Although marked 18th U.S.V. on the pin brooch, there was no such unit other than the 18th U.S. regulars in the Philippines.
This 8th Army Corps badge was made by PASQUALE & SONS / S.F. (San Francisco), and designated to the 18th U.S.V.. There was no 18th U.S. volunteers, only the regular army 18th that served during the Philippine Insurrection.
The corps badge has all of the division colors of red, white and blue, sometimes referred to as the “headquarters badge” of the 8th corps.
52mm high, pin back.
Excellent condition, with one very slight chip on the lower edge that is hardly noticable. Fine gilt remaining on brass.
The 18th U.S. Infantry arrived at Camp Merritt, just outside of the Presidio (near San Fran.) and departed for the Philippines on June 14th. Some companies went to China, and others Colon.
A common badge, with an uncommon unit designation for U.S. regular infantry.
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