Civil War Relicman,
Harry Ridgeway.

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

http://relicman.com/.

Ridgeway Civil War Library.
Button.Backmark.Goddard.
Goddard & Brothers, Newark New Jersey.

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.
Goddard & Brothers, Newark New Jersey. Goddard was an outfitter, most buttons were made by Scovill.


Goddard.100, (22.4mm)
Backmark: "GODDARD & BRO/ (dot) (star) (dot) EXTRA (dot) (star) (dot)" dm between rings, Scovill manufactured 1860's, (Goddard.100). Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page125, [Plate B-4, 5].
B5594 Michigan button, state seal elk and moose, officer staff, Goddard Bro Extra, dm between rings, (22.4mm)

Ref:Albert MG4, Tice MG205C1.

B6595 New York button, state seal, eagle over shield with "Excelsior", officer staff, Goddard &Bro Extra, rmdc, (22.3mm)
Ref: Albert NY30, Tice NY220W2.

B5289 Wisconsin state seal button, shield with a badger, officer staff, Goddard Bro Extra, dm between rings, (22.5mm)
Ref: Albert WC1, Tice WC200C1.


Goddard.105, (21mm)
Backmark: "GODDARD & BRO / (star) EXTRA (star) " dm between rings, Scovill manufactured 1860's, (Goddard.105). Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page125.
B0699...Federal cavalry button, eagle with "C", "GODDARD & BRO / (star) EXTRA (star) " dm, (21mm). Button depicts eagle facing right with "C" in the shield, generally for cavalry officers. Backmark: "GODDARD & BRO / (star) EXTRA (star) " dm between rings, Scovill manufactured 1860's, (Goddard.105). Two part convex button, coat size.
Button.1.Federal.30.Cavalry.Goddard.105. Reference: Albert CV1, Tice CV215.

Dug button. Recovered: Gettysburg campaign.

Goddard.110, (22mm).
Backmark: "GODDARD & BRO / (dot) EXTRA (dot)" rmdc, Scovill manufactured 1850's, (Goddard.110). Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 125.

B6133 New York button, state seal, eagle over shield with "Excelsior", officer staff, Goddard Bros, rmdc, (21.8mm)
Ref: Albert NY30, Tice NY220W1.
Old Court House Civil War Museum collection.


Goddard.120, (15mm).
Backmark: "G & B / (dot) (star) (dot) EXTRA (dot) (star) (dot)" dm inner ring, Scovill manufactured ca 1860, only made in small size,(Goddard.120). Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page125.

B5486 Michigan button, state seal elk and moose, officer staff, G & B Extra, dm, (14.7mm)
Ref:Albert MG, Tice MG205Cs1.