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1904 Michigan Monument Dedication at Andersonville Ribbon

Offered is a great ribbon worn by Union veterans from Michigan at the dedication of the Michigan Monument at Andersonville, Georgia in 1904.  The ribbon is a white to beige color.  Written on the ribbon in black colored ink is "Dedication of Monument to Michigan Soldiers & Sailors - Michigan Delegation - Andersonville, GA., May 30th, 1904".  The ribbon is approximately 7 /8 inches tall and 1 7/8 inches wide.

Price: $400.00 USD (Sale Pending)

1 New Hampshire Cavalry Identified Grouping

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.

United States Regiments & Batteries > New Hampshire

The 1st New Hampshire Cavalry Regiment lost 5 officers and 28 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 2 officers and 112 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War.

October 24 to December 21First organized at Concord, N.H., as a Battalion of four Companies attached to 1st New England Cavalry. Later designated 1st Rhode Island Cavalry, Companies I, K, L & M. (see history for 1861 – 1864)

January 7Battalion detached from 1st Rhode Island Cavalry to form 1st New Hampshire Volunteer Cavalry.
February to AprilMoved to New Hampshire and on Veteran furlough and organizing Regiment
April 237 Companies organized and ordered to Washington, D.C.

At Camp Stoneman, D.C.
May 17Moved to Belle Plains, Va. Guard Aquia Creek and Fredericksburg S. R., and at Belle Plains. Atached to 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, Cavalry Corps, Army of the Potomac
June 1-12Part of Regiment at Hanover Court House and Cold Harbor
June 6Moved to White House
June 12Long Bridge
June 13Riddle’s Shop and White Oak Swamp
June 15Smith’s Store
June 22-30Wilson’s Raid on Southside & Danville Railroad
June 22Ream’s Station
June 23Nottaway Court House and Black and White Station
June 25Staunton Bridge (or Roanoke Station)
June 28-29Sappony Church (or Stony Creek)
June 29Ream’s Station
June 30-August 8On picket duty at Light House Point and City Point
JulyFive Companies complete organization and ordered to Washington, D.C. for guard and patrol duty and operations against Mosby’s guerrillas in the Defenses of Washington independent of regiment
August to DecemberSheridan’s Shenandoah Valley Campaign Attached to Army of the Shenandoah, Middle Military Division
August 17Winchester
August 20-21Summit Station
August 21Berryville
August 25Kearneysville
September 3Darkesville
September 7Near Brucetown and Winchester
September 13Abram’s Creek
September 19
Third Battle of Winchester (Battle of Opequan)
September 20Near Cedarville
September 21Front Royal
September 22
Fisher’s Hill and Milford
September 29 and October 2Waynesboro
October 2Mt. Crawford
October 7Near Columbia Furnace
October 8-9Tom’s Brook (“Woodstock Races”)
October 19
Battle of Cedar Creek
November 10Near Kernstown
November 12Newtown and Cedar Creek
November 22Rude’s Hill, near Mr. Jackson
December 19-22Expedition from Kernstown to Lacy Springs
December 20-21Lacy Springs
January-FebruaryDuty at Winchester
February 27-March 3Sheridan’s Raid into Virginia
March 2
Battle of Waynesboro

The regiment led a charge on the enemy’s works, capturing with the sabre 1,500 prisoners, all their artillery and the flag of every Comfederate regiment engaged.

March 4Detached from Division to guard prisoners back to Winchester, Mt. Jackson
March 5Mt. Sidney and Lacy Springs
March 6New Market
MarchDuty at and in the vicinity of Winchester, in the Dept. of the Shenandoah, and at Poolesville, Md. Main regiment joined by 5 companies in Washington
JulyMustered out

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Price: $1,295.00 USD

96 Pennsylvania Infantry 1896 Lapel Pin

Offered is a neat lapel pin worn by members of the 96th Pennsylvania Infantry at their 1896 reunion.  The pin has a Sixth corps red cross in the center of the pin.  "96th" is written in the middle of the Sixth corps cross.  Written around the edge of the "1861 - Reunion - 1896 - Penn. Reg't Ass'n".  The lapel pin is 3/4 inches wide.  The pin was made by Baldwin & Gleason Co. - 58 Reades - N.Y.".  The pin is in good condition.

United States Regiments & Batteries > Pennsylvania > Infantry

The 96th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Regiment lost 6 officers and 126 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 1 officer and 86 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War. It is honored by a monument at Gettysburg.

