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

Civil War Buttons

by Harry Ridgeway

Leavenworth operated various partnerships, 1811 to 1849.
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-Leavenworth

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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

Leavenworth operated various partnerships, 1811 to 1849:

Leavenworth, Hayden, and Scovill, Waterbury Connecticut 1811 to 1827. J.M.L. (Lamson) Scovill was the junior partner!
Leavenworth & Kendrick, Waterville Connecticut 1829 to 1842.
Leavenworth Spencer & Sperry, Waterbury Connecticut 1836 to 1839.
Leavenworth & Company, Waterbury Connecticut 1839 to 1849.

Leavenworth100... series, Leavenworth, Hayden, and Scovill, 1811 to 1827.

Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-Leavenworth100
Leavenworth100, (20mm)
Backmark: "L. H. & S. / W. Ct. Gilt" rm, manufactured by the partnership of Leavenworth, Hayden and Scovill, Waterville Company, around 1811 to 1820's, this partnership is the earliest of the Scovill backmarks, (Leavonworth100).
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-Leavenworth100, Referrence: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 64.

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Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-Leavenworth150
Leavenworth150, (18mm)
Backmark: "(star) (star) (star) / L. H. & SCOVILL" rm between two solid rings, manufactured by the partnership of Leavenworth, Hayden and Scovill, 1820's, this partnership is the earliest of the Scovill backmarks, (Leavonworth150).
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-Leavenworth150, Referrence: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 64.

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Leavenworth200... series, Leavenworth & Kendrick, 1829 to 1842.

Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-Leavenworth200
Leavenworth200, (22mm)
Backmark: "L & KENDRICK / (star) EXTRA RICH (star) " rm inner ring of rope with wide rounded border, flat one part button, ca 1830's, (Leavenworth200).
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-Leavenworth200, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 108, [Plate B-13, 6].

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Leavenworth300... series, Leavenworth Spencer & Sperry,1836 to 1839.

Leavenworth400... series, Leavenworth & Company, 1839 to 1849.

Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-Leavenworth400
Leavenworth400, (22mm)
Backmark: "LEAVENWORTH & CO / (star) WATERBURY CT (star) /EXTRA SUPERFINE / (star) (star) (star) (star) (star) (star)" dm middle solid ring, two inner rings, ca 1840's, (Leavenworth400).
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-Leavenworth400, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 108.

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