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#1 Brian Keith

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Posted 11 March 2016 - 06:48 PM

I am trying to identify specifically what this silver badge is. It is not the typical bronze National Association of Veterans of the Mexican War badge. It has a suspension ring at the top, some similar badges have a hole at the top to hang but they aren’t specifically described. Were these privately purchased as a nicer version of the bronze badge? Were they worn only by former officers? I do know the history of the veteran; I am looking for information on the badge itself.

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BKW

I’m posting this in both the Veterans Organization forum and the Mexican-American War Forum to get more eyes on it.

 

 

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#2 Brian Keith

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Posted 11 March 2016 - 06:49 PM

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Posted 15 March 2016 - 11:26 AM

Brian, I wish I could help you identify the type of badge, but I wanted to say how beautiful that badge is! You've probably seen it, but there is a nice Wiki page on him. https://en.wikipedia...obert_H._Milroy

#4 Brian Keith

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Posted 15 March 2016 - 12:41 PM

I will be borrowing this badge to go with the Gen. Milroy painting by Alexander Lawrie, in the Civil War Generals show this summer. I think it may be a private purchase up grade of the membership badge of the veterans association.  

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Posted 15 March 2016 - 02:17 PM

The actual medal is much larger than this piece. This looks to be a miniature version of the medal. It is definitely real and of the time period.

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Posted 15 March 2016 - 02:19 PM

Here are some links to some:

http://www.usmilitar...veteran-medals/


http://www.wartimeco...ans-shield.html

#7 Brian Keith

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Posted 15 March 2016 - 04:55 PM

Thanks for you comments Kurt,

I had found those links when doing my preliminary research, and knew it wasn't the "normal" badge. Do you think my theory of it likely being a private purchase up grade of the membership badge to be accurate? It obviously was attached to something else at one time.

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