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.Hyde Goodrich.
Hyde & Goodrich, New Orleans Louisiana.

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.

Hyde & Goodrich were partners operating in New Orleans supplying military goods to a number of states in the deep south. Most of their buttons were subcontracted with Scovill, who produced backs bearing the Hyde & Goodrich name.


Hyde Goodrich.100, (21mm).
Backmark: "HYDE & GOODRICH / (dot) N - O. (dot)" rmdc on stippled field. Scovill produced ca 1860, (Hyde Goodrich.100. Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 192, [Plate C-4, 14)].

B3198 Mississippi artillery button, star with "A" and "MISSISSIPPI", Hyde & Goodrich, N O rmdc, (20.5mm)
Ref: Albert MP2A, Tice MP205A1.

B4965 Mississippi cavalry button, star with "C" and "MISSISSIPPI", Hyde & Goodrich, N O rmdc, (20.5mm)
B4965.jpg (30028 bytes) B4965B.jpg (33237 bytes) Ref: Albert MP3A, Tice MP210A1.

B5665 Mississippi button, infantry, star with "I" and "MISSISSIPPI", Hyde & Goodrich, N O rmdc, (20.5mm)
Ref: Albert MP4A, Tice MP215A1.


Hyde Goodrich.110, (14mm).
Backmark: "HYDE & GOODRICH / N. O. " dm inner ring of dots, manufactured by Scovill for Hyde & Goodrich, a New Orleans outfitter, backmark is only used in small size buttons, (Hyde Goodrich.110). Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 192.

B6132 Mississippibutton, cavalry, star with "C" and "MISSISSIPPI", Hyde & Goodrich, dm, (15mm)
Ref: Albert MP3, Tice MP210As1.

B6058 Mississippi button, infantry, star with "I" and "MISSISSIPPI", Hyde & Goodrich, NO dm, (15.5mm)
Ref: Albert MP4, Tice MP215As1.


Hyde Goodrich.120, (22mm).
Backmark: "HYDE & GOODRICH / (dot) NEW ORLEANS (dot) " dm, inner ring of dots, Scovill produced ca1860, (Hyde Goodrich.120. Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 192, [Plate C-4, 15)].

B5832 Louisiana button, state seal pelican on a lined field with plain border, Hyde & Goodrich, dm between rings, (21.8mm)
Ref: Albert LA3A, Tice LA204A2.

B6519 Texas button, state seal with "TEXAS", Hyde & Goodrich, (22mm)
Ref: Albert TX17, Tice TX234A1.


Hyde Goodrich.130, (14mm).
Backmark: "HYDE & GOODRICH / N-O" dm, manufactured by Scovill for Hyde & Goodrich, a New Orleans outfitter, backmark is only used in small size buttons, Hyde Goodrich.130). Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 192.

B5269 Louisiana button, state seal pelican on a lined field with plain border, Hyde & Goodrich, dm, (13.8mm)
Ref: Albert LA3A, Tice LA204As2.

B6496 Texas button, state seal with "TEXAS", Hyde & Goodrich, (13.7mm)
Ref: Albert TX17Av, Tice TX234As1.