Grand Army of the Republic
State Badges
21 Michigan Infantry Badge

Offered is a neat badge worn by members of the 21st Michigan Infantry at their 37th Annual reunion.  The badge consists of a celluloid pin with the likeness of the membership badge of the Grand Army of the Republic on it.  Attached to the right side is a red, white, and blue ribbon.  Written on the ribbon is "37th Annual Reunion - 21st Michigan Infantry".  The badge is made by the Whitehead & Hoag Company of Newark, New Jersey as noted by the stamping on the back of the pin.  The ribbon is supported by a small piece of acid free tape to support the connection to the pin.

21st Michigan Infantry Regimental History
Twenty-first Michigan Infantry. — Cols., Ambrose A. Stevens, William H. McCreery; Lieut. -Cols., William L. Whipple, Morris B. Wells, Loomis K. Bishop; Majs., Isaac Hunting, Seymour Chase, Benton D. Fox. This regiment was organized at Ionia and was mustered in Sept. 4, 1862. It left the state Sept. 12, reported at Cincinnati, was sent to Louisville, entered upon the march through Kentucky, and was in the battle of Perryville, rendering efficient service. It reached Nashville Nov. 12, and joined the advance towards Murfreesboro, being engaged at Lavergne, Stewart's creek and at Stone's river, where it lost 17 killed, 85 wounded and 37 missing. It was with Sill's brigade, Sheridan's division, which blocked the enemy and saved the army. It remained on picket and guard duty at Murfreesboro until June, when it moved to Tullahoma, and was afterward stationed at Cowan, Anderson's station and Bridgeport. On Sept. 2, it advanced into Georgia, participated in the battle of Chickamauga, with the same brigade as at Stone's river, and was in the hottest of the fight after the breaking of the line by Longstreet. Sheridan's division was forced back, but in good order, and by a charge drove the enemy back and regained its position. Being unsupported, it was again driven back, the 21st losing 11 killed, 58 wounded, 35 missing and 3 prisoners. It was detached to form part of the engineer brigade and was engaged in that work during the engagement at Missionary ridge. It was stationed near Chattanooga until June, 1864, building a bridge and erecting storehouses. On June 11 it was ordered to Lookout mountain, engaging in building hospitals, running mills, and on picket duty. It was relieved from engineer duty in September and joined Rousseau's forces in pursuit of Forrest into Alabama. It was ordered to Chattanooga, and Dalton, Ga., in October, and received orders on Nov. 1 to join the 2nd brigade, 1st division, 14th army corps, for the march to the sea. It moved to Milledgeville, then toward Augusta, but changed its course and marched to Savannah, where the regiment was in the trenches on short rations and without covering until Dec. 18. After the evacuation it refitted for the Carolina campaign, proceeded to Sister's ferry, where it crossed the Savannah river Feb. 5, was in the engagement at Averasboro, and was heavily engaged at Bentonville, losing 92 officers and men killed and wounded out of 230. It reached Goldsboro on March 25, after a 64 days' march, with an issue of but 12 days' rations. It moved to Haywood, where it remained until Johnston's surrender and then marched to Richmond, 280 miles, in less than 8 days. It participated in the grand review at Washington and was mustered out June 8, 1865. Its original strength was 1,108: gain by recruits 369; total 1,477. Loss by death, 368.

Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing Company, 1908 - Volume 3

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Price: $65.00 USD

1897 Greenville, Michigan State Grand Army of the Republic Badge

A very nice badge worn by Michigan Union veterans at the 1897 Department of Michigan Grand Army of the Republic Encampment held in Greenville, Michigan in 1897.  A brass colored hanger has a red colored ribbon attached.  Written in gold colored ink on the ribbon is "19th Annual Encampment MICHIGAN - Greenville - April 7 & 8, 1897".  A celluloid drop is attached to the ribbon.  On the front of the drop is a likeness of William Shakespeare, Michigan G.A.R. Department Commander.  Written around the likeness is "Department Commander - WM. SHAKESPEARE - Michigan G.A.R. 1897".  The back of the drop has a likeness of the Grand Army of the Republic membership badge.  Written around the likeness is "Presented By The Citizens of Greenville.".  The badge was made by the C.S. Cole & Co., Chicago, Illinois as noted on the back of the ribbon.

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Price: $75.00 USD

1907 Bay City, Michigan Grand Army of the Republic State Badge

Offered is a nice badge worn by Michigan Union veterans at their state Grand Army of the Republic encampment held in Bay City in 1907.  The hanger is a bronze colored medal with the Grand Army of the republic logo in the middle.  Written around the G.A.R. logo is "Bay City - June 1907".  A red ribbon is attached to the hanger.  Attached to the bottom of the ribbon is a metal piece with "DELEGATE" written on it.  A drop is attached to the metal piece below the ribbon.  In the middle of the drop is a likeness of a man, probably the Commander of the Michigan Division of the Grand Army of the Republic.  Written around the male likeness is "29th Annual Encampment - Dept. of Michigan".  On the back of the drop is the state seal of Michigan.  

Shipping Weight: 1 lb
Price: $65.00 USD

6 Michigan Infantry 1911 Reunion Ribbon

Offered is a nice paper ribbon worn by members of the 6th Michigan Infantry & Heavy Artillery at their 1911 reunion held in Kalamazoo, Michigan.  On the top of the ribbon is a likeness of Col. F.W. Curtenius.  Written below the likeness of the Colonel is "38th Annual Reunion Sixth Michigan Volunteer Infantry - Heavy Artillery - Aug. 22, 1911 at Kalamazoo - Fifty years ago, August 20, 1861, we were mustered into the U.S. Army as the Sixth Michigan Volunteer Infantry in the City of Kalamazoo.".  The paper ribbon is approximately 8 inches tall and 2 5/8 inches wide.

