Ridgeway Civil War Research Center,
A virtual examination of artifacts of the American Civil War
Buttons
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Ridgeway Civil War Research Center,
A virtual examination of artifacts of the American Civil War
Button backmarks.
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