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185th New York Volunteers - The Christian Soldier's League I.D. Disc/Medal - THE ONLY ONE WE HAVE EVER SEEN

This brass I.D./medal/pin was designed to be worn by the soldier that made a pledge to be faithful “to God & to each other”. 

The front: “CHRISTIAN SOLDIER’S LEAGUE, 185 N. Y. V.”

The reverse: “PLEDGED TO BE FAITHFUL TO GOD & TO EACH OTHER”  

Fortunately, we found a write-up in the Journal of the American Temperance Union which describes the starting of this organized group of men:

 

Condition is very fine with uncleaned patina… perhaps the only remaining example?

#A338 - Price $1,250