Civil War Relicman,
Harry Ridgeway.

Winchester, Virginia USA (changed hands 70 times in the Civil War!).

http://relicman.com/.


Ridgeway Reference Archive, Civil War buttons.
Catalog of button backmarks.
D Evans, Attleboro Massachusetts.

This is the "Ridgeway Reference Archive", 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 Tice or Albert books, the pictures are generally from buttons analyzed by the author.



D Evans took over the bankrupt R& W Robinson company ca 1848. They continued to use many of the Robinson dies and backs well into the 1850's.



Evans.100.LargeCoat, (23mm)
Backmark: "D. EVANS & CO / (star) ATTLEBORO (star) MASS (star)" dm, ca 1850's to 1865, (Evans.100.LargeCoat).
Ref: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 56, [Plate B-2, 17].

B4677 Federal artillery button, eagle with "A", D Evans & Co Attleboro Mass, die variant with wide neck, dm with three stars and no rings, (23mm)
Ref: Albert AY78 / 79, Tice AY215A11.

B6904...Federal infantry button, eagle with "I", "D. EVANS & CO / (star) ATTLEBORO (star) MASS (star)" dm, two part convex large coat size, (23mm)
Button depicts eagle facing right with "I" in the shield, generally for infantry officers. Backmark: "D. EVANS & CO / (star) ATTLEBORO (star) MASS (star)" dm, ca 1850's to 1865, (Evans.100.LargeCoat). Two part convex button, large coat size.
Ref: Albert GI85 or GI88, Tice GI215A9, [Plate D-4, item 5]. Die pattern, eagle's outstretched wings are orderly structured and symmetrical, neck is long, head is cocked sharply, 3 tail feathers are symmetrical.

Nondug button.

B4165 Federal rifleman button, eagle with "R", D Evans & Co Attleboro Mass, dm with three stars and no rings, (23.4mm)
Ref: Albert RF20A1, Tice RF222A2.

B5718 Rhode Island button, state seal anchor and Hope, D Evans & Co Attleboro Mass, dm with three stars and no rings, (22.9mm)
Ref: Albert RI8, Tice RI203C1.


Evans.110.StaffCoat, (22mm)
Backmark: "D. EVANS & CO. / (star) ATTLEBORO. MASS. (star)" dm two solid inner rings, ca 1850 to 1865, (Evans.110.StaffCoat).
Ref: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 56, [Plate B-2, 16].

B6778 Rhode Island button, state seal anchor and "Hope", officer staff, D Evans & Co Attleboro Mass, dm two solid inner rings, stars dividing, (21.7mm)
Ref: Albert RI7, Tice RI201A1.


Evans.115.LargeCoat, (22mm)
Backmark: "D. EVANS & CO. / (star) ATTLEBORO. MASS. (star)" dm solid inner ring, ca 1850 to 1865, (Evans.110.LargeCoat).
Ref: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 56.

B5561 Federal Navy button, eagle over horizontal anchor, fluke is behind the wing, D Evans & Co dm solid inner rings, (22mm)
Ref: Albert NA112, Tice NA227A3.


Evans.120.LargeCoat, (23mm).
Backmark: "D. EVANS & CO. / ATTLEBORO MASS" dm between two solid rings, ca 1850's 1860's, (Evans.120.LargeCoat).
Ref: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 56, [Plate B-2, 19].

B4622 Massachusetts button, Ancient & Honorable Artillery "1638", D Evans between solid rings, (22.5mm)
Ref: Albert MS48, Tice MS224A3, not listed.

B4666 Massachusetts button, National Lancers "NL", D Evans Attleboro dm between solid rings, (22.8mm)
B4666.jpg (42320 bytes)
B4666B.jpg (39319 bytes)Ref: Albert MS74A, Tice MS260A2.

B4782 Rhode Island button, state seal anchor and "Hope", officer staff, D Evans & Co Attleboro Mass, dm between solid rings, (22mm)
Ref: Albert RI7, not listed, Tice RI201A1.

