Offered is a wonderful grouping of a tintype and a regimental association badge. The photograph is a tintype in a paper sleeve. The Written on the paper sleeve is "my Father, when a soldier - Hamilton P. Chase". The tintype is approximately 3 14 inches tall and 2 1/4 inches wide. The paper sleeve is approximately 4 1/2 inches tall and 33 1/8 inches wide. Private Chase is holding what looks like a quarter plate thermoplastic photo case in his left hand. Chase is in his cavalry uniform. The badge is beautiful. The hanger is in the shape of a Spenser carbine. A double yellow ribbon is attached to the hanger. A gold colored bar is attached below the hanger. Written on the bar is "1st N.H.V.C.A." for 1st New Hampshire Veteran Cavalry Association. Below the bar is a large pair of crossed sabers. The badge is approximately 3 1/2 inches tall and 1 7/8 inches wide.
Offered is a neat identified shield/ladder badge worn by Myron T. Crittenden of the 4th Iowa Cavalry, Company I. The badge has three parts. The first ladder has "Co. I" written on it. The second ladder has "4" IOWA" written on it. The third part of the badge is a shield with "VOL. CAV. - War 1861-5 - M.T. CRITTENDEN" written on it. The shield also has crossed sabers and an United States flag.
4th Regiment, Iowa Cavalry
Overview:Organized at Camp Harlan, Mount Pleasant, September to November, 1861. Companies muster in "A," "E" and "F" November 23, "B," "C," "D," "I," "K" and "M" November 25, "G" November 27, "L" December 24, and "H" January 1, 1862. Duty at Camp Harlan till 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., till March 10. Ordered to Rolla, Mo., March 10; thence to Springfield, Mo., and duty there till April 14. Attached to 2nd Division, Army of Southwest Missouri, Dept. of Missouri, to July, 1862. District of Eastern Arkansas, Dept. of Missouri, to December, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, District of Eastern Arkansas, Dept. of Tennessee, to January, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Cavalry Division, 13th Corps, Dept. of Tennessee, to May, 1863. Unattached, 15th Army Corps, Army of Tennessee, to August, 1863. Winslow's Cavalry Brigade, 17th Corps, to May, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, 16th 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. Dept. of Georgia to August, 1865.
Service:Expedition to Salem, Mo., March 12-19, 1862 (Cos, "F" and "L"). Ordered to join Curtis at Batesville, Ark., April 14. Skirmish at Nitre Cave, White River, April 18 (Detachment Cos. "G" and "K"). Talbot's Farm, White River, April 19 (Detachment Cos. "E," "F," "G" and "K"). Skirmish, White River, May 6. Little Red River June 5. (Co. "F" detached for duty with Chief Commissary and as provost guard at Helena, Ark., May, 1862, to April, 1863.) Mt. Olive June 7, 1862 (Co. "F"). Gist's Plantation July 14, 1862 (Co. "F"). March to Helena, Ark., June 11-July 14. Duty at Helena till April, 1863. Polk's Plantation September 20, 1862 (Detachment Co. "D"). Expedition from Helena to LaGrange September 26 (2 Cos.). Jones' Lane or Lick Creek October 11 (Detachment Cos. "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. Reconnoissance to Bayou Macon May 1-4. March to New Carthage May 5-8. (Co. "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 (Co. "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 (Cos. "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 (Detachment Cos. "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's 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., till 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 Augnst 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-Co. "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, Ind. Ter., returning via Pea Ridge, Springfield and Rolla to St. Louis. Engaged at Brownsville September 28. Morris Bluff September 29 (Co. "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 till December 9; then at Louisville, Ky., till 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 Cos. "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 Regiment moved from Memphis, Tenn., to Louisville, Ky., January 2, 1865. Moved to Gravelly Springs, Ala., February, 1865, and duty there till March 20. Expedition to Florence March 1-6. Wilson's Raid to Macon, Ga., March 20 to May 10. (Co. "G" escort to General Upton, Commanding Division.) Montevallo March 30. Near Montevallo March 31. Six-Mile Creek March 31. Ebenezer Church April 1. Selma April 2. Fike's Ferry, Cahawba River, April 7. Wetumpka April 13. Columbus, Ga., April 16. Capture of Macon April 20. Duty at Macon and Atlanta, Ga., till August. Mustered out at Atlanta August 10, 1865, and discharged at Davenport, Ia., August 24, 1865.
Regiment lost during service 4 Officers and 51 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 5 Officers and 194 Enlisted men by disease. Total 254.
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 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.
