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Civil War Medal of Honor - Orson Bennet


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The family of Orson Bennet has loaned his Medal of Honor to a local museum. It'll be going on display soon. After the local museum announces the medal being on display I'll release the name of it here. It's interesting that a fob was added to the reverse, but it obviously obscures the inscription.



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I think the fob is a GAR post badge in the shape of a canteen.  There was a popular poem called "We Drank From the Same Canteen", so canteens were a popular motif in reunion / veteran souvenirs.

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