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A virtual examination of artifacts of the American Civil War
|Civil War Buttons|
by Harry Ridgeway
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|B2438...Large cent made into a button. |
Holes cut into the penny made this a very workable button for a soldier otherwise deprived of suitable clothing... Recovered: Clearbrook Va Ref: Tice pg...241 bottom example.
|B7448...Pioneer RW Robinson Tim Sena |
|B7466...WMS cadet Wayne Hartzell |
|B6516...GFG, "GFG", script style, officer staff, Ridabock & Co., (23mm) |
Button depicts GFC, surrounded by stars. Who is GFC? Backmark: "RIDABOCK & CO. / NEW. YORK." dm inner ring, shank well gives impression of second inner ring, manufactured 1880's or later, (Ridabock01). Three part officer button, coat size.
Ref: not found. Manufactured after the Civil War.
|B1205...National Guard "NG" staff officer button,(23mm). |
Backmark: "D Evans & Co./ Attleboro" dm inner ring of dots. Stand up shank intact, fully gilded nondug button. Reference: AlbertUU77, Tice UM216.
|B1803...Unidentified City Guard, staff officer, (22.7mm). |
Backmark: D Evans / Attleboro , Mass" dm A good many city militia units employed the name of "City Guard" This prewar button was made for one of them, which one? Reference: Albert UU18, Tice UM202A1.
|B6820...Cadet button with globe is cadet button prior to the War, Scovills stars rm 14mm. |
Purpose is not determined, some collectors think it might be sample or prototype for West Point, if so it never got accepted. The globe suggests New York affiliation of some sort (West Point is in New York) but it could have been for a different cadet program that never developed. Button is rare but esoteric and we really do not know who it was made for.
|B7320...WLR convex one part button, backmark tbd |
|B7414...HCCI Scovill rmdc Heather Begnaud |
|B0171...Goodyear Hard rubber button (22.3mm) |
"Goodyear's P=T 1851/ N.R" ) Goodyear Novelty Rubber. This hard rubber button was "eye balled". It is definitely Civil War period and came from a Civil War site. This inscription shows up on hard rubber general issue buttons but the purpose of this style is not clear. Recovered: Steve Baker Shenandoah Valley Va Ref: unlisted civilian button of the period.
|B7006...Eagle over arrows and olive branches, one part Hayden Extra. |
Hiram Hayden I think.
|B7318...Eagle blazer button, S APPEL NEW YORK |
|B7369...British eagle Pitt Rob Silverstein |
|B7370...civilian Smith Hopkins Ken Darnell |
|B7371...R button Thomas Dale Chad Hunsinger |
|B7372...CP Horstmann post war John who |
|B7381...DF Horstmann Christi West |
|B7409...flower button Ives Kendrick Ken Darnell |
|B7410...flower button Scovills Waterbury Heather Begnaud |
|B7415...KG Scovill post war Tim Hiland |
|B7418...letter P Scovill MFG |
|B7452... Script A Livery WBC London who |
|B7453...script C Superior Quality Tim Smith |
|B7467...letter G blazer Andrew W |
|B7447...Pacific Button Co Hawaii David Bandy |
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