Civil War Relicman
Harry Ridgeway

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

Ridgeway Reference Library, Civil War plates and buckles
500..Federal plates, others

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 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:
Plates and Buckles of the American Military 1795 - 1874, by Sydney C. Kerksis
Confederate Belt Buckles & Plates, by Steve E Mullinax
American Military Belt Plates, by Michael J. O'Donnell & J.Duncan Campbell

510..Federal Artillery buckles, Regulation 1832, O'Donnell Campbell patterns 245 to 249

click here to view Artillery plates, Regulation 1832, patterns 245 To 249

515..Federal Artillery buckles, Regulation 1839, O'Donnell Campbell patterns 252 to 256
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click here to view Artillery plates, Regulation 1839, patterns 252 To 256

520..Riflemen buckles Regulation 1855, O'Donnell Campbell patterns 902 to 903

click here to view Riflemen plates, Regulation 1855, patterns 902 To 903

530..Cavalry carbine sling plates Regulation 1841, O'Donnell Campbell patterns 799
click here to view Carbine Sling buckles, Regulation 1841, pattern799

540..Musician drumstick holders, Regulation 1851, O'Donnell Campbell pattern 801
click here to view Musician dreumstick holders, Regulation 1851, pattern 801

550..Navy buckles, early patterns, O'Donnell Campbell patterns 988 to 993
click here to view Navy Early plates, patterns 988 To 993

555..Navy buckles, Regulation 1841, O'Donnell Campbell patterns 994 to 998
click here to view Navy plates, Regulation 1841, patterns 994 To 998

Navy buckles, Regulation 1852, O'Donnell Campbell patterns 1003 to 1010

click here to view Navy plates, Regulation 1852, patterns 1003 To 1010

565..Navy buckles, General service, O'Donnell Campbell patterns 994 to 998
click here to view Navy plates, general service, patterns 999 To 1002