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    Very Rare Kilpatrick Cavalry Division Badge by Tiffany. This handsome, expertly crafted emblem bears the design adopted by Gen. Judson Kilpatrick's famed cavalry corps circa 1864. The yellow metal badge measures about 1.25" x 1.5" and consists of a wonderfully rendered spread wing eagle surmounting a red paint swallowtail banner suspended from a short spear point staff. Across the top of the banner, in relief, are three yellow stars and a yellow riband. Under the riband is a plain yellow swallowtail guidon on a staff. The reverse is clearly marked "Tiffany & Co." and retains the complete t-bar pin fastener. Tiffany is also known to have produced at least one flag for the general during the war. Kilpatrick received his first division command just prior to Gettysburg and, during Sherman's 1864 march he was the only cavalry unit attached to the army, in effect functioning as an independent cavalry corps, doubtless the point of origin of this insignia. A very remarkable, attractive and exceedingly scarce Civil War badge worthy of the most advanced collection.

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    Auction Dates
    June, 2010
    26th Saturday
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