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

Civil War Buttons

by Harry Ridgeway

Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-SmithKempWright
Smith Kemp Wright, Birmingham England.

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Smith Kemp Wright, Birmingham England.


Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-SmithKempWright100
SmithKempWright100, (20mm).
Backmark: "SMITH & WRIGHT/ (dot) BIRMINGHAM (dot) " dm, outer ring of dots,inner ring of sunrays, English maker, (SmithKempWright100). Two part low convex coat size button, well made button bearing the maker'sname,most buttons believed to have been produced by Smith Kemp Wright employed generic marks or agents names.
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-SmithKempWright100, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 177, [Plate C-1, 14].
Examples needed.

Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-SmithKempWright110
SmithKempWright110, (two part button, coat size, 20mm).
Backmark: "SMITH KEMP & WRIGHT/ (dot) BIRMINGHAM (dot) " dm, outer ring of dots, inner ring of sunrays, English maker, (SmithKempWright110). Two part low convex coat size button, well made button bearing the maker'sname, most buttons believed to have been produced by Smith Kemp Wright employed generic marks or agents names. Shank is fixed, not floating.
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-SmithKempWright110, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 177.

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Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-SmithKempWright120
SmithKempWright120, (two part button, hat or sleeve size, 15mm).
Backmark: "SKW (reversed) in a graphic on top of a diamond shape surrounding the shank / EXTRA RICH", dm, English manufacture by Smith Kemp Wright, (SmithKempWright120).
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-SmithKempWright120, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 177.

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