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#1 normaninvasion

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Posted 08 November 2008 - 02:20 PM

I have a medal from a great great uncle, Connecticut minutemen april 1861, given to volunteers in the 1st, 2nd, 3rd regiments. Unable to scan at the moment. Anyone have any info on this? or civil war medals in general?

#2 Fred Borgmann

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Posted 15 November 2008 - 10:05 AM

I have a medal from a great great uncle, Connecticut minutemen april 1861, given to volunteers in the 1st, 2nd, 3rd regiments. Unable to scan at the moment. Anyone have any info on this? or civil war medals in general?


The Connecticut Minutemen medal was first authorized in 1903 and according to Ogletree’s book this numbered medal has numbers as high as 735.

Brooch inscribed “CONNECTICUT MINUTEMEN APRIL 1861” within a rope border and above the Connecticut State Arms.

Medal obverse has Governor Buckingham’s (1858-1866) portrait in the center of a cross with arms marked 1 2 3 CV and resting on a wreath of oak and laurel which inturn is on two crossed rifles.

Reverse inscription, “#377 THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT TO THE MEMBERS OF THE 1ST 2ND AND 3RD VOLUNTEER REGIMENTS WHO ENLISTED IN THE UNITED STATES SERVICE IN RESPONSE TO PRESIDENT LINCOLN’S FIRST CALL FOR TROOPS FOR THE DEFENSE OF WASHINGTON APRIL 1861”

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Posted 05 September 2009 - 03:23 PM

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