Identified to a 7th New Hampshire Infantry Regiment Veteran
Identified to a 7th New Hampshire Volunteer Infantry Veteran, the gold lapel pin is overall two plus inches high, with the pin being an inch in height.
The gold appears to be gold filled, and the stick pin section is iron.
The main medal is in the shape of the GAR membership medal, with “GAR” stamped in the center. The fancy suspension bar bears the name ” H.H. Whitcomb, Post 25.”
Whitcomb lived in Warner, NH when he enlisted in November of 1861, being mustered into Co. “E” 7th NH Vols. and he was mustered out on December 27, 1864.
Entering the company as a private, he would later attain the rank of corporal on November, 1863.
After the Civil War Whitcomb moved to Henniker, New Hampshire. Post 25 was located in Hillsbourgh Bridge, NH, which was just the next town over.
The 7th New Hampshire Infantry initially was stationed in Florida, but later joined in the fight in the Carolinas, seeing action at Fort Wagner. Later, moving north to the Battles of Drury’s Bluff, and the Siege of Petersburg among other engagements.
USPS First Class $3.75