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94 New York Infantry 1901 Reunion Pinback

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A neat pinback worn by veterans of the 94th new York Infantry at their 1901 reunion held in Watertown, New York.  The pinback is a white color with "94th N.Y. V. Vols. Reunion - Watertown, N.Y. - March 14, 1901".  The pinback was made by the Whitehead & Hoag Company, Newark, New Jersey.  The pinback is approximately 7/8 inches wide.

94th Infantry Regiment
Civil War
Bell Rifles; Bell Jefferson Rifles; Sackett's Harbor Regiment

History

Mustered in: March 10, 1862
Mustered out: July 18, 1865

The following is taken from New York in the War of the Rebellion, 3rd ed. Frederick Phisterer. Albany: J. B. Lyon Company, 1912.
W. B. Camp received authority in October, 1861, as Colonel, to recruit a regiment of infantry. He was succeeded, November 4, 1861, by Gen. John J. Viele. This regiment was organized at Sackett's Harbor January 6, 1862, and there mustered in the service of the United States for three years, March 10, 1862, with Henry K. Viele as Colonel. March17, 1863, the regiment was consolidated into five companies, A, B, C, D and E, and received the 105th Infantry as its Companies F, G, H, I and K. August 10, 1864, about 100 men of the 97th Infantry were transferred to it. At the expiration of its term of enlistment the men entitled thereto were discharged, and the regiment retained in service.
The companies were recruited in Jefferson county, and the regiment left the State March 18, 1862; it served in General Wadsworth's command, Military District of Washington, from March, 1862; in 1st Brigade, 2d Division, Department of Rappahannock, from May, 1862; in same brigade and division, 3d Corps, Army of Virginia, from June 26, 1862; in same brigade and division, 1st Corps, Army of the Potomac, from September 12, 1862; in 1st Brigade, same division and corps, from December, 1862; as Provost Guard, Army of the Potomac, from May, 1863; in 1st Brigade, 2d Division, 1st Corps, Army of the Potomac, again from June, 1863; in the District of Annapolis, Md., 8th Corps, from December, 1863; in the 3d Brigade, 4th Division, 5th Corps, Army of the Potomac, from May 26, 1864; in the 1st Brigade, 2d Division, 5th Corps, from May 30, 1864; in the 1st Brigade, 3d Division, 5th Corps, from June, 1864; in the 2d Brigade, 3d Division, 5th Corps, from June 11, 1864; in the 3d Brigade, same division and corps, from November, 1864; and it was honorably discharged and mustered out, commanded by Col. Adrian R. Root, July 18, 1865, near Washington, D. C.
During its service the regiment lost by death, killed in action, 3 officers, 72 enlisted men; of wounds received in action, 1 officer, 39 enlisted men; of disease and other causes, I officer, 138 enlisted men; total, 5 officers, 249 enlisted men; aggregate, 254; of whom 37 enlisted men died in the hands of the enemy.

The following is taken from The Union army: a history of military affairs in the loyal states, 1861-65 -- records of the regiments in the Union army -- cyclopedia of battles -- memoirs of commanders and soldiers. Madison, WI: Federal Pub. Co., 1908. volume II.
Ninety-fourth Infantry.—Cols., Henry K. Viele, Adrian R. Root; Lieut.-Cols., Colvin Littlefield, John A. Kress, Samuel Moffatt; Majs., William R. Hanford, John A. Kress, D. C. Tomlinson, Sam-uel S. Moffatt, John A. McMahon, Henry P. Fish, Byron Parsons. The 94th, the "Bell Rifles." recruited in Jefferson county, was mustered into the U. S. service at Sacket's Harbor, March 10, 1862, and left the state for Washington on the 18th. It served in the defenses of Washington under Gen. Wadsworth, was assigned to the 1st brigade, 2nd division, Department of the Rappahannock in May, and to the 3d corps, Army of Virginia, June 26, with which it participated in Gen. Pope's Virginia campaign, losing 147 in killed, wounded and missing. On Sept. 12, with the same brigade, and division, the regiment was attached to the 1st corps, was active at South mountain and Antietam, and in December at Fredericksburg. The winter was passed in camp near Falmouth and in March, 1863; the regiment was consolidated into a battalion of five companies, to which were added five companies of the l05th N. Y. infantry. The regiment served for a month as provost guard and in June, 1863, returned to the 1st corps with its old brigade and division, and suffered the heaviest loss of its service at Gettysburg-245 killed, wounded or missing. It shared in the Mine Run fiasco and in December was ordered to Annapolis, where it became a part of the 8th corps. During the winter a large number of its members reenlisted and the regiment continued in service as a veteran organization. In the Wilderness campaign it served with the 5th corps, being engaged at Cold Harbor, Totopotomy and White Oak swamp. It moved with the Army of the Potomac to Petersburg and was closely engaged at the Weldon railroad, losing 178 killed, wounded or missing. On Aug. 10, 1864, the regiment was joined by the veterans and recruits of the 97th N. Y. infantry and remained on duty before Petersburg until the end of the siege, after which it was active at Five Forks, and was present at Lee's surrender. The 94th was mustered out at Washington, July 18; 1865, having lost 116 by death from wounds and 138 from other causes, of whom 37 died in imprisonment. Maj. Fish was killed in action at Five Forks.


