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Object Name BADGE
Catalog Number 0985.07.00135ff
Description The brass badge consists of three parts - bar pin, charm, and pendant. The bar pin is shaped to be an eagle with outspread wings clutching a flag by its staff. The flag swirls slightly and then drapes over the other end of the staff. The flag is representative of a Second National pattern with the St. Andrew's cross in the upper left corner. A shield-shaped charm suspends from a connecting bar at the bottom of the draped flag. The charm has a raised edge arounds its perimeter and a raised monogram of "CSA" in its center. The charm suspends a pendant from a bar. The pendant is shaped like a Maltese cross encircled about its center by a laurel wreath. A disc in the center contains a relief portrait of Robert E. Lee surrounded by a ring of raised lettering that reads, "CONFEDERATE VETERAN / 1861-1865." Each arm of the cross contains a relief image: left, crossed swords; top, crossed rifles with bayonets; right, crossed cannons; and bottom, anchor. 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- 0985.7.135ee, 0985.7.135gg-0985.7.135hh). The badge is located in the lower left quadrant of the frame.
Dimensions H-3 W-1.75 inches
Owned Varina Anne Davis (Winnie)
People Davis, Varina Anne (Winnie)