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

Civil War Buttons

by Harry Ridgeway


Smith Young & Company operated in New York from approximately 1830 to around 1858. Backmarks from the partnership generally bear both names but in either order. W H Smith also sold buttons bearing his name solely.
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-SmithYoung

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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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Smith Young & Company operated in New York from approximately 1830 to around 1858. Backmarks from the partnership generally bear both names but in either order. W H Smith also sold buttons bearing his name solely.


Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-SmithYoung410
SmithYoung410, (22mm).
Backmark: "SMITH YOUNG &. CO. / N -YORK " rmdc, Scovill produced ca 1840s or 1850s, (SmithYoung410).
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-SmithYoung410, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 143, [Plate B-15, 17].

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Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-SmithYoung420
SmithYoung420, (14mm).
Backmark: "SMITH. YOUNG & CO. " dm inner rings of dots, small size only, ca 1840s or 1850s, (SmithYoung420).
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-SmithYoung420, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 143.

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Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-SmithYoung450
SmithYoung450, (22mm).
Backmark: "SMITH YOUNG & CO. / NEW - YORK. " dm between rings of dots, Scovill produced ca 1840s or 1850s, (SmithYoung450).
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-SmithYoung450, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 143.

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Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-SmithYoung460
SmithYoung460, (22mm).
Backmark: "SMITH YOUNG. & CO / (dot) N. Y." dm, inner ring of dots, ca 1840s, only used for small size buttons, (SmithYoung460).
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-SmithYoung460, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 143.

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