B6098 Rhode Island button, Bristol Train of Artillery, D Evans Attleboro dm between rings, (22.8mm)
Ref: Albert RI5A1, Tice RI206A3.


Evans.130.StaffCoat, (22.7mm).
Backmark: "D. EVANS & CO / (dot) ATTLEBORO' (dot) MASS (dot) " dm inner solid ring late 1850's to 1860's, (Evans.130.StaffCoat).
Ref: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 56, [Plate B-2, 14].

B4728 Minnesota button, state seal, eagle around shield with plowman and native American, officer staff, D Evans, dm, (22.7mm)
Ref: Albert MN6, Tice MN200A1.

B1803. Unidentified City Guard, staff officer, (22.7mm).
Backmark: D Evans / Attleboro , Mass" dm A good many city militia units employed the name of "City Guard" This prewar button was made for one of them, which one? Reference: Albert UU18, Tice UM202A1.


Evans.140.StaffCoat, (23mm).
Backmark: "D. EVANS & CO. / ATTLEBORO MASS" dm inner ring of dots, depressed shank well can give the impression of an inner ring, 1860's, (Evans.140.StaffCoat).
Ref: Tice, Dating Buttons, [Plate B-2, 13].

B5774 Federal officer staff button, eagle with shield, D Evans dm inner ring of dots, no divider, (22mm)
Ref: Albert GS, Tice GS212A2.

B5025 Federal engineer button, eagle with "Essayons", fort and rising sun, D Evans inner ring, no dividers, (22.7mm)
Ref: AlbertEG6, not listed, Tice EG215I, not listed.

B6930 New York button, state seal, eagle over shield with "Excelsior", officer staff, D Evans & Co Attleboro Mass without dividers, (22.4mm)
Ref: Albert NY30, Tice NY220B1.

B5881Massachusetts button, state seal arm and sword, officer staff, D Evans, dm no dividers, (22.7mm)
Ref: Albert MS35, Tice MS210E1.

B6093 Rhode Island button, state seal anchor and "Hope", officer staff, D Evans & Co Attleboro Mass, dm ring of dots, (22.7mm)
Ref: Albert RI7, not listed, Tice RI201A1, not listed.


Evans.150.LargeCoat, (23mm)
Backmark: "D. EVANS & CO. / ATTLEBORO MASS." dm inner ring of dots, transitional use ca 1860 to post war, (Evans.150.LargeCoat).
Ref: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 56.

B6503 Federal Navy button, eagle over horizontal anchor, fluke is behind the wing, D Evans & Co dm with no divider, inner ring of dots, (23mm)
Ref: Albert NA112, Tice NA227, not listed.

B6123 Rhode Island button, United Train of Artillery, D Evans Attleboro dm, (22.5mm)
Ref: Albert RI33, Tice, not listed.


Evans.160.LargeCoat, (23mm)
Backmark: "D. EVANS & CO. / (star) ATTLEBORO MASS (star)" dm inner ring of slashes, ca 1860's to post war, (Evans.160.LargeCoat).
Ref: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 56, [Plate B-2, 15].

B5615 Federal artillery button, eagle with "A", D Evans & Co Attleboro Mass, divided by stars, dm with inner ring of slashes, (23mm)
Ref: Albert AY78 / 79, Tice AY215A10.

B6637. Federal artillery button, eagle with "A", stippled field, D Evans & Co Attleboro Mass, divided by stars, dm with inner ring of slashes, (23mm).
Ref: Albert AY78 / 79, Tice AY215A10.

B4680 Federal cavalry button, eagle with "C", D Evans &Co Attleboro Mass, divided by stars,dm with inner ring of slashes, (23mm)
Ref: Albert CV1, Tice CV215A5.