The 6th Michigan Volunteer Infantry Regiment lost 2 officers and 76 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 6 officers and 498 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War. In July of 1863 it was converted to a heavy artillery regiment after the siege of Port Hudson.

Organized at Kalamazoo, Mich.
August 20Mustered in
August 30Left State for Baltimore, Md., Attached to Dix’s Command, Baltimore, Md.
November 11-December 8Expedition to eastern shore of Maryland
February 22Ordered to Fortress Monroe, Va. and attached to Butler’s New Orleans Expedition
March 4Sailed with Gen. Butler’s Expedition against New Orleans, La., on Transport “Constitution”
March 13Arrived at Ship Island, Miss. Attached to 2nd Brigade, Dept. of the Gulf
April 25-28Operations against Forts St. Phillip and Jackson
May 2Occupation of New Orleans. One of the first Regiments to occupy the city.
May 9-10Expedition to New Orleans & Jackson Railroad
May 13Moved to Baton Rouge, La.
May 14-29Reconnaissance to Warrenton
May 16Grand Gulf
May 20Vicksburg
May 27Grand Gulf
June-JulyCamp at Baton Rouge
July 20-30Expedition to Camp Moore
August 5Battle of Baton Rouge
August 20Evacuation of Baton Rouge
August 22-December 6Guard duty at Metaria Ridge
NovemberAttached to Sherman’s Division, Dept. of the Gulf
January 12-15Expedition to Bayou Teche attached to 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 19th Army Corps, Dept. of the Gulf
January 14Action with Steamer “Cotton”
January-MarchDuty at Camp Parapet and Kenner
March 21-30Expedition to Ponchatoula (1 company)
March 24Capture of Ponchatoula
March 26Skirmish at Ponchatoula
April 12Manchac Pass, Amite River
May 9-18Raid on Amite River & Jackson Railroad, destroying over $400,000 worth of property.
May 13Ponchatoula
May 15Camp Moore
May 21-23Moved to New Orleans, thence to Port Hudson
May 24-July 9Siege of Port Hudson
May 27 & June 14Assaults on Port Hudson
July 9Surrender of Port Hudson
July 10Regiment received thanks of Gen. Banks for gallant and efficient services during the siege and was by his orders converted into a Regiment of Heavy Artillery, to retain its Infantry number, and to have the organization pay and equipment prescribed by law for troops of the Artillery arms.
July 30Order approved by Secretary of War
AugustRegiment on garrison duty at Port Hudson, La. assigned to District of Port Hudson, La., Dept. of the Gulf
November 8Action at Tunica Bayou, La.
June 6-24Moved to Morganza, La. and duty there as Infantry attached to Bailey’s Engineer Brigade, Dept. of the Gulf
June 24At Vicksburg, Miss.
July 23Moved to mouth of White River, thence to St. Charles, Ark.
July 24Ashton, Ark.
August 23Ordered to Mobile Bay, Ala. and attached to U.S. Forces, Mobile Bay, Dept. of the Gulf

Companies A, B, D, G and K garrison at Fort Morgan

Companies C, E, F, H and I garrison at Fort Gaines

December 23 – January 31Companies B, C, E, F and H detached on Granger’s Expedition to Mobile
DecemberAssigned to District Southern Alabama, Dept. of the Gulf


March 31Companies A and K detached from Fort Morgan
March 31-April 8Companies A and K – Siege of Spanish Fort
April 8Companies A and K – Siege of Forts Huger and Tracy
April 9Companies A and K garrison Fort Blakely
April 20Companies A and K return to Fort Morgan.
April 10 – July 9Company B detached from Fort Morgan to Navy Cove

Company E detached from Fort Gaines at Fort Powell

July 9Regiment ordered to New Orleans, La. and duty there
August 20Mustered out
September 5Discharged at Jackson Mich.

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Price: $55.00 USD

124 Indiana Infantry 1913 Reunion Badge

Offered is a great badge worn by members of the 124th Indiana Infantry at their 1913 reunion held in Lynn, Indiana.  The hanger is a large celluloid button with the likeness of Chaplain R.H. Sparks on it.  A red, white, and blue ribbon is attached to the hanger.  Written in gold type ink is "124th INDIANA INFANTRY  37th Annual Reunion - Lynn, Indiana - Oct. 1 - 2, 1913".  The badge is made by the Whitehead & Hoag Company of Newark, New Jersey.  

