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Insignia

Insignia
Title
Insignia
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
Object Number 
2002.1.4395
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group