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    [Abraham Lincoln]: Robert Todd Lincoln Union Veteran Badge. Copper badge of the U.V.U. (United Veterans Union), a similar organization to the G.A.R. that began as a response to what some felt was elitism on the part of that group. The badge measures 1 1/4" x 3 1/4" overall and is housed in its original S. D. Childs of Chicago case (lid separated). The front of the medal has a military display and the words "Unitate Veteranorum Unio". It has a patent date of 1879 and was designed by A. Demorest of New York. The reverse has a circle of stars and is inscribed "Presented to Capt. Robert Tod. Lincoln". President Lincoln's eldest son was indeed a Captain in the Union Army and briefly served on the staff of Ulysses S. Grant while headquartered at City Point, Virginia. He was also a resident of Chicago where this badge was produced. There is no paperwork or documentation that accompanies this presentation badge, but it seems to pass the smell test and is no doubt exactly what it appears to be.

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    May, 2014
    24th Saturday
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