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1898 Monument Dedication of the Mecklenburg Monument, Charlotte, NC Badge

Offered is a badge worn at the Mecklenburg Independence Monument dedication held in Charlotte, North Carolina in May, 1898.  The badge is two pieces and is made of a brass colored metal.  The hanger has "SOUVENIR" written on it.  The drop has an eagle at the top.  The likeness of the monument is in the middle of the badge.  Written around the monument likeness is "MECKLENBURG MONUMENT - MAY 1898 -  DEDICATION - CHARLOTTE, N.C.".A rope and tassels are on the top of the drop under the eagle.  Laurel leaves surround each side of the drop.


Independence Monument
Charlotte
View complete article and references at Commemorative Landscapes of North Carolina at: https://docsouth.unc.edu/commland/monument/206

Description: Also known as the Mecklenburg Resolves Monument, this tall granite obelisk commemorates the signers of the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence. The obelisk sits atop a two-tier plinth resting on four steps. Bronze plaques are set in the four sides of the bottom plinth, and a single plaque rests on the front face of the top plinth.


Images: Historic postcard image of monument | Historic postcard image of courthouse and monument


Nickname: The monument is also known as the Mecklenburg Resolves Monument and the Monument to the Signers of the First American Declaration of Independence.

Dedication date: May 20, 1898

Materials & Techniques: Granite, bronze

Sponsor: Mecklenburg Monument Association

Unveiling & Dedication: The monument was erected and dedicated for the 123rd anniversary of the Mecklenburg Declaration in 1898. A massive crowd assembled for the dedication event that included a parade, speeches, music, and a supper. Dr. Robert J. Brevard was the the chief marshall, and Confederate veterans received a place of honor in the parade, with a group of veterans lead by Julian S. Carr. The Gastonia Continental Guards dressed in period uniforms, along with the Daughters of the Regiment, and the Charlotte Drum Corps appeared wearing red jackets and white trousers. Speeches were delivered from the grounds of the First Presbyterian Church near the courthouse. Orations were delivered by the Hon. Adlai E. Stevenson, chief orator, General J. H. Lane, F. B. McDowell (president of the Monument Association), and J. P. Caldwell, among others. The Mecklenburg Declaration was read by Captain A. F. Brevard of Lincoln County, and the monument was unveiled by a number children who were descendents of Revolutionary War patriots.

Subject notes: The existence of the Mecklenburg Declaration has been questioned. The Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence was reportedly signed on May 20, 1775, however the actual declaration has not been found and no additional strong documentary evidence is available surrounding the time of the event to corroborate its existence. Word of the battles at Lexington and Concord in Massachusetts had already made its way to Charlotte, and on May 31, 1775, a committee of citizens in Mecklenburg County, the Mecklenburg County Committee of Safety, drafted the resolutions of the Mecklenburg Resolves, most likely distinct from the alleged May 20 Declaration. The Resolves had the same intent as the alleged Declaration as a declaration of the suspension of English authority over the colonies. In 1838, a document reported to be the contents of the Mecklenburg Declaration was published.

Location: The monument is located in front of the historic Mecklenburg County Courthouse on East Trade Street. It faces roughly north.

Landscape: The monument sits in a paved stone plaza within the grounds of the courthouse. The plaza is surrounded by low manicured hedges, mature shade trees, and seasonal plantings.

City: Charlotte

County: Mecklenburg

Price: $250.00 USD (Sale Pending)

1911 Wilmington, NC State Reunion Pin Back

Offered is a pin back worn by Confederate veterans at the 1911 United Confederate Veterans Department of North Carolina State Reunion held in Wilmington, North Carolina.  The pin has a Confederate battle flag in the middle.  Written around the battle flag is "N.C. State Reunion U.C.V. - Wilmington, N.C., Aug. 2-3, 1911".  The pin back is made by the Whitehead & Hoag Company of Newark, New Jersey.  The pin is approximately 1 1/4 inches wide.

Price: $250.00 USD (Sale Pending)

Virginia at 1920 UCV Houston, Texas National Reuunion Badge

Offered is a hard to find badge worn by Virginia Confederate veterans at the United Confederate Veterans National Reunion held at Houston, Texas in 1920.  The hanger is a  pin back with a Confederate battle flag and a Virginia state flag crossed.  The red and white ribbon is attached to the hanger.  Written in gold color ink is "REUNION U.C.V. - HOUSTON, TEXAS, OCT. 5, 1920".  The badge was made by the Torsch & Franz Badge Company of Baltimore, Maryland as noted by the manufacturer's label in the back of the hanger. 

