Civil War Relicman,
Harry Ridgeway.

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

Ridgeway Civil War Library.
Backmark.Myers SA.
S A Myers, 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 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.

Solomon A Myers operated in Richmond during the Civil War. Although he advertised the manufacture of buttons, there is debate whether he actually made the buttons or subcontracted with others for the manufacture. In any case this is a local Virginia name, buttons are strictly wartime, and although not rare buttons with this backmark are very desirable.

Myers SA.100, (23mm).
Backmark: "S. A. MYERS / RICHMOND VA." rmdc, wartime manufacture attributed to S. A Myers, Richmond, Virginia, (Myers SA.100). Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 194, [Plate C-2, 12].

B5893. North Carolina button, state seal ladies Ladies Liberty and Plenty, southern wartime manufacture, "S. A. MYERS / RICHMOND VA." rmdc, (22.5mm)

Nondug button. Reference: Albert NC8, Tice NC210A.

B5512 Virginia button, state seal Virtus slaying the tyrant, southern wartime manufacture, S. A. Myers Richmond Va, rmdc, (22.6mm)
Reference: Albert VA22, not listed, Tice VA246B1.