1 New York Dragoons at 1897 GAR National Encampment Badge
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Offered is a nice badge worn by veterans of the 1st New York Dragoons at the 1897 Grand Army of the Republic National Encampment held at Buffalo, New York. The badge has a hanger bar with a yellow ribbon attached. In gold print approximately 5/8 of the way down the badge is two crossed sabers with 1st N.Y. Dragoons. written around it. Also written in black ink on the badge is "Grand Army of the Republic, Buffalo, New York, August 23 to 28, 1897 - Camp Gibbs. Headquarters, 1430 Main Street.". A metal fringe is attached to the bottom of the ribbon.
First New York Dragoons. — Cols., Alfred Gibbs, Thomas J. Thorp; Lieut.- Cols., Thomas J. Thorp, Rufus Scott; Majs., Rufus Scott, Jacob W. Knapp, Howard M. Smith. This regiment was organized in the summer of 1862 at Portage, as the 130th infantry and served as such at Suffolk, Va., and in Keyes' corps on the Peninsula. The companies of which it was composed were recruited in the counties of Allegany, Livingston and Wyoming. It was mustered into the U. S. service at Portage, Sept. 2, 1862, for three years. On July 28, 1863, it was transferred to the mounted service, and designated the 19th cavalry on Aug. 11, but this designation was changed on Sept. 10, to 1st regiment of dragoons. The regiment — ten companies — left the state on Sept. 6, 1862, and served as above noted. During its entire mounted service it was in the 1st cavalry division, Army of the Potomac. It was drilled in its new duties by Col. Gibbs, who belonged to the U. S. cavalry service, and as a regiment of dragoons made its first fight near Manassas Junction in Oct., 1863, sustaining a loss of 10 killed, wounded and missing. The regiment moved on Grant's campaign of 1864 with about 400 carbines and fought desperately in the Wilderness (at Todd's tavern), dismounted, sustaining a loss of 20 killed, 36 wounded and 35 missing, the heaviest loss of any cavalry regiment in any one action during the war. It took part with loss in Gen. Sheridan's raid to the James river in May; at Cold Harbor the tired troopers were aroused from their sleep on the ground and ordered into the breastworks, which they gallantly defended throughout the night, inspired by the music of their band. The losses at Cold Harbor aggregated 35 killed, wounded and missing. Sadly reduced in numbers, the gallant dragoons moved with Sheridan on the raid to Trevilian Station, where they were warmly engaged, their casualties in that action amounting to 16 killed, 61 wounded, and 8 missing. The regiment fought with Sheridan in the Shenandoah Valley and shared in the glories of the final Appomattox campaign. It gained a high reputation among brigade and division generals for discipline and efficiency. Under command of Col. Thorp, it was mustered out and discharged on June 30, 1865, at Cloud's mills, Va., having participated in about 65 battles and skirmishes. It lost 4 officers and 127 men killed and mortally wounded; 1 officer and 142 men by disease, accident, in prison, etc.; a total of 274. Its loss in killed and mortally wounded was exceeded by only five cavalry regiments in the service. Corp. Chester B. Bowen; Com.-Sergt. Andrew J. Lorish and Lieut. William M. Winegar were awarded medals of honor for gallantry in action.
Footnotes: Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing Company, 1908 - Volume 2
The 9th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment lost 15 officers and 194 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 3 officers and 66 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War. It is honored by a monument at Gettysburg.
The regiment lost 57 killed, 149 wounded and 25 missing defending a vital bridge and acting as rearguard
White Oak Swamp and Turkey Bridge
The regiment lost 166 casuaties, including Colonel Cass, who was mortally wounded, and Acting Lt. Colonel Hawley, who was wounded. Acting Major O’Leary took over the regiment, as Lt. Colonel Guiney and Major Hanley were on sick leave.
July 2 – August 16
Duty at Harrison’s Landing. Lt. Colonel Guiney promoted to colonel.
The regiment was commanded by Colonel Patrick R. Guiney. It brought 474 men to the field.
Form the monument:
Erected by the Ninth Regiment Infantry Massachusetts Volunteers, 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 5th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac. During the Battle of Gettysburg the Ninth Regt. was detached from the 2nd Brigade and it held this position on Round Top. Casualties 26 men.
November 26- December 2
Mine Run Campaign
At Bealeton and guard Orange & Alexandria Railroad
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.
Footnotes: Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing Company, 1908 - Volume 3
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.
1904 Indiana Grand Army of the Republic State Pin Back
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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.
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.".
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.
Footnotes: Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing Company, 1908 - Volume 3
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.
