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

Civil War Buttons

by Harry Ridgeway


W H Jones & Co operated in Waterbury Connecticut for a short time, 1835 to 1840.
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-JonesWH

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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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W H Jones & Co operated in Waterbury Connecticut for a short time, 1835 to 1840.


JonesWH100, (21mm)
Backmark: "W. H. JONES & CO / (dot) (star) (dot) EXTRA (dot) (star) (dot)" rm with a split anvil seam, manufactured by W H Jones, 1835 to 1840, (JonesWH100).
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-JonesWH100, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 55, [Plate B-2, 11].
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Federal artillery button, Artillery corps, eagle facing right over cannon facing left, flat button, W. H. JONES & CO / (dot) (star) (dot) EXTRA (dot) (star) (dot)" rm, (21mm). Button depicts eagle facing right over cannon facing left with stack of ten cannon balls, and "CORPS" below, intended for artillery regiments of the 1830's period. Backmark: "W. H. JONES & CO / (dot) (star) (dot) EXTRA (dot) (star) (dot)" rm with a split anvil seam, manufactured by W H Jones, 1835 to 1840, (JonesWH100). One part flat button, coat size.
Research Center: Button1250-FederalArtiller-JonesWH100, Reference: Albert AY57.



JonesWH200, (21mm)
Backmark: "W. H. JONES & CO / (dot) EXTRA (dot)" rmdc, dm ring surrounds the channel, manufactured by W H Jones, 1835 to 1840, (JonesWH200).
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-JonesWH200, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 55.
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B1749. Georgia regimental button, Republican Blues, Savannah, eagle facing right with "R B", "W. H. JONES & CO / (dot) EXTRA (dot)" rmdc, (21mm)

Dug button, silvered. Recovered: Savannah, Georgia. Reference: Albert GA23,Tice GA261B1.



JonesWH210, (22.5mm)
Backmark: "W. H. JONES & CO / (dot) SUPERFINE. (dot)" rmdc, dm ring surrounds the channel, manufactured by W H Jones, 1835 to 1840, (JonesWH210).
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-JonesWH210, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 55.
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B1050...South Carolina regimental button, Sullivans Island and "MG", Moultrie Guard, "W. H. JONES & CO / (dot) SUPERFINE. (dot)" rmdc, dm, (23.5mm)

Button depicts depicts Sergeant William Jasper remounting the South Carolina flag on Fort Sullivan during the British bombardment of June 28, 1776. During the Civil War the Moultrie Guard served as part of the 1st South Carolina Rifles. Backmark: "W. H. JONES & CO / (dot) SUPERFINE. (dot)" rmdc, dm ring surrounds the channel, manufactured by W H Jones, 1835 to 1840, (Jones210). Two part low convex coat size button. Stand up shank intact, fully gilded, outstanding excavated example. Recovered: Bluffton, South Carolina by Bill McCraken, original discovery was published NST Vol XXVII, No 6, 2000, pg 17. Reference: AlbertSC32, Tice SC292A1.



JonesWH220, (21mm)
Backmark: "W. H. JONES & CO. / (star) WATERBURY. (star)" dm outer ring of dots, at least three inner rings with graphic designs, manufactured by W H Jones, 1835 to 1840, (JonesWH220).
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-JonesWH220, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 55.
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B1750. Georgia regimental button, Republican Blues, Savannah, eagle facing right with "R B", "W. H. JONES & CO. / (star) WATERBURY. (star)" dm, (21mm)

Dug button, silvered. Recovered: Savannah, Georgia. Reference: Albert GA23, Tice GA261 B2.


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