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Badge

Object Number: 
INV.4170
Date: 
1866
Medium: 
Metal, textile
Dimensions: 
Overall: 4 1/8 x 1 1/8 in. ( 10.5 x 2.9 cm )
Description: 
Metal badge suspended from bar with pin-back; upper bar in the shape of an eagle holding two crossed cannons and cannon balls; 5 point star depicts image of a woman, soldier, children and two American flags; inscribed "GRAND ARMY OF THE REPUBLIC/1861 VETERAN 1866"; reverse depicts various symbols and an American shield at center; bar and medal connected by a red, white and blue silk ribbon; inscribed "AMERICA FOR/ALBANY/NY"
Gallery Label: 
This badge is the G.A.R. badge of Amos C. Pennie, member of Co. B. 7th NY Volunteer Artillery.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. H.L. Vasbinder
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group