U.S. Lifesaving Medal- 1891 To A 2nd U.S. Artilleryman SOLD

Awarded for saving the lives of two men off Fort Schuyler, New York Harbor.


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On June 16, 1891, two men capsized in a small boat near Fort Schuyler, New York Harbor, and in the assisting in rescuing these two men without concern to their own lives, Private James Quinlisk, Battery “K,” 2nd U.S. Artillery, along with six other men, were awarded the Lifesaving medal for their heroic act.

The Medal is all original. This is the 2nd Class type in silver, with its first type 2″ wide light blue ribbon (adopted in 1882).  Engraved on the reverse, “To Private James Quinlisk, 2nd Artillery, USA, For Bravery Aiding In Rescuing Two Men From Drowning, June 16, 1891.”

Excellent condition; 5 inches approximate height.

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