Details: This lot consists of a medal for the "18th REUNION UNITED CONFEDERATE VETERANS" on a pin badge with a confederate flag colored in red and blue, an image of a battleship "THE ALABAMA", and relief portraits of Confederate General Edmund Pettus and Brigadier General John Hunt Morgan.The reunion was held "JUNE 9 10 11 1908 BIRMINGHAM". Pin closes with a safety catch on a round hinge.
"Edmund Winston Pettus (July 6, 1821 â€“ July 27, 1907) was an American lawyer, soldier, and legislator. He served as a Confederate general during the American Civil War, during which he was captured three times. After the war he was a Grand Dragon of the Alabama Ku Klux Klan and a Democratic U.S. Senator." -Wikipedia
"John Hunt Morgan (June 1, 1825 â€“ September 4, 1864) was a Confederate general in the American Civil War. Morgan surrendered at Salineville, Ohio, the northernmost point ever reached by uniformed Confederates. The legendary "Morgan's Raid", which had been carried out against orders, gained no tactical advantage for the Confederacy, while the loss of his regiment proved a serious setback. Morgan escaped from his Union prison but his credibility was low, and he was restricted to minor operations. He was killed at Greeneville, Tennessee in September 1864. Morgan was the brother-in-law of Confederate general A.P. Hill." -Wikipedia
This lot is from the estate of a well-known and well-respected lifetime Civil War collector in Upstate New York. Worth Auctions will feature scores of antique firearms, edged weapons, paintings, and unusual items over the next few months. A selection of post-1898 firearms by major manufacturers will also be featured.
National Book Auctions will also sell the thousands of rare and collectible volumes which cover nearly every notable personage and event of the Civil War including regimental histories.
Condition / Notes: This item is in excellent condition and shows signs of normal period wear that may include patina, abrasions, rust and soiling.
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