DROP FROM AN OHIO STATE MEDAL ID'D TO 65TH OHIO SOLDIER

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Item Code: 595-1580

This is the drop only from a state of Ohio Civil War medal.

The obverse shows a standing Columbia backed by a spread-winged eagle placing a laurel wreath on the head of a soldier. Visible behind the soldier is a camp of Sibley tents and the dates “1861-1865” are at bottom.

The reverse has a laurel wreath border and reads “THE STATE OF OHIO TO C. H. RIGHTMIRE VETERAN CO. A 65TH REG. OHIO VOLUNTEER INFT.”

Drop has a small hole at top center for attaching to the medal proper.

Charles H. Rightmire is listed on the roster of the 65th Ohio as “REGHTMIER.” He was born in Knox County, Ohio on November 12, 1840.

Rightmire enlisted as a Private in Company A on October 5, 1861 and was mustered out at Columbus, Ohio on December 16, 1864. During his time of service, the regiment was engaged at Shiloh, Stones River, Chickamauga, Missionary Ridge, Resaca, Dallas, Kennesaw Mountain, Peach Tree Creek and Atlanta.

Private Rightmire died in Tioga Pennsylvania on September 20, 1894 and is buried there in Evergreen Cemetery.  [AD]

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