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My first Mexican War North Carolina Veterans Shield


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#1 tarbridge

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Posted 02 January 2020 - 04:09 PM

Finally added a North Carolinan, I've had quite a few other States...
Pvt Eppenetus Griffin Bradley
Born...1828 North Carolina
1st North Carolina Infantry

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#2 KurtA

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Posted 02 January 2020 - 04:17 PM

Nice find, Robert.  The engraving they could do back then was amazing.



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Posted 02 January 2020 - 04:20 PM

Beautiful. Mexican war items are few and far between. Nice to see some.

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Posted 02 January 2020 - 04:31 PM

Super nice!



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Posted 02 January 2020 - 05:12 PM

Beautiful. That’s a keeper. Congratulations. Mike

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Posted 02 January 2020 - 06:37 PM

Great find Robert. It found the right home for a North Carolina Veteran. Good luck at Raleigh. Dave



#7 Rats of Tobruk

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Posted 03 January 2020 - 10:49 AM

Has there been any reference material published on the Mexican War Veteran Shields?

#8 wartimecollectables.com

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Posted 04 January 2020 - 03:06 PM

Not much. American Society Medals has a section and Doug Boyce did a monograph on Mexican War medals. The Mex War of 1849 is fascinating, especially looked at at a training ground for the men who would become leaders and Generals on both sides in the American Civil War of ten years later.

#9 katieony

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Posted 15 January 2020 - 04:37 AM

Robert,

 

Congrats, a very nice addition to your collection!

 

Mike



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Posted 15 January 2020 - 08:51 AM

Nice medal Robert! Ive never seen one of these from a NC vet.

 

Kurt




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