Civil War Relicman,
Harry Ridgeway.

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

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Ridgeway Civil War Library,.
Backmark.Mann J.
J. Mann, Birmingham, England.

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.

Joseph Mann was English producer operating Birmingham 1800 to 1843.

Mann J.100, (23mm)
Backmark: "(graphic of a crown) / J. MANNS EXTRA RICH" rm outer ring of dots, flat one part button, English manufacture ca. 1820's or 1830's, (Mann J.100). Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 158.

B5281 Federal Navy button, eagle facing left over upright anchor, one part flat, J Manns, (22.7mm)
Ref: Albert NA87A1.


Mann J.110, (21mm)
Backmark: "J. MANN'S / (dot) TREBLE STANDARD (dot) / 130" dm between two solid rings, flat one part button, English manufacture ca. 1820's or 1830's, (Mann J.110). Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 158.

B5524...Federal artillery button, eagle over cannon, one part flat, "J. MANN'S / (dot) TREBLE STANDARD (dot) / 130" dm, (21.2mm)
Button depicts eagle over cannon, intended for the Federal or militia artillery of the 1820's or 1830's. This pattern features eagle and cannon facing right, three cannon balls below, on lined field, outer rope border, inner wide oval border. Backmark: "J. MANN'S / (dot) TREBLE STANDARD (dot) / 130" dm between two solid rings, flat one part button, English manufacture ca. 1820's or 1830's, (Mann.110). One part flat button, coat size. Nondug button. Reference: Albert AY52.