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

Civil War Buttons

by Harry Ridgeway

Walton Brothers operated in New York from 1858 to beyond the Civil War.
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-Walton

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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

Walton Brothers operated in New York from 1858 to beyond the Civil War. They obtained a patent for a hat in 1862 and they seemed to have dealt exclusively with the US Marines, they probably subcontracted the buttons with Scovill and sold hats and uniforms. After the Civil War they made industrial machinery and the production of military goods appears to have been limited to the Civil War and not beyond. (Bazelon & McGuinn). Tice states in his backmark book that they probably did not sell buttons bearing their name until after the Civil War, this appears to be in error.

Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-Walton110
Walton110, (22mm)
Backmark: "WALTON BRO,S / (star) NEW YORK (star) ", dm between rings of dots, manufactured ca 1862 to 1865, (Walton110).
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-Walton110, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 142, [Plate B-15, 15].

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