REUNION RIBBON FOR THE 88TH PENNSYLVANIA INFANTRY

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Item Code: 1070-52

Dark blue ribbon with gold lettering.

Across the top of the ribbon is a piece of gold bullion ribbon with the original pin on the reverse.

Ribbon meas. approx. 2.50 x 6.00 inches. At center is the crest of the state of Pennsylvania with “88TH REG’T” above and “P. V.V. ASSOCIATION” below. Bottom edge is lined with bullion tassels.

There is some wear on the face of the ribbon as well as two or three small stress separations along the edges. The gold lettering and decoration on the dark blue ribbon make an attractive combination.

The 88th Pennsylvania was organized in September of 1861. They served in the Army of the Potomac from October of 1861 to March of 1862 when they were shifted to the defenses of Washington and the Department of the Rappahannock. In June of 1862 they joined the 3rd Corps of the Army of the Potomac and in September of that same year joined the 1st Corps where they remained until that organization’s consolidation with the 5th Corps in early 1864.

The 88th saw action in 42 engagements to include 2nd Bull Run, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Wilderness, Spotsylvania, North Anna, Cold Harbor, Siege of Petersburg and Five Forks. The regiment suffered 181 deaths by battle, wounds and disease plus many others wounded but survived.    [ad]

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