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

Civil War Buttons

by Harry Ridgeway

British buttons.
Button8200-British

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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.

Most information on this page is from:
Uniform Buttons of the United States 1776 - 1865, by Warren K.Tice.
Dating buttons; A Chronology of Button Types, Makers, Retailers & Their Backmarks, by Warren K. Tice.
Directory of American Military Goods Dealers & Makers, by Bruce S. Bazelon and William F. Guinn.
Record of American Uniform and Historical Buttons, Bicentennial Edition, by Alphaeus H. Albert.
Pictures are generally by the author, unless otherwise indicated
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British Navy button (22.1mm).
Backmark: Rivet'd & Soldered" on a graphic. This is the same backmark found on other English staff and Navy buttons imported into the Confederacy. Fouled anchor design is similar to the design used for Chief Petty Officers (Albert NA 131 series) but this English made button employed a die design entirely different from other examples of that button. Gilded button, shank intact, crisp backmark Recovered: Moss Neck Mountain., near Fredericksburg Va.

B3021...British Navy button (22.1mm) Backmark: Rivet'd & Soldered" on a graphic. This is the same backmark found on other English staff and Navy buttons imported into the Confederacy. Fouled anchor design is similar to the design used for Chief Petty Officers (Albert NA 131 series) but this English made button employed a die design entirely different from other examples of that button. Gilded button, shank intact, crisp backmark Recovered: Moss Neck Mountain., near Fredericksburg Va.
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British Navy button, officer, anchor on lined field with wide border, one part button, estimated 1790 to 1820, Hammond Turner & Dickinson, (21.8mm)
Button depicts anchor on lined background with wide border, this anchor that is not fouled, is believed to have been made for British Naval officers 1790 to 1820. Backmark: "HAMMOND (dot) , TURNER & DICKINSON (dot)" rm between two rings, ca 1790's to 1820, (HammondTurnerDickinson01). One part flat button, large coat size.
Ref: Albert BNH6.

B6672...British Navy button, officer, anchor on lined field with wide border, one part button, estimated 1790 to 1820, Hammond Turner & Dickinson, (21.8mm)
Button depicts anchor on lined background with wide border, this anchor that is not fouled, is believed to have been made for British Naval officers 1790 to 1820. Backmark: "HAMMOND (dot) , TURNER & DICKINSON (dot)" rm between two rings, ca 1790's to 1820, (HammondTurnerDickinson01). One part flat button, large coat size. Dug button, with heavy gilding, shank intact. Recovered: not known.
Ref: Albert BNH6.


British Artillery button (13.4mm).
Button depicts three rows of cannons attributed to Royal Artillery.

B4495...British Artillery button (13.4mm).

Button depicts three rows of cannons attributed to Royal Artillery
Shank intact
Recovered: Gulf coast Florida / Alabama
Ref: Troiani page 12 BRAi.


British Button, 7th Regiment? (23mm).
Backmark: "I Nutting & Son / Coventry Arden/ King St face has a latin inscription with "7" in the center.
Cast pewter.

B4489...British Button, 7th Regiment? (23mm).

Backmark: "I Nutting & Son / Coventry Arden/ King St face has a latin inscription with "7" in the center.
Cast pewter, shank missing, some rim damage
Recovered: Gulf coast Florida / Alabama.


British Royal Regiment of Artillery 1815 button (15.6mm).
Button lost by one of the British invaders in 1815! Motif bears crown atop circle "Royal Regiment of Artillery" Backmark "T McGowan / London"

B2898...British Royal Regiment of Artillery 1815 button (15.6mm).
Button lost by one of the British invaders in 1815! Motif bears crown atop circle "Royal Regiment of Artillery" Backmark "T McGowan / London" Recovered: Gulf coast Florida / Alabama.


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