An identified rolled gold ladder badge and silk regimental ribbon with corps badge to veteran Sergeant Hammond W. Paige of the 34th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
An identified ladder badge to Sergeant Hammond W. Paige of Company “E”, 34th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, along with a regimental ribbon showing this regiment served in both the 2nd and 3rd Divisions of the 22nd Army Corps.
The badge is approximately 2 1/2 inches high, and each section is hand engraved with Paige’s information.
His silk ribbon is nearly six inches long, bearing the Massachusetts State seal and the 22nd Army Corps.
Paige was a boot maker from Spencer, Mass and enlisted in 1862 into Co. E, as a private. He had promotions to corporal and sergeant not too long after his enlistment. His regiment served in Virginia, a good deal in the Shenandoah Valley area, and suffered through being in one of the hardest hit units in the Federal Army, particularly at Winchester, and a month late on 19 October at Cedar Creek, where Sheridan’s Army was completely surprised, but due to lack of initiative on the part of the Confederate commander, victory was snatches from the jaws of defeat.
After the war he was a member of Post 135 in Shrewsbury, Mass, and was once a post commander.
Condition on both items is very good – fine.