B5693 Federal cavalry button, eagle with "C" on stippled background, D Evans &Co Attleboro Mass, divided by stars,dm with inner ring of slashes, (23mm)
Ref: Albert CV, not listed, Tice CV215, not listed.

B5971...Federal infantry button, eagle with "I", "D. EVANS & CO. / (star) ATTLEBORO MASS (star)" dm inner ring of slashes, two part convex large coat size, (23mm)
Button depicts eagle facing right with "I" in the shield, generally for infantry officers. Backmark: "D. EVANS & CO. / (star) ATTLEBORO MASS (star)" dm inner ring of slashes, ca 1860's to post war, (Evans.160.LargeCoat). Two part convex button, large coat size.
2..Ref: Albert GI85 or GI88, Tice GI215A8, [Plate D-4, item 4B]. Die variant, eagle's outstretched wings are slightly ruffled, neck is short, 5 tail feathers are nearly equal in length, shield is narrow.

Nondug button.

B6965...Federal infantry button, eagle with "I", "D. EVANS & CO. / (star) ATTLEBORO MASS (star)" dm inner ring of slashes, two part convex large coat size, (23mm)
Button depicts eagle facing right with "I" in the shield, generally for infantry officers. Backmark: "D. EVANS & CO. / (star) ATTLEBORO MASS (star)" dm inner ring of slashes, ca 1860's to post war, (Evans.160.LargeCoat). Two part convex button, large coat size.
3..Ref: Albert GI85 or GI88, Tice GI215A8, [Plate D-4, item 4C]. die variant, eagle's outstretched wings are slightly ruffled, neck is short, 5 tail feathers are un-equal in length and symmetrical, shield is wide.

Nondug button.

B5972...Federal infantry button, eagle with "I", "D. EVANS & CO. / (star) ATTLEBORO MASS (star)" dm inner ring of slashes, two part convex large coat size, (23mm)
Button depicts eagle facing right with "I" in the shield, generally for infantry officers. Backmark: "D. EVANS & CO. / (star) ATTLEBORO MASS (star)" dm inner ring of slashes, ca 1860's to post war, (Evans.160.LargeCoat). Two part convex button, large coat size.
4..Ref: Albert GI85 or GI88, Tice GI215A8, [Plate D-4, item 5]. Die variant, eagle's outstretched wings are orderly structured and symmetrical, neck is long, head is cocked sharply, 3 tail feathers are symmetrical.

Nondug button.

B6940...Federal infantry button, eagle with "I", "D. EVANS & CO. / (star) ATTLEBORO MASS (star)" dm inner ring of slashes, two part convex large coat size, (23mm)
Button depicts eagle facing right with "I" in the shield, generally for infantry officers. Backmark: "D. EVANS & CO. / (star) ATTLEBORO MASS (star)" dm inner ring of slashes, ca 1860's to post war, (Evans.160.LargeCoat). Two part convex button, large coat size.
5..Ref: Albert GI91, Tice GI231A1. Die variant, eagle's outstretched wings are structured rounded and symmetrical, neck is wide, head is cocked sharply, 5 tail feathers are spread fan-like, shield is stipled.

Nondug button.

B4285 Federal Navy button, eagle over horizontal anchor, fluke is behind the wing, D Evans & Co dm with stars dividing inner ring of hyphens, (23mm)
Ref: Albert NA112, Tice NA227A3.

B6319 Massachusetts regimental button, Ancient & Honorable Artillery "1638", D Evans inner ring of hyphens, (22.5mm)
Ref: Albert MS48, Tice MS224A3.

B5565 New Hampshire button, state seal sailing ship with flag with a calm flutter, D Evans dm inner ring of hyphens, (23mm)
Ref: Albert NH6, not listed, Tice NH200C2.


Evans.170.LargeCoat, (21mm)
Backmark: "D. EVANS & CO / (star) ATTLEBORO (dot) (star)" dm inner solid ring, ca 1850's, (Evans.170.LargeCoat).
Ref: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 56, [Plate B-3, 1].

