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71st Regiment Infantry New York Volunteers Medal


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Hello gang!

 

I was wondering if these medal can be traced when numbered. I have the books and excel spreadsheets on the NY Conspicuous and Long Service medals, but couldn't find any reference on these. Any help would be most appreciated!

 

Thank you!

 

Joe

 

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Nice medal Joe! I've always liked the NY regiment awards. I know that the 7th regiment crosses are highly researchable by name and number, but I'm not too sure about the 71st. Maybe the library of congress has a pdf of the regiment.

 

 

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Thank you for the reply MM!

 

I hope you're doing well. I don't own this but medal was considering it. The seller has a mish-mash of medals that are hard to attribute. He sold an awesome Society of Santiago medal that was named to a Capt. Spotts (then Sgt) and also now has up for sale Spott's War with Spain medal (which I IDed for him recently). I bought a Mexican Service medal from him last week to a Lt. Casey. BOTH men were in the NYNG 71st Infantry Division. If I could find out it was Casey's I would buy it, but don't want it if it belonged to Spotts (since it's a broken group). NYNG kept pretty good records and I was hoping someone out there would have some info, but so far it doesn't seem so. I'll see what I can find from the LoC, hopefully I can find out if it goes with Casey or it goes with the Spotts group.

 

Thank you again for taking the time to reply, it is much appreciated!

 

Joe

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  • 4 years later...
ydhunter26

Can you provide the number of the Mexican Service medal you purchased.  I may have some of Casey's medals

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The 71st NY Infantry Regiment Long and Faithful Service Medals are untraceable by themselves. Although they are numbered, they were issued unnamed and I've never seen a roll which correlated names with medal numbers. If the medal is part of a group which includes traceable medals (most frequently MBSMs, Conspicuous Service Crosses or NY State L&FS medals), attribution is possible since published rolls for those medals exist. This one is the basic/first award for 10-years service. Subsequent awards for service at five-year intervals merited an additional bar. You mentioned 7th NY Inf L&FS medals. They also are numbered but are attributable because, although there are no rolls, they were always issued named.

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