Very minor amount of light pitting around nipple as is common. - Very clear stereo view by Underwood & Underwood copyrighted on front 1903 and on the back 1904.
View shows what appears to be a veteran sitting on a flank marker next to the Rhode Island Light Artillery monument.
The ribbon here tells it all with the battle honors listed: Winchester, Port Republic, Cedar Mountain, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Dug Gap, Resaca, New Hope Church, Pine Knob, Kenesaw Mountain, (P)Beach Tree Creek, Atlanta, Savannah, North Edisto River, Goldboro. Whitehead & Hoag sticker still on reverse - very nice badge in extremely good condition.
- Image of Harvey Smith, most likely of the 14th Michigan Infantry as it was in the album belonging to John Burgoyne of the 14th with the above 77th Pa CDV presented to Burgoyne.
He re-enlisted on 3/3/64, was promoted to 1st Sergeant then 1st Lt. Carte has top two corners clipped and has minor scuffs of front. 13 1/4" x 15 7/8") that were mainly given to the short term regiments (100 days, etc.). The signatures of Lincoln and Stanton are in the typeset. Colors are vibrant - this one has been stored away in a good spot.
This flag was active from 1908-1912 for the State of Oklahoma.
Glasses have four panels of lenses, two of which can be moved to the side of the eye to block the light. Either way it seems every Civil War collection has a pair. While in, the 83rd took part in the battles of Waverly, Tn., Stones River, Tn., Fort Donelson, Tn., Clarksville, Tn. While not listed in the data base, in the Wall's 'History of Jefferson County', Casey is noted to have been wounded at Fort Donelson (shot through the arm) and having a horse fall on him, crushing his leg. Casey enlisted into the 1st Illinois Cavalry but his Company was detached to the 83rd Illinois Infantry where he fought most of his entire time in the army.The mount is loose on the medallion (as most of them are due to the nature of the clasp).Cordry's name and unit are stamped in the side of the medal. Has a Matoon, Illinois photographer's backmark and also two tax stamps. He enlisted in the 62nd as a Corporal on 2/1/62 and was mustered in on 4/10/62. The only major action the 62nd saw during this period was Holly Springs, Mississippi where the regiment suffered 1 killed, 2 wounded and 14 POW. It was a 100 day enlistment, from May 17, 1864 to Sept. The 133rd was sent to Nashville and guarded the Nashville & Chattanooga, Tennessee & Alabama and the Memphis & Charleston Railroad lines, keeping Sherman's supply route open. 11 3/4" x 17" silk flag - perfect size for framing & hanging on a wall.One of the 4 Michigan Regiments (1st, 5th, 6th, & 7th) that made up Custer's Michigan Cavalry Brigade with the Army of the Potomac.This brigade has been credited with one of the main reasons why the Union forces were victorious at Gettysburg, intercepting the Confederate Cavalry trying to swing around and pinch the Union forces from behind as Pickett came in from the front.Etching on the blades isn't usually seen this nice which helps to make up for the other imperfections. This one is dated 1843 which was the second to last year of production on these.Action is strong on the hammer, cartouche on the left side of the stock is very light but visible.In the backround is the Copse of Trees and High Water Mark monument. The 15th participated in the battles of Cloyd's Mountain, Va., Meadow Bluff, Va., Snicker's Gap and Snicker's Ferry, Va., Ashley's Gap, Va., Winchester, Cedar Creek and Petersburg.What appears to be a horse drawn tour buggy is also in the back round. - Given by the State of West Virginia to the veterans, this Honorably Discharged medal was issued to Martin Cordry of Co. The medal is missing the backing ribbon and pin on the pin bar.Strange enough he was not one of those that were hung.Carte is in VGC but does have dark area on bottom of reverse.- Approx.