124th Indiana Infantry Regimental History
One Hundred and Twenty-fourth Indiana Infantry. — Cols., James Burgess, John M. Orr; Lieut. -Cols., John M. Orr, Henry H. Neff, Henry S. Gibson; Majs., Henry H. Neff, Henry S. Gibson, John Messick. This regiment was organized by the consolidation of three companies, raised in the 6th Congressional district for the 125th regiment, and seven companies raised in the 5th Congressional district, rendezvousing at Richmond. It was mustered in March 10, 1864, left the state on the 19th, proceeding to Nashville via Louisville, and was assigned to the division command by Gen. Hovey. On April 5, it proceeded to Athens, Tenn., where the left wing was detached and sent to Columbus. With its corps it marched toward Red Clay, Ga., being joined at Columbus by the left wing. It was in an engagement at Buzzard Roost ; in frequent skirmishes in the vicinity of Resaca and Kingston; in sharp fighting at Lost mountain, and was actively engaged at Kennesaw mountain. Col. Burgess resigned July 9, and Lieut. -Col. Orr was promoted colonel. The regiment was in a constant skirmish until Atlanta was reached; was in the battle of Atlanta on the 22nd; took part in the siege of Atlanta; fought at Jonesboro, and then remained in camp at Decatur until Oct. 4, when it accompanied the column in pursuit of Hood; had a sharp skirmish at the Oostanaula river; continued the pursuit as far as Gaylesville, Ala.; moved via Cedar bluffs and Dalton to Nashville, where it joined Gen. Thomas' command. It next moved for Pulaski, reaching there on the 15th, and proceeding thence to Columbia, where it was in a brisk skirmish for two days. On the march toward Franklin it was in a brisk fight at Spring Hill, where Co. C was captured. It was in the battle of Franklin, Nov. 30, repelling every assault, was next engaged in the battle of Nashville, and joined in pursuit of Hood as far as Columbia, whence it moved to Clifton, embarked for Cincinnati, moved thence to Washington, which was reached on Jan. 30, 1865; then sailed for Morehead City, N. C, which was reached Feb. 27. From New Berne, it marched towards Kinston, being engaged at Wise's Forks, and aiding in repulsing an assault. From Kinston it marched for Goldsboro, where a junction was effected with Sherman's army on March 21. It was stationed at Lenoir institute for a short time, moving for Greensboro May 3, thence to Charlotte, where it went into camp. It returned to Greensboro July 13, remained there until Aug. 31, when it was mustered out. The original strength was 958; gain by recruits 79; total, 1,037. Loss by death, 149; desertion, 37; unaccounted for 6.

Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing Company, 1908 - Volume 3

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8 & 18 Indiana Infantry and 1 Battery 1910 Reunion Ribbon

Offered is a great ribbon worn by members of the 8th Indiana Infantry, the 18th Indiana Infantry, and the 1st Indiana Battery at their reunion held in Richmond, Indiana in 1910.  This great ribbon has a list of the battles these units fought in on the ribbon.  Written above and below the list of battles is "Thirty-Fifth Annual Reunion of the OLD BRIGADE ASSOCIATION - 8th & 18th Infantry and 1st Battery Indiana Volunteers - Richmond, - Indiana - October 19, 1910".  An interesting thing about this ribbon is that all the later Virginia battles are shown as West Virginia!  The badge company must not have been paying attention.  The ribbon is approximately 8 3/4 inches tall and 1 7/8 inches wide.

8th Indiana Infantry Regimental History
Eighth Indiana Infantry. — Cols., William P. Benton, David Shunk, John R. Polk; Lieut. -Cols., Silas Colgrove, David Shunk, Charles S. Parrish, Alexander J. Kenny, John R. Polk, Joseph M. Thompson; Majs., David Shunk, Charles S. Parrish, Thomas J. Brady, Alexander J. Kenny, John R. Polk, Joseph M. Thompson, Jacob Widaman. This regiment was first organized for the three months' service at Indianapolis, in April, 1861, and was mustered in April 25. It left the state on June 19, and moved to Clarksburg, thence to Buckhannon, W. Va., where it was assigned to Gen. Rosecrans' brigade. It participated in the battle of Rich mountain and then went into camp at Beverly. It was mustered out at Indianapolis, Aug. 2, 1861. Its original strength was 784, and it lost by death, 7; desertion, 15 ; unaccounted for, 1. The regiment was at once reorganized at Indianapolis, and was mustered in Sept. 10, for three years. It left the state the same day and joined Fremont's Army at St. Louis, Mo., from which place it moved to Jefferson City and was assigned to Col. Jefferson C. Davis' brigade. It moved to Springfield, thence to Otterville, and on Dec. 17, marched to Warrensburg and assisted in capturing 1,300 of the enemy. It was in camp at Otterville until Jan. 24, 1862, when it moved to Springfield, joining Gen. Curtis' command, and thence to Cross Timbers, Ark. It participated in the battle of Pea Ridge, was then in camp until April, and moved then to Sulphur Rock, Ark. On June 22, it moved for Helena, skirmished at the White river, was in the engagement at Cotton Plant July 7, and reached Helena July 13. It was in a skirmish at Austin in August, was sent to Sulphur hill, near St. Louis, Oct. 6, and was engaged in various movements during the fall and winter. It was ordered to join Grant's forces at Milliken's bend, La., Mar. 5, 1863, and was assigned to Benton's brigade, Carr's division, 13th corps. It was engaged at Port Gibson, Jackson, Champion's hill, Black river bridge, and in the siege of Vicksburg, losing 117 in killed and wounded in the assault of June 22. July 5, it moved to Jackson returning on the 24th, and remained at Vicksburg until Aug. 20, when it moved to Carrollton to join Gen. Banks in his campaign through the Teche country. It took part in the capture of the fort on Mustang island, Tex., then moved to Indianola, where 417 out of 515 reenlisted as veterans, and were furloughed home in April, 1864. Upon returning to New Orleans it embarked, July 27, for Morganza bend, and was in the engagement at the Atchafalaya the next day. It was then ordered to Washington, D. C, reaching there Aug. 12, and marching to Berryville, Va., was assigned to the 19th corps with which it participated in the Shenandoah Valley campaign. It was engaged at the Opequan, Fisher's hill, and Cedar creek, and left Virginia, Jan. 6, 1865, by steamer for Savannah, Ga. It was on duty in Georgia until Aug. 28, 1865, when it was mustered out. Its original strength was 1,046, and it gained by recruits, 190; reenlistments, 46; unassigned recruits, 17; total, 1,299. It lost by death, 245; desertion, 75; unaccounted for, 47.

Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing Company, 1908 - Volume 3

18th Indiana Infantry Regimental History
Eighteenth Indiana Infantry. — Cols., Thomas Patterson, Henry D. Washburn; Lieut. -Cols., Henry D. Washburn, DeWitt C. Thomas, Jesse L. Holman, William S. Charles, James C. Black, Josiah Campbell; Majs., DeWitt C. Thomas, Jesse L. Holman, John C. Jenks, Jonathan H. Williams, James C. Black, Napoleon H. Daniels. This regiment was organized at Indianapolis, and was mustered in on Aug. 16, 1861, for three years. It left the state the next day for St. Louis and accompanied Fremont into Missouri. On its return it moved with Pope's army to the Blackwater and aided in the capture of a large number of prisoners. In Feb., 1862, it marched to Cross Hollow, Ark., and in an engagement near Leesville in March its brigade saved another from capture, the 18th recapturing the guns of the Peoria artillery. The regiment participated in the advance at Elkhorn Tavern, when the enemy was forced from the field, and then marched for Helena, Ark., being engaged at Cotton Plant early in July and reaching Helena on the 13th. On Oct. 11, it moved for southeastern Missouri, where it passed the winter, and was transferred to Grant's army in the spring of 1863, participating in the engagement at Grand Gulf. At Port Gibson it captured a stand of colors and some artillery; was engaged at Champion's hill, Black River bridge, and at Vicksburg from May 19 until its fall, being in the assault on the enemy's works and the first to carry its colors to the parapet. It was in the Bayou Teche campaign and other operations in Louisiana during the fall, and on Nov. 12 embarked for Texas. It was engaged at Mustang island, and in the attack on Fort Esperanza. It reenlisted at Indianola in Jan., 1864, and was furloughed home, stopping at Baton Rouge to aid in repelling a force about to attack the garrison there. It was ordered to Virginia in July, joined Gen. Butler's forces at Burmuda Hundred, and was engaged in several severe skirmishes at Deep Bottom. It was then transferred to Washington and assigned to the 2nd division, 19th corps, which joined Sheridan's army in Virginia. It participated in the battle of the Opequan, losing 54 killed and wounded; aided in the defeat of Early at Fisher's hill; fought at Cedar creek, where it lost 51 killed and wounded and 35 prisoners ; took transports for Savannah Ga., Jan. 6, 1865, and was engaged for three months in building fortifications. It was detached May 3, and sent to Augusta, Ga., raising the Stars and Stripes over the arsenal for the first time since the beginning of the war. It returned to Savannah on June 7, was sent to the southern part of the state, and was mustered out Aug. 28, 1865. Its original strength was 1,056. Gain by recruits, 140; reenlistments, 359; total, 1,555. Loss by death, 180; desertion, 53; unaccounted for, 156.

Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing Company, 1908 - Volume 3

First Indiana Light Artillery Regimental History
First Indiana Light Battery. — Capt., Martin Klauss. This battery was organized at Evansville and was mustered into the U. S. service Aug. 16, 1861. Its first service was with Gen. Fremont in Missouri, assisting in the capture of 950 prisoners at Blackwater creek in December. Late in Jan., 1862, as part of Gen. Jeff C. Davis' division, it moved toward Springfield, encountering the Confederates under Gen. Price and pursuing them to Cross Hollow, Ark. It was next in the operations against Gen. Van Dom, and was active in the battles of Leetown, Elkhorn Tavern and Pea Ridge. It then encamped at Cross Timbers for about a month, when it moved toward Forsyth, over the Ozark mountains to Sulphur Rock, where it remained until late in June, when it marched to Helena, Ark., reaching there July 13. In October it was ordered to Ironton, Mo., and marched from there through southeastern Missouri to Milliken's bend in March, 1863, where it was assigned to the 13th Army corps. It was engaged at Port Gibson, Champion's Hill and the Big Black river, after which it went into position in the front of Vicksburg, where it was engaged until the surrender. It took part in the siege of Jackson and after its evacuation it returned to Vicksburg and went into camp. It moved to New Orleans in August and accompanied Gen. Franklin's expedition into the Teche country in the fall. In early March, 1864, the battery moved with Banks' expedition up the Red river, taking part in the battles of Sabine cross-roads and Yellow Bayou. When the army fell back to Grand Ecore the battery was assigned to the 16th corps and was engaged daily in repelling the enemy's constant attacks upon the retiring army until Morganza was reached, when it returned to its old corps and proceeded to New Orleans. Capt. Klauss having resigned, First-Lieut. Lawrence Jacoby of the 1st Mo. artillery, was promoted captain, and a number of the men reeenlisted as veterans at New Orleans. The non-veterans returned home in the fall of 1864 and were mustered out at Indianapolis. The battery took an active part in the siege and capture of Spanish Fort, near Mobile, in the spring of 1865; moved to Montgomery after the surrender of Mobile and remained there until ordered home for muster out. It was mustered out on Aug. 22, 1865.

Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing Company, 1908 - Volume 3

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13 Indiana Cavalry 1897 Ribbon

Offered is a crisp ribbon worn by veterans of the 13th Indiana Cavalry at their reunion held in Indianapolis in 1897.  The ribbon is of yellow color and has black writing on it.  Written on the ribbon is "10th Annual Reunion of the 13th IND. VOL. CAVALRY, Indianapolis, Ind. - Sept. 14, 1897.".  The ribbon is approximately 7 1/2 inches tall and 2 1/4 inches wide.