147 New York Volunteers Celluloid Badge

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A nice celluloid pin back worn by veterans of the 147th New York Volunteer Infantry at reunions and parades.  The celluloid is approximately 1 1/4 inches wide.  The pin back is red in color with "147th N.Y. Vols." written on the it.  The pin back was made by the Whitehead & Hoag Company of newark, New Jersey.


 147th Infantry Regiment

Civil War
Oswego Regiment

History

Mustered in: September 22, 1862
Mustered out: June 7, 1865

The following is taken from New York in the War of the Rebellion, 3rd ed. Frederick Phisterer. Albany: J. B. Lyon Company, 1912.
Colonel Andrew S. Warner received authority, August 25, 1862, to recruit a regiment in the then 21st Senatorial District of the State; it was organized at Oswego, and there mustered in the service of the United States for three years September 22 and 23, 1862. January 25, 1865, it received by transfer the veterans and recruits of the 76th Infantry not mustered out with their regiment. June 5, 1865, the men not to be mustered out with the regiment were transferred to the 91st Infantry.
The companies were recruited principally: A, B and I at Oswego; C at Richland, Albion and Williamstown; D at Fulton, Granby and Volney; E at Sandy Creek, Redfield, Boyleston and Orwell; F at Mexico, Palermo and New Haven; G at Oswego and Scriba; H at Constantia, Parish, Amboy and West Monroe, and K at Oswego, Scriba and Fulton.
The regiment left the State September 25, 1862; it served in the 2d Brigade, defenses of Washington, north of the Potomac, from September, 1862; in the Provisional Brigade, Provost Guard, Army of the Potomac, from December, 1862; in the 3d Brigade, 1st Division, 1st Corps, from January, 1863; in the 2d Brigade, 1st Division, 1st Corps, from March, 1863; in the 2d Brigade, 4th Division, 5th Corps, from March, 1864; in the 3d Brigade, 2d Division, 5th Corps, from August, 1864; in the 3d Brigade, 3d Division, 5th Corps, from September, 1864; and, under Col. Francis C. Miller, it was honorably discharged and mustered out June 7, 1865, near Washington, D. C.
During its service the regiment lost by death, killed in action, 5 officers, 107 enlisted men; of wounds received in action, 4 officers, 52 enlisted men; of disease and other causes, 2 officers, 177 enlisted men; total, 11 officers, 336 enlisted men; aggregate, 347; of whom 71 enlisted men died in the hands of the enemy.

