12/20th ARMY CORPS BADGE

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The 12th Army Corps dates to September 1862 when the divisions of Williams and Shields, which had already seen heavy action together, were transferred from the Department of the Shenandoah to the command of Joseph K. Mansfield in the Army of the Potomac, seeing further heavy combat at Antietam. With the introduction of corps badges in the Army of the Potomac in March 1863 they adopted a five-pointed star for their insignia and fought under it through Chancellorsville and Gettysburg, before transferring with the 11th Corps to the western theatre in Fall 1863 to reinforce Rosecrans after his defeat at Chickamauga. In April 1864 the two corps were consolidated as the reconstituted 20th Army Corps, which adopted the star insignia of the 12th. As part of the Army of the Cumberland, they fought in the Atlanta Campaign and took part in the March to the Sea and the campaign of the Carolinas as part of Sherman’s left wing, the Army of Georgia. They were formally disbanded in June 1865 after taking part in the Grand Review in Washington.

This is a nice, silvered, hollow stamped brass star with a small United States shield at the center, cursorily rendered with seven stripes and just three stars out of space considerations. The raised edges of the points show natural wear, exposing a narrow line of age-tarnished brass. Otherwise the silver wash is muted and shows a few areas of tarnish, but preserves about 90 percent coverage. A small brass fastening loop on the reverse is in place, allowing it to be sewn or fastened with a small thong.  [sr]

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