B6246...Federal infantry button, eagle with "I", "D. EVANS & CO / (star) ATTLEBORO (dot) (star)" dm, two part convex large coat size, (23mm)
Button depicts eagle facing right with "I" in the shield, generally for infantry officers. Backmark: "D. EVANS & CO / (star) ATTLEBORO (dot) (star)" dm inner solid ring, ca 1850's, (Evans170.LargeCoat). Two part convex button, large coat size.
Ref: Albert GI85 or GI88, Tice GI215A11, [Plate D-4, 6]. Die pattern, eagle's outstretched wings are compact, neck is long, 3 tail feathers are symmetrical, shield is slightly raised, this is earlier Robinson die face used by D Evans.

Nondug button.


Evans.175.Coat, (21mm)
Backmark: "D. EVANS & CO / (star) ATTLEBORO (dot) (star)" dm inner ring of dots, depressed shank well, ca 1860's, (Evans.175.Coat).
Ref: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 56.

B5882New York button, New York State Artillery, National Guard, D Evans, Attleboro stars dividing, (21mm)
Ref: Albert NY20, TiceNY210F1.

B4180 Federal general service button, eagle with shield, D Evans & Co Attleboro, inner ring, (20.8mm)
Ref: Albert GI94, Tice GEN215A2.


Evans.180.LargeCoat, (25mm)
Backmark: "D. EVANS & CO. / (star) ATTLEBORO' MASS (star)" dm on inner wreath, ca 1865 to post war, (Evans.180.LargeCoat).
Ref: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 56.

B4381 Massachusetts button, Ancient & Honorable Artillery, D Evans inner ring of wreath, (25mm)
Ref: Albert MS47, Tice MS222A1.


Evans.190.CadetCoat, (19mm)
Backmark: "D. EVANS & CO / (dot) ATTLEBORO (dot) " dm, outer ring of dots, may be transitional or post war, (Evans.190.CadetCoat).
Ref: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 56.

B5099Vermont cadet button, Norwich University, two part, D Evans & Co, (19.4mm)
Ref: AlbertSU287, Tice VTS250As, not listed.


Evans.200, (23mm)
Backmark: " (graphic of a bird) / D. EVANS & CO. ATTLEBORO " dm reading counter clockwise, bird at top, ca 1850's, (Evans.200).
Ref: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 56, [Plate B-2, 20].
Example needed.



Evans.210.StaffCoat, (23mm)
Backmark: "D. EVANS & CO. ATTLEBORO (dot) MASS" dm on a ribbon reading clockwise, flower at bottom, ca 1850's - 1860's, (Evans.210.StaffCoat).
Ref: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 56, [Plate B-2, 18].

B6892. Federal officer staff button, eagle with shield, D Evans dm on ribbon, (22mm)
Ref: Albert GS, Tice GS.

B4192 Federal engineer button, eagle with "Essayons", fort and rising sun, D Evans on ribbon, (22.7mm)
Ref: AlbertEG6, not listed, Tice EG215E2.

B4199 Federal ordnance button, flaming bomb over cannons, D Evans on ribbon, (22.8mm)
Ref: Albert OC5, Tice ORD215A1.

B5908 Federal Revenue Cutter button, D Evans on ribbon, (23.2mm)
Ref: Albert FD4, Tice FD209A, not listed.

B6092 Massachusetts button, state seal arm and sword, "Mass. Volunteer Militia, low convex, D Evans Attleboro dm on ribbon, (23mm)
Ref: Albert MS34A1, Tice MS208A2.

B6891. Massachusetts button, state seal arm and sword, officer staff, D Evans Attleboro dm on ribbon, (23mm).
Ref: Albert MS35, Tice MS210E.

B5910 New Hampshire button, sailing ship with flag with a calm flutter, D Evans on ribbon, (23mm)
Ref: Albert NH6, Tice NH200C1.

