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

Civil War Buttons

by Harry Ridgeway


George W Simmons & Co operated in Boston from 1830's to 1896, all buttons bearing his name were manufactured after the Civil War.
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-SimmonsGW

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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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George W Simmons & Co operated in Boston from 1830's to 1896, all buttons bearing his name were manufactured after the Civil War.

SimmonsGW100, (23mm)
Backmark: "G. W. SIMMONS & CO. / (dot) BOSTON (dot)" dm outer ring, manufactured after the Civil War, (SimmonsGW100). Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 140.

B6513...Federal officer button, eagle with shield, three part officer, "G. W. SIMMONS & CO. / (dot) BOSTON (dot)" dm (22.5mm) Button was intended for officers, depicting patriotic symbolism of eagle grasping arrows for war and olive branch for peace. Backmark: "G. W. SIMMONS & CO. / (dot) BOSTON (dot)" dm outer ring, manufactured after the Civil War, (Simmons GW.100). Three part officer button, coat size.
Button.1.Federal.10.Officer.Simmons GW.100, Reference: Albert GS, Tice GS. Manufactured after the Civil War.

Nondug button.

B6125 Rhode Island button, Kentish Guards, Simmons, (22.7mm)
Ref: Albert R22, Tice RI221, not listed, manufactured after the Civil War.


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