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19 Indiana Infantry, Iron Brigade, Named Shield Badge

Offered is a super hard to find Iron Brigade badge!  This badge is a two piece named shield two piece badge.  The badge was owned by Eli Rich of Company C, 19th Indiana Infantry.  Eli Rich served for 4 years wearing the black hat of the Iron Brigade.  The hanger has Eli Rich's name on it.  Attached to the hanger, the shield has "Co. C, 19th Ind. Vol. Inf." written on it.  A circle with "1" in the middle is under the regimental information.  

Eli Rich was a resident of Randolph County, Indiana.  He enlisted on July 29, 1861 in Company C, 19th Indiana Infantry.  He was discharged for his wounds on May 5, 1864.  The 19th Indiana Infantry served in the Iron Brigade of the Army of the Potomac..  

Price: $895.00 USD (Sale Pending)

8 & 18 Indiana Infantry and 1 Battery 1910 Reunion Ribbon

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Price: $45.00 USD (Sale Pending)

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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Price: $45.00 USD

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.  

Shipping Weight: 1 lb
Price: $35.00 USD

85 Indiana Infantry 1912 Reunion Ribbon

A nice ribbon worn by members of the 85th Indiana Infantry at their 1912 reunion held in Terre Haute, Indiana.  The ribbon is light blue and has dark blue writing on it.  Written on the ribbon is "85th Indiana Vol. Inf. - 50th Anniversary of "Muster In" - Terre Haute - Sept. 2 - 1862 - 1912".  The ribbon is approximately 7 1/8 inches long and 1 5/8 inches wide.

Regimental History
Eighty-fifth Indiana Infantry. — Cols., John P. Baird, Alexander B. Crane; Lieut. -Cols., Alexander B. Crane, Jefferson E. Brant; Majs., Robert E. Craig, Jefferson E. Brant, William T. Crawford. This regiment was organized at Terre Haute and was mustered in Sept. 2, 1862. It proceeded to Covington, Ky., thence to Falmouth and later to Danville, where it remained until Feb., 1863. It was then ordered to Franklin, Tenn., and in March, while on a forage and scouting expedition with its brigade, met the enemy at Thompson's station. The brigade pushed him back several miles, when Forrest was encountered with five brigades in position behind stone fences, and after a 5 hours' battle, the Federal troops were surrounded and compelled to surrender. This was the 85th's first engagement and it fought gallantly, its loss being very heavy. After its capture, the regiment was marched to Columbia and Tullahoma, suffering much from want of food and by exposure. The men were sent to Libby prison, where they were confined until Mar. 31, when they were exchanged. The regiment was sent back to Franklin in June and was there engaged in skirmishing and fighting until Bragg's army fell back. It passed the summer, fall and winter at Murfreesboro, on railroad guard duty, and moved on April 20, 1864, to join the army for the Atlanta campaign. It was in the engagements at Resaca, Cassville, Dallas, Golgotha and Kolb's farm, and at Peachtree creek its brigade was the first to receive the charge of the enemy, though it held its position, its front being piled high with the enemy's dead and wounded. It took part in all the operations before Atlanta and was present at its fall. It moved in the Savannah campaign, was engaged in the siege and capture of that city, and then on Jan. 1, 1865, its division was the first to cross into South Carolina, driving the enemy's cavalry before it. It remained in the swamps near the Savannah river until February, when it joined the march through the Carolinas, and at Averasboro it was the leading regiment in the brigade's charge across an open field under terrific fire on the enemy's works, but the intrenchments were swept and many prisoners taken. It engaged in the destruction of railroads and also in the building of roads and bridges. At Bentonville, after moving 6 miles over roads obstructed by wagon trains, it deployed into line and aided in the success of the army. It moved under fire into four positions during the day and aided in constructing a line of works to cover the flank. It then moved to Goldsboro, Raleigh, Richmond and Washington, and was mustered out June 12, 1865. The recruits were transferred to the 33d Ind. and served with that organization until its muster-out, July 21 . The original strength of the regiment was 885; gain by recruits, 200; total, 1,085. Loss by death, 212; desertion, 52; unaccounted for, 34. 

