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

Civil War Buttons

by Harry Ridgeway


Blank backs, (no text), southern manufacture. Many of the "local" buttons produced in the many shops of the south employed backs that were unmarked. There are many distinct variations of the unmarked backs and these details of construction will offer clues as to their origins.
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-blankSouthernManufacture

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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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Blank backs, (no text), souythern manufacture. Many of the "local" buttons produced in the many shops of the south employed backs that were unmarked. There are many distinct variations of the unmarked backs and the details of construction will offer clues as to their origins.

Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-blankSouthernManufacture100
blankSouthernManufacture100, (22mm).
Backmark: blank back (no text), sturdy cast button with deep well, shank was integral cast, then drilled, unknown maker, (blankSouthernManufacture100).
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-blankSouthernManufacture100, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 188.

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Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-blankSouthernManufacture110
blankSouthernManufacture110, (22mm to 23mm, edges were milled, measurements vary)
Backmark: blank back (no text), sturdy cast button with concave deep well, shank was integral cast and sits on a post, likely manufactured in Georgia by multiple producers, (blankSouthernManufacture110).
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-blankSouthernManufacture110, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 188.

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Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-blankSouthernManufacture120
blankSouthernManufacture120, (22 to 23mm)
Backmark: blank back (no text), one part white metal casting, integral shank with mold seam running through the back and the shank, relatively shallow concave back, probably Georgia manufacture, (blankSouthernManufacture120).
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-blankSouthernManufacture120, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 188, [Plate C3, 2].

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Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-blankSouthernManufacture135
blankSouthernManufacture135, (15mm to 21mm)
Backmark: blank back (no text), one part white metal casting, integral shank with mold seam running through the back and the shank, back is slightly concave, field cast GMI buttons were probably made by the cadets in 1864, (blankSouthernManufacture131).
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-blankSouthernManufacture135, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 188.

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Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-blankSouthernManufacture140
blankSouthernManufacture140, (17 to 22mm)
Backmark: blank back (no text), one part cast button, low convex, back may show marks from milling, non footed shank is brazed, small North Carolina manufacturer, (blankSouthernManufacture140). Collectors disagree as to whether this pattern is cast or die stamped. The author's opinion is that casting irregularities are noted in some backs that were not milled, and even though brazing to a casting is thought to have been difficult, it appears this producer found a way to accomplish it, this may also explain why production of this pattern was so limited.
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-blankSouthernManufacture140, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 188.

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Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-blankSouthernManufacture141
blankSouthernManufacture141, (17 to 22mm)
Backmark: blank back (no text), one part cast button, low convex, back may show marks from milling, footed shank is brazed, small North Carolina manufacturer, (blankSouthernManufacture141).
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-blankSouthernManufacture141, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 188.

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Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-blankSouthernManufacture160
blankSouthernManufacture160, (16mm)
Backmark: blank back (no text), cast button with deep concave well, shank was integral cast, then drilled, Texas manufacture, (blank southern manufacture160).
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-blankSouthernManufacture160, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 188.

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Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-blankSouthernManufacture161
blankSouthernManufacture161, (20mm)
Backmark: blank back (no text), cast button with deep concave well, shank was integral cast, then drilled, manufactured by T Miller, Houston Texas, (blankSouthernManufacture161).
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-blankSouthernManufacture161, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 188.

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Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-blankSouthernManufacture200
blankSouthernManufacture200, (24mm)
Backmark: blank back (no text), one part white metal casting, brass wire shankimbedded in the casting, relativelyshallow concave back, unknown southern manufacture, (blankSouthernManufacture200).
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-blankSouthernManufacture200, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 188.

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Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-blankSouthernManufacture210
blankSouthernManufacture210, (22 to 23mm).
Backmark: blank back (no text), low convex one part stamped button, weak impression of die face will appear on back, nonfooted shank was spot brazed or soldered and is fragile and often missing, (blank southern manufacture210).
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-blankSouthernManufacture210, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 188.

