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    Spectacular Civil War Engineer's Badge as Seen in Period Advertisements. Stan Phillip's book Civil War Corps Badges pictures both an actual specimen of this exact device as well as a period advertisement for it by noted New York badge manufacturer B. T. Hayward. This impressive badge measures 1" x 1.4" and features the tall engineer's "castle" insignia on top of a circle. Inside the top of the circle is a spread-winged eagle similar to that found on engineers' uniform buttons, with a touch of yellow enamel above. Below is a detailed depiction of a fort and rising sun. This beautiful badge is in wonderful condition with its t-bar pin clasp in place. The composition appears to be silver plate over brass and essentially all the finish remains except for the tiniest spot on the back. A true rarity and one of the most attractive badges produced in the conflict.

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    December, 2009
    12th Saturday
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