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

Civil War Buttons

by Harry Ridgeway


CordierFreres100, (one part convex button, coat size, 23mm).
Backmark: "CordierFreres/ PARIS" rm between solid rings, white metal one part button, concave back, French supplied by Henry et Antione Cordier ca 1862, (CordierFreres100).
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-CordierFreres100, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 150.

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B6732...French Chasseur button, for Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, or New York troops, white metal high convex one piece, CordierFreresParis, (23mm).

Button depicts eagle facing right, surrounded by 13 stars. Buttons were French manufacture and eagle is similar to French design of the eagle adapted for American use. The French produced uniforms of the "Chasseur" style, these were presented to McClellan who issued them to regiments from Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and New York. These uniforms were issued with these white metal one piece buttons, along with large shako hat pins and riflemen buckles. However the French tailored uniforms proved to be poor fitted for American troops and many were discarded. Backmark: "CordierFreres/ PARIS" rm between solid rings, white metal one part button, concave back, French supplied by Henry et Antione Cordier ca 1862, (Cordier01). One part convex white metal button, coat size. Nondug button.
Reference: Albert PA48, TicePA235A1, (Pennsylvania). Reference: Albert MS104, MS218A1, (Massachusetts).


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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