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

Catalog Data

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
Medium:
copper alloy
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 1 1/8 × 1 3/16 × 3/16 in. (2.8 × 3 × 0.5 cm)
Type:
badges
Place depicted:
Virginia, United States, North and Central America
Date:
ca. 1864
Description:
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.
Topic:
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
Object number:
2019.26.1
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
Proper usage is the responsibility of the user.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title:
Liljenquist Family Collection
Classification:
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Awards and Medals
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5493b8dc7-3e63-4cb3-9ede-d1d3dbdfaf69
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2019.26.1