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.Riveted Solderd.
Rivet'd & Solder'd, backmark from European maker.

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.

"Rivet'd & Solder'd" backmarks are believed to have been the marks of Prussian manufacturer Schnitzler & Kirschbaum, operating in Birmingham England. They supplied buttons to the south through the blockade.

Riveted Soldered.100, (26mm).
Backmark: "RIVET'D & SOLDER'D" (in a graphic depicting lion and unicorn surrounding coat of arms) " dm, English manufacture, possibly by Prussian producer Schnitzler & Kirshbaum, (Riveted Soldered.100). Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 176.

B2138 Confederate officer button, eagle with shield and "CSA" on a lined field with border, English import, Rivet'd & Soldered, (26mm)
B2138.jpg (25664 bytes) B2138B.jpg (17737 bytes) Ref: Albert CS1A5, TiceCS201A6.


Riveted Soldered.101, (24mm).
Backmark: "RIVET'D & SOLDER'D" (in a graphic depicting lion and unicorn surrounding coat of arms) " dm, English manufacture, possibly by Prussian producer Schnitzler & Kirshbaum, (Riveted Soldered.101). Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 176.

B5481 Confederate officer button, eagle facing right with 11 stars on a lined field with border, English wartime manufacture, Rivet'd & Soldered, (24mm)
Ref: Albert CS5A4, Tice CS205A6.


Riveted Soldered.102, (19mm).
Backmark: "RIVET'D & SOLDER'D / S & K (in a graphic depicting lion and unicorn surrounding coat of arms) " dm, English manufacture, possibly by Prussian producer Schnitzler & Kirshbaum, (Riveted Soldered.102). Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 176.

B5871 Confederate officer button, eagle facing right with 11 stars on a lined field with border, English wartime manufacture, Rivet'd & Soldered, (19mm)
Ref: Albert CS5Av, Tice CS205Am1.