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-ExtraQualitySteeleJohnson
Extra Quality, generic or trademark backmark, Steele & Johnson manufacture.

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Extra Quality, generic or trademark backmark, Steele & Johnson manufacture.


Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-ExtraQualitySteeleJohnson200
ExtraQualitySteeleJohnson200, (three part officer button, coat size, 22mm).
Backmark: "EXTRA / QUALITY" dm between two rings of elongated dots, Steele & Johnson manufacture, ca1850s, or 1860's, (ExtraQualitySteeleJohnson200).
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-ExtraQualitySteeleJohnson200, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons.

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Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-ExtraQualitySteeleJohnson210
ExtraQualitySteeleJohnson210, (three part officer button, coat size, 23mm).
Backmark: "EXTRA. / (star) QUALITY. (star)" dm between rings of dots, depression around shank, tail of "Q" is seperated from the ring of dots, manufactured by Steele & Johnson, ca 1860, (ExtraQualitySteeleJohnson210).
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-ExtraQualitySteeleJohnson210, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 87, Steele & Johnson, [Plate B-10, 16].

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Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-ExtraQualitySteeleJohnson220
ExtraQualitySteeleJohnson220, (two part button, large coat size, 22mm).
Backmark: "EXTRA. / (star) QUALITY. (star)" dm between rings of dots, depression around shank, tail of "Q" is seperated from the ring of dots, manufactured by Steele & Johnson , ca 1860, (ExtraQualitySteeleJohnson220).
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-ExtraQualitySteeleJohnson220, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 87, Steele & Johnson, [Plate B-10, 16].

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Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-ExtraQualitySteeleJohnson250
ExtraQualitySteeleJohnson250, (two part button, coat size, 20mm).
Backmark: "EXTRA / (star) QUALITY. (star)" dm, no outer ring, inner ring may be obscured by the shank well, manufactured by Steele & Johnson ca 1860, (ExtraQualitySteeleJohnson250).
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-ExtraQualitySteeleJohnson250, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 87, Steele & Johnson, [Plate B-10, 17].

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Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-ExtraQualitySteeleJohnson255
ExtraQualitySteeleJohnson255, (two part button, hat or sleeve size, 14mm to 16mm).
Backmark: "EXTRA / (star) QUALITY. (star)" dm, (period after Quality), no outer ring, there may be an inner ring which is usually obscured by the shank well, small size only, manufactured by Steele & Johnson ca 1860, (ExtraQualitySteeleJohnson255).
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-ExtraQualitySteeleJohnson255, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 87, Steele & Johnson, [Plate B-10, 17].

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Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-ExtraQualitySteeleJohnson256
ExtraQualitySteeleJohnson256, (two part button, hat or sleeve size, 14mm to 16mm).
Backmark: "EXTRA. / (star) QUALITY. (star)" dm, (period after Quality), no outer ring, there may be an inner ring which is usually obscured by the shank well, small size only, manufactured by Steele & Johnson ca 1860, (ExtraQualitySteeleJohnson256).
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-ExtraQualitySteeleJohnson256, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 87, Steele & Johnson.

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Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-ExtraQualitySteeleJohnson265
ExtraQualitySteeleJohnson265, (three part officer button, hat or sleeve size, 14mm to 16mm).
Backmark: "EXTRA / (star) QUALITY (star)" dm, (period after Quality either is omitted or filled with debris), no rings, well around the shank, small size only, manufacture by Steele & Johnson ca 1860, (ExtraQualitySteeleJohnson265).
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-ExtraQualitySteeleJohnson265, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 87, Steele & Johnson, [Plate B-10, 17].

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Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-ExtraQualitySteeleJohnson270
ExtraQualitySteeleJohnson270, (two part button, large coat size, 22mm).
Backmark: "(graphic of leaves), (star) EXTRA (dot) QUALITY (star)" dm within ribbon of dots, likely manufactured by Steele & Johnson 1860's, (ExtraQualitySteeleJohnson270).
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-ExtraQualitySteeleJohnson270, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons,Steel & Johnson, pg 87, [Plate B10-18].

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Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-ExtraQualitySteeleJohnson280
ExtraQualitySteeleJohnson280, (two part button, coat size, 19mm to 21mm).
Backmark: "EXTRA / (star) QUALITY (star)" (tail of Q does not touch the line), dm between two solid rings, likely manufactured by Steele & Johnson ca1850's, to 1860's, (ExtraQualitySteeleJohnson280).
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-ExtraQualitySteeleJohnson280, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons.

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Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-ExtraQualitySteeleJohnson910
ExtraQualitySteeleJohnson910, (two part button, coat size, 19mm to 22mm).
Backmark: "EXTRA / (star) QUALITY (star)" dm, large letters have no serifs, between two solid inner rings, tentative manufactured by Steele & Johnson lat 19th century or earely 20th century, (ExtraQualitySteeleJohnson910).
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-ExtraQualitySteeleJohnson910, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons.

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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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Ridgeway Civil War Research Center,
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