September 9 – October 30Organized at Pottsville, Schuylkill county, Pennsylvania under the command of Colonel Henry L. Cake, Lieutenant Colonel Jacob G. Frick and Major Lewis J. Martin.
November 18Left State for Washington, D.C. Attached to Slocum’s Brigade, Franklin’s Division, Army of the Potomac for duty in the Defenses of Washington, D.C.
MarchAttached to 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 1st Army Corps, Army Potomac
March 10-15Advance on Manassas, Va.
April 4-17McDowell’s advance on Falmouth, return to Alexandria and embark for the Peninsula. Attached to 1st Division, Department of the Rappahannock
April 24-May 4Siege of Yorktown (on transports)
May 7-8West Point. Attached to 1st Division, 6th Corps, Army of the Potomac
June 25-July 1Seven days before Richmond
June 27
Gaines’ Mill

The regiment lost 13 men killed and 61 men wounded. Lieutenant Ernest T. Ellrich was killed and Captain John T. Boyle was wounded.

June 30Charles City Cross Roads and Glendale
July 1Malvern Hill
July-AugustAt Harrison’s Landing
July 29Lieutenant Colonel Frick was promoted to colonel of the 129th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Regiment. Captain Peter A. Filbert of Company B was promoted to lieutenant colonel.
August 16-28Movement to Fortress Monroe, then to Centreville.
August 28-31In works at Centreville
September 1Cover Pope’s retreat to Fairfax C. H.
September 6-24Maryland Campaign
September 14
Crampton’s Gap, South Mountain

Major Lewis J. Martin and Lieutenant John Dougherty were killed.

September 15Captain William H. Lessig of Company C was promoted to major.
September 16-17
Battle of Antietam

From the War Department tablet for Slocum’s Division on the Antietam battlefield:

Slocum’s Division followed Smith’s in its march from near Crampton’s Pass on the morning of the 17th, and upon reaching the field, occupied the ground from which Smith was advancing; Torbert’s Brigade in the center on either side of this road; Newton’s Brigade on the right connecting with Hancock, and Bartlett’s Brigade on the left, extending beyond the cemetery and into the low ground between Mumma’s and Roulette’s. Beyond supporting the Artillery the Division was not actively engaged.

September-OctoberDuty in Maryland. Colonel Cake took command of the brigade.
October 30-November 19Movement to Falmouth, Va.
December 12-15
Battle of Fredericksburg
DecemberColonel Cake returned to Pottsville, Pennsylvania due to “ill health.” He complained of having “thrust upon me… officers that I cannot recommend and in whom, knowing all about them, I have no confidence.” Colonel Cake had feuded with his line officers since the regiment was founded.
December 23Lieutenant Colonel Filbert was discharged. Major Lessig was promoted to lieutenant colonel.
January 20-24Burnside’s second Campaign, “Mud March”
February-AprilAt Falmouth
March 12Colonel Cake resigned for “reasons to be assigned by His Excellency the Governor of this Commonwealth.” Lieutenant Colonel Lessig was promoted to colonel, but was not mustered.
April 27-May 6Chancellorsville Campaign. Attached to 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 6th Army Corps, Army Potomac
April 29-May 2Operations at Franklin’s Crossing
May 3
Maryes Heights, Fredericksburg

The 96th Pennsylvania lost 5 men killed and 18 wounded in the morning’s fight.

May 3-4
Salem Heights

The regiment lost 16 men killed, 54 wounded and 29 missing in the afternoon fighting. Lieutenant Alexander Allison was mortally wounded.

May 4Banks’ Ford
June 13-July 24Gettysburg Campaign
July 2-4
Battle of Gettysburg

The regiment was commanded by Lieutenant Colonel William H. Lessig. It brought 356 men to the field and lost 1 man wounded.

From the monument on Wheatfield Road at Gettysburg:

Position of the 96th Regt. Penna. Volunteers, 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 6th Corps, from 5 p.m. of the 2nd until the morning of the 5th of July 1863.

From the War Department monument for Bartlett’s Brigade on the Gettysburg battlefield:

July 2. The Brigade arrived late in the day and was formed in two lines to support Fifth Corps of which the troops in front were giving ground. The Third Brigade Third Division was formed on the left and then advanced to the front. Remained in same position during the night. The 121st New York was detached from the Brigade on its arrival and supported Battery L 1st Ohio until the close of the battle.

