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    Confederate Surgeon Samuel Houston Caldwell's Very Rare Forrest Cavalry Corps "Staff" Reunion Ribbon - May 1901. Caldwell remained active after the Civil War, attending reunions of Confederate Veterans after the formation of the United Confederate Veterans organization in 1889. But he was even more active in the reunions of the forces of Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest's former cavalrymen, a unit he served with as the battlefield surgeon for most of the war.

    In May 1901, the Forrest Cavalry Corps reunited at Memphis, Tennessee. UCV Commander former Confederate General John Brown Gordon had appointed Dr. Caldwell the Chief Surgeon of the United Confederate Veterans in Tennessee. This elaborate, very possibly one-of-a-kind staff ribbon from the May 1901 Forrest Cavalry Corps reunion at Memphis was owned and worn by Surgeon Caldwell.

    Manufactured by the Whitehead and Hoag Company of Newark, New Jersey, this ribbon and pin are made of gold silk embroidery with gold bullion coils at the bottom. The ribbon is of red silk with crossed Confederate flags at the top made with intricate, corrugated silk; the "Staff" device is an ivory-colored enameled pin. An enameled image of General Forrest is affixed to the center of the ribbon.


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    June, 2007
    24th-25th Sunday-Monday
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