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.Mitchel Tyler.
Mitchell & Tyler, Richmond Virginia.

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.

Mitchell and Tyler operated in Richmond Va as an outfitter from 1845. Most of their buttons were made by Scovill.

Mitchell Tyler.100, (22mm)
Backmark: "MITCHELL & TYLER / (dot) RICHMOND. Va. " rmdc on a stippled field, Scovill manufactured 1850's, (Mitchell Tyler.100). Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 194, [Plate C-4, 17].

B5068 Virginia button, state seal Virtus slaying the tyrant with sword up, high convex die variant VA7, Mitchell & Tyler, Richmond Va, rmdc, (22.2mm)
B5068A.JPG (37346 bytes) B5068B.JPG (37582 bytes)Ref: Albert VA7, Tice VA215A1.


Mitchell Tyler.200, (22mm).
Backmark: "MITCHEL (sic) & TYLER / RICHMOND VA. " dm between rings of dots, inner solid ring, Scovill manufactured ca 1860, (Mitchell Tyler.200). Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 194, [Plate C-4, 18].

B5446. North Carolina button, state seal ladies Liberty and Plenty, officer staff, "MITCHEL (sic) & TYLER / RICHMOND VA. " dm dm between rings, no depression around shank, by Scovill, (22.5mm)
. Reference: Albert NC2, Tice NC204.

B6403 Virginia button, state seal Virtus slaying the tyrant, officer staff, Mitchel & Tyler, Richmond Va, dm between rings, variant pattern VA18, (22.2mm)
Ref: AlbertVA18A, Tice VA255A1.

B5329 Virginia button, state seal Virtus slaying the tyrant, variant pattern VA20, officer staff, Mitchel & Tyler, Richmond Va, dm between rings, (22.2mm)
Ref: Albert VA20A, Tice VA261A3.


Mitchell Tyler.201, (15mm)
Backmark:"MITCHEL (sic) & TYLER / RICHMOND" dm inner rings of dots, Scovill manufactured ca 1860, (Mitchell Tyler.201). Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 194.

B5458 Virginia button, state seal Virtus slaying the tyrant, variant pattern VA18, officer staff, Mitchel & Tyler, Richmond Va, dm, (15mm)
Ref: AlbertVA18Av, not listed, Tice VA255As1.

B5429 Virginia button, state seal Virtus slaying the tyrant, officer staff, Mitchel & Tyler, Richmond Va, dm, variant pattern VA20, (15mm)
Ref: Albert VA20Av, not listed, Tice VA261As2.