Civil War Relicman,
Harry Ridgeway.

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

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Ridgeway Civil War Library,.
Button.Backmark.Dale Thomas N.
Thomas N Dale, New York.

This is the "Ridgeway Civil War Library", 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 Tice or Albert books, the pictures are generally from buttons analyzed by the author.

Thomas N. Dale was a retailer operating in New York from 1840 to well past the Civil War.


Dale Thomas N.100, (23mm)
Backmark: "THOMAS N. DALE & CO. / NEW - YORK." dm ca 1860's, (Dale Thomas N.100). Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 120, [Plate B-13, 20].

B4142 Federal artillery button, eagle with "A", Thomas N Dale & Co, New York, dm, (23mm)
Reference: Albert AY78 / 79, Tice AY215A8, variant.

B5340...Federal cavalry button, eagle with "C", "THOMAS N. DALE & CO. / NEW - YORK." dm, (22.5mm). Button depicts eagle facing right with "C" in the shield, generally for cavalry officers. Backmark: "THOMAS N. DALE & CO. / NEW - YORK." dm ca 1860's, (Dale Thomas N.100). Two part convex button, large coat size.
Button.1.Federal.30.Cavalry.Dale Thomas N.100., Reference: Albert CV1, Tice CV215.

Nondug button.

B6946...Federal infantry button, eagle with "I", "THOMAS N. DALE & CO. / NEW - YORK." dm, two part convex large coat size, (23mm)
Button depicts eagle facing right with "I" in the shield, generally for infantry officers. Backmark: "THOMAS N. DALE & CO. / NEW - YORK." dm ca 1860's, (Dale.100). Two part convex button, large coat size.
1..Reference: Albert GI85 or GI88, Tice GI215A5. Die variant, eagle's outstretched wings are long, neck is long, head is cocked sharply, 3 tail feathers are symmetrical. This pattern is believed to have been manufactured by D Evans.

Nondug button.

B4122...Federal infantry button, eagle with "I", "THOMAS N. DALE & CO. / NEW - YORK." dm, two part convex large coat size, (23mm)
Button depicts eagle facing right with "I" in the shield, generally for infantry officers. Backmark: "THOMAS N. DALE & CO. / NEW - YORK." dm ca 1860's, (Dale.100). Two part convex button, large coat size.
2..Reference: Albert GI85 or GI88, Tice GI215A5. Die variant, eagle's outstretched wings are structured rounded and symmetrical, neck is wide, head is cocked sharply, 5 tail feathers are spread fan-like. This pattern is believed to have been manufactured by D Evans.

Nondug button.

B4477 Federal Navy button, eagle over horizontal anchor, fluke is behind the wing, Thomas N Dale New York, (22mm)
Reference: Albert NA112, Tice NA227A2.


Dale Thomas N.110, (23mm).
Backmark: "THOMAS N. DALE & CO / (star) NEW - YORK (star) " dm ca 1860's, (Dale Thomas N.110). Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 120.

B5042...Federal infantry button, eagle with "I", "THOMAS N. DALE & CO / (star) NEW - YORK (star) " dm, two part convex large coat size, (23mm)
Button depicts eagle facing right with "I" in the shield, generally for infantry officers. Backmark: "THOMAS N. DALE & CO / (star) NEW - YORK (star) " dm ca 1860's, (Dale.110). Two part convex button, large coat size. Reference: Albert GI85 or GI88, Tice GI215A5, backmark not listed. Die pattern, eagle's outstretched wings are ruffled , neck is short, 5 tail feathers are small. This pattern is believed to have been manufactured by D Evans.
B5042A.JPG (38267 bytes) B5042B.JPG (36256 bytes)
Nondug button.


Dale Thomas N.130, (15mm).
Backmark: "T. N. DALE & CO / (star) N.Y. (star)" dm small size only, ca 1860's, (Dale Thomas N.130). Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 120.

B4558...Federal cavalry button, eagle with "C", "T. N. DALE & CO / (star) N.Y. (star)" dm, (15mm). Button depicts eagle facing right with "C" in the shield, generally for cavalry officers. Backmark: "T. N. DALE & CO / (star) N.Y. (star)" dm small size only, ca 1860's, (Dale Thomas N.130). Two part convex button, hat or sleeve size.
Button.1.Federal.30.Cavalry.Dale Thomas N.130., Reference: Albert CV1, Tice CV215.

Dug button. Recovered: Savannah Georgia.

B5535...Federal infantry button, eagle with "I", "T. N. DALE & CO / (star) N.Y. (star)" dm, two part convex small size, (15mm)
Button depicts eagle facing right with "I" in the shield, generally for infantry officers. Button is believed to have been manufactured by D Evans, based on similarity to D. Evans dies. Backmark: "T. N. DALE & CO / (star) N.Y. (star) " dm small size only, ca 1860's, (Dale.130). Two part convex button, small hat or sleeve size.
1..Reference: Albert GI85 or GI88, Tice GI215A6. Die variant, eagle's outstretched wings are ruffled, 5 tail feathers are long. This pattern is believed to have been manufactured by D Evans.

Dug button. Recovered: Maryland campaign, by Steve Kirby.
Old Court House Civil War Museum.

B5103...Federal infantry button, eagle with "I", "T. N. DALE & CO / (star) N.Y. (star)" dm, two part convex small size, (15mm)
Button depicts eagle facing right with "I" in the shield, generally for infantry officers. Button is believed to have been manufactured by D Evans, based on similarity to D. Evans dies. Backmark: "T. N. DALE & CO / (star) N.Y. (star) " dm small size only, ca 1860's, (Dale.130). Two part convex button, small hat or sleeve size.
2..Reference: Albert GI85 or GI88, Tice GI215A6. Die variant, eagle's outstretched wings are neat and orderly, 5 tail feathers are short and symmetrical. This pattern is believed to have been manufactured by D Evans.

Nondug button.

B6918...Federal infantry button, eagle with "I", "T. N. DALE & CO / (star) N.Y. (star)" dm, two part convex small size, (15mm)
Button depicts eagle facing right with "I" in the shield, generally for infantry officers. Button is believed to have been manufactured by D Evans, based on similarity to D. Evans dies. Backmark: "T. N. DALE & CO / (star) N.Y. (star) " dm small size only, ca 1860's, (Dale.130). Two part convex button, small hat or sleeve size.
3..Reference: Albert GI85 or GI88, Tice GI215A6. Die variant, eagle's outstretched wings are neat and orderly, 5 tail feathers are short. This pattern is believed to have been manufactured by D Evans.

Nondug button.