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

Civil War Buttons

by Harry Ridgeway


D Evans took over the bankrupt R & W Robinson company ca 1848. They continued to use many of the Robinson dies and backs well into the 1850's and produced backmarks with their own name, 1850's and 1860's.
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-EvansD

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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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D Evans took over the bankrupt R & W Robinson company ca 1848. They continued to use many of the Robinson dies and backs well into the 1850's and produced backmarks with their own name, 1850's and 1860's.


EvansD100, (23mm)
Backmark: "D. EVANS & CO / (star) ATTLEBORO (star) MASS (star)" dm, ca 1850's to 1865, (EvansD100).
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-EvansD100, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 56, [Plate B-2, 17].

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EvansD110, (22mm)
Backmark: "D. EVANS & CO. / (star) ATTLEBORO. MASS. (star)" dm two solid inner rings, ca 1850's to 1865, (EvansD110).
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-EvansD110, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 56, [Plate B-2, 16].

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EvansD115, (22mm)
Backmark: "D. EVANS & CO. / (star) ATTLEBORO. MASS. (star)" dm solid inner ring, ca 1850's to 1865, (EvansD115).
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-EvansD115, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 56.

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EvansD120, (23mm)
Backmark: "D. EVANS & CO. / ATTLEBORO MASS" dm between two solid rings, ca 1850's to 1865, (EvansD120).
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-EvansD120, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 56, [Plate B-2, 19].

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EvansD130, (22.7mm)
Backmark: "D. EVANS & CO / (dot) ATTLEBORO (dot) MASS (dot) " dm inner solid ring late 1850's to 1860's, (EvansD130).
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-EvansD130, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 56, [Plate B-2, 14].

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EvansD140, (23mm)
Backmark: "D. EVANS & CO. / ATTLEBORO MASS" dm inner ring of dots, depressed shank well can give the impression of an inner ring, backmark is transitional, manufacture 1860's and continued after the Civil War. (EvansD140).
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-EvansD140, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, [Plate B-2, 13].

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EvansD150, (23mm)
Backmark: "D. EVANS & CO. / ATTLEBORO MASS." dm inner ring of dots, backmark is transitional, manufacture 1860's and continued after the Civil War. (EvansD150).
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-EvansD150, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 56.

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EvansD160, (23mm)
Backmark: "D. EVANS & CO. / (star) ATTLEBORO MASS (star)" dm inner ring of slashes, backmark is transitional, manufacture 1860's and continued after the Civil War. (EvansD160).
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-EvansD160, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 56, [Plate B-2, 15].

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EvansD170, (21mm)
Backmark: "D. EVANS & CO / (star) ATTLEBORO (dot) (star)" dm inner solid ring, ca 1850's, (EvansD170).
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-EvansD170, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 56.

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EvansD175, (21mm)
Backmark: "D. EVANS & CO / (star) ATTLEBORO (dot) (star)" dm inner ring of dots, depressed shank well, backmark is transitional, manufacture 1860's and continued after the Civil War. (EvansD175).
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-EvansD175, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 56, [Plate B-3, 1].

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EvansD180, (25mm)
Backmark: "D. EVANS & CO. / (star) ATTLEBORO' MASS (star)" dm on inner wreath, likely manufactured after the Civil War, (EvansD180).
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-EvansD180, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 56.

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EvansD190, (19mm)
Backmark: "D. EVANS & CO / (dot) ATTLEBORO (dot) " dm, outer ring of dots, likely manufactured after the Civil War,, (EvansD190).
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-EvansD190, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 56.

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EvansD200, (23mm)
Backmark: " (graphic of a bird) / D. EVANS & CO. ATTLEBORO " dm reading counter clockwise, bird at top, ca 1850's, (EvansD200).
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-EvansD200, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 56, [Plate B-2, 20].
Example needed.

EvansD210, (23mm)
Backmark: "D. EVANS & CO. ATTLEBORO (dot) MASS" dm on a ribbon reading clockwise, flower at bottom, ca 1850's - 1860's, (EvansD210).
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-EvansD210, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 56, [Plate B-2, 18].

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EvansD220, (21mm).
Backmark: "D. EVANS & CO. / ATTLEBORO" dm on a ribbon with flower, inscription runs counter clockwise flower is at the top, backmark is transitional, manufacture 1860's and continued after the Civil War. (EvansD220).
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-EvansD220, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 56.

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EvansD230, (15mm)
Backmark: "D. EVANS & CO. / (star) EXTRA (star)" dm inner solid ring, only used small size, backmark is transitional, manufacture 1860's and continued after the Civil War. (EvansD230).
Note that periods used after "D" and "CO" may be obscured and partial, missing entirely, or may appear as commas, this may be due to manufacturing variations in the stamping process, slippage, dirt or debris in the die, or replacement dies may have been cut omitting this punctuation.
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-EvansD230, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 56, [Plate B-3, 4].

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EvansD240, (14mm).
Backmark: "D. EVANS & CO. / EXT" dm inner solid ring, only used small size, backmark is transitional, manufacture 1860's and continued after the Civil War. (EvansD240).
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-EvansD240, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 56.

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EvansD250, (14mm).
Backmark: "D. E. & CO / (star) EXTRA (star)" dm inner ring of dots, manufactured by D Evans Attleboro Massachusetts, backmark is transitional, manufacture 1860's and continued after the Civil War. (EvansD250).
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-EvansD250, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 56, [Plate B3, 5].

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EvansD260, (15mm)
Backmark: "D. EVANS & CO. / SUPERFINE" dm inner ring of dots, small size only,1850s to 1860s, (EvansD260).
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-EvansD260, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 56, [Plate B-3, 7].

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EvansD270, (15mm).
Backmark: "D. EVANS & CO. / SUPERFINE" dm inner solid ring, small size only, 1860s, (EvansD270).
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-EvansD270, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 56, [Plate B-3, 6].
Examples needed.

EvansD290, (24mm).
Backmark: "D EVANS & CO. / (star) NE PLUS ULTRA (star)" dm ca 1860's, (EvansD290).
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-EvansD290, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 56, [Plate B-3, 3].

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EvansD300.
post war.
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-EvansD300, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 56, [Plate B-3, 2].
Examples needed.


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