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District of Columbia, Washington D.C.

Pvt. James H. Honey 1st Md. Eastern shore Vol. Inf. Co. D (union) Gettysburg
Pvt. George Eddie Lear 26th Inf. Co.H 1st Div .(WW1) P.H. WIA Cpl. Richard Elsea 268th C.A. Bn. Battery A. WW2 SSgt. Grant Elsea 314th Inf. Hq.Co. I.R.79thDiv. WW2
Cpl. Harry Lawrence Butler Jr 23rd Regt. WIA Korea Lt. George Olin Tilghman 111th MG. 29th Div. WW1 DIS France 1919

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District of Columbia, Washington D.C.

That makes sense, but Washington DC is far from the coast. Perhaps it has another meaning? Direction Center?

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That makes sense, but Washington DC is far from the coast. Perhaps it has another meaning? Direction Center?

The Coast Artillery included AAA units, too. Also, the National Guard included CAC units in states not near the coasts (like Navy Reserve units in states no where near the ocean).


There are old coast defenses on the Potomac River, Ft. Washington, MD and Ft. Hunt, VA, pretty close to DC.

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I believe it's Field Artillery and not Coast because there is no projectile on the center of the cross canons. What would be the significance of Wash. DC to have an artillery pin like that. Was this done to infantry , engineer or signal branch as well?


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What is the size of the pin and what dose the back look like. Keep in mind that N S Myers many insignia for other countries too.



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This doesn't look Coast Artillery related at all.



Looking for: Washington and Oregon Coast Artillery items

Any items related to the Harbor Defenses of the Columbia River and the Harbor Defenses of Puget Sound, 1860s-WWII. This includes items from Fort Stevens, OR; Ft Canby, WA; Ft Columbia, WA; Ft Worden, WA; Ft Casey, WA; Ft Flagler, WA; Ft Ward, WA; Ft Whitman, WA; Camp Hayden, WA; and the following units that served at these forts:
Columbia River: 33rd, 34th, 93rd, and 160th Companies, CAC; and 18th and 249th Coast Artillery regiments
Puget Sound: 26th, 30th, 62nd, 63rd, 71st, 85th, 92nd, 94th, 106th, 108th, 126th, 149th, and 150th Companies, CAC; and 14th and 248th Coast Artillery regiments

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