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Port Hudson Relics

"honoring the past by saving it for the future"

Misc Non-Dug:

Standard Civil War soldier's tin cup, though not the quartermaster issued, this style was heavily used by both North and South during the war. 4 1/2" high and 4 1/4" in diameter. Seams all soldered. Excellent condition, great patina. The real deal that is becoming harder and harder to find! (kb1105) $295

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XIX Corps Badge, 1.25" silver corps badge. The XIX Corps served primarily in Louisiana and the Gulf Coast region. In 1864, two divisions were also sent to the Shenandoah Valley.

Created in December 1862, the XIX Corps was assigned to Maj. Gen. Nathaniel Banks and the Department of the Gulf. The Corps was in action at Fort Bisland, Irish Bend, the siege and assaults on Port Hudson, the Red River campaign (Mansfield and Pleasant Hill). It was also known for introducing black troops into combat, with the assault of the 1st and 2nd Louisiana Native guard on the northern reaches of Port Hudson's confederate defenses. In the Shenandoah Valley, the corps served under Gen. Philip Sheridan, in the 1864 Valley Campaign against Jubal Early. The badge has a straight pin attached to the back. The face has decorative filigree around the edge. This item came from the Doug Gardner collection. (kb15009) $375

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GAR Gold lapel pin, in the standard medal of honor format, details are accented with red paint it appears (see photo), approx. one inch in height and a quarter inch across. (kb5005) $175

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