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8th Illinois Cavalry Ladder Badge

Offered is a great badge worn by the cavalry unit that fired the first shot at the battle of Gettysburg.  The 8th Cavalry was the only Illinois cavalry unit to serve on the Eastern theater.  

The 8th Illinois Cavalry Regiment was a cavalry regiment that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War. The regiment served the duration of the war, and was the only Illinois cavalry regiment to serve the entire war in the Army of the Potomac. They also aided in the hunt for John Wilkes Booth and served as President Lincoln's honor guard while he lay in state under the rotunda. Lincoln gave them the nickname of "Farnsworth's Abolitionist Regiment" when he watched them march past the White House.

Battle of Gettysburg[edit]

During the Gettysburg Campaign, the 8th Illinois Cavalry was in the division of Brig. Gen. John Buford. They deployed west of Gettysburg on June 30, 1863, under the command of Colonel William Gamble, and waited for oncoming Confederates that arrived early the following morning. The first shot of the subsequent battle was fired by Lieutenant Marcellus E. Jones of Company E, who borrowed a carbine from Sergeant Levi Shafer and fired at an unidentified officer on a gray horse over a half-mile away. The 8th, along with the rest of the brigade, performed a fighting withdrawal towards McPherson's Ridge, delaying the Confederate division of Henry Heth for several hours and allowing the Union I Corps to arrive.[1][2]

Two decades after the war ended, veterans of the regiment dedicated a monument to the 8th Illinois along the crest of McPherson's Ridge.[3] Lt. Jones would also erect a monument in recognition of the first shot he fired on the location of the shot next to the Whistler's home just east of Marsh Creek on the Chambersburg Pike. The stone was quarried from Naperville limestone; Naperville was the hometown of Levi Shafer, whose carbine Jones borrowed.

EngagementsBattle of Williamsburg
Battle of Fair Oaks
Battle of Antietam
Battle of Fredericksburg
Stoneman's Raid
Battle of Brandy Station
Battle of Gettysburg
Battle of Monocacy
Battle of Opequon
Battle of Fort Stevens

Price: $695.00 USD (Sale Pending)

12 Missouri Infantry Ladder badge

Offered is a ladder badge worn by one of the hard fighting western regiments, the 12th Missouri Infantry.  The badge has four ladders and a tassel. 

Detailed service

Fremont's advance on Springfield, Missouri, September to November 1861. Moved to Jefferson City, thence to Sedalia and Springfield.

To Wilson's Creek October 6–8. Duty at Rolla until January, 1862
Expedition to Danville December 26, 1861.
Curtis' Campaign in Missouri and Arkansas against Price January to March 1862.
Advance on Springfield February 2–16.
Pursuit of Price into Arkansas February 14–29.
Battles of Pea Ridge, Arkansas, March 6–8.
March to Batesville April 5-May 3; thence to Helena, Arkansas, May 25-July 14.
Expedition from Helena to mouth of White River August 5–8.
Moved to Ironton-Pilot Knob, Missouri, September 1.
To St. Genevieve November 12, and return to Helena November 23.
Sherman's Yazoo Expedition December 22, 1862, to January 3, 1863.
Chickasaw Bayou December 26–28.
Chickasaw Bluff December 29.
Expedition to Arkansas Post, Arkansas, January 3–10, 1863.
Assault and capture of Fort Hindman, Arkansas Post, January 10–11.
Moved to Young's Point, La., January 17–23. Duty there until March and at Milliken's Bend until April.
Expedition to Greenville, Black Bayou and Deer Creek April 2–14.
Demonstration on Haines and Drumgould's Bluffs April 29-May 2.
Moved to join army in rear of Vicksburg, Mississippi, via Richmond and Grand Gulf May 2–14.
Mississippi Springs May 12–13.
Jackson May 14. Siege of Vicksburg, Mississippi, May 18-July 4.
Assaults on Vicksburg May 19 and 22. Advance on Jackson, Mississippi, July 4–10.
Siege of Jackson July 10–17.
Bolton's Depot July 16.
Brier Creek, near Canton, July 17, Clinton July 18.
Camp at Big Black until September 27.
Moved to Memphis, Tennessee, thence march to Chattanooga, Tennessee, September 27-November 21.
Operations on Memphis & Charleston Railroad in Alabama October 20–29.
Cherokee Station October 21 and 29.
Cane Creek October 26. Tuscumbia October 26–27.
Battles of Chattanooga November 23–27.
Lookout Mountain November 23–24.
Mission Ridge November 25.
Ringgold Gap, Taylor's Ridge, November 27.
March to relief of Knoxville, November 28-December 8.
Garrison duty in Alabama at Woodville and Scottsboro, Alabama, and at Cleveland, Tennessee, to May 1864.
Atlanta (Georgia) Campaign May 1 to September 8.
Demonstration on Resaca May 8–13.
Battle of Resaca May 13–15.
Advance on Dallas May 18–25.
Battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills May 25-June 5.
Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2.
Bushy Mountain June 15–17.
Assault on Kenesaw June 27.
Nickajack Creek July 2–5.
Chattahoochie River July 6–17.
Battle of Atlanta July 22.
Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25.
Ezra Chapel, Hood's 2nd Sortie, July 28.
Flank movement on Jonesboro August 25–30.
Lovejoy Station September 2–6.
Pursuit of Hood into Alabama October 1–21.
Mustered out by Companies from August 12 to November 14, 1864.
Consolidated with Detachments from 3rd and 17th Missouri Volunteer Infantry and subsequently transferred to 15th Missouri Infantry.