B4675 New Hampshire button, state seal sailing ship with flag fully furled, D Evans on ribbon, (23mm)
B4675.jpg (46123 bytes) B4675B.jpg (45242 bytes)Ref: Albert NH6C, Tice NH200D1.

B4726 Vermont button, state seal stag head over a shield, die variant "B", D Evans on a ribbon, (23.2mm)
Ref: Albert VT9, Tice VT230B2.

B5936 Vermont button, state seal stag head over a shield, die variant "C", D Evans on a ribbon, (23.2mm)
Ref: Albert VT9, Tice VT230C1.


Evans.220.Coat, (21mm).
Backmark: "D. EVANS & CO. / ATTLEBORO" dm on a ribbon with flower, inscription runs counter clockwise flower is at the top, ca 1850's - 1860s, (Evans.220.Coat).
Ref: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 56.

B6008 Virginia cadet button, Virginia Military Institute, low convex, spear passing to between the "D" and "E", D Evans on a ribbon, (21mm)
Ref: Albert SU408, not listed, Tice VAS294C2.

B6755...Virginia cadet button, Virginia Military Institute, low convex, die variant spear touching the bottom of the "D", "D. EVANS & CO. / ATTLEBORO" dm on a ribbon, (21mm)
Button depicts state seal of Virginia, "CADET / VMI", Virginia Military Institute, Lexington Virginia, which played a major role in the Civil War. The famed "Stonewall" Jackson was an instructor there, many Confederate officers were trained, cadets participated directly in the famed battle of New Market, Virginia, and union General Hunter burned the institution in 1864. It was re-built and re-opened after the Civil War and is a highly respected academy known for its tradition. This die variant features the spear touching the bottom of the "D" and "V.M.I." is punctuated with three periods. Dating of this button is uncertain, D Evans took over production for R & W ROBINSON in the early 1850's and adopted the style of ribbon backmark previously employed by R & W Robinson, however few battlefield recoveries have been made of the Evans marked buttons. Backmark: "D. EVANS & CO. / ATTLEBORO" dm on a ribbon with flower, inscription runs counter clockwise, ca 1850's - 1860s, (Evans220) Two part low convex button, cadet coat size. Nondug button.
Ref: Albert SU408, not listed, Tice VAS294D2.



Evans.230.Small, (15mm)
Backmark: "D. EVANS & CO. / (star) EXTRA (star)" dm inner solid ring, only used small size, ca 1850's to 1860's, (Evans.230.Small).
Note that periods used after "D" and "CO" may be obscured and partial, missing entirely, or may appear as commas, this may be due to manufacturing variations in the stamping process, slippage, dirt or debris in the die, or replacement dies may have been cut omitting this punctuation.
Ref: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 56, [Plate B-3, 4].

B6372 Federal officer staff button, eagle with shield, D Evans & Co Extra dm, (14.4mm)
Ref: Albert GS, Tice GS, not listed.

B4106 Federal officer staff button, eagle with shield, D Evans & Co Extra dm, (15mm)
Ref: Albert GS, Tice GS, not listed.

B3712...Federal infantry button, eagle with "I", shield is raised, "D. EVANS & CO. / (star) EXTRA (star)" dm, two part convex hat or sleeve size, (15mm)
Button depicts eagle facing right with "I" in the shield, generally for infantry officers. Backmark: "D. EVANS & CO. / (star) EXTRA (star)" dm inner solid ring, only used small size, ca 1850's to 1860's, (Evans.230.Small). Two part convex button, hat or sleeve size.
1..Ref: Albert GI85 or GI88, Tice GI222As2. Die variant, shield is wide and raised, eagle's outstretched wings are symmetrical and orderly, 3 tail feathers are symmetrical, this is earlier Robinson die face used by D Evans.

Dug button, recovered: Stafford County Virginia.