July 3. The Third Brigade Third Division was assigned to Brig. Gen. Bartlett’s command which was in an advanced position. Late in the day theThird Brigade Third Division in a second line at an interval of 200 yards supported First Brigade Third Division Fifth Corps in an advance through the Wheatfield and the woods on the south but soon after being engaged the Third Brigade Third Division advanced to the front and the combined forces captured about 200 prisoners of Brig. Gen. Benning’s Brigade and the colors of the 15th Georgia. At dark the Brigade was recalled to a line a few hundred yards in advance of the original position.

July 5-24Pursuit of Lee
July 10-13At and near Funkstown, Md.
July 14Hagerstown
July-OctoberDuty on line of the Rappahannock
October 9-22Bristoe Campaign
November 7-8Advance to line of the Rappahannock
November 7Rappahannock Station
November 26-December 2Mine Run Campaign
December-MayDuty at Hazel River
January 18Captain Levi Huber of Company B was promoted to major.
May 4-June 12Rapidan Campaign
May 5-7
Battle of the Wilderness
May 8-21
Battle of Spotsylvania Court House

Captain Edward Thomas was mortally wounded and Captain Edwin L. Severn was wounded

May 12Assault on the Salient
May 23-26North Anna River
May 26-28On line of the Pamunkey
May 28-31Totopotomoy
June 1-12
Battle of Cold Harbor

Adjutant John T. Hannum was mortally wounded

June 17-18Before Petersburg
June 22-23Jerusalem Plank Road, Siege of Petersburg begins
July 9-11Moved to Washington, D.C.
July 11-12Repulse of Early’s attack on Washington
July 14-18Pursuit of Early to Snicker’s Gap
August – OctoberSheridan’s Shenandoah Valley Campaign
August 21-22Near Charlestown
August 24Charlestown
September 19
Third Battle Winchester (Opequan)
September 22
Fisher’s Hill
September 24New Market
October 19
Battle of Cedar Creek
October 21Mustered out, expiration of term

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14 Indiana Infantry Shield/Ladder Badge

Offered is a neat badge worn by an identified member of the 14th Indiana Infantry.  This great badge has "J. Dowling" written on the hanger.  The shield is attached to the hanger.  On the shield is written "Co.C - 14th IND. VOL. INF. - 2 with a clover leaf around it". The 14th Indiana Infantry fought in West Virginia and then with the Army of the Potomac in the 2 Corp.

Fourteenth Infantry INDIANA
(3 years)

Fourteenth Infantry.  Cols., Nathan Kimball, William Harrow, 
John Coons, Lieut.-Cols., John R. Mahan, William Harrow, 
Philander R. Owen, John Coons, Elijah H. C. Cavins, William 

This regiment was organized at Camp Vigo, near Terre Haute, in 
May, 1861.  It originally was a one year regiment, but 
volunteered for three years on the call for three years 
troops, being the first Indiana regiment mustered in for that 
term.  It was mustered in June 7, and left the state on July 

It proceeded to Clarksburg, W. Va., and marched to Rich 
Mountain where it was in reserve at the battle.  It was 
stationed at Cheat Mountain from July 16 to Oct. 8, and was 
engaged at that point on Sept. 12, and at Green Brier River 
Oct. 3.  It encamped at Huttonsville, Philippi and Romney 
until Jan. 10, 1862, and passed the remainder of the winter at 
Paw Paw tunnel.

On March 4, it joined Shields' division and proceeded to 
Winchester, where it participated in the battle, losing 4 
killed and 50 wounded.  On May 15, it commenced its march to 
Fredericksburg, leaving there on the 24th for Front Royal, 
which place was reached June 1, in time to assist in driving 
out the enemy.

It was in various movements until July 2, reaching Turkey Bend 
just as the Army of the Potomac was in retreat, the 14th 
engaging in severe fighting with the pursuing enemy and 
checking his advance.  It was assigned to the 2nd corps and 
put on outpost duty, being in constant action with the enemy 
for nearly three weeks, and then moved to Centerville, where 
it assisted in covering the retreat of the army.

It was in reserve at South Mountain but at Antietam its 
division was the only one that never gave way during the 
battle, its brigade being called the "Gibraltar."  The 14th 
fought for 4 hours within 60 yards of the enemy's line and 
lost 31 killed and 150 wounded.  It moved to Harper's Ferry 
and Warrenton, thence to Falmouth, where it remained until 
Dec. 11.  Its brigade led the attack on the works at 
Fredericksburg, but could not advance beyond a certain point, 
the enemy being too strongly intrenched.

