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#1 kanemono

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Posted 24 January 2020 - 02:24 PM

Here is a five bar Civil War Campaign to Joseph Hadfield who enlisted in the US Navy in 1858 in as a seaman and was promoted to Yoeman and Acting Ensign. He served aboard the USS Varuna, a 1300-ton screw steam gunboat. She was present when Federal warships confronted Confederate-held Forts Jackson and St. Philip on the lower Mississippi River. On 24 April 1862, as the Union fleet boldly steamed past those fortifications to attack New Orleans, Varuna was closely engaged and rammed by the Confederate ships Governor Moore and the CSS Stonewall Jackson The fatally-damaged Varuna 's gun crews continued firing on the enemy until their ship sank. Hadfield continued to serve on the Mississippi and was involved in the actions at New Orleans, Vicksburg, Baton Rouge, Fort Sumter and Fort Fisher. Joseph Hadfield was discharged from the US Navy in 1865 was a Commodore in the: Farragut Veteran" Association, Philadelphia. Naval Post No. 400, Dept. Penn. G. A. R., of Philadelphia. And the Farragut Veteran Association, of the Port of N. Y. Naval Post No. 516, Dept. N. Y., G. A. R. The print is of the USS Varuna.

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#2 JBaird

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Posted 24 January 2020 - 02:40 PM

Wow!  Very Nice!

#3 mghcal

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Posted 24 January 2020 - 03:57 PM

Really neat! Is the CW campaign medal numbered to him? I'm assuming he just took off the ribbon and replaced it with the cool looking ladder badges?

#4 mdk0911

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Posted 24 January 2020 - 06:20 PM

very cool grouping - well done!

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