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

Civil War Buttons

by Harry Ridgeway


HammondTurnerBates200, (two part button, large coat size, 23mm).
Backmark: "H T & B / (star) MANCHESTER (star)" dm on a very flat back, outer ring of dots, English manufacture, (HammondTurnerBates200).
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-HammondTurnerBates200, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 174, [Plate C-1, 10].

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B5351 Confederate officer button, active eagle facing right with 11 stars on a plain field with border, HT&B, (24mm)
Ref: Albert CS4A, Tice CS204A1.

B5480 Confederate officer button, eagle facing left with 11 stars on a lined field with border, English wartime manufacture, H T & B, (24mm)
Ref: Albert CS36A1, TiceCS210A1.

B5482...Confederate artillery button, stippled "A", English wartime manufacture, "H T & B / (star) MANCHESTER (star)" dm, (24mm)

Button depicts stippled block "A", intended for Confederate artillery troops, manufactured in England and smuggled through the blockade. Backmark: "H T & B / (star) MANCHESTER (star)" dm on a very flat back, outer ring of dots, English manufacture, (Hammond200). Two part convex button, coat size, well made English manufacture, flat brass back has tendency to loosen and rotate. Nondug button. Reference: Albert CS101A, Tice CSA200A1.

B5385 Confederate Cavalry stippled "C" Englishimported button (24mm)
Ref: Albert CS126A, Tice CSC200A1.

B6167 Confederate engineer button, stippled "E", English wartime manufacture, H T & B, Manchester, (24mm)
Ref: Albert CS153A, Tice CSE200A1.

B6126 Confederate infantry button, stippled "I", English wartime manufacture, H T & B, Manchester, (24mm)
Ref: Albert CS171A, Tice CSI200A1.

B6417 Confederate rifleman button, stippled "R", English wartime manufacture, H T & B, Manchester, (24mm)
Ref: Albert CS201A, Tice CSR200A1.

B5931 South Carolina button, state seal with palmetto tree and SC, English wartime manufacture, HT&B, Manchester dm, (22.8mm)
Ref: Albert SC15A, TiceSC260A1.


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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