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    Very Rare Andersonville Prison Survivor's Medal in the Original Box. Medal itself overall mint condition. Housed in black pasteboard box with white silk padding, which is a bit frayed. Box itself in very good condition missing just one 2" edge piece on one side of the lid. The medal is fabricated of antiqued bronze. The pin back bar at top surmounted by cannon/stand of arms, with the word Survivor, flanked by 1864 on the left and 1914 on the right. The 2" medallion with obverse illustration commemorating the dedication of the New York Monument at Andersonville, Ga. in 1914. The reverse features the relief image of the prison and the inscription: Death / Before / Dishonor, and presented to (blank) / by the State of New York / in Recognition of His Heroism. The medal is suspended from a silk American flag facsimile and backed by a second silk ribbon of azure blue. Very rare with only a handful of Andersonville survivors remaining when these were presented. Choice example.

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    November, 2011
    12th Saturday
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