A fine quality bullion edged corps badge worn by an officer in the 1st Division of the 24th AC.
This corps badge made of red wool and bullion border is the design of the 24th Army Corps worn during the Civil War by an artillery officer as evidenced by the applied cross cannons.
Not a large badge, about an inch and a half wide and tall, and made to wear on either the uniform or headgear. The stamped brass, false embroidered insignia is held in place by use of brass wires. Soiled and showing age, but real!
I don’t have any history with this particular item.
Formed in April of 1864 as part of the Army of the James, the corps was largely engaged during the last year of the war in the Petersburg campaign; a heavily contested series of battles to take the Confederate capital, and bring the Army of Northern Virginia to surrender.
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