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#1 Geppetto22

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Posted 15 July 2014 - 10:15 AM

Hello,   I am new to the forums here.  I do some metal detecting and militaria collecting as well.  I was hoping for some info about a medal and manual I picked up yesterday.  The Medal is engraved John Hickey and the manual has a handwritten notation..." Uncle John Hickey's".  Any help would be appreciated.  Paul

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#2 tarbridge

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Posted 15 July 2014 - 10:31 AM

Nice planchet. ..the ribbon and top suspension bar is missing.I can not tell if yours is the 2/3 size issued by the Dames of the Dames of the 1846 Auxiliary of the Mexican War Veterans or the Larger Association of Veteran's version.I think these were issued out in the 1870' s.

It is not numbered and I think yours is a Association of Veteran's and not the smaller Dames.

Edited by tarbridge, 15 July 2014 - 10:34 AM.


#3 AZPhil

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Posted 15 July 2014 - 10:34 AM

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Mexican War Shield. National Association of Veterans
 
 

Looks like Tarbridge was faster on the draw than I was.

Semper Fi
Phil


Edited by AZPhil, 15 July 2014 - 10:37 AM.


#4 Geppetto22

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Posted 15 July 2014 - 11:42 AM

Thanks for the information.  The manual is Casey's Infantry manual 1862 vol. 1.   Is it at all possible that this man fought in both wars?...or maybe just had the Civil war manual amongst his later life possessions?   Paul



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Posted 16 July 2014 - 08:44 AM

Congrats on a very nice find!!!

 

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