Price: $265.00 USD (Sale Pending)

1917 Birmingham, Alabama State UCV Delegate Badge

Offered is a badge worn by Alabama Confederate veterans who was a delegate at the 1917 United Confederate Veterans Alabama Division Reunion held in Birmingham, Alabama.  The hanger is a pin back with the 1st and 3rd National flags and the Confederate battle flag.  A red, white, and red ribbon is attached to the hanger.  Written in silver colored ink on the ribbon is "REUNION - ALABAMA DIVISION U.C.V. - BIRMINGHAM, ALA. - OCT. 10 - 11, 1917 - DELEGATE".  The badge was made by the St. Louis Button Company of St. Louis, Missouri as noted on the makers label on the back of the pin back.

Shipping Weight: 1 lb
Price: $235.00 USD

R.E.Lee Camp Richmond, Virginia at 1897 Nashville, TN National Reunion Pin back

Offered is pin back worn by Confederate veterans of the R.E. Lee Camp No. 181 of Richmond, Virginia attending the United Confederate Veterans National Reunion held at Nashville, Tennessee in 1897.  The pin has a Confederate battle flag in its  center.  Written around the Confederate flag is "R.E. Lee Camp, No. 181, Richmond, VA. - Annual Reunion - Nashville, Tenn., June 22 - 24, '97".  The pin is approximately 1 1/4 inches wide.  The pin was made by the Whitehead & Hoag Company of Newark, New Jersey as noted on the makers label in the back of the pin.

Shipping Weight: 1 lb
Price: $265.00 USD

1914 UCV Jacksonville, Florida Enameled Lapel Pin

Offered is a wonderful enameled lapel pin from Jacksonville, Florida in 1914.  The pin has a Confederate battle flag in the middle.   "U.C.V." is on the Confederate flag.  An alligator is under the flag.  Written on the pin is "I Have Paid My Dollar - Jacksonville 1914".  All the enamel is on this pin. 

Shipping Weight: 1 lb
Price: $225.00 USD

1905 Petersburg, Virginia Confederate Veteran Pin Back

Offered is a nice pin worn by Confederate veterans at the 1905 Petersburg, Virginia Confederate Reunion.  The pin has a background of a Confederate battle flag.  On the battle flag is large white area with "Confederate Reunion - Petersburg, VA. - Oct. 25-26-27, 1905".  The pin is made by the Whitehead & Hoag Company of Newark, New Jersey as noted by the maker's label in the back of the pin.  The pin is approximately 7/8 inches wide.

Shipping Weight: 1 lb
Price: $185.00 USD

Cotton Belt Route, Railroad, UCV Lapel Pin

Offered is a neat lapel pin worn by Confederate veterans when they rode the Cotton Belt Route of the St. Louis Southwestern Railway.    From 1891 to 1992, the St. Louis Southwestern Railway operated between St. Louis, Missouri, and various points in the states of Arkansas and Texas. It was nicknamed "The Cotton Belt Route," or simply Cotton Belt, because its rails ran primarily through regions where cotton was the predominate crop.  The pin has a Confederate battle flag in the middle.  Written around the Confederate battle flag is "COTTON BELT ROUTE - U.C.V.".  The lapel pin is approximately 7/8 inches wide.  There is a push in the middle of the pin.

Shipping Weight: 1 lb
Price: $150.00 USD

Ruston, Louisiana U.C.V. Camp Badge

Offered is a great United Confederate Veterans camp badge from the Ruston, Louisiana Camp badge.  The badge has a hanger with a pair of Confederate flags.  The third national Confederate flag and the Confederate battle flag are crossed and "61" and "65" are above and below the flags.  The ribbon is a red, white, and blue ribbon with a metal fringe on it.  Written on the ribbon in gold colored ink is "CAMP No. 7, U.C.V., RUSTON, LA.".  The badge is in very good condition.

Shipping Weight: 1 lb
Price: $395.00 USD

Camp Winnie Davis U.C.V. No. 108 Waxahachie, Texas Ribbon

Offered is a ribbon worn by Texas Confederate veterans who were members of  Camp Winnie Davis No. 108, United Confederate Veterans located in Waxahachie, Texas.  The ribbon has the Texas star surrounded by laurel leaves on the top of the ribbon.  Written in black ink is "Camp Winnie Davis U.C.V. No. 108".  The ribbon is approximately 4 11/16 inches tall and 2 7/16 inches wide.

Shipping Weight: 1 lb
Price: $185.00 USD

1886 Confederate Veterans Ribbon from Atlanta, Georgia

Offered is a very neat ribbon worn by Confederate veterans at a reunion in 1886.  This was before the United Confederate Veterans were established.  The ribbon has a first national Confederate flag in the middle.  Written in blue ink is "CONFEDERATE VETERAN - MAY 1, 1886".  Down at the very bottom of the ribbon is the makers mark.  While I can't make out the name of the business, I can read "Printer & Book Binder, Atlanta, GA".

