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Department Commander Albert D. Shaw Medal

Department Commander Albert D. Shaw Medal
Department Commander Albert D. Shaw Medal
metal, textile
Overall: x 1 1/2 x 3 1/4 in. ( 0 x 3.8 x 8.3 cm )
Metal pin-back bar with image of American crest and leaves attached to a piece of red, white and blue ribbon with a hanging medallion at the end. Coin-shaped medallion imprinted with central portrait of a man surrounded by the text "DEPARTMENT COMMANDER/ALBERT D. SHAW". On back of medallion, central image of two soldiers shaking hands before Lady Liberty, ringed by the words "GRAND ARMY OF THE REPUBLIC/1861 VETERAN 1866", and ringed again with the larger text "WITH COMPLIMENTS OF THE CITIZENS OF UTICA, N. Y.".
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Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group