Medal and insignia for a member in the 2nd Company.
The Connecticut Governor’s Foot Guard is the oldest military organization in continuing existnce in the United State since 1771.
This group consist of a medal for the 2nd company Foot Guards, an embroidered cap insignia and two side buttons for a forage cap or kepi. The 2nd company was established in the early days before the American Revolution in 1775. There captain was Benedict Arnold and he organized this company in New Haven. The medal is 4 inch high and in very good condition with some fading to the ribbon. The cap insignia is silver bullion on a black wool shield. The monogram CV is I believe for Connecticut Volunteers. I believe that this company may have been largely made up of Civil War veterans in years following the war. The side buttons are “GFG” and made by Scoville, MFG. Co., Waterbury.
There is no name associated with this grouping.