Gold badge as a commander of this Duquesne Post 259, Penn. to Sergeant Benjamin T. Johnson, Co. “K” 15th Ohio Volunteer Infantry.
Gold Commander’s G.A.R. Duquesne Post 259 Dept. of Penn. Badge presented in 1903 to veteran Sergeant Benjamin T. Johnson, Co. “K”, 15th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. The presentation has one flaw in that the engraver used the middle initial “F.” in place of the correct “T.” Checking the data base this is the only (of a very few) name that would be correct.
The badge is 4 inches high and in excellent condition. The post information was cast with raised letters while the presentation is engraved.
No maker information. The eagle pin brooch has an early locking catch, seen on quality made badges, medals and jewelry.
Benjamim T. Johnson, enlisted on Sept. 23, 1861 as a private in Company “K” of the 15th Ohio Vols. and he mustered out on November 21, 1865. Johnson received promotions to corporal and sergeant.
The 15th Ohio Infantry were a heavily engaged regiment in the western theater of the war seeing battle at Shiloh, Tn, Stones River, Tn, Chickamauga, Ga., Missionary Ridge, Tn, Resaca, Ga., Pickets Mills, Ga., Kennesaw Mountain, Ga., many more battles. Will provide brief documentation from database.
A great, clean badge.