McMillen Post No. 122, South Charleston, Ohio Pin Back
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A nice pin back worn by Union veterans who were members of the McMillen Post No. 122 of South Charleston, Ohio. The pin back has a woman holding a U.S.flag putting a wreath on a G.A.R. monument. Written around the graphics is "McMillen Post No. 122, Ohio". The badge was made by the Sommer Badge Manufacturing Company of Newark, New Jersey as noted in the back of the pin back. The pin is approximately 1 1/4 inches wide.
A nice pin back worn by G.A.R. members who supported DeWitt C. Hurd of New York for the Department of New York Commander. DeWitt C. hurd was in the 10th New York Heavy Artillery from 1862 until 1865. This neat pin has a photo likeness of Hurd in the middle of the pin. Written around the photo likeness is "For Department Commandr G.A.R. - DeWitt C. Hurd". The badge was made by the Sommer Badge Manufacturing Company, Newark, New Jersey. The pin back is approximately 1 3/4 inches wide.
Dewitt C. Hurd
Residence was not listed; 21 years old.
Enlisted on 8/8/1862 at Ellisburgh, NY as a Private.
On 8/19/1862 he mustered into "E" Co. NY 10th Heavy Artillery
He was Mustered Out on 6/23/1865 at Petersburg, VA
* Qtr Master Serg 9/11/1862
* Sergt Major 2/14/1865
Intra Regimental Company Transfers:
* 9/11/1862 from company E to Field & Staff
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A neat pin back worn by veterans at the Monongahela, Pennsylvania veteran's memorial. The pin back has the monument in the middle of the pin. Written around the monument is "Veterans Memorial - Monongahela, PA". A Union shield is underneath the words "Monongahela, PA". The pin back was made by the Whitehead & Hoag Company of Newark, New Jersey as noted in the back of the pin back. The pin back is approximately 7/8 inches wide.
Monongahela, Pennsylvania Soldier's Memorial Pin Back
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A nice celluloid pin back worn by veterans at the Monongahela Soldier's Memorial in Monongahela, Pennsylvania. The likeness of the memorial is in the middle of the pin back. Written around the likeness is "Monongahela Soldier's Memorial - May 30th". The badge is made by the American Art Works, Coshocton, Ohio as noted in the back of the pin back. The pin back is approximately 7/8 inches wide.
Johnny Clem, the Drummer Boy of Chickamauga, 1933 Pin Back
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A neat pin back from the 1933 Grand Army of the Republic Department of Ohio 67th Annual Encampment held in Newark, Ohio. The pin back has Major General John L. Clem's likeness in the middle of the pin back. Written around the likeness is "67th Annual Encampment - Dept. Ohio G.A.R. - Maj. Gen. John L. Clem - Newark, Ohio June 18 - 22, 1933". The pin back is approximately 1 1/2 inches wide. The pin back was made by the Lilley Company, Columbus, Ohio as noted in the back of the pin back.
Drummer Boy of Chickamauga
DATE OF BIRTH - DEATH
August 13, 1851 – May 13, 1937
When President Abraham Lincoln in May 1861 issued the call for volunteers to serve in the Union army for a three year term, one of those who tried to answer was Ohio resident John Clem. Not yet 10 years old, Clem’s service was refused by the newly formed 3rd Ohio. Undeterred, Clem later tried to join the 22nd Michigan, where his persistence won over the unit’s officers. They agreed to let him follow the regiment, adopting him as a mascot and unofficial drummer boy. The officers also chipped in to pay his monthly salary of $13 before he finally was allowed to officially enlist in 1863.
Clem became a national celebrity for his actions at Chickamauga. Armed with a musket sawed down for him to carry, Clem joined the 22nd Michigan in the defense of Horseshoe Ridge on the afternoon of September 20. As the Confederate forces surrounded the unit, a Confederate colonel spotted Clem and shouted either “I think the best thing a mite of a chap like you can do is drop that gun” or called him a “damned little Yankee devil,” according to various sources. Rather than surrender, Clem shot the colonel and successfully made his way back to Union lines. For his actions, Clem was promoted to sergeant, the youngest soldier ever to become a noncommissioned officer in the U.S. Army, and became known as the “Drummer Boy of Chickamauga.”
Clem’s legend grew following the battle, although some stories may be apocryphal. One holds that his drum was destroyed at the Battle of Shiloh, earning him the nickname “Johnny Shiloh” and serving as inspiration for the song, “The Drummer Boy of Shiloh.” However, the 22nd Michigan, Clem’s unit, was not mustered until the summer after the Battle of Shiloh, making it unlikely Clem saw action in the battle with that regiment.
