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    Great Civil War Silver Corps/ID Badge, of "A. M. Fowler/U. S. Mail Agent/of/2d Army Corps/A. of P." Very heavy silver, slightly convex, 2 7/16" high, 2 1/16" wide. Engraved decorative border and the tip of each lobe of the trefoil is decorated with a dished out panel filled with red, white and blue enamel, designating the Corps' three divisions. Certainly one of the largest and heaviest Civil War Corps badges we've ever seen and Mr. Fowler obviously wanted everyone to be aware of the special stature he held as the "Mail Agent', the soldier's best friend. With the exception of some loss on the enameled panels, the badge is in perfect untouched condition. Fowler enlisted in the 10th New York Inf. August 20, 1862 and mustered out June 9, 1865. A book keeper by trade, Fowler was detailed as "Mail Agent between Washington & the Army" April 24, 1863, where he remained until muster out. Remarkably Fowler still managed to contract "eye disease", "while on pickett duty" for which he received a pension. One of the most impressive Civil War Corps/ID badges we've ever seen accompanied by a complete set of records.

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    November, 2008
    20th-21st Thursday-Friday
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