The regiment then encamped at Falmouth until April 28, 1863. 
It was in reserve at Chancellorsville during May 1-2, but on 
the 3rd with its brigade charged and drove the enemy from the 
ground lost by the 11th corps the previous day, but was forced 
back by an overwhelming force, losing 7 killed, 50 wounded and 
2 missing.

It was in the battle of Gettysburg, charging the enemy's 
advance, saving Ricketts' battery, driving the enemy down the 
hill and capturing all the field officers, the colors, and 
most of the men of the 21st N. C. infantry on the evening of 
the second day's battle.  The following day its division bore 
the brunt of the desperate attack on the left of the cemetery 
and the regiment lost 123 in killed and wounded.

It was sent to New York on Aug. 16, to aid in quelling draft 
riots, but was with its corps when the enemy was whipped at 
Bristoe Station in October.  It took part in the Mine Run 
campaign and then went into quarters at Stevensburg, where 
part of the regiment reenlisted as veterans in Dec. 1863.

It was in action at Morton's Ford in Feb., 1864, and moved 
with the army on the Wilderness campaign as part of Hancock's 
(2nd) corps, bearing the brunt of most of the fighting in the 
numerous engagements of that movement.  It was in the 
victorious charge at Spotsylvania, when Col Coons was killed, 
and was also in the battle of Cold Harbor.

The regiment was mustered out at Indianapolis, June 20, 1864, 
and the reenlisted men and recruits were transferred on Aug. 
1, to the 20th regiment.  The original strength of the 14th 
was 1,055.  Gain by recruits, 160; reenlistments, 59; total, 
1,274.  Loss by death, 185; desertion, 63; unaccounted for, 

Price: $495.00 USD (Sale Pending)

4 Iowa Cavalry Identified Shield/Ladder Badge

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[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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1 New York Dragoons at 1897 GAR National Encampment Badge

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.

1st New York Dragoons

Online Books:
1st New York Dragoons Soldier Roster - Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York For the Year 1893, Volume 7     View the Entire Book

Regimental History
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.

Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing Company, 1908 - Volume 2

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Price: $65.00 USD

51 Illinois Infantry Ladder Badge

Offered is a nice ladder badge worn by a veteran of the 51st Illinois Infantry.  The badge has four bars.

51st Illinois Infantry
in the American Civil War

Online Books:
51st Illinois Infantry Soldier Roster - Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Illinois, Volume 3, Revised by Brigadier General J.N. Reece, Adjutant General, 1900       View Entire Book

Regimental History
Fifty-first Illinois Infantry. — Cols., Gilbert W. Gumming, Luther P. Bradley; Lieut.-Cols., Luther P. Bradley, Samuel B. Raymond, Charles W. Davis, James S. Boyd; Majs., Samuel B. Raymond, Charles W. Davis, Rufus Rose, James S. Boyd. This regiment was organized at Camp Douglas, Chicago, Dec. 24, 1861, and on Feb. 14, 1862, was ordered to Cairo, moving to Camp Cullum on the Kentucky shore on the 27th. On April 7 it moved against Island No. 10, and on the next day pursued the enemy, compelling the surrender of Gen. Mackall and several thousand prisoners. It was also engaged in the battle of Farmington and in the siege of Corinth; assisted in repelling the attack of Breckenridge, Morgan and Forrest on Nashville in November; and on Dec. 26 moved against the enemy under Bragg. It was in the thickest of the fight at Stone's river, losing 57 killed, wounded and prisoners. After some maneuvering it entered the battle of Chickamauga at 4 p. m. Sept. 19 and lost that evening 90 men out of 209 engaged. On the 20th it went into position on the extreme right, was heavily engaged by noon, and in the afternoon the whole division fell back in confusion to Missionary ridge. The regiment was engaged at the battle of Missionary ridge and lost 30 out of 150 men engaged. On Feb. 10, 1864, the regiment mustered as veterans and started for Chicago, where on the 17th the men received a veteran furlough. Returning to the field, it was engaged at Rocky Face ridge, losing 2 men wounded ; at Resaca, losing 1 killed and 20 wounded ; at Dallas it was engaged 11 days, losing 1 officer and 11 men wounded; in a skirmish on June 15 it lost 13 killed and wounded; was engaged at Kennesaw mountain and in the assault of June 27 lost 2 officers wounded, and 54 men killed and wounded ; was engaged at Peachtree creek, its casualties being 5 wounded, and during the siege of Atlanta was in a skirmish at Jonesboro, losing 2 wounded, and at Lovejoy's Station lost 3 wounded. During the whole campaign the regiment lost 3 officers killed, 4 wounded, and 105 men killed and wounded. It was engaged in the battle of Spring Hill, Tenn., losing 12 wounded, and then moved to Franklin, where it was heavily engaged, with a loss of 52 men killed and wounded and 98 missing. It also participated in the battle of Nashville, where it lost 1 man killed and 5 wounded. On April 11, 1865, Co. I — 90 men — joined the regiment from Camp Butler, and on June 15 Co. F was mustered out of the service. The regiment embarked for Texas in July, was mustered out at Camp Irwin, that state, Sept. 25, 1865, and arrived at Camp Butler, Ill., Oct. 15, for final payment and discharge.

