Civil War Relicman,
Harry Ridgeway.

Winchester, Virginia USA (changed hands 70 times in the Civil War!).

http://relicman.com/.


Ridgeway Reference Archive, Civil War buttons.

This is the "Ridgeway Reference Archive", 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.



The states, (34 states at start of war, West Virginia was 35th state):

Southern states, by secession, (11).
Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, North Carolina, South Carolina, Mississippi, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia.

Northern loyal states, (20).
California, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Wisconsin.

Northern states, by secession from southern states, (1).
West Virginia.

Divided states sympathetic to south, (2). (buttons are classified as southern)
Kentucky, Maryland.

Divided states sympathetic to north, (1). (buttons are classified as northern)
Missouri.



Alabama buttons, click here for details.
B4927.jpg (27789 bytes) B5305A.JPG (39772 bytes) .


Arkansa buttons, click here for details.
B4327.jpg (36764 bytes)


California buttons, click here for details.
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Connecticut buttons, click here for details.
B4931.jpg (29716 bytes) B4386.jpg (41138 bytes)


Florida buttons, click here for details.
B4920.jpg (48533 bytes) B4933C.jpg (29468 bytes) B4935.jpg (29428 bytes)


Georgia buttons, click here for details.


Iowa buttons, click here for details (all post war).
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Kentucky buttons, click here for details.
B4940.jpg (27509 bytes)


Louisiana buttons, click here for details.


Maine buttons, click here for details.
B4948.jpg (31791 bytes)


Maryland buttons, click here for details.
B5032.jpg (39284 bytes)


Massachusetts buttons, click here for details.


Michigan buttons, click here for details.
B4961.jpg (36295 bytes) B4738.jpg (44925 bytes) B5030.jpg (36805 bytes)


Minnesota buttons, click here for details.

Mississippi buttons, click here for details.


Missouri buttons, click here for details.
B4969.jpg (32912 bytes) B4696.jpg (33137 bytes)


New Hampshire buttons, click here for details.


New Jersey buttons, click here for details.
B4977.jpg (34538 bytes)


New York buttons, click here for details.
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North Carolina buttons, click here for details.


Ohio buttons, click here for details.


Pennsylvania buttons, click here for details.


Rhode Island buttons, click here for details.


South Carolina buttons, click here for details.


Tennessee buttons, click here for details.


Texas buttons, click here for details.
B4998C.jpg (25926 bytes)


Vermont buttons, click here for details.


Virginia buttons, click here for details.
B5090A.JPG (38052 bytes)


West Virginia buttons, click here for details.


Wisconsin buttons, click here for details.
B5013.jpg (31792 bytes)


Confederate government buttons:


Confederate officer buttons, English wartime manufacture imported through the blockade, buttons, click here for details.



Confederate officer buttons, Confederate manufactured "locals", buttons, click here for details.
B5363A.JPG (30462 bytes) B5366A.JPG (31117 bytes) B5361A.JPG (35317 bytes)



Confederate general service buttons, click here for details.
B4609.jpg (37785 bytes)


Confederate Artillery buttons, click here for details.


Confederate Cavalry buttons, click here for details.


Confederate Engineer buttons, click here for details.


Confederate infantry buttons, English wartime manufacture, imported through the blockade, buttons, click here for details.


Confederate Infantry buttons Confederate manufactured, "locals", buttons, click here for details.


Confederate Marine buttons. (Examples coming soon)


Confederate Navy buttons, click here for details.


Confederate Rifleman buttons, click here for details.


Federal government buttons:


Federal officer buttons, click here for details.


Federal general service one piece buttons, 1820's through 1840's generally, including "general militia", click here for details.


Federal general service two piece buttons, 1840's through 1860's generally, click here for details.


Federal Artillery one piece buttons, 1820's and earlier generally, click here for details.


Federal Artillery one piece buttons, 1820's to 1840's generally,click here for details.


Federal Artillery two piece buttons, 1840's through 1860's generally, click here for details.


Federal Cavalry buttons, click here for details.


Federal Diplomat buttons, click here for details.


Federal Dragoon buttons, click here for details.


Federal Engineer buttons, click here for details.
B4368.jpg (40809 bytes)


Federal Infantry one piece buttons, up to1820's generally, click here for details.
B5033.jpg (30232 bytes)


Federal Infantry one piece buttons (GI74 to GI80), 1820's through 1840's generally, click here for details.


Federal Infantry two piece buttons (GI82 to GI92), 1840's through 1860's generally, click here for details.


Federal Marine Corps buttons, click here for details.


Federal Navy buttons, click here for details, click here for details.


Federal Ordnance buttons, click here for details.


Federal Revenue Cutter buttons, click here for details.


Federal Riflemen one piece buttons, 1820's earlier generally, click here for details.


Federal Riflemen one piece buttons, 1820's to 1840's generally, click here for details.


Federal Riflemen two piece buttons, 1840's through 1860's generally, click here for details.


Federal Sharpshooters buttons, click here for details.


Federal Signal Corps buttons, click here for details.


Federal Topographical Engineer buttons, click here for details.


Federal Voltigeur buttons, click here for details.


Zouave, cadet, or "bullet ball" buttons, click here for details.


Political campaign buttons, click here for details.


Others, click here for details.


Veteran buttons, click here for details.


British buttons.


British Naval buttons, click here for details.



Ridgeway Reference Archive, Civil War button backmarks:
Catalog of button backs,click here for details.

backmark references in my listings refer to this "catalog".


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