UNION VIII CORPS, 2ND DIVISION VETERAN BADGE

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Hexagonal six-pointed star, w/reverse bar-pin, 1.25” in diameter. Of white metal, w/scalloped outer edge & inner white enameled (2nd Divisional) star. Exhibits minor dings. Else VG extra plus.

Composed of various units, the Union VIII Corps was assigned to the Middle District of the Shenandoah in 1862, and spent much of its war service in defending the Baltimore & Ohio railroad. In mid-June 1863, however, the 2nd Division was badly mauled by Richard Ewell’s Confederate Corps at the Second Battle of Winchester, during the early phase of the Gettysburg Campaign. Later on, in the summer 1864, under General Lew Wallace, the VIII Corps played a significant role at the Battle of Monocacy in defending Washington against raiding the forces of Gen. Jubal Early. Though hardly the famed Union army corps, the boys of the VIII Corps saw some patches of hard and bloody service.

Solid Corps/Division badge collectible. In circular plastic container, 1.5” diameter.  [JP]

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