7TH NEW YORK NATIONAL GUARD LONG SERVICE MEDAL - NAMED

$750.00

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Item Code: 344-2763

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Medal is made of bronze and is in two pieces.

The top bar is rectangular with the 7th’s motto in raised letters that reads “PRO PATRIA ET GLORIA.” Reverse still has the original “T” pin. Face has light to moderate surface dirt.

Suspended from the bar is a sky blue ribbon that has faded some and has some light fraying to edges.

The drop has the numeral “7” at center of a riband that reads “LONG AND FAITHFUL SERVICE” with a laurel wreath encompassing the whole. This is superimposed over a Greek cross which is in turn superimposed over crossed cannons.

The reverse of the drop is stamped at the top with the number “172.” Engraved at center is “SERGT. LOUIS L. ROBBINS / 1884.” Engraving is in cursive, is strong and very readable. Some of the lower areas of the drop have residue from a cleaning solution.

Amazingly, a search yields only one Louis L. Robbins in the Civil War. He is listed as serving as a Corporal in Company F, of the 23rd Massachusetts. He was wounded at New Bern, North Carolina on March 14, 1862 and was discharged for disability the following October. Whether or not this is the same man who owned this medal is not known. The 1850 Census does show one Louis L. Robbins who was living in Massachusetts while the 1870 Census shows a fellow by the same name living in New York but none in Massachusetts. It appears probably that Robbins lived in Massachusetts till after the war and then moved to New York where he joined the 7th but this is only conjecture.  [ad]

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