Badge

Badge
Title
Badge
Date 
1860-1870
Medium 
Brass, lead
Dimensions 
Overall: 2 5/8 x 1 7/8 x 3/8 in. ( 6.7 x 4.8 x 1 cm )
Description 
Brass badge in the form of an eagle with shield on breast; grasping arrows in one talon, branch in other talon, and scroll in beak; with rayed background; fastening loops soldered with lead to back.
Object Number 
INV.764
Marks 
stamped: in scroll: "E PLURIBUS UNUM"
Gallery Label 
This badge was worn on a shako, probably during the Civil War period.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group