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    Certainly Among the Rarest and Most Unusual Civil War ID Badges We've Ever Catalogued. Fabricated from a silver half dollar, which remains on the obverse, the badge is engraved on the reverse "H. D. Cilley/ Farrier/ Co. L [with crossed sabers]/ 1st Vet. Cav. N. Y. S. V." The engraving is some of the most exquisite we've ever seen with the addition of an engraved border and highlighted with stars and delicate scrolls. Both sides with nice untouched patina, the T-bar pin back was removed, obviously long ago, although the mounting bases are visible. Cilley had previous service with the 27th New York Inf. from May 21, 1861 to May 31. 1863. He enlisted, as a farrier, in the 1st New York Vet. Cav. in 1864. A unique Civil War ID badge exhibiting the finest quality along with a unique historical context.

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    December, 2010
    11th Saturday
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