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

Civil War Buttons

by Harry Ridgeway

Guiterman & Bro was a custom retailer supplying the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor Michigan.
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-Guiterman

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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

Guiterman & Bro was a custom retailer supplying the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor Michigan. This maker is not listed in Tice or Bazelon, so at this point not much is known. The University of Michigan button does employ a definite Scovill die for the motif, and the back is of the same style as other Scovill backs dating to around 1860.

Guiterman100, (24mm)
Backmark: "GUITERMAN & BRO. / ANN ARBOR, MICH." dm two solid inner rings, unknown maker backmark appears to be Scovill manufacture, (Guiterman100).
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-Guiterman100, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons.

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