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    A Beautiful Gold Soldier's Medal of the 3rd Pennsylvania Cavalry - Gettysburg This gold soldier's pendant of the 3rd Pennsylvania Cavalry Volunteers is finely crafted of solid gold, the reverse finely engraved with the battles in which the unit fought. Organized at Philadelphia in July and August of 1861, the unit saw duty at the defense of Washington, DC but soon saw action at Yorktown, Williamsburg and Seven Pines. They went on to the Battle of Antietam and Fredericksburg and then to Chancellorsville.

    But it may be for their action at Gettysburg that the 3rd Pennsylvania Cavalry is most remembered. Fighting in General John Buford's 1st Division, the unit saw much action fighting with Custer in repulsing the Confederate cavalry led by General J.E.B. Stuart. Captain William E. Miller of the unit was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for his actions at Gettysburg.

    This soldier's medal from the 3rd Pennsylvania Cavalry measures approximately 1" across, has foliate engraving around its Maltese cross borders and is in superb condition. The loop attachment is still at the top of the medal as well.

    Provenance: Norm Flayderman, The Tharpe Collection of American Military History

    Exhibited: The Liberty Heritage Society Museum

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    June, 2007
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