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Two Civil War Union Prisoner Association Medals

Auction:
3034M
Lot:
93
Sold for:
$1,476$1,200

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Auction:
Sale #3034M - 3034M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
October 26, 2017 10:00AM

Description:

Two Civil War Union Prisoner Association Medals, c. late 19th century, one marked "PENNSYLVANIA" on the top ladder bar, with "LIBBY/BELLE ISLE/CASTLE THUNDER" on the lower three bars, with an eagle, knapsack, and crossed muskets, suspending a medal with "DEATH BEFORE DISHONOR; and one with the top ladder bar marked "L.H. Bishop/SURVIVOR OF/MILLEN, 1864/FLORENCE, 1865/GOLDSBORO, 1865/LIBBY, 1864/ANDERSONVILLE, 1864/SOUTHERN-MILITARY/1861 PRISONS 1865," suspending a medal with an eagle and marked "LET US FORGIVE/BUT NOT FORGET."

Provenance: The collection of Nicholas A. Penachio.
Estimate $300-500

Both in very good condition.


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Keywords

Nicholas A. Penachio, American Civil War prison camps, Andersonville, Belle Isle, Geography of the United States, Hypocorisms, Libby, Richmond, Virginia, Virginia