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Price: $595.00 USD

149 Pennsylvania Infantry "BUCK TAILS" Ladder Badge

Offered is a ladder badge worn by members of the 149 Pennsylvania Infantry at their reunions.  This four piece ladder badge is a hard one to find.  Each soldier wore a buck tail on their hat as a symbol of marksmanship.   The regiment was particularly decimated at the battle of Gettysburg.

Shipping Weight: 1 lb
Price: $995.00 USD

Fort Fisher North Carolina Veteran 1909 Ribbon

Offered is a ribbon worn by Union and Confederate veterans at the 1909 Blue & Gray reunion held in Utica, New York.  This neat ribbon is an off white.  Written in black colored ink on the ribbon is "FORT FISHER VETERAN.  Reunion of the Blue & Gray, Utica, N.Y. - September 7, 8, and 9, 1909".  The ribbon is 6 inches long by  1 7/8 inches tall. 

Price: $265.00 USD (Sale Pending)

150 New York Infantry 1899 Reunion Badge

Offered is a great badge worn by veteran members of the 150th New York Infantry at their 1899 reunion.  The badge has a brass colored metal hanger.  A yellow ribbon is attached.  Written on the ribbon is silver colored ink is "150th N.Y. Vol. Regimental Association - October 11th, 1899".  The badge was made by the J.E. West & Co. Manufacturers, Poughkeepsie, N.Y. as noted by the manufacturer's label on the back of the ribbon.

150th New York Infantry Regiment
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Regimental colors of the 150th New York Infantry
ActiveOctober 10, 1862, to June 8, 1865
CountryUnited States of America
Allegiance United States Army
Size1,526 men (total)[1]
Part ofVIII Corps
XII Corps
XX Corps
Nickname(s)Dutchess County Regiment
EngagementsBattle of Gettysburg
Atlanta Campaign

March to the sea
Carolinas Campaign

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Price: $95.00 USD

16 Maine Infantry Regt. Association Badge

Offered is a wonderful badge worn by members of the 16th Maine Infantry.  The badge has a Fifth Corp badge as the hanger.  Attached is a blue ribbon with "16th Maine Reg't Association" written in a gold ink. At the bottom of the ribbon is a white circle of cloth applied to the badge representing the 16th Maine's time in the 1st Corps.  A fringe is attached to the blue ribbon.  A T-bar pin is attached to the back of the 5th Corp hanger.

 The 16th Maine was organized at Augusta, Maine, and mustered into Federal service for a three-year enlistment on August 14, 1862. It departed for Washington, D.C. in 1862. Likely assigned to 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 3rd Army CorpsArmy of Virginia, to September, 1862. Assigned to 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 1st Army CorpsArmy of the Potomac, to May, 1863. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 1st Army Corps, to March, 1864. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 5th Army Corps, to June, 1864. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 5th Army Corps, to August, 1864 or later. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 5th Army Corps by February 7, 1865 to April 9, 1865, or perhaps to June, 1865.

The 16th Maine Volunteer Infantry Regiment lost 9 officers and 172 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 2 officers and 257 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War. The regiment is honored by a monument at Gettysburg.

August 14Organized at Augusta and mustered in
August 19Left State for Washington, D.C. and camp at Arlington Heights
September 6Attached to 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 1st Army Corps, Army Potomac
September 6-16March into Maryland
September 13The regiment was detached from the brigade as railroad guard and missed the Battle of Antietam.
September 18 –
October 28
Duty near Sharpsburg, Md.
October 28 –
November 7
Moved to Warrenton, Va.
NovemberTransferred to the 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 1st Corps
November 11Forced march to Rappahannock Station
November 19At Brooks Station
December 12-15
Battle of Fredericksburg
January 20-24“Mud March”
February – AprilAt Falmouth and Belle Plains
April 27 – May 6Chancellorsville Campaign
April 29-30Fitzhugh’s Crossing
May 1-5
Battle of Chancellorsville
June 13-July 24Gettysburg Campaign
July 1-3
Battle of Gettysburg

The 16th Maine was commanded by Colonel Charles W. Tilden, who was captured with most of the regiment when it acted as the rear guard for the division on July 1st. Captain Daniel Marston then took over command of the survivors.

From the monument: 

July 1st, 1863, fought here from 1 o’clock until 4 p.m. when the division was forced to retire, by command of General Robinson to Col. Tilden, the regiment was moved to the right near the Mummasburg Road, as indicated by a marker there, with orders ‘to hold the position at any cost.’ July 2d & 3d, in position with the division of Cemetery Hill.

Casualties: Killed 2 officers 9 men; Wounded 9 officers 54 men; Captured 11 officers, 148 men. Strength of regiment, 25 officers, 250 men.

July 5-24Pursuit of Lee
October 9-23
Bristoe Campaign
November 7-8Advance to line of the Rappahannock
November 26
Mine Run Campaign
February 6-7Demonstration on the Rapidan
MarchAssigned to the 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 5th Corps
May 3Campaign from the Rapidan to the James
May 5-7
Battle of the Wilderness
May 8Laurel Hill
May 8-21
Spotsylvania Court House
May 23-26North Anna River
May 23Jericho Ford
May 26-28Line of the Pamunkey
May 28-31Totopotomoy
JuneAssigned to the 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 5th Corps
June 1-12Cold Harbor
June 1-3Bethesda Church
June 13
White Oak Swamp
June 16-19First Assault on Petersburg
June 16
Siege of Petersburg
June 22-23Jerusalem Plank Road
July 30Mine Explosion, Petersburg (Reserve)
August 18-21
Weldon Railroad

Colonel Tilden and over a hundred members of the regiment were captured. Col. Tilden escaped and returned to the regiment on the 23rd.

August 23Colonel Tilden returned to the regiment after escaping from his captors.
SeptemberAssigned to the 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 5th Corps
September 15Reconnaissance toward Dinwiddie C. H.
September – DecemberGarrison Fort Wadsworth
December 7-12Warren’s Hicksford Raid
February 5-7Dabney’s Mills
March 28-
April 9
Appomattox Campaign
March 29-30
White Oak Road
March 31Gravelly Run
April 1
Five Forks
April 6
Sailor’s Creek
April 9
Appomattox Court House

Surrender of Lee and his army

April 21-May 1At Black and White Station
May 1-12Moved to Manchester, then marched to Washington, D.C.
May 23Grand Review
May 24 – June 5Duty at Ball’s Cross Roads
June 5Mustered out. Recruits transferred to 20th Maine Infantry

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Price: $195.00 USD

28th New York Infantry at 40th Anniversary of the Battle of Cedar Mountain, VA Badge

Offered is a neat badge worn by members of the 28th New York Volunteer Infantry at the 40th Anniversary of the Battle of Cedar Mountain, Virginia.  The badge is an off white color with two applied United States flas in the middle.  Written in gold ink on the badge is "161 - 1902 - 28th New York Volunteers Reunion - Culpepper, VA. - Aug. 8,9, 1902  - 40th Anniversary Battle of Cedar Mountain, VA.".    The badge was made by the Whitehead & Hoag Company of Newark, New Jersey. 

United States Regiments & Batteries > New York > Infantry

“Scott Life Guard”

The 28th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment lost 2 officers and 46 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 50 enlisted men to disease in the Civil War.


