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    Rare C. 1895 Civil War "National Society Andersonville Survivors" Veteran's Medal. Really the first example we've encountered, and in pristine condition. 2 3/8" X 5 1/2" overall including ribbon. Elaborate bronze bar at top with safety pin type back, with celluloid insert "National Society / Andersonville Survivors". Suspended from two bronze chains is a scalloped edge, very heavy, 1 5/8" medallion with brilliant colorful celluloid insert depicting an angel hovering over two bedraggled Union prisoners inside the Andersonville stockade. Maker's logo, Whitehead & Hoag, Newark, N. J. on verso. The 2" X 4 1/2" red white and blue silk ribbon embossed in gilt at the top 1864 / 1865 and at the bottom Member. The back of the ribbon retains the original 1 3/4" X 2" paper maker's label. A very scarce Civil War veteran's medal in superb condition.

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    November, 2011
    12th Saturday
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