Civil War Ladder Badge, Michigan 13th Independent Battery
Civil War Ladder Badge, Michigan 13th Independent Battery, with 22nd Corps Badge suspended below.
(From Civil War Data) – “The Battery left Grand Rapids for Washington, D. C., and arrived February 7. It did garrison duty in the forts about Washington during the year, and in command of Captain Dupont, who had been promoted, took part in the defence of Fort Stevens when attacked by the confederate General Early. In February, 1865, the Battery was mounted as Cavalry and did active duty in Maryland in clearing that state of guerrillas. After the assassination of President Lincoln the Battery as cavalry patrolled the roads about Washington and assisted in capturing Harold and Mudd, two of the conspirators. In June the Battery was dismounted and placed in garrison at Fort Reno. It remained here until the 19th, when it started for Michigan and was paid and disbanded at Jackson July 1, 1865.”
The pin was reinforced at one time long ago.
In very good condition. Light scuffing and blemishing.
Measures approx. 4.5″ x 2″