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    Great Silver Civil War Corps/ ID badge of George F. Bemis, 2d Vermont Veteran Vols, Mortally Wounded in The Wilderness May 5, 1864. He succumbed to his wounds on May 8. 1 3/8" silver 6th Corps cross, the ends of the arms slightly rounded, T-bar pinback, inscribed "2d Vt./ Veterans/ G. F. Bemis/ Co. F", perfect untouched condition. The badge is accompanied by, and was originally pinned to a 5" x 8" one page ink script letter from Edwin Phillips, Surgeon of the 6th Vermont, stating, "I certify that G. F. Bemis died at this hospital of wounds received in Battle and is buried in a grave by himself & a board marked G. F. Bemis Co. F 3 VT. V. Vols and described as follows of the situation" at which point Phillips provides a detailed map of the location of Bemis' grave and goes on to state, "Enclosed find his badge as a keepsak (sic) the only thing I could save. No money was found on him." Hole in the center of the letter where the badge was attached, else excellent condition, bright and crisp.

    Also included is an uninscribed 1 1/8" silver 6th Corps badge, suspended from a blue silk ribbon, with a 0.25" x 0.75" silver bar at the top with T-bar pin back. Also obviously Bemis', in perfect untouched condition. Additionally there is Bemis' eagle masthead discharge from his re-enlistment on December 22, 1863, and a number of other family associated documents, newspaper articles, etc. A remarkable grouping with a truly impeccable period provenance.


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    December, 2009
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