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    30th New York Volunteers Iron Brigade Silver Medal. 41mm, the obverse beautifully engraved "IRON / 30/ N.Y.V. / BRIGADE" center, and "*DEATH TO TRAITORS* 1861 UNION 1863" around. The reverse has engraved battle honors in script, "Bull Run, / South Mountain, / Antietam, / Massaponnax, / Fredericksburg," Center, and " Falmouth, Rappahannock, Sulpher Srp's, Groveston, Gainsville" around.

    The 30th regiment, organized at Troy, was mustered into the U. S. service for two years on June 1, 1861. It left the state for Washington on June 28 and established winter quarters at Upton's hill until March 10, 1862. They left camp with the 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 1st Corps, Army of the Potomac (the Iron Brigade) and marched to Bull Run. From there to Falmouth, then to Massaponax and Front Royal. The regiment fought at White Sulpher Springs, at Gainesville, at Groveton, and the second Bull Run, losing in the last battle 66 members killed or mortally wounded out of 341 engaged- over 19 per cent. The regiment moved into Maryland and was active at South Mountain and at Anita, after which it went into camp at Sharpsburg, where its sadly depleted ranks were reinforced by the addition of new recruits. On October 30, 1862, the regiment moved to Warrenton, then to Brooks' station, near Falmouth and participated in the battle of Fredericksburg. The regiment took part in the Chancellorsville campaign, then left on May 28, 1863, for Albany, and was there mustered out on June 18. There is a rough spot at 12 o'clock on the rim where the suspension was attached (now missing), else very fine.


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