Presentation badge to George W. Travers, Colonel of the 46th New York Vols.
This gold maltese cross with the monogram “HVC” (Hoboken Veteran Corps), suspended from a gorgeous gold chased eagle brooch and silk ribbon was presented to Colonel George W. Travers, former commanding officer of the 46th New York Infantry. The back side of the eagle brooch has the marking, “STORK NY” most likely the jeweler. The cross is trimmed with a thin bead of white enamel along the edges and in each section the dates “1861- 1865.”
Professionally engraved on the reverse, ” Presented by Hoboken Veteran Corps to the Hon. Member George W. Travers.”
Brooch as a “T”bar pin with open catch.
Travers entered service in July of 1861, and commissioned a captain into Co. “A,” 46th New York Infantry, and mustered out of service on Oct. 15, 1864 near Poplar Grove Church, Va. He held the ranks of Lt. Col and Colonel during his time in the regiment, and was wounded in mid June, 1864, being shot in the right leg at Petersburg, Va. Travers was originally from New York City.
Super condition and quality.