RIBBON FOR THE 1918 REUNION OF THE 79TH NEW YORK HIGHLANDERS

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Ribbon meas. approx. 2.00 x 4.25 inches equally divided into red, white and blue vertical stripes. Gold lettering reads “DEDICATION SEPT. 23, 1918 FORT SANDERS TENN. MONUMENT 79TH N.Y.U.V. HIGHLANDERS.”

Reverse has the original pin and a maker’s mark for the “EAGLE REGELIA CO.”

The 79th New York Highlanders was raised in New York City in May of 1861 and saw heavy fighting at 1st Bull Run and on James Island.

In July of 1862 they joined the 9th Corps and served with that organization throughout the war being engaged at 2nd Bull Run, Chantilly, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Vicksburg Campaign and Spotsylvania.

The regiment lost 4 officers and 194 enlisted men killed, died of wounds and disease. [AD]

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