The following is taken from The Union army: a history of military affairs in the loyal states, 1861-65 -- records of the regiments in the Union army -- cyclopedia of battles -- memoirs of commanders and soldiers. Madison, WI: Federal Pub. Co., 1908. volume II.
One Hundred and Forty-seventh infantry.—Cols., Andrew S. Warner, John G. Butler, Francis C. Miller; Lieut.-Cols., John G. Butler, Francis C. Miller, George Harney, James Coey; Majs., Francis C. Miller, George Harney, Dudley Farling, Alex. R. Penfield, James Coey. This was an Oswego county regiment, organized at Oswego and there mustered into the U. S. service on Sept. 23, 1862. It received by transfer on Jan. 25, 1865, the remnant of the 76th N. Y. The regiment left the state on Sept. 25, 1862, and after serving for a time in the defenses of Washington, north of the Potomac and in the provisional brigade, provost guard, Army of the Potomac, it was placed in the 1st division, 1st corps. It was under fire for the first time at Fitzhugh's crossing below Fredericksburg, one of the preliminary movements of the Chancellorsville campaign, losing a few men killed and wounded. It was in reserve at Chancellorsville and sustained no losses. In the 2nd (Cutler's) brigade, 1st (Wadsworth's) division 1st corps, and commanded by Lieut.-Col. Miller, it marched on the field of Gettysburg. "The brigade— Cutler's—was the first infantry to arrive on that field and to it fell the honor of opening that famous battle, the first volley coming from the rifles of the 56th Pa. When Cutler's troops were forced back, the order to retire failed to reach the 147th, as Col. Miller fell wounded and senseless just as he received it, and so the gallant band, under Maj. Harney, continued to hold its ground. A temporary success near by enabled the regiment to retire in good order; but not all, for of the 380 who entered that fight, 76 were killed or mortally wounded, 146 were wounded, and 79 were missing; total, 301." (Fox's, Regimental Losses in the Civil War.) The regiment took part in the Mine Run campaign—the last campaign of the 1st corps—sustaining a few casualties, and then went into winter quarters at Brandy Station. In March, 1864, when the 1st corps was broken up, it was assigned to the 3d brigade, 4th (Wadsworth's) division, 5th (Warren's) corps, and was actively engaged in all the battles of the corps during Grant's bloody campaign of 1864-65. While in the 5th corps it took part in the battle of the Wilderness, Spottsylvania, North Anna river, Totopotomy, Cold Harbor, first assault on Petersburg, siege of Petersburg, Weldon railroad, Poplar Spring Church, Boydton road, Hatcher's run, White Oak ridge, Five Forks and Appomattox. The total casualties of the regiment from the opening of the campaign in May, 1864, until Lee's surrender, amounted to 477 killed, wounded and missing. It was mustered out near Washington, D. C, June 7, 1865, under. Col. Miller. The total enrollment of the regiment during service was 2,102, of whom 581 were killed or wounded; 9 officers and 159 men were killed or mortally wounded; 2 officers and 177 men died of disease and other causes; total deaths, 11 officers and 336 men.


1899 U.C.V. Chester, South Carolina Pinback

A nice pinback from the 1899 United Confederate Veteran South Carolina state reunion held in Chester, South Carolina.  The pinback is approximately 1 3/4 inches wide.  A likeness of Jefferson Davis is in the middle with a Confederate battle flag and a Confederate third national flag on both sides.  Written on the pinback is "U.C.V. Reunion, 1899 - Chester, S.C. - July 26 - 27".  The pinback was made by the Whitehead & Hoag Company, Newark, New Jersey as stamped on the paper insert in the back.  

1899 Charleston, SC Winnie Davis Pinback

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A neat pinback issued at the 1899 United Confederate Veterans reunion held in Charleston, South Carolina.  The pinback is approximately 1 1/2 inches wide.  An image of Winnie Davis is in the center of the pinback.  Written around the image is "United Confederate Veteran Reunion - May 1899.  In Memory of Miss Winnie Davis - The daughter of the Confederacy - Born June 27, 1864-- Died Sept. 18, 1898. - Charleston, S.C.".


Florida UCV Joseph E. Finegan, Camp No. 1514, Live Oak, Florida Pin Back

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A hard to find pin back badge for the Live Oak, Florida United Confederate Veteran Camp No. 1514.  The pin back is approximately 1 3/4 inches wide.  Written on the pin back is "Joseph E. Finegan Camp - No. 1514, U.C.V.".  The Confederate third national flag and the Confederate battle flag are crossed in the center of the pin back.  The pin back was made by the Whitehead & Hoag Company, Newark, New Jersey.  Florida Confederate Veteran items are extremely hard to find!


United Confederate Veterans Pin Back

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A nice pin back worn by Confederate veterans at reunions.  This pin back has a battle flag on it with "U C V" going around the flag.  The pin back is made by the Whitehead & Hoag Company of Newark, NJ.