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Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-blankSouthernManufacture220
blankSouthernManufacture220, (24mm)
Backmark: blank back (no text), high convex one part stamped button, weak impression of die face will appear on back, applied shank was spot brazed or soldered and will be weak or missing, (blankSouthernManufacture220).
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-blankSouthernManufacture220, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 188.

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Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-blankSouthernManufacture300
blankSouthernManufacture300, (21mm)
Backmark: blank back (no text), slight concave channel, likely the product of one of the New Orleans producers, (blankSouthernManufacture300).
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-blankSouthernManufacture300, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 188.

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Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-blankSouthernManufacture301
blankSouthernManufacture301, (24mm)
Backmark: blank back (no text), back is convex, "puffback", weak outer channel gives impression of rings, likely the product of one of the New Orleans producers, (blankSouthernManufacture301).
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-blankSouthernManufacture301, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 188.

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Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-blankSouthernManufacture302
blankSouthernManufacture302, (16mm)
Backmark: blank back (no text), convex or "puffed" back, area around the rim is flat giving appearance to an outer ring, only made in small size, (blankSouthernManufacture302).
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-blankSouthernManufacture302, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 188.

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Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-blankSouthernManufacture311
blankSouthernManufacture311, (14mm)
Backmark: blank back (no text), flat surface, crude construction, small size only, unknown "local" manufacture, (blankSouthernManufacture311).
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-blankSouthernManufacture311, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 188.

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Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-blankSouthernManufacture320
blankSouthernManufacture320, (19mm)
Backmark: blank back (no text), flat surface, raised area around the shank, crude construction, unknown "local" manufacture, (blankSouthernManufacture320).
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-blankSouthernManufacture320, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 188.

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Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-blankSouthernManufacture330
blankSouthernManufacture330, (22mm or 23mm approximate, these buttons are never round)
Backmark: blank back (no text), copper back, ring of dots loosely spaced, two inner solid rings, no marks, back is crudely crimped, (blankSouthernManufacture330).
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-blankSouthernManufacture330, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 188.

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Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-blankSouthernManufacture340
blankSouthernManufacture340, (21mm)
Backmark: blank back (no text), depressed rounded channel, narrow area around shank with some variance of dimension, depressed well usually around the shank, copper wire wire shank was fitted only and not brazed and is usually loose, likely the product of C Rouyer, New Orleans, (blankSouthernManufacture340).
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-blankSouthernManufacture340, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 188.

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Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-blankSouthernManufacture341
blankSouthernManufacture341, (22mm)
Backmark: blank back (no text), depressed rounded channel, narrow area around shank with some variance of dimension, depressed well usually around the shank, copper wire shank was fitted only or lightly brazed and is usually loose, likely the product of C Rouyer, New Orleans, (blankSouthernManufacture341).
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-blankSouthernManufacture341, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 188.

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Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-blankSouthernManufacture342
blankSouthernManufacture342, (22mm)
Backmark: blank back (no text), depressed rounded channel, narrow area around shank with some variance of dimension, depressed well usually around the shank, copper or wire wire shank was fitted only and not brazed and is usually loose, likely the product of C Rouyer, New Orleans, (blankSouthernManufacture342).
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-blankSouthernManufacture342, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 188.

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Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-blankSouthernManufacture343
blankSouthernManufacture343, (15mm)
Backmark: blank back (no text), depressed rounded channel, narrow area around shank with some variance of dimension, depressed well usually around the shank, copper or wire wire shank was fitted only and not brazed and is usually loose, small size button, likely the product of C Rouyer, New Orlean, (blankSouthernManufacture343).
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-blankSouthernManufacture343, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 188.

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Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-blankSouthernManufacture350
blankSouthernManufacture350, (22mm)
Backmark: blank back (no text), depressed rounded channel, narrow area around shank with some variance of dimension, depressed well usually formed around the shank, iron wire shank, likely the product of C Rouyer, New Orleans, (blankSouthernManufacture350).
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-blankSouthernManufacture350, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 188.

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Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-blankSouthernManufacture351
blankSouthernManufacture351, (21mm)
Backmark: blank back (no text), depressed rounded channel, narrow area around shank with some variance of dimension, depressed well usually formed around the shank, iron wire shank, likely the product of C Rouyer, New Orleans, (blankSouthernManufacture351).
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-blankSouthernManufacture351, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 188.

