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Authentic Reunion Items From Union Civil War Veterans
McAllister's Battery Ladder Style Veteran's Badge of the 1st Illinois Light Artillery
Item #: A4782
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Here is a wonderful piece of reunion history from the union side of the Civil War. This is one of the 4 piece veterans badge is referred to by collectors as the "ladder" badge. They get their nickname because when the veteran ordered the badge, he could have his many rungs added to the ladder as he wanted to pay for. This ladder badge has the four rungs. It states that the soldier was in company "D" of the 1st Illinois Light Artillery that was known as McAllister's Battery. This Regiment fought fiercely at the Battles of Fort Donelson, Shiloh, Vicksburg and the Atlanta Campaign. The badge is in nice condition and still has the original pin intact on the reverse. The badge is accompanied by a brief printout of the Civil War service history of the Battery. The piece measures 3-3/8ths inches x 2 1/8 inches in overall size.

Price: $395.00 USD (Sale Pending)

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