1899 Grand Camp of Virginia, Pulaski, Celluloid Pinback

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A great pinback from the 1899 Grand Camp of Virginia Confederate reunion held in Pulaski, Virginia.  Before the United Confederate Veterans were established in 1889, many states had their own Confederate veteran organizations.  In Virginia, the Confederate veterans organization was called the Grand Camp of Virginia.  After the Grand Camp joined the United Confederate Veterans organization, it continued to have its own reunions every year.  This pinback was from the 1899 Grand Camp reunion held in Pulaski, Virginia.  The pinback is approxiamtely 1 3/4 inches wide.  The Virginia state flag and the Confederate battel flag are crossed in the middle of the pinback.  Written around the flags is"Grand Camp C.V. of VA., Pulaski, VA., Oct. 11 - 13, '99 - DELEGATE".  The pinback was made by the Whitehead & Hoag Company of Newark, New Jersey.

45 North Carolina "Rockingham Rebels" Celluloid Pinback

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A hard to find pinback worn by a member of the "Rockingham Rebels", Company G, 45th North Carolina Infnatry, Army of Northern Virginia.  The pinback is approximately 1 1/4 inches wide.  In the center of the pinback is the First National Confederate flag.  Written around the flag is "Remember - Rockingham Rebels".  The back of the pin has a torn maker label and has some discolorization.  Please see photo.


1908 Winston-Salem , NC UCV Advertising Celluloid Flag Pin

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A great third national Confederate flag pin passed out at the Winston-Salem, North Carolina reunion by the Liipfert-Scales Co., Makers of Red Meat Tobacco.  The pin is a third national Confederate flag on one side.  Written on the back side of the pin is "State Reunion North Carolina Confederate Veterans - Winston-Salem, N.C. - Aug. 19th & 20th, 1908 - Compliments Liipfert-Scales Co. - Makers of Red Meat Tobacco".  The celluloid flag is on a long pin with a small brass type nob.The flag is made by the Whitehead & Hoag Company, Newark, N.J.

1919 UCV Memphis Reunion Celluloid with General Albert Sidney Johnson

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A great large celluloid pinback from the 1909 United Confederate Veterans reunion held in Memphis, Tennessee.  The pinback is approximately 1 1/2 inches wide.  A First and Second National Confederate flag are crossed over a bust of General Albert Sidney Johnson.  Written on the pinback is "Memphis Reunion - 1909 - June 8 - 9 -10".  The pinback was made by the Whitehead & Hoag Company, Newark, New Jersey as noted on the back of the pinback.

1910 UCV Mobile, Al Raphael Simmes Pinback

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A great pinback coming from the 1910 United Confederate Veterans reunion held in Mobile, Alabama.  This pinback has Admiral Raphael Semmes in the middle.  The battle flag and the third national Confederate flags are surrounding him.

1913 Gen. Nathan B. Forrest Wizard of the Saddle Celluloid Badge

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A very hard Nathan Bedford Forrest badge to find in todays market!  This great celluloid badge has an older General Nathan Bedford Forrest in the center of a Confederate battleflag.  Written on the badge is "Official Badge - Chattanooga, Tenn., May 27 - 28 - 29, 1913" and "The Wizard of the Saddle".  There are no chips or tears on this badge.  It will go fast!!!

North Carolina Large Celluloid Tarheel Badge

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A great badge worn by members of the North Carolina Confederate Veterans at various reunions around the state and at national conventions.  This wonderful badge is getting very difficult to find.  The badge is a large celluloid tarheel.  Written on the tarheel is "1861-1865 - The Tar Heels - Roll of Honor ".  There is much more written on the badge and can be read in the photo.   

1901 UCV Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest Celluloid Scroll

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A nice celluloid scroll from the 1901 United Confederate reunion held in Memphis, Tennessee.  This scroll has General Nathan Bedford Forrest  with Confederate flags on the scroll.  Written on the scrollis "UCV 11th Reunion - Memphis - May, 1901".  There are no chips or cracks in the badge. 

1951 UCV Norfolk National Badge-The Final Reunion

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A hard to find badge from the 1951 final reunion of the United Confederate Veterans. The badge is a round disk with the Confederate battle flag and "Last Confederate Reunion - Norfolk, VA. May 30- June 2, 1951" written on it.

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