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Price: $45.00 USD

10 Indiana Infantry 1897 Reunion Ribbon

A great ribbon worn by members of the 10th Indiana Infantry at their nineteenth reunion held in Frankfort, Indiana in 1897.  This neat ribbon has an eagle holding a Fourteenth Corps badge.  The eagle is holding arrows and a laurel branch.  Written in black ink is "1861 - 1897 - Nineteenth Annual Reunion od the 10th Ind. Regiment - Frankfort, Ind.  Sept. 17th, 1897".  

Regimental History
Tenth Indiana Infantry. — Cols., Joseph J. Reynolds, Mahlon D. Manson, William C. Kise, William B. Carroll, Marsh B. Taylor ; Lieut.-Cols., James R. M. Bryant, William C. Kise, Abram O. Miller, William B. Carroll, Marsh B. Taylor, Job H. Van Natta; Majs., Mahlon D. Manson, William C. Wilson, Abram O. Miller, Benjamin M. Gregory, Marsh B. Taylor, Job H. Van Natta, William B. Carroll. This regiment was organized at Indianapolis in April, 1861, for the three months' service, and was mustered in April 25. Col. Reynolds was commissioned brigadier-general of volunteers June 10, Maj. Manson was promoted colonel, and Capt. William C. Wilson, of Co. D, was made major. The regiment left the state June 19, and proceeded to Parkersburg, W. Va., thence to Buckhannon. It reached Rich mountain, July 10, and the next day charged the enemy's works, routing him and capturing his guns. It then moved to Beverly, where it remained in camp until July 24, and it was mustered out at Indianapolis, Aug. 2, 1861. Its original strength was 789; recruits, 1; total, 790. Loss by death, 6; desertion, 6. The regiment was reorganized at Indianapolis in August and Sept., 1861, for the three years' service, and was mustered in Sept. 18. It left the state on the 22nd for Louisville, thence to Bardstown, New Haven and Lebanon. It participated in the battle of Mill Springs, saving the day by its resistance to a desperate charge by Zollicoffer's forces. It joined Buell's army in its march to the Tennessee river, but reached Shiloh too late to take part in the battle. At the siege of Corinth, and until its evacuation, the regiment was present. It then joined in pursuit of Bragg through Kentucky, being engaged at the battle of Perryville. It was stationed in the country south of the Cumberland river and east of Nashville until the summer of 1863, and then accompanied the Army of the Cumberland to Chattanooga, participating in the battle of Chickamauga, where Col. Carroll was killed. A portion of the regiment reenlisted as veterans, at Chattanooga, Jan. 14, 1864, and joined Sherman's forces in the advance on Atlanta, being engaged at Dallas, New Hope Church and Kennesaw mountain. On Sept. 8, 1864, the veterans and recruits were transferred to the 58th regiment and the others were mustered out Sept. 19. The original strength of the regiment was 986. It gained by recruits, 197; reenlistments, 72; unassigned recruits, 15; total, 1,270. Its loss by death was 185; desertion, 40; unaccounted for, 11. 

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Price: $55.00 USD

1907 Muncie, Indiana Union Veterans Reunion Badge

A neat badge with with a canteen drop!  This badge was worn by Union veterans in the 8th Congressional Distric of Indiana at a 1907 veterans reunion.  The hanger is a brass type metal.  A red, white, and blue ribbon hangs from the hanger.  Written in gold color ink is "The Reunion of the Veterans of the 8th Congressional District - Sept. 17, 1907 - Muncie, Ind.".  A celluloid disk with metal backing is suspended from the ribbon.  The likeness of a canteen is on the disk.  The badge is made by the Whitehead & Hoag Company of Newark, New Jersey.

Shipping Weight: 1 lb
Price: $45.00 USD

1926 Fort Wayne, Indiana State Encampment Badge

A great badge worn by Indiana Union veterans and members of the Grand Army of the Republic at their 1926 Department of Indiana State encampment held in Fort Wayne, Indiana.  The hanger is a blue pin back with "G.A.R." in white on it.  A red, white, and blue ribbon is attached and attached to the celluloid drop.  The drop is in red, white, and blue.  Written on it is "Official Souvenir - 47th Annual Encampment Dep't. of Indiana - G-A-R- & 5th Annual Encampment Dep't. of Indiana- V.F.W. - Fort Wayne - 1926".  A Grand Army of the Republic memebership badge is on the bottom of the drop.  In the middle of the drop is the stockade of Fort Wayne.  The badge is made by the Whitehead & Hoag Company of Newark, New Jersey as noted on the back of the badge.

Shipping Weight: 1 lb
Price: $50.00 USD

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