WASHINGTON ARTILLERY / ALBANY BURGESSES CORPS REUNION RIBBON - 1894

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Item Code: 33-281

Tan colored ribbon reads, “WASHINGTON ARTILLERY / ORGANIZED FEBRUARY 22ND, 1840, NEW ORLEANS, LA. /ALBANY BURGESSES CORPS, ‘SEMPER PARATUS’ / ORGANIZED OCTOBER 8, 1833 OF ALBANY, N.Y. / NEW ORLEANS, FEB’Y 4TH, 1894.” Images of two roaring tigers adorn the ribbon.

Ribbon measures 3” by 7 ¾”. Images and lettering are in dark blue. Shows very light fraying at top and bottom edges. Ribbon is very clean.

The Washington Artillery was founded in 1840. On May 26, 1861 the Unit was mustered into the Civil War; four companies served in the Army of Northern Virginia and a fifth was in the Army of Tennessee. Elements of the Washington Artillery participated in over sixty major actions. A few notable engagements include: Battle of Antietam, Battle of Perryville, Battle of Gettysburg, Battle of Shiloh, Battle of Chickamauga, Battle of Fredericksburg, First Battle of Manassas, and the Battle of Cold Harbor. Armed with mostly cannons captured from the Baton Rouge Arsenal in 1861, the companies used them effectively. They were regarded as one of the premier voluntary artillery units in the Confederacy.

Albany Burgess Corps was formed in Albany, NY in 1833.The Corps served as Co. R of the 25th New York Infantry, a 3 month state militia regiment which served from 5/31/52 to 9/8/62. It served at Suffolk, VA, in the 7th Corps, and was mustered out at Albany, September 8, 1862.  [sl]

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