The Civil War Relicman,
Harry Ridgeway.

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

Ridgeway Reference Archive, Civil War relics.
Currency, Louisiana.

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 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 original and authentic to the Civil War or as otherwise described.
Any excavated relics have been recovered from private property with owners permission.
Any artillery or ordnance relics have been disarmed and rendered safe.
Any weapons are pre 1898 antique weapons, and are exempt from Federal regulation, no licenses or permits are required.

This information is available for research purposes, pictures may be used by permission only.

Louisiana currency, $5, March 10, 1863
Currency was issued by the Louisiana state government March 10, 1863, "THE STATE OF LOUISIANA / WILL PAY TO BEARER/  FIVE DOLLARS/ AT THE TREASURERS OFFICE / SHREVEPORT / TWELVE MONTHS AFTER A DEFINITIVE TREATY OF PEACE BETWEEN THE CONFEDERATE STATES AND THE UNITED STATES / RECEIVABLE FOR ALL DUES TO THE STATE & FOR PUBLIC LANDS ".  The note depicts  the Louisiana seal (pelican) at left, southern Valor slaying Northern Aggression at center, and a farmer tending his rice fields at lower right , black print on plain paper, blank back with green overlay.  Date is printed, serial number is hand inscribed, signature is hand signed.  Printing: "SCHREMP.".  Note is whole and complete with some folds from use, higher grade example.
Ref: Criswell, LA10.

M0925     Louisiana currency, $5, March 10, 1863