MASSACHUSETTS MINUTE MAN MEDAL IDENTIFIED TO GEORGE KRAMER, 1ST MASSACHUSETTS LIGHT ARTILLERY

$325.00

Quantity Available: 1

Item Code: 844-14

Shipping: Determined by Method & Location of buyer

To Order:
Call 717-334-0347,
Fax 717-334-5016, or E-mail

Two-piece bronze medal consisting of a rectangular bar and circular drop.

The bar is embossed with “MASSACHUSETTS MINUTE MEN OF 1861”. Reverse has the original pin.

Circular drop has the Seal of the State of Massachusetts at center of the obverse while the reverse reads “THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS TO THE MEMBERS OF THE MASSACHUSETTS VOLUNTEER MILITIA WHO WERE MUSTERED INTO THE UNITED STATES SERVICE IN RESPONSE TO PRESIDENT LINCOLN’S FIRST CALL FOR TROOPS APRIL 15, 1861.”

Rim is stamped “GEORGE KRAMER, PRVT.  1st. LT. BAT. ”.

George Kramer was a 35 year old resident of Baltimore, MD when he enlisted on 5/16/61 as a Private. On 5/18/61 he mustered into the 1st Massachusetts Light Artillery. He mustered out on 8/2/61 at Camp Clare, Baltimore.

By Special Order No. 61, dated April 20, 1861, Maj. Asa M. Cook, commanding the 1st Batty. Lt. Art. Mass. Vol. Mill, "Minute Men", was ordered to have his battery in readiness before midnight on that date. The guns, six brass six pounders, ten tons of ammunition, and seventy horses were sent forward by rail at 10 o'clock that night, and the men entrained for New York the following morning. Arriving in New York that evening, April 21, they embarked on the steamer DE SOTO for Fort Monroe, arriving at their destination on the 23d. They were ordered to proceed immediately to Annapolis, Md., where they arrived early on the morning of the 24th. Until May 4, the battery was quartered at the Naval Academy. On that date it proceeded to the Relay House. Not until May 18 was the battery formally mustered into the service of the United States. On June 13 it was ordered back to Baltimore to assist in protecting the polls during the election. Returning to the Relay House, it was soon ordered back to Camp Clare on the outskirts of Baltimore, and was later quartered in Monument Square and at the Custom House. Returning again to Camp Clare on the 10th of July, it remained there until Aug. 2, when the men were mustered out of the service. Entraining at once for Boston, they arrived on the

following day and were honored by a military parade and a reception by Mayor Wightman.  [ld] [ph:L]

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

THIS ITEM, AS WITH ALL OTHER ITEMS AVAILABLE ON OUR WEB SITE,

MAY BE PURCHASED THROUGH OUR LAYAWAY PROGRAM.

CLICK HERE FOR OUR POLICIES AND TERMS.

THANK YOU!

Inquire »

Inquire About MASSACHUSETTS MINUTE MAN MEDAL IDENTIFIED TO GEORGE KRAMER, 1ST MASSACHUSETTS LIGHT ARTILLERY

For inquiries, please email us at [email protected]

featured item

UNION CAVALRY GENERAL WILLIAM WELLS’ FIELD BLOUSE: MEDAL OF HONOR FOR GETTYSBURG WHERE HE RODE IN THE LEAD OF FARNSWORTH’S CHARGE; BRIGADE COMMANDER UNDER CUSTER; BLOUSE ACTUALLY WORN IN ONE OF HIS PHOTOS

This coat is the epitome of a Civil War Union general’s field uniform, a blouse following the popular sack coat pattern of the period, looking somewhat like an enlisted man’s fatigue blouse and suitable for campaign wear, but with a double row of… (1179-281). Learn More »

Upcoming Events

25
May

June 29-30: 51st Annual Gettysburg Civil War Relic Show Learn More »

Instagram