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Object Name BADGE
Catalog Number 0985.07.00045
Date 1887
Description The badge consists of a stamped brass barpin, short length of red, white, and blue ribbon, and a round silver-toned pendant. The bar pin is has a rectangular base with a shield between cornucopias. A slot is in the base, functioning as a ribbon bar. A clasp pin is soldered to the back of the bar. A red, white, and blue striped ribbon should hang from the bar (now separated) and tapers to a gather through a small metal ring. The ribbon has no marks. The metal ring also passes through a small hole at the top of the round pendant. The obverse of the pendant has a relief profile portrait of Jefferson Davis in a center circle. A concentric outer band around the center has the following in raised letters, "JEFFERSON DAVIS EX-PRESIDENT / C. S. A. * 1861-65." The pendant has a serrated edge, the same as a U. S. quarter. The reverse of the pendant shows a relief image laurel wreath surrounding the following in raised letters forming a second circle, "RE-UNION OF CONFEDERATE VETERANS / 1887." "MACON, GA. / OCT. 26TH" is printed in raised letters in the center. The maker's mark is stamped on the very bottom of the reverse in tiny letters and reads, "A. DEMAREST / N. Y." The ribbon has totally separated from the bar pin.
Dimensions Dia-1.5 inches
Made A. Demarest
Provenance The badge originally was created for a Confederate Veterans reunion held in Macon, Georgia in conjunction with the Georgia State Fair on October 25-27, 1887. Jefferson Davis reviewed a parade of the veterans during this reunion on October 26. This reunion was the last one attended by Davis. It was sent from Macon after his death.
People Davis, Jefferson
Search Terms United Confederate Veterans
Subjects reunions
Parades & processions