Museum Closure

The New-York Historical Society Museum & Library will be closed Thursday, May 7. Please visit our calendar for details.

Insignia

Object Number: 
2002.1.4395
Date: 
1860-1890
Medium: 
Metal
Dimensions: 
2 1/2 x 1 1/2 x 1/2 in.
Description: 
A gold metal military insignia cap pin in the shape of two crossed sabres with closed loop pommels under the letters "U.S.", with two small stickpins on the reverse. Probably a Civil War era (or slightly later) Union cavalry hat insignia.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Bella C. Landauer
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group