MUSEUM  QUALITY     

           AMERICANA            

                    


          SPECIALIZING IN ORIGINAL CIVIL WAR MEMORABILIA        
Excavated Civil War Silver Corps Badge from the Famous Vermont Brigade – William Howard, Co. H, 5th Vermont Infantry – Wounded Twice, in the Wilderness & at Petersburg
This 1 ½ x 1 ½ inch silver badge was excavated in Brandy Station, Va. Howard’s was wounded in the Wilderness in April of 1864 where the 5th Vermont was decimated with over 200 casualties. He was again wounded in the siege of Petersburg at the end of the war. The 5th Vermont was so hard hit during 1864-1865 that the highest rank of any of its Officers present for duty was that of a Captain and for more than 3 months none higher than a 1st Lieutenant!

William Howard was promoted to Sergeant on January 1st, 1865, having served in Co. H the entire war from Sept. 1861.

The badge is inscribed as follows:
CO. H 
W. T. HOWARD 
5TH REGT. 
VET. 
VT. VOL. 

Being an excavated piece, it looks like it went through the war, but it has great character. A crack in the center and on the left has been professionally strengthened on the reverse. The T-bar pin on the reverse is missing. With its great history this piece would make an outstanding addition to any artifact collection.

#E196- Price $1,295