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    Two XX Corps Badges and Buttons from 143rd New York Commander. Horace Boughton joined the 143rd N. Y. Vol. Infantry as its lieutenant colonel in October 1862 and rose to be its colonel in April 1863. He wore these badges when his unit was assigned to the XX Corps from April 1864 through July 1865. One badge is red velvet, hand sewn on a blue wool background with a narrow spun wire border and a tiny numeral "3" in the center. Condition is good but the velvet shows wear. The second badge is made of bright red felt with a bullion embroidered border. The backing is paper and overall condition is excellent. Both measure about 1 ½" across. With the badges are two standard officer "I" buttons each with matching "Scoville" backmarks. Accompanying this group is an original inked tag from the mid-20th century stating, in part: "These buttons and ensig- / nia are from the uniform / of Uncle Horace Boughton, who / was a brevet Major-General on / the staff of Gen. Winfield Scott / in the Civil War." Boughton was promoted a brevet brigadier general "for meritorious services" in March 1865.

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