Civil War Relicman,
Harry Ridgeway.

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

Ridgeway Civil War Library.
Button.Backmark.Fine Quality.
"Fine Quality", tentative attribution to D Evans.

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 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.

Fine Quality.100, (15mm).
Backmark: "FINE / (star) (star) QUALITY (star) (star)" dm, small size only, tentatively D Evans, ca 1860, (Fine Quality.100). Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 56, (D Evans), [Plate B-3, 13].

B5569 Rhode Island button, state seal anchor and Hope, officer staff, Fine Quality, (14.6mm)
Ref: Albert RI7, Tice RI201As3.

Fine Quality.110, (15mm).
Backmark: "FINE / (dot) QUALITY (dot) " dm inner ring, only made in small size, maker not indentified, likely Steele & Johnson, ca 1860, (Fine Quality.110). Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons.

B6069 South Carolina button, state seal with palmetto tree, Fine Quality, (14mm)
Ref: Albert SC13 not listed, Tice SC248 not listed.

B6537 South Carolina button, state seal with palmetto tree and SC, Fine Quality, (13.6mm)
Ref: Albert SC13 not listed, Tice SC248 not listed.