Organized at Albany, N.Y.
May 18Accepted for State service
May 22Mustered in for two years Federal Service under the command of Colonel Dudley Donnelly, Lieutenant Colonel Edwin F. Brown and Major James Mitchell
June 25Left State for Washington, D.C. Attached to Mansfield’s Command
July 11Near Martinsburg, Va. Attached to Butterfield’s Brigade, Sandford’s Division, Patterson’s Army of the Shenandoah
August 5Expedition to Point of Rocks, Md.
AugustGuard and outpost duty on the Upper Potomac
September 13Major Mitchell resigns and Captain Elliott Cook of Company A promoted to major
OctoberAttached to Gordon’s Brigade, Banks’ Division, Army of the Potomac
October 20-24Operations near Edwards’ Ferry
March 1-12Advance on Winchester, Va. Attached to 1st Brigade, 1st Division, Banks’ 5th Army Corps. Lieutenant Colonel Brown took command of the regiment while Colonel Dudley commanded the brigade
March 12Occupation of Winchester
March 18Ordered to Manassas, Va.
March 19Back to Winchester
March 24-April 27Pursuit of Jackson
AprilAttached to 1st Brigade, 1st Division, Dept. of the Shenandoah
April 16Columbia Furnace
April 24Near Harrisonburg
April 26Gordonsville
May 15Operations in the Shenandoah Valley
May 16-20At Strasburg
May 20-25Retreat to Winchester
May 23Front Royal
May 24-25
Battle of Winchester
May 25-26Retreat to Williamsport
May 25Bunker Hill
May 26-June 10At Williamsport
June 10-18Moved to Front Royal and attached to 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 2nd Army Corps, Pope’s Army of Virginia
June 29-30Reconnaissance to Luray
August 9
Battle of Cedar Mountain

The Regiment lost 213 casualties of 339 men engaged. Colonel Donnelly was mortally wounded, Lt. Colonel Brown was wounded and captured, and Major Cook and Captain Bowen of Company D were captured

August 16-September 2Pope’s Campaign in Northern Virginia
August 20-23Fords of the Rappahannock
August 23-25White Sulphur Springs
August 26-28Plains of Manassas
August 29
Battle of Groveton
August 30
Second Battle of Bull Run
SeptemberAttached to 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 12th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac. The regiment was so reduced by casualties and disease that it was consolidated to a battalion of four companies under Captains Fenn, Fitzgerald, Judd and Waller and under the overall command of Captain William H.H. Mapes, who had just returned from recruiting duty in New York.
September 14
Battle of South Mountain

The battalion was not engaged.

September 16-17
Battle of Antietam

The battalion was commanded by Captain Mapes. It lost 1 officer and 8 men wounded (1 man mortally) and 1 man missing.

From the War Department marker to Crawford’s Brigade on the Antietam battlefield:

Crawford’s Brigade advanced from Line’s farm at daybreak, on the right of Williams’ Division. The 124th Pennsylvania was detached and supported Magilton’s Brigade of Meade’s Division in its engagement on the north edge of the Cornfield. In its deployment the Brigade moved to the left in support of Ricketts’ Division, a part of which it relieved at this point, and occupied the northeast corner of the Cornfield and a part of the East Woods, where it was heavily engaged. Upon the turning of the Confederate flank by Greene’s Division, the 125th Pennsylvania advanced across the fields north of the Smoketown Road and penetrated the woods around the Dunkard Church. The Brigade supported Sedgwick’s Division in its advance and, later in the day, formed in support of the Sixth Corps.

September 22At Sandy Hook and Maryland Heights
October 6Lieutenant Colonel Brown and Captain Bowen were paroled at Akin’s Landing, Virginia
October 25Lieutenant Colonel Brown was promoted to colonel with rank from August 15, Major Cook (still in Confederate prison) was promoted to lieutenant colonel and Captain Theophilus Fitzgerald of Company E was promoted to major.
October 31Captain Bowman mustered out to become lieutenant colonel of the 151st New York Infantry
November 11Lieutenant Colonel Cook was exchanged and returned to regiment
December 10-14March to Fairfax Station
January 19-23Moved to Stafford Court House
April 27-May 6Chancellorsville Campaign
May 1-5
Battle of Chancellorsville

The battalion lost 78 casualties.

June 2Mustered out on expiration of its two year term, under the command of Colonel Brown, Lieutenant Colonel Cook and Major Fitzgerald. Three years’ men were transferred to the 60th New York Regiment.

Price: $225.00 USD (Sale Pending)

Large Monitor Pinback

Offered is a great large pin back with a Monitor on it.  This is a large pin back at 2 1/8 inches wide.  It has good color.  It is made by the Whitehead & Hoag Company, New York Office,  253 Broadway, New York as noted by the manufacturer's label. 

Shipping Weight: 1 lb
Price: $65.00 USD

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

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

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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Price: $495.00 USD

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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Price: $445.00 USD

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