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    Co. A. 32nd Regiment Massachusetts Volunteers Corp Badge. One of the most striking and historically interesting Civil War Corps/ID badges we've ever cataloged. 2" heavy sheet silver 5th Corps badge, inscribed on the back "Presented to John A. Lennon by the McClellan Asson Oct 1, 1864." The center of the badge is inscribed "John A. Lennon Co. A 32 Reg. Mass. Vols." Each arm of the Maltese cross is inscribed in script with five battles, including Antietam, Chancellorsville, Fredericksburg, Gettysburg, Wilderness, Spotsylvania etc. T-bar pin back, perfect condition. John A. Lennon enlisted May 26, 1861 and mustered out June 29, 1865. He was wounded at Petersburg June 3, 1864 and returned to duty in Sept. The 32d Mass. was heavily fought throughout Lennon's term of service as is evidenced by the battles inscribed on the badge as well as their loss of 144 men killed and mortally wounded. The precise reason for the presentation remains a mystery, however, there is little doubt it was related to McClellan's 1864 presidential bid. A great badge with an intriguing history.

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    November, 2008
    20th-21st Thursday-Friday
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