NICE CONDITION REUNION RIBBON FOR THE 16TH CONNECTICUT INFANTRY

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Item Code: 1011-70

White ribbon meas. approx. 2.00 x 8.75 inches with blue lettering that reads “THIRTIETH ANNUAL REUNION 16TH CONN. VOLS. HARTFORD, CONN. SEPT. 17TH 1896.”

Ribbon is decorated with a drawing of a 9TH Corps badge above the dates “1862-1896.”

Item is in good condition with light surface dirt and still attached to its original card.

The 16th Connecticut was organized in August of 1862 for three years service. During the war they served with the 9th, 7th and 18th Corps. They saw action at Antietam, Fredericksburg, Suffolk and Plymouth. The regiment lost 9 officers and 316 men killed, died of wounds or of disease plus many others wounded and survived.

The 16th suffered heavily at Antietam on September 17, 1862. They were on the far-left of Burnsides line and were hit in the flank by A. P. Hill’s Confederates arriving from Harper’s Ferry. The regiment had only been in service two weeks and barely knew how to fire their muskets. They suffered losses of 45 killed, 160 wounded, 22 captured and 2 missing. Two years later, at the siege of Plymouth the regiment would suffer heavily again losing 3 killed, 11 wounded and 434 captured.    [ad] [ph:L]

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