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    Badge of 11th/ 20th Corps Soldier. This handsome suspension badge combines the emblems of the 11th and 20th Corps and belonged to Private Charles Gaun, Co. C, 73rd Pa. Vol. Infantry. The badge consists of a silver star in the center of which is engraved a "73" in a circle. On the arms of the star are engraved "18" and "61" along with a "P / V / V" for Pennsylvania Veteran Volunteers. It is suspended from a crescent 11th Corps emblem with the points up and having the name "Charles U. Jann" engraved in fancy lettering. The badge shows normal wear but overall condition is fine and the t-bar clasp is still in place. According to government archives, our badge owner enlisted for three months in June 1863 for the Gettysburg emergency in Co. D of the 33rd Pa. militia and is noted in those records as "Charles Gann." Following his three months service he enlisted in January 1864 in the 27th Pa. Vol. Infantry and was transferred in July 1864 to the 73rd. Both these times he was recorded as "Charles Gaun." No matter what name he was listed under, he fought in the Atlanta Campaign and Sherman's March to the Sea and no doubt wore this badge proudly as a testimony to his service.

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    June, 2010
    26th Saturday
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