B5055...Federal infantry button, eagle with "I", shield is raised, "D. EVANS & CO. / (star) EXTRA (star)" dm, two part convex hat or sleeve size, (15mm)
Button depicts eagle facing right with "I" in the shield, generally for infantry officers. Backmark: "D. EVANS & CO. / (star) EXTRA (star)" dm inner solid ring, only used small size, ca 1850's to 1860's, (Evans.230.Small). Two part convex button, hat or sleeve size.
2..Ref: Albert GI85 or GI88, Tice GI222As2. Die variant, shield is narrow and recessed, eagle's outstretched wings are symmetrical and orderly, 3 long tail feathers are symmetrical.
B5055A.JPG (33327 bytes) B5055B.JPG (31127 bytes)
Nondug button.

B6251...Federal infantry button, eagle with "I", shield is raised, "D. EVANS & CO. / (star) EXTRA (star)" dm, two part convex hat or sleeve size, (15mm)
Button depicts eagle facing right with "I" in the shield, generally for infantry officers. Backmark: "D. EVANS & CO. / (star) EXTRA (star)" dm inner solid ring, only used small size, ca 1850's to 1860's, (Evans.230.Small). Two part convex button, hat or sleeve size.
3..Ref: Albert GI85 or GI88, Tice GI222As2. Die variant, shield is narrow and recessed, eagle's outstretched wings are orderly, 5 tail feathers are narrow and symmetrical.

Nondug button.

B5816...Federal infantry button, eagle with "I", shield is raised, "D. EVANS & CO. / (star) EXTRA (star)" dm, two part convex hat or sleeve size, (15mm)
Button depicts eagle facing right with "I" in the shield, generally for infantry officers. Backmark: "D. EVANS & CO. / (star) EXTRA (star)" dm inner solid ring, only used small size, ca 1850's to 1860's, (Evans.230.Small). Two part convex button, hat or sleeve size.
4..Ref: Albert GI85 or GI88, Tice GI222As2. Die variant, shield is narrow and recessed, eagle's outstretched wings are orderly, 5 tail feathers are wide and nearly equal in length.

Nondug button.

B6504 Federal cavalry button, eagle with "C", D Evans &Co Extra, (15mm)
Ref: Albert CV, Tice CV215as6.

B3965 Federal engineer button, eagle with "Essayons", fort and rising sun, D Evans Extra, (15mm)
Ref: AlbertEG6, not listed, Tice EG215Es3, not listed.

B4661 Massachusetts button, state seal arm and sword, officer staff, D Evans Extra, (14.4mm)
Ref: Albert MS35, Tice MS210Es2.


Evans.231.Small, (15mm)
Backmark: "D. EVANS & CO / (dot) EXTRA (dot)" dm inner solid ring, only used small size, ca 1860's, (Evans.231Small).
Ref: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 56.

B5710 Rhode Island button, state seal anchor and Hope, D Evans & Co Extra, (15.1mm)
Ref: Albert RI8, Tice RI203Cs2.


Evans.240.Small, (14mm).
Backmark: "D. EVANS & CO. / EXT" dm inner solid ring, only used small size, ca 1850's, Evans240, small. (Evans.240.Small).
Ref: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 56.

B3966 Federal Navy button, eagle over horizontal anchor, fluke is behind the wing, D Evans Extra, dm, (14mm)
Ref: Albert NA112, Tice NA227As4.


Evans.250.Small, (14mm).
Backmark: "D. E. & CO / (star) EXTRA (star)" dm inner ring of dots, manufactured by D Evans Attleboro Massachusetts, backmark is believed to be transitional or post war, (Evans.250.Small).
Ref: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 56, [Plate B3, 5].

B5767 Virginia cadet button, Virginia Military Institute, low convex, spear passing the "D", D Evans Extra, (13.7mm)
Ref: Albert SU408, not listed, Tice VAS294As2.


Evans.260.Small, (15mm)
Backmark: "D. EVANS & CO. / SUPERFINE" dm inner ring of dots, small size only,1850s to 1860s, (Evans.260.Small).
Ref: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 56, [Plate B-3, 7].

