CONNECTICUT POST 8 GAR BADGE

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Top bar is inscribed “CONNECTICUT.” Has pin on back and bar for a ribbon which is now missing.. Suspended from the top bar is a round metal disc with an “8” at center. Around the edges is inscribed “MERRIAM POST, MERIDEN.” A nutmeg is suspended at bottom.

Merriam Post was named in honor of Edwin Merriam who was from Durham, Connecticut.  He enlisted on August 28, 1861 as a Sergeant.  He was mustered into Co. C, 7th Connecticut Infantry on September 6, 1861.  He re-enlisted and was promoted to Commissary Sergeant on December 22, 1863.  He was promoted again to 2nd Lieutenant of Company E on April 12, 1864.  He was wounded at the Battle of Deep Bottom on August 16, 1864 and died of his wounds September 6, 1864. 

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