13th Regiment, Indiana Cavalry

Overview:Organized at Indianapolis, Kokomo and New Albany, Ind., December 23, 1863, to April 29, 1864. Left State for Nashville, Tenn., April 30, 1864. Attached to District of Northern Alabama, Dept. of the Cumberland, to November, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 7th Division, Wilson's Cavalry Corps, Military Division Mississippi, to February, 1865. 2nd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, Military Division West Mississippi, to May, 1865. Dept. of Mississippi to November, 1865.

Service:Duty at Nashville, Tenn., till May 31, 1864. Moved to Huntsville, Ala., May 31, and Garrison duty there till November. Repulse of Buford's attack on Huntsville September 30-October 1. Companies "A," "C," "D," "F," "H" and "I" moved to Louisville, Ky., October 16, to draw horses and equipment; thence moved to defence of Paducah, Ky. Duty at Paducah till November 1. Moved to Louisville, Ky.; thence to Nashville, Tenn., and to Lavergne November 30. To Murfreesboro December 1. Owens' Cross Roads December 1. Siege of Murfreesboro December 5-12. Murfreesboro December 8-9 and 13-14. Near Paint Rock Bridge, Ala., December 7 (Detachment). Moved to Nashville December 19. Companies "B," "E," "G," "K" and "L" participated in the Siege of Decatur, Ala., October 26-29. Battles of Nashville, Tenn., December 15-16, Hillsboro December 29 and Leighton December 30. Regiment moved to Vicksburg, Miss.; thence to New Orleans, La., and to Mobile Bay February 11-March 23, 1865. Campaign against Mobile and its defences March 23-April 12. Siege of Spanish Fort and Fort Blakely March 26-April 9. Capture of Mobile April 12. Grierson's Raid through Alabama, Georgia and Mississippi April 17-May 22. Garrison duty in Dept. of Mississippi till November. Mustered out at Vicksburg, Miss., November 18, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 1 Officer and 14 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 125 Enlisted men by disease. Total 142.[1]

Predecessor Unit 131st Regiment Volunteers

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1904 Indiana Grand Army of the Republic State Pin Back

Offered is a nice pin back from the 1904 Grand Army of the Republic Indiana State Encampment held in Warsaw - Winona, Indiana.  The pin back has a scene of Lake Winona on it.  Written around the scene is "Warsaw - Winina - 25th Enc'mt Indiana G.A.R. - 1904".  The pin back is approximately 1 1/4 inches wide.  

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Price: $35.00 USD

4 Iowa Cavalry Ladder Badge

Offered is a ladder badge from a great Western cavalry unit.  The badge was worn by members of the 4th Iowa Cavalry.  The badge has three bars and a shirld.  A yellow ribbon is attached to the hanger of the badge.  Written on the bars and shield of the badge is "Co. E - 4 - IOWA - VOL. CAV.".  


The 4th Iowa Cavalry was organized at Camp Harlan in Mount Pleasant, Iowa beginning in September 1861, and mustered in for three years service under the command of Colonel Asbury B. Porter. Companies A, E, and F mustered November 23; Companies B, C, D, I, K, and M mustered November 25; Company G mustered November 27; Company L mustered December 24; and Company H mustered January 1, 1862.

The regiment was attached to 2nd Division, Army of Southwest Missouri, Department of Missouri, to July 1862. District of Eastern Arkansas, Department of Missouri, to December 1862. 2nd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, District of Eastern Arkansas, Department of the Tennessee, to January 1863. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Cavalry Division, XIII Corps, Department of the Tennessee, to May 1863. Unattached, XV Corps, Army of the Tennessee, to August 1863. Winslow's Cavalry Brigade, XVII Corps, to May 1864. 2nd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, XVI Corps, to July 1864. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Cavalry Division, District of West Tennessee, to November 1864. 1st Brigade, 4th Division, Wilson's Cavalry Corps, Military Division Mississippi, to December 1864. 2nd Brigade, Cavalry Division, District of West Tennessee, to February 1865. 1st Brigade, 4th Division, Cavalry Corps, Military Division Mississippi, to June 1865. Department of Georgia to August 1865.

The 4th Iowa Cavalry mustered out of service at Atlanta, Georgia on August 10, 1865 and was discharged at Davenport, Iowa on August 24, 1865.

