1888 25TH CONNECTICUT REUNION RIBBON

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Blue ribbon which meas. approx. 2.50 inches wide x 7.00 inches long with fringe. Silver printing reads “25TH ANNIVERSARY 25TH REG’T C. V. BATTLE OF IRISH BEND, LA.-HARTFORD, CONN. APRIL 14TH, 1863-1888.” At center of the ribbon is a 19th Corps badge.

The ribbon is folded over at the top with a thin strip of cardboard glued to it. There is some slight fading to the silver lettering and badge.

The 25th Connecticut was recruited in Hartford and Tolland Counties in the fall of 1862 to serve 9 months. The regiment was sent to Louisiana where it was assigned to the 19th Corps. The regiment saw action at Bayou Montecino, Irish Bend, Vermillionville, Port Hudson and Donaldsonville.. They were mustered out August 26, 1863. During its service the regiment lost 147 men killed, wounded and captured.

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