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Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-blankSouthernManufacture360
blankSouthernManufacture360, (22 to 23mm)
Backmark: blank back (no text), depressed narrow channel imperfectly formed, wide flat area around shank with some variance of dimension, copper wire shank, likely manufactured by Wildt, (blankSouthernManufacture360).
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-blankSouthernManufacture360, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 188, [Plate C3, 13].

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Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-blankSouthernManufacture361
blankSouthernManufacture361, (15mm)
Backmark: blank back (no text), depressed narrow channel imperfectly formed, flat area around shank with some variance of dimension, copper or brass wire shank, small size button, likely made by Wildt, (blankSouthernManufacture361).
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-blankSouthernManufacture361, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 188, [Plate C3, 13].

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Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-blankSouthernManufacture370
blankSouthernManufacture370, (22mm to 23mm)
Backmark: blank back (no text), depressed narrow channel well formed, with star, wide flat area around shank with some variance of dimension, copper wire shank, likely made by Wildt, (blankSouthernManufacture370). Note, the star is often weak and it is possible that the star became obliterated on some of the buttons deemed to be blank channel buttons.
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-blankSouthernManufacture370, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 188.

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Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-blankSouthernManufacture380
blankSouthernManufacture380, (22mm to 23mm)
Backmark: blank back (no text), depressed wide channel imperfectly formed, narrow area around shank with variance of dimension, star in the channel is usually weak and may be obscured by corrosion, a worn die, or debris during stamping, iron wire shank, likely made by Wildt, (blankSouthernManufacture380).
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-blankSouthernManufacture380, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 188.

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Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-blankSouthernManufacture390
blankSouthernManufacture390, (22mm to 23mm)
Backmark: blank back (no text), depressed wide channel imperfectly formed, narrow area around shank with variance of dimension, star in the channel is often weak and may be obscured by corrosion, a worn die or debris during stamping, shank is drilled from sheet copper, likely made by Wildt, (blankSouthernManufacture390).
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-blankSouthernManufacture390, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 188.

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Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-blankSouthernManufacture392
blankSouthernManufacture 392, (22mm)
Backmark: blank back (no text), depressed narrow channel, wide area around shank with variance of dimension, star does not appear in the channel shank is brass wire, concentric mill marks indicate that back may have been spun on a lathe, likely made by Wildt, (blankSouthernManufacture392).
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-blankSouthernManufacture392, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 188.

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Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-blankSouthernManufacture400
blankSouthernManufacture400, (22 to 23mm)
Backmark: blank back (no text), depressed wide channel imperfectly formed, wide flat area around shank with some variance of dimension, with star, copper or brass wire shank, likely the product of either Wildt or Rouyer, (blankSouthernManufacture400).
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-blankSouthernManufacture400, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 188.

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Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-blankSouthernManufacture410
blankSouthernManufacture410, (22mm).
Backmark: blank back (no text), depressed narrow channel well formed, wide area around shank with some variance of dimension, depressed well usually formed around the shank, copper or brass wire shank, possibly the product of C Rouyer, New Orleans, (blankSouthernManufacture410).
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-blankSouthernManufacture410, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 188, [Plate C3, 15].

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Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-blankSouthernManufacture420
blankSouthernManufacture420, (22mm to 25mm)
Backmark: blank back (no text), depressed wide channel well formed, narrow flat area around shank with some variance of dimension, copper or brass wire shank, likely the product of either Wildt or Rouyer, (blankSouthernManufacture420). Note the same back seems to have been used on the buttons with false rims (25mm) and the more conventional two part officer buttons, 22mm, the difference is the size of the skin, not the size of the back.
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-blankSouthernManufacture420, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 188.

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Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-blankSouthernManufacture421
blankSouthernManufacture421, (23mm)
Backmark: blank back (no text), depressed channel, narrow flat area around shank with some variance of dimension, copper or brass wire shank, likely the product of either Wildt or Rouyer, (blankSouthernManufacture421).
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-blankSouthernManufacture421, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 188.