Detailed service

Duty at Camp Harlan until February 1862. 1st Battalion moved to St. Louis, Mo., February 26, 2nd Battalion February 28 and 3rd Battalion March 3, 1862. At Benton Barracks, Mo., until March 10. Ordered to Rolla, Mo., March 10; thence to Springfield, Mo., and duty there until April 14. Expedition to Salem, Mo., March 12–19, 1862 (Companies F and L). Ordered to join Curtis at Batesville, Ark., April 14. Skirmish at Nitre Cave, White River, April 18 (Companies G and K). Talbot's Farm, White River, April 19 (Companies E, F, G, and K). Skirmish, White River, May 6. Little Red River June 5. (Company F detached for duty with Chief Commissary and as provost guard at Helena, Ark., May 1862 to April 1863.) Mt. Olive June 7, 1862 (Company F). Gist's Plantation July 14, 1862 (Company F). March to Helena, Ark., June 11-July 14. Duty at Helena until April 1863. Polk's Plantation September 20, 1862 (Company D). Expedition from Helena to LaGrange September 26 (2 companies). Jones' Lane or Lick Creek October 11 (Companies A, G, and H). Marianna and LaGrange November 8. Expedition from Helena to Arkansas Post November 16–21, and to Grenada, Miss., November 27-December 5. Oakland, Miss., December 3. Expedition to Big and Little Creeks March 6–12, 1863. Big Creek March 8. St. Charles and St. Francis Counties April 8. Moved to Milliken's Bend, La., April 28–30. Reconnaissance to Bayou Macon May 1–4. March to New Carthage May 5–8. (Company G detached on courier duty at Young's Point, La., during May.) Fourteen-Mile Creek May 12–13. Mississippi Springs May 13. Hall's Ferry May 13 (detachment). Baldwyn's Ferry May 13 (detachment). Jackson May 14. Haines Bluff May 18 (Company B). Siege of Vicksburg, Miss., May 18-July 4. Engaged in outpost duty against Johnston between Big Black and Yazoo Rivers. Mechanicsburg May 24 and 29. Expedition from Haines Bluff to Satartia and Mechanicsville June 2–8 (detachment). Barronsville June 18. Bear Creek or Jones' Plantation June 22 (Companies A, F, I, and K). Big Black River, near Birdsong Ferry, June 22 (detachment). Hill's Plantation, near Bear Creek, June 22. Messenger's Ferry, Big Black River, June 26. Advance on Jackson July 5–10. Siege of Jackson July 10–17. Near Canton July 12. Bolton's Depot July 16. Bear Creek, Canton, July 17. Canton July 18. Raid from Big Black on Mississippi Central Railroad and to Memphis, Tenn., August 10–22. Payne's Plantation, near Grenada, August 18. Panola August 20. Coldwater August 21. Expedition to Yazoo City September 21-October 1 (detachment). Brownsville September 28. Morris Ford, near Burton, September 29. Expedition toward Canton October 14–20. Brownsville October 15. Canton Road, near Brownsville, October 15–16. Near Clinton and Vernon Cross Roads October 16. Bogue Chitto Creek October 17. Robinson's Mills, near Livingston, October 17. Louisville Road, near Clinton and Brownsville, October 18. Expedition to Natchez December 4–17 (Companies C, H, I, K, L, and M). Near Natchez December 7. Meridian Campaign February 3–28, 1864. Big Black River Bridge, February 3. Raymond Road, Edwards Ferry, Champion Hill, Baker's Creek and near Bolton's Depot February 4. Jackson and Clinton February 5. Brandon February 7. Morton February 8. Meridian February 9–13. Hillsborough February 10. Tallahatta February 13. Meridian February 14. Near Meridian February 19. Veterans on furlough March 4 to April 24. Reported at Memphis, Tenn., April 24. Non-veterans at Vicksburg, Miss., until April 29; then moved to Memphis. Sturgis' Campaign against Forrest April 30-May 12. Sturgis' Expedition to Guntown, Miss., June 1–13. Ripley June 7. Brice's Cross Roads, near Guntown, June 10. Ripley June 11. Smith's Expedition to Tupelo, Miss., July 5–21. Near Ripley July 7. Cherry Creek July 10. Plenitude July 10. Harrisburg Road July 13. Tupelo July 14–15. Old Town or Tishamingo Creek July 15. Smith's Expedition to Oxford, Miss., August 1–30. Tallahatchie River August 7–9, Hurricane Creek and Oxford August 9. Hurricane Creek August 13, 14 and 19. College Hill August 21. Oxford August 22. (Forrest's attack on Memphis August 21, Company G.) Moved to Little Rock, Ark., September 2–9. Campaign against Price in Arkansas and Missouri September 17-November 30. Moved to Batesville and Pocahontas, Ark.; thence to Cape Girardeau, St. Louis, Jefferson City and Independence, Mo.. Trading Post and Fort Scott, Kansas, Pea Ridge and Fayetteville, Ark., Tahlequah and Webber's Falls, Indian Territory, returning via Pea Ridge, Springfield and Rolla to St. Louis. Engaged at Brownsville September 28. Morris Bluff September 29 (Company D). Little Blue October 21. Independence October 22. Westport, Big Blue and State Line October 23. Trading Post October 25. Marias Des Cygnes, Osage, Mine Creek October 25. Charlot Prairie October 25. At St. Louis until December 9; then at Louisville, Ky., until February 1865.

A detachment at Memphis, Tenn., September 1 to December 20, 1864. Scout near Memphis November 10. Skirmish on Germantown Pike, near Memphis, December 14, detachments of Companies A and B. Grierson's Raid on Mobile & Ohio Railroad December 21, 1864 to January 5, 1865. Okolona, Miss., December 27, 1864. Egypt Station December 28. Franklin January 2, 1865. Rejoined regiment at Louisville, Ky., January 15, 1865. Dismounted men of the regiment moved from Memphis, Tenn., to Louisville, Ky., January 2, 1865. Moved to Gravelly Springs, Ala., February 1865, and duty there until March 20. Expedition to Florence March 1–6. Wilson's Raid to Macon, Ga., March 20 to May 10. Company G served as escort to General Emory Upton, Commanding Division. Montevallo March 30. Near Montevallo March 31. Six-Mile Creek March 31. Ebenezer Church April 1. Selma April 2. Fikes Ferry, Cahawba River, April 7. Wetumpka April 13. Columbus, Ga., April 16. Capture of Macon April 20. Duty at Macon and Atlanta, Ga., until August.


The regiment lost a total of 254 men during service; 4 officers and 51 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded, 5 officers and 194 enlisted men died of disease.


