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#1 Terra Nova

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Posted 30 January 2020 - 03:47 PM

I have this "National Greys" insignia that measures 3 inches high X 3 3/4 inches wide.  I've not been able to find insignia to this unit that appears to have existed in the pre-Civil War Militia in Pennsylvania, though another source suggests Washington, DC.  It's quite detailed and has a lovely gilt finish with the words"NATIONAL GREYS" on a ribbon at the bottom of a laurel wreath.  It has four folding wires for mounting (on something) on the reverse. It may be for a shako, helmet or other accouterment. I have been unable to find on-line any comparable insignia to this unit so am unable to determine if it is complete or incomplete.  I wonder if there may be something that goes in the center such as a letter or number or some sort of insignia?  Any information would be most welcome and appreciated.  Thank you.

 

with kindest regards,

 

Tim

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