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

Civil War Buttons

by Harry Ridgeway


Treble Gilt, generic or trademark backmarks denoting quality, maker not determined.
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-TrebleGilt

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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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Treble Gilt, generic or trademark backmarks denoting quality, maker not determined.



TrebleGilt100, (22mm)
Backmark: "TREBLE / (star) (star) GILT (star) (star) " rm ca 1810 to 1820's, possibly made by Armitage, (TrebleGilt100).
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-TrebleGilt100, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons.
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B4291... Georgia button, state seal from colonial period, snake with "Don't tread on me", Chatham Artillery, Savannah, "TREBLE / (star) (star) GILT (star) (star) " rm, (21.6mm). Button depicts a coiled snake with motto "Don't tread on me", this is the earliest Georgia state seal dating from the colonial period to about 1830. This pattern is attributed to Chatham Artillery, although it could have been used by other Georgia units of the period. Chatham Artillery was an elite artillery unit, dating from the American Revolution, and they participated in the defense of Fort Pulaski during the Civil War. Backmark: "TREBLE / (star) (star) GILT (star) (star) " rm ca 1810 to 1820's, possibly made by Armitage, (Treble 100). One part flat button, coat size.
Reference: Albert NA1, Tice GA110B1.

Dug button. Recovered: Savannah, Georgia, by Rocky Sommers.




TrebleGilt110, (22mm)
Backmark: "TREBLE / (star) GILT (star), surrounded with a wreath" rm , flat one part button, English manufacture 1820s or 1830s, (TrebleGilt110).
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-TrebleGilt110, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons.
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B5525 Federal artillery button, eagle facing right over cannon facing left, one part flat, Treble Gilt, (21.7mm)

Reference: Albert AY60, not listed.



TrebleGilt500, (23mm)
Backmark: "TREBLE / (vine) GILT (vine)" dm, ca 1860, likely the product of R & W Robinson or D Evans, (TrebleGilt500).
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-TrebleGilt500, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 56, D Evans, [Plate B-3, 8].
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B6971. Massachusetts button, state seal arm and sword, officer staff, Treble Gilt, (23.3mm)

Reference: Albert MS35, Tice MS210E8.

B4872 Rhode Island button, state seal anchor and "Hope", officer staff, Treble Gilt, (22.7mm)
Reference: Albert RI7, not listed, Tice RI201A4.




TrebleGilt510, (15mm)
Backmark: "TREBLE / (star) GILT (star) dm, inner ring of dots, ca 1860, small size only, likely the product of R & W Robinson or D Evans, (TrebleGilt510).
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-TrebleGilt510, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 56, D Evans, [Plate B-3, 9].
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B5701 Rhode Island button, state seal anchor and Hope, Treble Gilt, dm, (15.2mm)

Reference: Albert RI8, Tice RI203Cs5.




TrebleGilt520, (22mm)
Backmark: " TREBLE / (star) (star) (star) GILT (star) (star) (star) " dm, ca 1850s or 1850s, likely the product of R & W Robinson or D Evans, (TrebleGilt520).
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-TrebleGilt520, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 56, D Evans, [Plate B-3, 10].
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B6094 Rhode Island button, state seal anchor and "Hope", officer staff, Treble Gilt, (22mm)

Reference: Albert RI7, not listed, Tice RI201A3.




TrebleGilt530,
Backmark: " TREBLE / (star) (star) (star) GILT (star) (star) (star) " dm, inner ring of dots, ca 1850s or 1850s, likely the product of R & W Robinson or D Evans, (TrebleGilt530).
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-TrebleGilt530, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 56, D Evans, [Plate B-3, 11]
Examples needed.





TrebleGilt540, (22mm)
Backmark: " TREBLE / (star) (dot) (star) (dot) (star) GILT (star) (dot) (star) (dot) (star) " dm, solid inner ring, ca 1850s or 1860s, likely the product of R & W Robinson or D Evans, (TrebleGilt540).
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-TrebleGilt540, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 56, D Evans, [Plate B-3, 12].
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B6583 Massachusetts button, state seal arm and sword, officer staff, Treble Gilt with stars, (21.5mm)

Reference: Albert MS35, Tice MS210E7.


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