Clem went on to fight at Perryville, Murfreesboro, Kennesaw and Atlanta, where he was wounded twice. Clem was discharged from the Army in 1864 at age 13, but sought to rejoin the military in 1870. Nominated to West Point by President Ulysses S. Grant, Clem failed the entrance exam several times before Grant appointed him a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army. Clem enjoyed a successful second military career, rising to the rank of colonel and assistant quartermaster general by 1906. He retired on the eve of U.S. entry into World War I with the rank of major general, the last Civil War veteran to actively serve in the U.S. Army. Clem died in 1937 and is buried at Arlington National Cemetery
Captain Henry M. Neil, Ohio Light Artillery Pin Back
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A pin back worn at the 1934 Grand Army of the republic, Department of Ohio Annual Encampment held in Columbus, Ohio. The imagein the middle of the pin back is Captain henry M. Neil. Captain Neil enlisted in January, 1862 in the 11th Ohio Light Artillery. On April 28. 1863 he was transferred to the 22nd Ohio Light Artillery. The pin back is approximately 1 1/2 inches wide. Written around Captain Neil's image on the pin back is "68th Annual Encampment - Dept. of Ohio G.A.R. - Capt. Henry M. Neil - Columbus, Ohio June 17 - 21, 1934".
Eleventh Independent Battery Light Artillery. — Capts., Archibald G. A. Constable, Frank C. Sands, Fletcher E. Armstrong; First Lieuts., Henry M. Neil, Cyrus Sears, William M. Wynne; Second Lieuts., William D. Linn, David A. Southworth, William K. Perrine, Amos B. Alger, William Bush, Milon D. Whaley, John A. McArthy. This battery was mustered into service Oct. 27, 1861, at St. Louis arsenal, Mo., by Lieut. George B. Sanford, 1st U. S. cavalry, to serve for three years, aggregating 151 men, rank and file. Its first actual service was with the New Madrid expedition, from which it brought in 2 Confederate 6-pounder guns as trophies of its success, and then it remained in camp until April 12, improving the time by drilling in field maneuvers. During the siege, and in the battles and skirmishes resulting in the evacuation of Corinth, the battery bore its full share. In September it went into action at Iuka, 102 strong, and during the engagement was charged three different times, suffering a loss of 2 officers and 55 men killed or wounded, 18 being killed on the field and others dying afterward. Not a man flinched and numbers were killed or wounded after the Confederates had passed the muzzles of the guns, some of them nobly dying in the attempt to spike their pieces. But, severely as the battery suffered in this engagement in the loss of men and equipments, it was in a short time again ready for the field and took a prominent part in the battle of Corinth, nobly maintaining its reputation for efficiency and gallantry and suffering a loss of 5 men wounded during the action. During the siege of Vicksburg it was held in reserve and participated in several expeditions to the rear, fighting as occasion required. On the day of the capitulation it was camped at Snyder's bluff on the Yazoo river. The battery was mustered out on Nov. 5, 1864.
Twenty-second Independent Battery Light Artillery. — Capts., Henry M. Neil, Amos B. Alger; First Lieuts., George W. Taylor, Peter Cornell, Harvey Burdell, Silas H. Towler; Second Lieuts., Jacob M. Sharp, William West. A section of this battery was organized April 1, 1863, and placed on duty at Wheeling, W. Va., and in Holmes county, Ohio. This section was brought back to Camp Chase on June 19, 1863, the organization completed, and mustered into service on July 14, 1863, by Capt. J. L. Proctor of the 18th U. S. infantry, to serve for three years. The battery was sent to Parkersburg, W. Va., and thence to Wheeling. From Wheeling it moved to Hancock, Md., in support of Gen. Kelley, and then returned to Parkersburg, sending out detachments in pursuit of Gen. Morgan, then on his raid through Indiana and Ohio. After the capture of Morgan the battery returned to Camp Chase. On Aug. 12, 1863, it marched to Camp Nelson, Ky., and on Sept. 1 marched toward Cumberland gap. It arrived in front of the gap on Sept. 7, and took part in the operations which compelled its surrender. On Jan. 3, 1864, a detachment under command of Lieut. A. B. Alger, in company with a force of 350 cavalry, while on a reconnoissance at Jonesville, Va., was compelled to surrender after 12 hours' fighting, for want of ammunition. On Feb. 14, 1864, Lieut. George W. Taylor was murdered by a Confederate citizen, near Barboursville, Ky., and on June 21, 1864, Peter Cornell was killed by Confederate guerrillas, near Cumberland gap. On June 27, 1864, the battery was ordered to Knoxville, Tenn., and on July 5, 1865, it was ordered to Camp Chase, Ohio, where it was mustered out on the 13th, in accordance with orders from the war department.