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Object Name BADGE
Catalog Number 0985.07.00135n
Description The badge consists of three parts - pin, ribbon with fringe, and charm. The large pin is made of tin, shaped sort of like a police badge. The outer edges are decorated with scallops and scrolls, except for the base which is flat. A sepia celluloid portrait of an older Nathan Bedford Forrest is attached to the center of the pin. The pin is stamped with ornamental swirls throughout its body. "UNITED" is stamped in raised letters at the top of the pin. "CONFEDERATE" is stamped in raised letters in a semicircular shape above the photograph. A bar shape extends out from either side of the photograph. "VETE" is stamped in raised letters on the left side of the bar. "RANS" is stamped in raised letters on the right side of the bar. "REUNION" is stamped in raised letters in a semicircular shape below the photograph. The portrait is immediately surrounded by a raised laurel wreath image. Crossed rifles with bayonets images lie underneath the wreath. The stocks of the rifles split "REUNION" between the 'E' & 'U' and between the 'O' & 'N'. The bayonets split "CONFEDERATE" between the 'N' & 'F' and between the 'R' & 'A'. A rectangular silk ribbon hangs from the pin. The top part of the ribbon is white with black lettering which reads, "N. B. FORREST. / CAMP / No. 4, U. C. V. / CHATTANOOGA, / TENN." The bottom portion of the ribbon is printed as an Army of Northern Virgina pattern flag in red, white, and blue. Silver threaded fringe hangs from the bottom of the ribbon. A small wire hangs from each side of the bottom of the ribbon and suspends a metal canteen-shaped charm. "C. S. A." is inscribed in the center of the charm. The charm appears tarnished. The portrait of Forrest appears to be slightly torn. The back of the badge rests against the backing of the frame and is therefore, not visible. This badge is part of a large framed collection (0985.7.135); the rest of the collection is enumerated separately (0985.7.135a- 0985.7.135m, 0985.7.135o-0985.7.135hh).
Dimensions H-9.5 W-2.125 L-2.75 inches
Owned Varina Anne Davis (Winnie)
People Davis, Varina Anne (Winnie)
Search Terms United Confederate Veterans
Subjects reunions