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.
sutler tokens.

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.

M0790     Sutler token  3 Regiment Ohio Cavalry, (16mm)    
The sutlers traveling with the army often made their own script. Disc is inscribed: "JOHN T. METCALF / * / 3R. REG / O. CAV. US. A. /    5 CENTS IN GOODS."   Reverse is plain., copper disk raised letters.  Dug copper disc, inscription is clear and definite.  Recovered: Corinth Mississippi.    
Ref:  Schenkman pg. 49 E5B.

M0978      Sutler token 55th OVI (Ohio) 25 cents.   
Dug token  has ground action.  Recovered: by Paul Irvin, AP Hill, Virginia.
Museum Collection.

M0979      Sutler token 62 OVI (Ohio) 10 cents.    
Dug token  has ground action.  Recovered: by Paul Irvin AP Hill, Virginia.
Museum Collection.

M1089     Sutler token, 41st Ohio Regiment.
The sutlers were merchants selling personal goods to the soldiers not available otherwise.  The sutlers would stock wagons with their goods and follow the troops in the field.  Many of them issued their own script as money was often scarce.  This token was issued by a sutler following the Ohio 41st infantry and is marked "SUTLERS CHECK / 41st REGT O.V.M. / 25/ CENTS".  Token is battlefield recovered, location was not recorded.  Token is stamped on one side and is readable, small rim damage on one edge and it was bent. 
 Schenkman Sutler Tokens pg. 53 item P25Ba.