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    1st Massachusetts Light Artillery: Frederick Gunther Corps Badge.
    A circular badge with an attached cross, measuring 1.5" x 3.5". Worn by Private Frederick C. Gunther, a tailor from Boston, Massachusetts. A riband engraved with a buckle and two crossed cannons and a flaming cannonball. Engraving reads: "Battery A Mass. Vols., Army of the Potomac." With a T-bar pinback on verso. Below the circular badge is attached a cross, engraved on obverse: "West Point. Gaines Hill. CCC Roads. So Mountain. Antietam. Fredericksburg 1st 2d & 3d. Salem Ch. Gettysburg." Reverse reads: "Organized Aug 28, 1861. Frederick C. Gunther." Private Gunther mustered out of service on August 29, 1864. Light rubbing and scratching, as well as wear to the corners of the cross. One of the rings attaching the cross to the badge has broken but is still present. T-bar base and pin are intact.


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    June, 2020
    7th Sunday
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