Colonel Asbury B. Porter Colonel Edward Francis Winslow Lieutenant Colonel Simeon D. Swan - commanded at the siege of Vicksburg Major Abial R. Pierce - commanded at the battles of Westport and Mine Creek Notable members[edit] Sergeant Norman F. Bates, Company E - Medal of Honor recipient for action at Columbus, Georgia Private Edward J. Bebb, Company D - Medal of Honor recipient for action at Columbus, Georgia Private Richard H. Cosgriff, Company L - Medal of Honor recipient for action at Columbus, Georgia Private Nicholas Fanning, Company B - Medal of Honor recipient for action at the battle of Selma Private John H. Hays, Company F - Medal of Honor recipient for action at Columbus, Georgia Private James P. Miller, Company D - Medal of Honor recipient for action at the battle of Selma Corporal Richard H. Morgan, Company A - Medal of Honor recipient for action at Columbus, Georgia Private Charles D. Swan, Company K - Medal of Honor recipient for action at the battle of Selma

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95 Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Ladder Type Badge

Offered is a wonderful badge worn by members of the 95th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infanty.  This great badge was worn by a member of Company A of the 95th Pennsylvania Infantry.  The hanger has "CO. A" written on it.  The drop is in the shape of the Sixth Corps badge.  Written on the drop is "95 PA. VOL. INF.".  

95th Pennsylvania Infantry

Online Books
95th Pennsylvania Infantry Soldier Roster - History of Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-5, Volume 3 by Samuel P Bates, 1869    

Regimental History
Ninety-fifth Infantry. — Cols., John M. Gosline, Gustavus W. Town, Thomas J. Town, John Harper ; Lieut.-Cols., Gustavus W. Town, Elisha Hall, Edward Carroll, J. G. C. MacFarlan, John Harper, John A. Ward; Majs., William B. Hubbs, David F. Foley, Thomas J. Town, Theodore H. McCalla, Francis J. Randall, Hugh O. Roberts, John Harper, John A. Ward, W. J. MacDonald. The 95th, many of whose members had belonged to the militia or had served with the three months' troops, was composed of men from Philadelphia and vicinity, excepting one company, which was recruited in Burlington county, N. J. It was mustered into the U. S. service from Aug. 23 to Oct. 16, 1861, at Philadelphia, for a three years' term, and went into camp at Hestonville. It left camp for Washington on Oct. 12 and was attached to Gen. Newton's brigade which was stationed at Fairfax seminary in an instruction camp. It engaged in the Peninsular campaign early in 1862 and suffered severe losses at Gaines' mill. It joined Pope's army after Bull Run and Chantilly; was engaged at Crampton's gap and Antietam ; participated in the battle of Fredericksburg, and went into winter quarters near White Oak Church, where it remained until the Chancellorsville action in the spring of 1863, in which it lost many men. It reached Gettysburg on July 2 and was ordered into action the same day. After the battle it camped at Warrenton and performed picket duty at New Baltimore and Culpeper, going into winter quarters near Hazel river. At the end of the year 245 members of the regiment reenlisted and were furloughed. On May 2 the veteran regiment broke camp, and as part of Upton's brigade, Russell's division, 6th corps, joined the Army of the Potomac for the Wilderness campaign. It took part in all the many engagements of the 6th corps until July 10, when it was ordered to Washington, where it was engaged at Fort Stevens, participating in the movements against Gen. Early which followed, and fighting at Fisher's hill and Cedar creek. On Oct. 15, 1864, the original members who had not reenlisted were ordered home for muster out and the regiment was reinforced by the addition of a battalion from the 96th. In December the 95th returned to Petersburg, where it spent the remainder of the winter. In the spring of 1865 it joined in the advance upon the city and after the evacuation, in the battle at Sailor's creek. It then moved to Danville, thence to Richmond and returned to Washington, where it was mustered out on July 17, 1865.

Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing Company, 1908 - Volume 1

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63 Illinois Infantry Shield/Ladder Badge

A neat badge worn by members of the 63rd Illinois Volunteer Infantry.  The two piece badge is made in two pieces.  The top hanger has "CO. I' on it.  The bottom drop is in the shape of the 16th Corps badge.  Written on the drop is "63 Ill. VOL. INF.".  

63rd Illinois Infantry
in the American Civil War

Online Books:
63rd Illinois Infantry Soldier Roster - Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Illinois, Volume 4, Revised by Brigadier General J.N. Reece, Adjutant General, 1900       View Entire Book

Regimental History
Sixty-third Illinois Infantry. — Cols., Francis Moro, Joseph B. McCown ; Lieut.-Cols., Joseph B. McCown, Henry Glaze, James Isaminger; Majs., Henry Glaze, Joseph K. Lemen, Joseph R. Stanford. This regiment was organized at Camp Dubois, Anna, Ill., in the month of Dec, 1861, and was mustered into the U. S. service, April 10, 1862. It was ordered to Cairo on April 27 and to Henderson, Ky., July 12. It operated in Tennessee until the spring of 1863, when it became a part of the forces in the Vicksburg campaign. On June 16 it participated in the fight and destruction of Richmond, La., and then returned to Young's point, where it remained until after the surrender, and went on post duty at Vicksburg July 5. It moved to Tennessee in November and participated in the battle of Missionary ridge. On Jan. 4, 1864, 272 men of the regiment reenlisted as veterans and on April 3 were ordered to Illinois on veteran furlough. Returing to the front they rejoined the command at Huntsville and the regiment did railroad guard duty till November, when it moved with Sherman on the march to the sea, participating in the attack on Ogeechee canal. On Jan. 19, 1865, it started on the trip through the Carolinas and participated in the battles and skirmishes of that famous campaign, losing 1 officer and 25 men by the explosion of an arsenal at Columbia, S. C, and 5 men at Little Lynch's creek, besides several men who were captured at different times by the enemy's cavalry. The regiment was in the battle of Bentonville, N. C, and three days later entered Goldsboro. It participated in the grand review at Washington and for several days camped 3 miles north of the city. On July 13, 1865, it was mustered out at Louisville, Ky., and left for Camp Butler, Ill., where it arrived three days later. Its original strength was 988 men and 272 arrived at Camp Butler on July 16, 1865.

Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing Company, 1908 - Volume 3

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15 New Jersey Infantry 1908 Trip Badge - Richmond & Petersburg, Virginia

A great badge worn by members of the 15th New Jersey Infantry on a trip to Washington, D.C., Richmond, Virginia, and Petersburg, Virginia.  The hanger is a celluloid button with the likeness of the 15th New Jersey Infantry regimental badge in the middle of the button.  Written around the likeness of the 15th's badge is "15th Regt. N.J. Volunteer's Veteran Ass'n".  Two ribbons are attached to the celluloid button.  One ribbon is blue and the other is gray.  Written in gold colored ink on the blue ribbon is "Washington, D.C.".  Written on the gray ribbon is "Richmond and Petersburg, VA.".  A paper insert on the back of the celluloid button says "May 19 - 23, 1908".  

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20 New York Infantry 50th Anniversary of the Battle of Antietam Reunion Badge

This is an extremely hard bad to find!  Only 20 members of the 20 New York Infantry were able to attend this reunion held at Antietam battle field!  The badge is made of a silver colored metal.  An eagle is on the top of the hanger.  Written under the eagle is "20th Regiment New York Volunteers - Sept. 17, 1912."  Also uneder the eagle is a white enameled 4th Corps symbol with "20" on it.  A red, white, and blue ribbon is attached to the hanger.  The drop has the likeness of Abraham Lincoln in the middle.  Written on the drop is "50th ANNI. Battle of Antietam - 1862 - 1912 - Abraham Lincoln".  Since only 20 or less veterans were able to attend this reunion, this is a very hard badge to find!

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Massachuset Monument Dedication at Antietam Badge

A super badge worn by Massachusetts veterans at the 1898 Massachusetts monument dedication at Antietam battle field.  The hanger and the drop are made of a bronze type metal.  Written on the hanger is "MASSACHUSETTS".  A off white ribbon is attached to the hanger.  The drop is attached to the ribbon.  On the drop is the coat of arms of the State of Massachusetts.  Written on the back of the drop is "Dedication . Antietam. Monument. - Antietam. MD.  1898.".  Photos not included.
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132 Pennsylvania Infantry 1909 Antietam Monument Badge

A great badge worn by members of the 132nd Pennsylvania Infantry who attended the 1909 regimental reunion.  The badge has a metal hanger with "Member" on it.  A United States flag ribbon is attached to the hanger. A celluloid disk is attached to the ribbon as the hanger.  On the celluloid disk is a likeness of the 132nd Pennsylvania monument at Antietam.  Written around the statue likeness is "Antietam Memorial - 132nd PA. VOLS.".  On the back of the celluloid disk is a likeness of a Second Corp badge.  Written around the Second Corps likeness is "Annual Reunion 132nd PA. VOL. Regimental Ass'n - Scranton, PA, Sept. 17, 1909".  The celluloid sisk is approximately 1 3/4 inches wide.  The cmplete badge is approximately 4 5/8 inches tall and 2 inches wide.

The 132nd Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Regiment lost 3 officers and 70 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 40 enlisted men by disease during the Civil War. It is honored by a monument at Antietam.

AugustOrganized at Harrisburg for nine months service under Colonel Richard A Oakford, former colonel of the 15th Pennsylvania and Lieutenant Colonel Vincent M. Wilcox.
August 19Moved to Washington, D.C. and duty there
September 2Ordered to Rockville, Md. and attached to 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 2nd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac
September 6-22Maryland Campaign
September 16-17
Battle of Antietam

The 132nd was commanded by Colonel Richard A. Oakford until he was killed in the assault on the Sunken Road. Lieutenant Colonel Wilcox then took command.

From the monument on the Antietam battlefield:

Casualties at Antietam, Killed 30, Wounded 114, Missing 8, Total 152

From the brigade marker on the Antietam battlefield at the Sunken Road:

Kimball’s Brigade, following Weber and Morris, encountered the enemy in the Bloody Lane and in the cornfield to the south.

The contest there was of the most desperate character, and continued until afternoon when, supported on the left by Richardson’s Division, the Brigade attacked the enemy and gained the Bloody Lane.

An attack on the right flank was made and repulsed by a change of front of the Ohio and Indiana Regiments, forming the right wing of the Brigade in its final assault on the enemy’s position.

September 22Moved to Harper’s Ferry. Lt. Colonel Wilcox was promoted to colonel and Charles Albright promoted to lieutenant colonel.
October 1-2Reconnaissance to Leesburg
October 30-November 17Advance up Loudon Valley and movement to Falmouth, Va.
NovemberAttached to 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 2nd Army Corps
December 12-15
Battle of Fredericksburg
January – AprilDuty at Falmouth. Colonel Wilcox was discharged for physical disability due to persistent chronic diarrhea. Lieutenant Colonel Albright was promoted to colonel and Captain Joseph Shreve to major.
April 27-May 6Chancellorsville Campaign
May 1-5
Battle of Chancellorsville
May 24Mustered out

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