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    Confederate Surgeon Major Samuel Houston Caldwell's Forrest Cavalry Corps Commemorative Badge. Dr. Samuel Houston Caldwell, Confederate surgeon to General Nathan Bedford Forrest, was an active member of the United Confederate Veterans after the Civil War. He remained a proud member of the Forrest Cavalry Corps organization and wore this badge of membership until his death in 1917.

    Manufactured by Shwaab of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the three-piece badge has an upper pin device with a "member" bar flanked by two Confederate flags, the battle flag, and the Third National flag. At the center top is a likeness of Robert E. Lee. At the center of the badge linked by two loops is a shield with the words "Forrest Cavalry Corps". The bottom medallion is connected by chains and is of a silver likeness of "General N. B. Forrest". On the reverse of the medallion is an image of the Third National Confederate flag. This Forrest Cavalry Corps badge owned by General Forrest's battlefield surgeon is very rare.


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    Auction Dates
    June, 2007
    24th-25th Sunday-Monday
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