American Civil War 2nd Rhode Island Volunteers nickel VI Corps cross. 1861-65

American Civil War 2nd Rhode Island Volunteers nickel VI Corps cross. 1861-65
American Civil War 2nd Rhode Island Volunteers nickel VI Corps cross. 1861-65
American Civil War 2nd Rhode Island Volunteers nickel VI Corps cross. 1861-65
American Civil War 2nd Rhode Island Volunteers nickel VI Corps cross. 1861-65
American Civil War 2nd Rhode Island Volunteers nickel VI Corps cross. 1861-65
American Civil War 2nd Rhode Island Volunteers nickel VI Corps cross. 1861-65
American Civil War 2nd Rhode Island Volunteers nickel VI Corps cross. 1861-65

American Civil War 2nd Rhode Island Volunteers nickel VI Corps cross. 1861-65
American Civil War 2nd Rhode Island Volunteers nickel-silver VI Corps cross. A nickel silver American Civil War GAR (Grand Army of the Republic) Corps cross medal engraved with 1861 2d RIV 1865 and having a red blue and white ribbon representing the colours of the Stars and Stripes. My research tells me 2d RIV represents the 2nd Rhode Island Volunteers (Union Forces). I have seen a named one with a sky blue ribbon. The regiment was organized in June 1861 in.

The regiment was initially assigned to the. Of the Army of North Eastern Virginia later became the. And saw its first combat action at the. First Battle of Bull Run. The IV Corps later became the.

And the 2nd Rhode Island participated in several fights in the. The regiment was mustered out of service at Providence on July 13, 1865. The VI Corps badge was a cross.

Official medals were not issued for the Civil war and many soldiers made their own and wore them with considerable pride. They are usually extremely simple, often crude but have huge poignancy. Dimensions: 4.2cm across top x 7.4 cm long. Condition: Ribbon frayed in places. Although made from cheap materials these are incredibly iconic relics from a pivotal point in history both for the USA and the rest of the world.

Along with the Crimean War it represents the dawn of modern warfare. Stephen Cranes The Red Badge of Courage is the book to read. The item "American Civil War 2nd Rhode Island Volunteers nickel VI Corps cross. 1861-65" is in sale since Tuesday, August 6, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectables\Militaria\19th Century (1800-1899)\Medals/ Ribbons".

The seller is "nigel315" and is located in St Boswells, Melrose, Borders. This item can be shipped worldwide.
American Civil War 2nd Rhode Island Volunteers nickel VI Corps cross. 1861-65