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.Jones WH.
W H Jones, Waterbury Connecticut.

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.

W H Jones & Co operated in Waterbury Connecticut for a short time, 1835 to 1840.

Jones WH.100, (21mm).
Backmark: "W. H. JONES & CO / (dot) (star) (dot) EXTRA (dot) (star) (dot)" rm with a split anvil seam, manufactured by W H Jones, 1835 to 1840, (Jones WH.100). Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 55, [Plate B-2, 11].

B6102 Artillery button, Artillery corps, eagle facing right over cannon facing left, flat button, W H Jones Extra, rm, (21mm)
Ref: Albert AY57A.


Jones WH.200, (21mm).
Backmark: "W. H. JONES & CO / (dot) EXTRA (dot)" rmdc, dm ring surrounds the channel, manufactured by W H Jones, 1835 to 1840, (Jones WH.200). Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 55.

B1749. Georgia regimental button, Republican Blues, Savannah, eagle facing right with "R B", "W. H. JONES & CO / (dot) EXTRA (dot)" rmdc, (21mm)

Dug button, silvered. Recovered: Savannah, Georgia. Reference: Albert GA23,Tice GA261B1.


Jones WH.210, (22.5mm).
Backmark: "W. H. JONES & CO / (dot) SUPERFINE. (dot)" rmdc, dm ring surrounds the channel, manufactured by W H Jones, 1835 to 1840, (Jones WH.210). Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 55.

B1050...South Carolina regimental button, Sullivans Island and "MG", Moultrie Guard, "W. H. JONES & CO / (dot) SUPERFINE. (dot)" rmdc, dm, (23.5mm).
Button depicts depicts Sergeant William Jasper remounting the South Carolina flag on Fort Sullivan during the British bombardment of June 28, 1776. During the Civil War the Moultrie Guard served as part of the 1st South Carolina Rifles. Backmark: "W. H. JONES & CO / (dot) SUPERFINE. (dot)" rmdc, dm ring surrounds the channel, manufactured by W H Jones, 1835 to 1840, (Jones210). Two part low convex coat size button. Stand up shank intact, fully gilded, outstanding excavated example. Recovered: Bluffton, South Carolina by Bill McCraken, original discovery was published NST Vol XXVII, No 6, 2000, pg 17. Reference: AlbertSC32, Tice SC292A1.


Jones WH.220, (21mm).
Backmark: "W. H. JONES & CO. / (star) WATERBURY. (star)" dm outer ring of dots, at least three inner rings with graphic designs, manufactured by W H Jones, 1835 to 1840, (Jones WH.220). Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 55.

B1750. Georgia regimental button, Republican Blues, Savannah, eagle facing right with "R B", "W. H. JONES & CO. / (star) WATERBURY. (star)" dm, (21mm)

Dug button, silvered. Recovered: Savannah, Georgia. Reference: Albert GA23, Tice GA261 B2.