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Created by:
Unidentified  Search this
Owned by:
Cornelius Robinson, American, 1842 - 1916  Search this
Medium:
brass (alloy)
Dimensions:
1 3/16 x 1 13/16 x 1/16 in. (3 x 4.6 x 0.2 cm)
Type:
badges
Date:
1864
Caption:
Robinson enlisted as a bugler at the age of 17 in the U.S. Colored Cavalry.
Description:
Brass disk with attachment hole at top. Obverse: struck with image of eagle with shield and "IN THE WAR Of UNION 1861, 2 & 3 & 4". Reverse: "CO. H2RDT. U. S./ CAVY." Individually die stamped at center and "CORNELIUS ROBINSON" around perimeter.
Topic:
African American  Search this
Instrumentalists (Musicians)  Search this
Military  Search this
Slavery  Search this
U.S. History, Civil War, 1861-1865  Search this
United States Colored Troops  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift from the Liljenquist Family Collection
Object number:
2011.51.8
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title:
Liljenquist Family Collection
Classification:
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Tools and Equipment-Military
Exhibition:
Double Victory: The African American Military Experience
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Community/Third Floor, 3 053
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5d8603685-61ef-414b-9752-0482c2554ad2
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.51.8