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

Civil War Buttons

by Harry Ridgeway


Canfield brothers, located in Baltimore Maryland were outfitters operating before the Civil War, supplying uniforms both North and South.
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-Canfield

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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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Canfield brothers, located in Baltimore Maryland were outfitters operating before the Civil War, supplying uniforms both North and South.

Canfield100, (23mm)
Backmark: "CANFIELD & BROTHERS / (dot) BALTIMORE (dot)", dm two inner rings of dots, Scovill manufactured 1840's, (Canfield100).
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-Canfield100, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 189, [Plate C-4, 5].
Examples needed.

Canfield110, (23mm)
Backmark: "CANFIELD & BROTHERS / (dot) BALTIMORE (dot)", dm between one outer and two inner rings of dots, Scovill manufactured 1840's, (Canfield 110).
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-Canfield110, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 189.

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Canfield120, (23mm)
Backmark: "CANFIELD & BROTHER / (star) BALTIMORE (star)", rmdc on a stippled field, Scovill manufactured 1850's, (Canfield120).
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-Canfield120, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 189.

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Canfield130, (23mm)
Backmark: "CANFIELD BRO & CO / (dot) BALTIMORE (dot) " rmdc, stippled channel, Scovill manufactured 1850's, (Canfield130).
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-Canfield130, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 189, [Plate C-4, 2].

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Canfield140, (23mm)
Backmark: "CANFIELD BRO & CO / (star) BALTIMORE (star) " rmdc, stippled channel, Scovill manufactured 1850's, (Canfield140).
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-Canfield140, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 189.

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Canfield150, (22mm)
Backmark: "CANFIELD BRO & CO. (dot) BALTIMOR (sic) (dot)" dm between outer solid ring, inner ring of large dots, letters are not well formed, likely Steele & Johnson manufacture ca 1850's, (Canfield150).
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-Canfield150, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 189, [Plate C4, 4].

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Canfield155, (20mm)
Backmark: "CANFIELD BRO & CO. / (dot) BALTIMOR (sic) (dot)" dm between outer solid ring, inner ring of large dots, letters are not well formed, likely Steele & Johnson manufacture ca 1850's, (Canfield155).
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-Canfield155, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 189.

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Canfield160, (23mm)
Backmark "C. B. &. CO / (dot) BALTIMOR (dot) " dm between two solid rings, only made in small size, Scovill manufactured 1850's, (Canfield160).
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-Canfield160, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 189.

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Canfield200, (22mm)
Backmark: "Canfield BRO & CO. / BALTIMORE. " dm between rings of dots, Scovill produced ca 1860, (Canfield200).
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-Canfield200, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 189, [Plate C-4, 3].

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Canfield210, (15mm)
Backmark: "Canfield BRO & CO. / BAL.", dm with inner ring, no outer ring, used for small buttons only, Scovill msnufactured ca 1860, (Canfield210).
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-Canfield210, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 189.

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