An impressive lot of medal and badges for this Spanish War veteran and later NY state engineer officer.
22nd N.G.N.Y. Engineer Officer’s Medals, Insignia & more belonging to Captain George T. Mahon, of Company “C,” New York Engineers. His career began in company C of the 22nd New York Infantry during the Spanish American War. He was 22 years of age when enlisting on May 9, 1898 at New York City, to serve for two years. He mustered in as a corporal, on the 24th of May, and later promoted to sergeant a few days later on the 31st. Mahon mustered out with his company at Fort Slocum, New York Harbor in November of that year.
This grouping consists of a good number of his medals, badges, and uniform insignia, and more, representing service with the 22nd Engineers close to the WWI era.
- Boxed Sterling for 100% attendance badge with ladders for 1904 through 1907. All of the numbers and lettering is in gold as well as the engineer castle insignia. Made by Popper. found contained in a Dieges & Clust leather box.
- Boxed Sterling medal “For Long Service”, No. 92, and engraved, “Captain George F. Mahon, Co.C.” Made by Dieges & Clust.
- Boxed Bronze medal “For Long Service,” No. 271, and engraved, ” Capt. George F. Mahon, Sept. 24, 1903.” Made by Dieges & Clust.
- Boxed NY State “Faithful Service medal with neck ribbon, No. 2324, and engraved “George F. Mahon, Co. C. 22nd Regt. N.G.N.Y. Made by TIFFANY & CO., and box has Tiffany label. Sides of the lid are gone but one short side.
- “Company Bearer” bronze badge, star burst with red enameled cross with regiment number at center. Has some chipping to enamel.
- N.G.N.Y. Marksman badge with gold 4 year qualification number added. Made by TIFFANY & CO., and engraved, “George Mahon, Co C, 22nd Regt.”
- Boxed War With Spain, New York medal. Made by Dieges & Clust.
- United Spanish War Veteran’s member badge, engraved, ” George F. Mahon / O.G. Com.195.” Must be Old Guard Commandry.
- Marksman badge, “Small Arms Practice” with 3 year qualification ladder bar. Made by TIFFANY & Co.
- Same, with ladder bars for 15 years as Marksman, 5 years as Sharpshooter, and 1898 U.S.V. bar.
- Bronze badge, “AID” on the pin brooch, Safe And Sane Forth of July. 1912.
- 2 bronze finish engineer officer collar insignia, pin back.
- Spanish War infantry insignia worn during the war. M1896 screw back cap insignia.
- Various pieces of collar insignia, captain pair and 1 major rank.
- Bronze NY collar insignia.
- Thin stamped bronze USWV plaque. Has holes from being mounted.
- Captain’s shoulder knots for 1880 pattern uniform in engineer colors of red pipped white with silver bullion work. Made by Shannon, Miller, and Crane. Engineer buttons, in fine condition.
- Captain’s undress shoulder straps. engineers colors. Fine.
- 1902 pattern dress knots with bullion 22nd Regt. insignia applied. Made by Ridabock (gold stamped on back). fine condition.
- Boxed dress belt with NY state plate and engineer colors on bullion tape. Complete with sword hangers. Box lid stamped, “Ridabock Formerly Baker & Mckenny…… Some separation at folds on lid; one back side in particular. Very good condition with some verdigris on bullion, will clean some.
- Regiment cap, in a French pattern, red wool, with blue band, and white pipping. Sweat bank gone. Made by Ridabock & Company. Fine condition.
- Small box filled with silver and gilt 22nd Regt. buttons; coat and cuff sizes, along with spare ladder bars for Marksman badges.
An impressive lot for one Spanish War veteran, and officer in the New York engineers.
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