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Unit badge for Ira Fields of Unassigned Company A of the U.S. Colored Infantry

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Created by:
Unidentified  Search this
Owned by:
Ira Fields, American, died 1918  Search this
Subject of:
Unassigned Company A, United States Colored Infantry, American, 1864 - 1865  Search this
copper alloy
H x W x D: 1 1/8 × 1 3/16 × 3/16 in. (2.8 × 3 × 0.5 cm)
Place depicted:
Virginia, United States, North and Central America
ca. 1864
An identification badge for Ira Fields of Company A, Virginia Colored Guards. The badge is copper alloy in a pentagonal star shape. Engraving around the edge of the badge reads [Ira / Fields / Va. / Colored / Guards] with [Co. A] appearing at center. There is a decorative border around the center and along the wide side of each section. Hinged pin on the back slides into fastener. There are no marks on the back.
African American  Search this
Emancipation  Search this
Military  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 of the Liljenquist Family
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Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Collection title:
Liljenquist Family Collection
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Awards and Medals
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture