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    Fine Silver Fifth Corps Identification Badge Worn by a Member of the Famed Maryland Brigade. Here is a thin sheet silver badge in the Maltese cross shape of the Army of the Potomac's famed Fifth Corps, nicely inscribed on the front "Sargt. M.V.B. Myers./ Co. I./ 4" Reg't Md. Vol. Inft'y." The piece apparently lost its t-bar fastening pin during its use by Myers and a tiny hole was punched in the top through which was placed a small silver ring for affixing to a string or pin. The badge shows expected use but is otherwise excellent. Martin Van Buren Myers enlisted in the Fourth Maryland Vol. Inf. in August 1862 and the unit was assigned to the celebrated Maryland Brigade in which it remained throughout the war. It served first with the Eighth Corps and in June 1863 was transferred to the First Corps, Army of the Potomac, and then in March 1864 to the Fifth Corps. Myers served honorably and was mustered out in May 1865. A most historic badge made even more desirable by its Maryland connection. Service and pension records accompany the piece.

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    December, 2009
    12th Saturday
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