FRAMED ESCUTCHEON FOR SOLDIER IN THE 15TH PENNSYLVANIA CAVALRY

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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 PENNSYLVANIA” along the edge. The center of the quadrant has yellow Corporal stripes and a yellow badge with gold lettering that reads “CO. L” above “CO. G.” All is decorated with a gold filigree. The upper right quadrant has “CAVALRY” In the center of this quadrant is a yellow scroll with gold lettering that reads “TRANSFERRED TO CO. G FEB-1863.” 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 “ALBERT L. FOULKES” All the whole is bright and colorful being painted by hand.

Escutcheon has very light staining along top edge as well as some small creases and closed separations from being bent. There is no missing paper and the affected area is not very visible from a distance. Framed it meas. approx. 24.25 x 31.25 inches. Frame and blue mat are modern.

Albert L. Foulkes was born in 1844.

He enlisted as a Private in Company L, 15th Pennsylvania Cavalry on October 3, 1862. He was transferred from Company L to Company G in February of 1863 and promoted to Corporal on March 16, 1865. He was mustered out at Nashville on June 21, 1865.

After the war Mr. Foulkes went into the guano business. In 1880 while working in the Gulf of Mexico he was detained by the Mexican Government without a stated reason. He was eventually released and returned to Philadelphia. In 1882 Foulkes sued the Mexican Government for “injuries and indignities sustained.” He asked for $25,000. It is not known if he ever received a settlement or judgement in the case.

Mr. Foulkes died in 1928 in Philadelphia and is buried there in Mount Peace Cemetery.  [ad]

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