Civil War Relicman
Harry Ridgeway

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

http://relicman.com/

Ridgeway Reference Library, Civil War plates and buckles
600..Plates of the states

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
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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


The states, (34 states at start of war, West Virginia was 35th state):
Southern states, by secession, (11).
Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, North Carolina, South Carolina, Mississippi, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia. Northern loyal states, (20).
California, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Wisconsin. Northern states, by secession from southern states, (1).
West Virginia. Divided states sympathetic to south, (2). (plates and buttons are classified as southern)
Kentucky, Maryland. Divided states sympathetic to north, (1). (plates and buttons are classified as northern)
Missouri

605..Alabama
P0268A.JPG (52426 bytes) P0677A.JPG (49687 bytes) P0326A.JPG (52292 bytes)
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610..California
P1186.jpg (42063 bytes)
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615..Georgia
P0757A.JPG (68834 bytes) P0270A.JPG (53866 bytes)
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620..Kentucky

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625..Louisiana
P0272A.JPG (38869 bytes) P0271A.JPG (45522 bytes)
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630..Maine

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635..Maryland

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640..Massachusetts

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645..Mississippi
P0336A.JPG (65251 bytes) P0337.jpg (29762 bytes)
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650..New Hampshire

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655..New York

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660..North Carolina
P0338A.JPG (41765 bytes) P0339A.JPG (53698 bytes)
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665..Ohio

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670..Pennsylvania
P1577.JPG (38102 bytes)
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675..South Carolina
P0349A.JPG (55148 bytes) P0340A.JPG (59425 bytes) P0545A.JPG (34540 bytes)
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680..Texas
P0479A.JPG (50974 bytes) P0446A.JPG (77317 bytes) P0396A.JPG (79787 bytes)
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685..Virginia
P0351A.JPG (58735 bytes) P0355A.JPG (46273 bytes)
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