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

Civil War Buttons

by Harry Ridgeway

Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-EvansD
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.

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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.


Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-EvansD100
EvansD100, (two part button, large coat size, 22mm to 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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Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-EvansD110
EvansD110, (three part officer button, coat size, 22mm to 23mm).
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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Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-EvansD115
EvansD115, (two part button, coat size, 20mm to 21mm).
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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Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-EvansD120
EvansD120, (three part officer button, coat size, 22mm to 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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Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-EvansD130
EvansD130, (three part officer button, coat size, 22mm to 23mm).
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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Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-EvansD140
EvansD140, (three part officer button, coat size, 22mm to 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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Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-EvansD145
EvansD145, (two part button, coat size, 22mm to 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. (EvansD145).
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-EvansD145, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, [Plate B-2, 13].

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Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-EvansD150
EvansD150, (two part button, large coat size, 22mm to 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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Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-EvansD160
EvansD160, (two part button, large coat size, 22mm to 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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Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-EvansD170
EvansD170, (two part button, coat size, 20mm to 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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Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-EvansD175
EvansD175, (two part button, coat size, 20mm to 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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Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-EvansD180
EvansD180, (two part button, large coat size, 22mm to 23mm).
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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Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-EvansD190
EvansD190, (two part button, small coat size, 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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Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-EvansD200
EvansD200, (two part button, large coat size, 22mm to 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.

Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-EvansD210
EvansD210, (two part button, large coat size, 22mm to 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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Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-EvansD220
EvansD220, (two part button, coat size, 20mm to 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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Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-EvansD230
EvansD230, (two part button, hat or sleeve size, 14mm to 16mm).
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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Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-EvansD240
EvansD240, (two part button, hat or sleeve size, 14mm to 16mm).
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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Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-EvansD250
EvansD250, (two part button, hat or sleeve size, 14mm to 16mm).
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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Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-EvansD260
EvansD260, (two part button, hat or sleeve size, 14mm to 16mm).
Backmark: "D. EVANS & CO / (dot) SUPERFINE (dot)" dm between one outer and two solid inner rings, small size only, 1850s to 1860s, (EvansD260).
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-EvansD260, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 56, [Plate B-3, 6].

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Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-EvansD270
EvansD270, (two part button, hat or sleeve size, 14mm to 16mm).
Backmark: "D. EVANS & CO. / SUPERFINE" dm inner ring of dots, small size only,1850s to 1860s, (EvansD270).
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-EvansD270, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 56, [Plate B-3, 7].

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Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-EvansD290
EvansD290, (two part button, large coat size, 23mm).
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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Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-EvansD300
EvansD300.
post war.
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-EvansD300, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 56, [Plate B-3, 2].
Examples needed.


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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