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

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9th Massachusetts Infantry Ladder Badge

A nice ladder badge worn by a veteran of the 9th Massachusetts Infantry, the Fighting 9th.  The badge has four pieces.  The 9th Massachusetts fought with the Army of the Potomac.

United States Regiments & Batteries > Massachusetts

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.

See a photograph of the 9th Massachusetts before celebrating Mass at Camp Cass near Washington, D.C.

June 11Organized at Boston under Colonel Thomas Cass. Recruited from men from Boston, Salem, Milford, Marlboro and Stoughton, with most of its volunteers of Irish birth or heritage.
June 27Left State for Washington, D.C.;
June 30Arrived in Washington and attached to the Department of Washington. Duty at Arlington Heights and Munson’s Hill.
July-AugustConstructed Fort Cass. Attached to Sherman’s Brigade, Division of the Potomac.
SeptemberAssigned to Morrell’s Brigade, Porter’s Division, Army of the Potomac
MarchAssigned to 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 3rd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac
March 16Moved to the Peninsula, Virginia
April 4Skirmish at Howard’s Bridge
April 5Warwick Road
April 5-May 4Siege of Yorktown
MayAssigned to 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 5th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac
May 27Battle of Hanover C. H.
May 27-29Operations about Hanover C. H.
June 25-July 1Seven days before Richmond
June 26Battle of Mechanicsville
June 27
Gaines’ Mill

The regiment lost 57 killed, 149 wounded and 25 missing defending a vital bridge and acting as rearguard

June 30White Oak Swamp and Turkey Bridge
July l
Malvern Hill

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 16Duty at Harrison’s Landing. Lt. Colonel Guiney promoted to colonel.
August 10-28Movement to Fortress Monroe, then to Centreville
August 28- September 2Pope’s Campaign
August 29Battle of Groveton
August 30
Second Battle of Bull Run
September 16-17
Battle of Antietam

The regiment was commanded by Colonel Patrick R. Guiney. It was in reserve and suffered no casualties,

September 19Blackford’s Ford
September 20
Shepherdstown, Virginia
October 16-17Reconnoissance toward Smithville, W. Va.
December 12-15
Battle of Fredericksburg
December 29-30Expedition to Richard’s and Ellis’ Fords
January 20-24“Mud March”
April 27-May 6Chancellorsville Campaign
May 1-5
Battle of Chancellorsville
June 11-July 24Gettysburg Campaign
July 1-3
Battle of Gettysburg

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.

October 9-22
Bristoe Campaign
November 7
Rappahannock Station
November 26- December 2
Mine Run Campaign
December 3At Bealeton and guard Orange & Alexandria Railroad
January 14,Bealeton (1 Company)
May-JuneRapidan Campaign
May 5-7
Battle of the Wilderness

Colonel Guiney was badly wounded while commanding the brigade. The regiment, under the command of Lt. Colonel Hanley, lost 26 killed, 108 wounded and 3 missing.

May 8Battle of Laurel Hill
May 8-21
Battle of Spottsylvania Court House

The regment lost 25 killed, 71 wounded and 9 missing.

May 12Assault on the Salient at Spottsylvania C. H.
May 23-26
North Anna River
May 24Jericho Mills
May 26-28Line of the Pamunkey
May 28-31Totopotomoy
June 1-10
Cold Harbor
June 10Left front and ordered home for muster out.
June 21Mustered out

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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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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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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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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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McMillen Post No. 122, South Charleston, Ohio Pin Back

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.

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10 New York Heavy Artillery Pin Back

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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