Civil War Relicman,
Harry Ridgeway.

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

Ridgeway Civil War Library.
Button.Backmark.London Quality.
"London Quality", attributed to English producer, John Chatwin.

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 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.

London Quality.100, (14.5mm).
Backmark: "LONDON / (star) QUALITY (star)" dm betweentwo rings of dots, produced by John Chatwin for the Confederacy, a small English manufacturer, backmark only used for small buttons, (London Quality.100). Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 171, (Chatwin).

B6188 Confederate cavalry button, block "C" on lined background with border, English wartime manufacture, London Quality, (14.4mm)
Ref: Albert CS128, not listed, Tice CSC208As1.