B4358 Federal artillery button, eagle with "A", D Evans &Co Superfine dm inner ring, (15mm)
Ref: Albert AY78 /79, Tice AY215As13.

B6343 Federal artillery button, eagle with "A", stippled field, D Evans &Co Superfine dm inner ring, (15mm)
Ref: Albert AY78 /79, Tice AY215As13.

B3034...Federal infantry button, eagle with "I", "D. EVANS & CO. / SUPERFINE" dm, two part convex hat or sleeve size, (15mm)
Button depicts eagle facing right with "I" in the shield, generally for infantry officers. Multiple copies of the die for this pattern were apparently used, resulting in small variations of details.Backmark: "D. EVANS & CO. / SUPERFINE" dm inner ring of dots, small size only,1850s to 1860s, (Evans.260.Small). Two part convex button, hat or sleeve size.
1..Ref: Albert GI85 or GI88, Tice GI215A10. Die variant, eagle's outstretched wings are rounded and symmetrical, neck is wide, head is cocked sharply, 5 tail feathers are symmetrical, olive branch is leafy.

Dug button. Recovered: Virginia campaign.

B6807...Federal infantry button, eagle with "I", "D. EVANS & CO. / SUPERFINE" dm, two part convex hat or sleeve size, (15mm)
Button depicts eagle facing right with "I" in the shield, generally for infantry officers. Multiple copies of the die for this pattern were apparently used, resulting in small variations of details.Backmark: "D. EVANS & CO. / SUPERFINE" dm inner ring of dots, small size only,1850s to 1860s, (Evans.260.Small). Two part convex button, hat or sleeve size.
2..Ref: Albert GI85 or GI88, Tice GI215A10. Die variant, eagle's outstretched wings are structured rounded and symmetrical, neck is wide, 5 tail feathers are spread fan-like, olive branch leaves are compressed.

Nondug button.

B5051...Federal infantry button, eagle with "I", "D. EVANS & CO. / SUPERFINE" dm, two part convex hat or sleeve size, (15mm)
Button depicts eagle facing right with "I" in the shield, generally for infantry officers. Multiple copies of the die for this pattern were apparently used, resulting in small variations of details.Backmark: "D. EVANS & CO. / SUPERFINE" dm inner ring of dots, small size only,1850s to 1860s, (Evans.260.Small). Two part convex button, hat or sleeve size.
3..Ref: Albert GI85 or GI88, Tice GI215A10. Die variant, eagle's outstretched wings are structured rounded and symmetrical, neck is wide, 5 tail feathers are spread fan-like, olive branch is leafy.
B5051A.JPG (33745 bytes) B5051B.JPG (30840 bytes)
Nondug button.

B4667 Massachusetts button, Ancient & Honorable Artillery "1638", D Evans Superfine, (15mm)
Ref: Albert MS48, Tice MS224As1.

B6587 Massachusetts regimental button, Independence Cadet Corps "ICC", D Evans Superfine, (15mm)
Ref: Albert MS62, TiceMS248As3.


Evans.270.Small, (15mm).
Backmark: "D. EVANS & CO. / SUPERFINE" dm inner solid ring, small size only, 1860s, (Evans.270.Small).
Ref: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 56, [Plate B-3, 6].
Examples needed.



Evans.290.LargeCoat, (24mm).
Backmark: "D EVANS & CO. / (star) N E PLUS ULTRA (star)" dm ca 1860's, (Evans.290.LargeCoat).
Ref: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 56, [Plate B-3, 3].

B5984 Federal Navy button, eagle over horizontal anchor, fluke is in front of wing, D Evans Plus Ultra, (24mm)
Ref: Albert NA113, Tice NA230A2.


Evans.300.
post war.
Ref: Tice, Dating Buttons, page 56, [Plate B-3, 2].
Examples needed.