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Authentic Non-Excavated Insignia & Hat Plates From The Civil War & Before
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Excellent Gilded Brass 1862 "Battle Badge" with General Hooker Image
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This is a fantastic piece of history! This is an original Civil War production badge. This is the style that they listed in the Civil War advertisements as "NATIONAL BATTLE PINS". This pin is made of 2 pieces of stamped brass. The shield shape front has the scales of justice at the top with the 1862 date. Below that it has Lady Liberty with the crossed sabers below. In the center it has the small oval image of a General. They offered these with multiple choices of Generals. This one shows the image of Union General Joseph Hooker (1814-1879). It is a nice clear CDV of the general in uniform. Hooker was a West Pointer that held the name "Fighting Joe". He held many of the important positions during the Civil War but will likely be best known for the band of "ladies" that followed his camps and forever more were to be known as "Hooker's Gals" later simplified to "Hookers". The back of the piece has the smooth stamped brass piece and it is missing the original straight style attachment pin. These were advertised in several of the finer publications of the Civil War including the Harpers weekly papers. The last couple of images show the ads. This is a scarce and beautiful piece from all angles!

Item #: B905
Shipping Weight: 0.3 lb
Your Price:$695.00 USD
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