FRAMED ESCUTCHEON FOR OFFICER IN THE 15TH PENNSYLVANIA CAVALRY

$325.00

Quantity Available: 1

Item Code: 945-367

Shipping: Determined by Method & Location of buyer

To Order:
Call 717-334-0347,
Fax 717-334-5016, or E-mail

At top center is a large, full color, spread winged eagle sitting on a fascine. His head is turned to the right and in his beak, he holds a ribbon that reads “E PLURIBUS UNUM.” In his right claw he holds a laurel wreath while in his left he holds arrows. On his chest is a US shield with the word “UNION” across the top. Below the eagle is a shield or escutcheon divided into 4 quadrants by a red cross. At the center of the cross is the seal of the State of Pennsylvania. Within the body of the cross is the war record of the soldier done in delicate gold lettering. Each of the four quadrants has different insignia relating to the soldier’s service. The upper left quadrant has “15th PENN. CAV. OR” over “(CO. E  CO. I)” along the edge. The center of the quadrant has yellow Corporal, Sergeant and Quartermaster Sergeant chevrons. The upper right quadrant has “160TH PENN. VOLS.” over “(CO. B.)” In the center of this quadrant are yellow 1st Sergeant, Sergeant-Major chevrons and 1st Lieutenant of cavalry shoulder strap. The lower left quadrant has gold crossed sabers with the number “15” above it. The lower right quadrant has an Army of the Cumberland badge. Across the bottom in a scroll is the soldier’s name “1ST LIEUTENANT JOHN F. CONAWAY.” All colors are bright.

Escutcheon has light staining at top center near the eagle’s head. Framed it meas. approx. 24.00 x 29.50 inches. Frame and red and blue mat are modern.

John Fitton Conaway was born in Philadelphia on September 27, 1840. He enlisted as a Private in Company E, 15th Pennsylvania Cavalry on August 22, 1862. He received his first promotion to Corporal on March 1, 1863 and the same day was made Commissary Sergeant in Company I. On July 23, 1864 he was made 1st Sergeant of his Company and was then admitted to the Field and Staff as Sergeant-Major on January 21, 1865. Finally, he received a commission to 1st Lieutenant of Company B on March 13, 1865. He was mustered out at Nashville on June 21, 1865.

The 15th Pennsylvania Cavalry was organized in October of 1862 and was assigned to the Army of the Cumberland. The regiment saw action at Stones River, Mossy Creek and several smaller skirmishes. During its service the regiment lost 128 officers and men killed, died of wounds and disease plus many others wounded.

After the war Conaway returned to Philadelphia where he was active in veterans affairs being at one time Commander of GAR Post #2 and later was part of a two-man committee sent to Chickamauga to locate and mark the 15th Pennsylvania Cavalry’s position.

Conaway died in Philadelphia on January 4, 1929 and is buried there in West Laurel Hill Cemetery.  [ad]

Additional shipping charge required.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

THIS ITEM, AS WITH ALL OTHER ITEMS AVAILABLE ON OUR WEB SITE,

MAY BE PURCHASED THROUGH OUR LAYAWAY PROGRAM.

FOR OUR POLICIES AND TERMS,

CLICK ON ‘CONTACT US’ AT THE TOP OF ANY PAGE ON THE SITE,

THEN ON ‘LAYAWAY POLICY’.

THANK YOU!

Inquire »

Inquire About FRAMED ESCUTCHEON FOR OFFICER IN THE 15TH PENNSYLVANIA CAVALRY

should be empty

featured item

SUPERB CONDITION REMINGTON M1863 PERCUSSION “ZOUAVE” RIFLE

The Model 1863 “Zouave” rifle was produced by the Remington arms firm of Ilion New York between 1862 and 1865. This .58 caliber, single shot percussion muzzleloader is in superb condition. The Remington longarm rated as one of the best made and… (1046-08). Learn More »

Upcoming Events

05
Jun

The Gettysburg Show scheduled for June has been postponed until Sept. 25th - 27th. Learn More »