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.
Button.Backmark.Harper HC.
Henry C Harper, Philadelphia.

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.

Henry C Harper operated Philadeplphia late 19th century. All buttons bearing their name were produced after the Civil War.

Harper HC.110, (15mm).
Backmark: "H. C. HARPER / (dot) PHILA. (dot), dm no rings, letters are plain without serifs, manufactured after the Civil War, (Harper HC.110). Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 126.
B6344...Federal officer button, eagle with shield, "H. C. HARPER / (dot) PHILA. (dot), dm, (15mm). Button was intended for officers, depicting patriotic symbolism of eagle grasping arrows for war and olive branch for peace. Backmark: "H. C. HARPER / (dot) PHILA. (dot), dm no rings, letters are plain without serifs, manufactured after the Civil War, (Harper HC.110). Three part officer button, hat or sleeve size.
Button.1.Federal.10.Officer.Harper HC.110. Die pattern features eagle facing right surrounded by stars, stripes only in shield with convex top, blunt ears, bulged sides, and pointed bottom, three arrows in right talon. Reference: Albert GS, Tice GS. Manufactured after the Civil War.

Nondug button.