Civil War Relicman,
Harry Ridgeway.

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

http://relicman.com/.

Ridgeway Civil War Library.
Button.9.Backmark.Tait P.
P Tait & Company, Limerick, Ireland.

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.

P Tait & Company, Limerick Ireland is best known for its patented floating shank backs.

Tait P.100, (23mm).
Backmark: "P. TAIT & Co / (dot) LIMERICK (dot) " dm outer ring of dots, floating shank, English manufacture, (Tait P.100). Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 177.

B5653 Confederate infantry button, manuscript "I", English wartime manufacture, P. Tait Limerick, with floating shank, (22.6mm)
Reference: Albert CS175, Tice CSI212.


Tait P.101, (18mm).
Backmark: "P. TAIT & Co / (dot) LIMERICK (dot) " dm outer ring of dots, floating shank, English manufacture, (Tait P.101). Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 177.

B6144 Confederate artillery button, lined "A", English wartime manufacture, P Tait & Co Limerick with floating shank, (19.5mm)
Reference: Albert CS103A, Tice CSA206B1.

B5214 Confederate infantry button, lined "I", English import, P Tait & Co Limerick with floating shank, (19.5mm)
Reference: Albert CS173A, Tice CSI206Am1.

B5221 Confederate infantry button, manuscript "I", English import, P. Tait Limerick, with floating shank, (18.2mm)
Reference: Albert CS175Av, Tice CSI212Am1.