CIVIL WAR SECOND CORPS, THIRD DIVISION CAP CORPS BADGE

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There were five corps in the Union Army during the American Civil War which were each designated as Second Army Corps. Of these five, the most widely known was The Army of the Potomac formation. Maj. Gen. Daniel Butterfield, Hooker’s Chief of Staff was assigned the task of designing a distinctive shape for each Corps badge. The second Corps design was the Trefoil. The badges were generally made of cloth. Officers sometimes wore metallic, privately made, personalized badges made by jewelers.

Worn by soldiers on top or sides of headgear and on uniforms. This second Corps badge is made of dyed blue wool, with jaceron wire outlining the edge. Backside polished cotton lining. Overall excellent condition. Very desirable Second Corps badge becoming hard to find.  [ws]

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