Ridgeway Civil War Research Center,
A virtual examination of artifacts of the American Civil War

Civil War buttons

by Harry Ridgeway

Ridgeway Civil War Research Center,
A virtual examination of artifacts of the American Civil War
Buttons
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This is the "Ridgeway Civil War Research Center", 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.


The states, (34 states at start of war, West Virginia was 35th state):

Southern states, by secession, (11).
Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, North Carolina, South Carolina, Mississippi, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia.

Northern loyal states, (20).
California, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Wisconsin.

Northern states, by secession from southern states, (1).
West Virginia.

Divided states sympathetic to south, (2). (buttons are generally classified as southern)
Kentucky, Maryland.

Divided states sympathetic to north, (1). (buttons are generally classified as northern)
Missouri.


Federal buttons.
Button1000-Federal

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State buttons.
Button2000-States

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Confederate buttons.
Button7000-Confederate

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Zouave, cadet, or "bullet ball" buttons.
Button8010-BallButtons

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Unidentified school Episcopal College, location not known.
Button8020-EpiscopalCollege

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Georgetown College Washington, DC.
Button8030-GeorgetownCollege

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Revolutionary War buttons.
Button8100-RevolutionaryWar

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British buttons.
Button8200-British

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Political buttons.
Button8300-Political

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Veteran buttons.
Button8400-Veteran.html

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Other buttons.
Button8500-Other

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