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Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-blankSouthernManufacture430
blankSouthernManufacture430, (22mm to 23mm)
Backmark: blank back (no text), depressed wide channel imperfectly formed, wide flat area around shank with some variance of dimension, copper or brass wire shank, likely the product of either Wildt or Rouyer, blankSouthernManufacture430).
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-blankSouthernManufacture430, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 188.

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Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-blankSouthernManufacture440
blankSouthernManufacture440, (22mm to 23mm)
Backmark: blank back (no text), depressed narrow channel imperfectly formed, wide flat area around shank with some variance of dimension, iron shank, likely the product of either Wildt or Rouyer, (blankSouthernManufacture440).
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-blankSouthernManufacture440, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 188.

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Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-blankSouthernManufacture450
blankSouthernManufacture450, (23mm)
Backmark: blank back (no text), deformed blank channel, origin is a mystery, (blankSouthernManufacture450).
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-blankSouthernManufacture450, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 188.

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Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-blankSouthernManufacture460
blankSouthernManufacture460, (22.5mm)
Backmark: blank back (no text), brass back, wide channel, often with stamping flaws probably caused by debris during stamping, crude manufacture by southern maker, (blankSouthernManufacture460).
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-blankSouthernManufacture460, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 188.

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Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-blankSouthernManufacture470
blankSouthernManufacture470, (23mm)
Backmark: blank back (no text), copper back, with channel, crude manufacture by unknownsouthern maker, (blankSouthernManufacture470).
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-blankSouthernManufacture470, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 188.

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Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-blankSouthernManufacture490
blankSouthernManufacture490, (23mm)
Backmark: blank back (no text), channel with ring of thirteen dots, brass back, copper or wire wire shank was fitted only and not brazed and is usually loose, southern maker not known, (blankSouthernManufacture490).
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-blankSouthernManufacture490, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 188, [Plate C-3, 4].

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Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-blankSouthernManufacture500
blankSouthernManufacture500, (22mm to 23mm approximate, these buttons are never truly round).
Backmark: blank back (no text), iron back, weak ring around the shank, no other markings, backs are always crudely crimped (blankSouthernManufacture500).
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-blankSouthernManufacture500, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 188,Plate [C-3, 7], and Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 188, [C-3, 8], it appears that items 7 and 8 are the same manufacturer, the difference in Tice's photograph is difference in weakness of the stamping, but they otherwise appear to be the same back.

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Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-blankSouthernManufacture510
blankSouthernManufacture510, (22mm or 23mm approximate, these buttons are never round).
Backmark: blank back (no text), iron back, ring of dots loosely spaced, two inner solid rings, no marks, back is crudely crimped, (blankSouthernManufacture510).
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-blankSouthernManufacture510, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 188.

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Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-blankSouthernManufacture520
blankSouthernManufacture520, (22mm to 23mm)
Backmark: blank back (no text), iron back, depressed wide channel, crude manufacture by southern maker, (blankSouthernManufacture520).
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-blankSouthernManufacture520, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 188.

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Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-blankSouthernManufacture530
blankSouthernManufacture530, (22mm to 23mm)
Backmark: blank back (no text), iron back, deep rounded channel results in a back that seemsmore convex than most and sometimes referred to as "puffback", iron shank,unknown southern manufacture, (blankSouthernManufacture530).
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-blankSouthernManufacture530, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 188.

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Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-blankSouthernManufacture540
blankSouthernManufacture540, (22mm to 23mm)
Backmark: blank back (no text), iron back, rounded channel, crude manufacture by unknownsouthern maker, (blankSouthernManufacture540).
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-blankSouthernManufacture540, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 188.

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Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-blankSouthernManufacture550
blankSouthernManufacture550, (25mm)
Backmark: blank back (no text), slight ring near the rim leaves a very wide channel, crude manufacture by unknownsouthern maker, (blankSouthernManufacture550).
Research Center: Button9901-Backmark-blankSouthernManufacture550, Reference: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 188.

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