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.Goldsboro Rifles.
Goldsboro Rifles.

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.


Scovill Manufacturing made this button. Originally intended for the North Carolina staff, the back bears "Goldsboro Rifles". Apparently surplus quantities of these backs were produced but never used on NC buttons, Scovill used them on various northern buttons where inspections were lax.

Goldsboro Rifles.100, (22mm).
Backmark: "GOLDSBORO / (star) RIFLES (star)", dm between rings of dots, Scovill produced ca 1860, (Goldsboro Rifles.100). Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 71, Scovill Manufacturing, [Plate B-7, 14].

B4985. North Carolina regimental button, Goldsboro Rifles, Goldsboro, North Carolina state seal ladies Liberty and Plenty, officer staff, "GOLDSBORO / (star) RIFLES (star)", dm, (22.2mm)
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Ref: Albert NC2A1, Tice NC204A1.

B6584 Massachusetts button, state seal arm and sword, officer staff, Goldsboro Rifles, (22mm)
Ref: Albert MS35, Tice MS210E7.


Goldsboro Rifles.110, (15mm).
Backmark: "GOLDSBORO / (star) RIFLES (star)", dm inner rings of dots, Scovill produced ca 1860, (Goldsboro Rifles.110). Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 71, Scovill Manufacturing.

B4240. North Carolina regimental button, Goldsboro Rifles, Goldsboro, North Carolina state seal ladies Liberty and Plenty, officer staff, "GOLDSBORO / (star) RIFLES (star)", dm, (15.1mm)

Dug button, shank intact, button is silvered. Recovered: North Carolina site. Reference: Albert NC2A1, Tice NC204As1.