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MUST READ! Pair of "Ladder Badge" for a Veteran of the 90th Ohio Volunteers
Item #: A4712
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This is cool! This is a fine pair of badges from a veteran of the 90th Ohio Volunteers. This regiment was in the area of Perryville but didn't engage. Their first major battle was at Stones River. They lost 130 men killed, wounded or missing. They then fought at Chickmauga and then the Atlanta Campaign then into Franklin and Nashville. The badges themselves are made of German silver and have the classic three "ladder" part design. The top bar has "Co. C" with the middle bar has "90'' OHIO". The lower shield shaped medallion has the crossed rifle and "VOL. INF." as well as the corps badge and the soldier's name. It still retains all of the small brass rings that hold the pieces together as you can see in the images. On the reverse they still retain the original attachment pins. The badges have the name on them of "WILLIAM HIDY" and the other is for "G.H.CREAMER". If you notice, one of them is well worn and one hasn't been worn at all. When I bought these I had no idea of the significance of this. Both men served in the same company and regiment. The unused one has the made of a soldier that died during the battle of Stones River. Evidently William Hidy bought one for his fiend that was killed in battle. He survived the war and mustered out on June 13th 1865. I wish that we knew the whole story behind the reason he bought this for his friend. This is a fantastic set of badges with an amazing story to tell your Civil War friends.

Shipping Weight: 0.8 lb
$695.00 USD

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