Shipping Weight: 1 lb
Price: $235.00 USD

1922 Louisiana Division St. Paul Camp No. 16 at Richmond, VA Ribbon

Offered is a wonderful ribbon worn by Confederate veterans of the Henry St. Paul Camp No. 16 of New Orleans, Louisiana at the 1922 United Confederate Veterans National reunion held in Richmond, Virginia.  On the top of the ribbon are all four Confederate flags.  Written in red ink on the ribbon is "VETERAN - Louisiana Division U.C.V. - HY. ST. Paul Camp No. 16 - L.D. Blanchard - Commander - June 20 - 22, 1922 - Richmond, Va. Reunion".  The ribbon is approximately 7 1/2 inches tall and 1 7/8 inches wide.  The ribbon is clean and nice with no rips or tears.

Shipping Weight: 1 lb
Price: $210.00 USD

1915 Louisiana Division ar Richmond, VA Ribbon

Offered is a nice ribbon worn by Confederate veterans from Louisiana at the 1915 United Confederate Veterans National reunion held in Richmond, Virginia.  The ribbon has all four flags of the Confederacy on it.  Written in red ink on the ribbon is "Staff - Louisiana Division U.C.V. Reunion - Richmond, VA. - June 1-2-3, 1915".  The ribbon is approximately 6 7/8 inches tall and 2 1/4 inches wide.  There is a small separation of about 3/4 inches on the upper right side.  The ribbon is very clean and nice.

Shipping Weight: 1 lb
Price: $185.00 USD

Richmond Light Infantry Blues - 46th Virginia Infantry Membership Enameled Pin

Offered is a nice example of the Richmond Light Infantry membership enameled pin.  The badge has a Richmond Light Infantry Blues soldier holding a rifle in the middle of the pin.  An oval of blue enamel circles the soldier with “Richmond Light Infantry Blues – 1789” written on it.  The pin is approximately ½ inches wide and ¾ inches tall. 

A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE
RICHMOND LIGHT INFANTRY BLUES
Before the American Revolution, the city of Richmond raised a group of soldiers for protection, which was called into service in the Continental Army under the command of General George Washington . After the war ended, the Richmond Light Infantry Company returned to Richmond, marching in public parade shortly after their return. This display wasn’t met with great enthusiasm from the people, largely due to the Company wearing a traditional red uniform which bore a resemblance to the uniforms worn by the British Army at the time. Following this, the Company elected to change the color of their uniform to blue, and as such, the Richmond Light Infantry Blues was formed in 1789.

The Blues entered active service again for the War of 1812 in order to repel British forces as they pushed into Virginia, not seeing combat as the war ended before the British forces reached Richmond. Several decades later they were called to service again during the American Civil War as part of the 46th Virginia Infantry. The Blues participated as part of the Army of Occupation in Cuba during the Spanish American War, as well as serving during the Mexican Border Campaign in 1900. The Blues were reorganized for service in the 1st World War as part of the 104th Ammunition Train, seeing combat in France at the battles of Alsace and the Meuse and the Argonne. Members of the Blues then went on to serve in World War 2, as well as the Global War on Terror.

Due to a reorganization of the Virginia Army National Guard, the Blues were stood down in the year 1968, remaining dormant until December of 2016, where they were reestablished.

Battles, Skirmishes and Engagements



  • Roanoke Island (February 8, 1862)
  • Yorktown Siege (April-May 1862)
  • Williamsburg (May 5, 1862)
  • Seven Days Battles (June 25-July 1, 1862)
  • Williamsburg [skirmish] (March 29, 1863)
  • Pamunkey River, near West Point, Virginia (April 16, 1863)
  • Charleston Harbor (August-September 1863)
  • Drewry's Bluff (May 16, 1864)
  • Bermuda Hundred (May 17-June 14, 1864)
  • Petersburg (June 9, 1864)
  • Petersburg Siege (June 1864-April 1865)
  • Sayler's Creek (April 6, 1865)
  • Appomattox Court House (April 9, 1865)

Shipping Weight: 1 lb
Price: $265.00 USD

1891 Washington Artillery Ribbon

A very nice ribbon worn by members of the famed Washington Artillery of Civil War fame.  The ribbon is a beige color Written in black ink on the ribbon is "WASHINGTON ARTILLERY. - NEW ORLEANS _ Feb. 10th, '91.".  The likeness of the Washington Artillery badge is in the center of the ribbon.  Written on the badge likeness is "VETERAN _ WASHINGTON ARTILLERY".  The ribbon is approximately 6 3/4 inches long and 2 1/2 inches wide.  The ribbon is in very nice condition.

Shipping Weight: 1 lb
Price: $695.00 USD

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