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

Civil War Buttons

by Harry Ridgeway


Kent Paine was an outfitter supply uniforms to Virginia and North Carolina. Their buttons were made by Scovill.
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-KentPaine

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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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Kent Paine was an outfitter supply uniforms to Virginia and North Carolina. Their buttons were made by Scovill.



KentPaine100, (22mm)
Backmark: "KENT. PAINE & CO. / RICHMOND (star) (dot) (star) (dot) (star)" stars obliterate "VA", rmdc stippled channel, Scovill manufacture, (KentPaine100).
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-KentPaine100, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 194, [Plate C-4, 16].
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B4810. North Carolina button, state seal ladies Liberty and Plenty, officer staff, Backmark: "KENT. PAINE & CO. / RICHMOND (star) (dot) (star) (dot) (star)" stars obliterate "VA", rmdc, (22.5mm)

Dug button, small push. Recovered: Richmond Virginia. Reference: Albert NC1, Tice NC201.

B4437...Virginia state button, Virtus slaying the tyrant with sword down, "KENT. PAINE & CO. / RICHMOND (star) (dot) (star) (dot) (star)" stars obliterate "VA", rmdc, (22.3mm)

Button depicts Virginia state seal, Virtus slaying the tyrant, intended for Virginia troops. This design of the state seal with the sword pointed down became prevalent from the 1850's. Kent Paine, Richmond, Virginia supplied uniforms, the buttons were made by Scovill. Backmark: "KENT. PAINE & CO. / RICHMOND (star) (dot) (star) (dot) (star)" stars obliterate "VA", rmdc stippled channel, Scovill manufacture, (Kent100). Two part convex button, coat size. nondug button. Reference: Albert VA13A, Tice VA222A3.



KentPaine110, (14mm)
Backmark: "KENT. PAINE & CO. / RICHMOND." dm inner ring of dots, Scovill manufacture 1860, (KentPaine110).
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-KentPaine110, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 194.
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B5031. North Carolina button, state seal ladies Liberty and Plenty, officer staff, Backmark: "KENT. PAINE & CO. / RICHMOND." dm, (14.7mm)

Dug button. Recovered: Varina, Virginia. Reference: Albert NC1, Tice NC201.

B6439 Virginia button, state seal Virtus slaying the tyrant with sword down, Kent Paine dm, (14.2mm)

Ref: Albert VA13, Tice VA222As2.


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