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  • 1898 and 1900 1st New Jersey Cavalry Reunion Ribbons/ Sold

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    1898 and 1900 1st New Jersey Cavalry Reunion Ribbons - Inventory Number:  VET 285 / SOLD

    Yellow silk ribbons made in commemoration of the 19th and 21st annual reunions of the 1st New Jersey Cavalry Veterans’ Association in 1898 and 1900. The ribbons hang from stamped brass pin bars and are finished with silver bullion tassels. The celluloid portraits suspended from the American Flag colored ribbons depict Colonel Hugh H. Janeway, killed at Amelia Springs, and Lieutenant Colonel Virgil Broderick, killed at Brandy Station. Both ribbons retain the original makers labels, from the Sommer Badge Manufacturing Company and the Whitehead & Hoag Company respectively. Both ribbons measure 2” by 8” and are in very good condition. The 1st New Jersey Cavalry saw continuous action in the Shenandoah Valley and later with the Armies of Virginia and the Potomac from Cedar Mountain to Appomattox. During its service it lost 12 Officers and 116 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 4 Officers and 185 Enlisted men by disease: for a total of 317.

    Hugh H. Janeway - Enlisted on 9/19/1861 as a 1st Lieutenant. On 9/19/1861 he was commissioned into "L" Co. NJ 1st Cavalry. He was Killed on 4/5/1865 at Amelia Springs, VA. Promotions: Capt 2/19/1862, Major 1/27/1863. Lt Colonel 7/6/1864. Colonel 10/11/1864. Intra Regimental Company Transfers: 1/27/1863 from company L to Field & Staff.

    Virgil Broderick - Enlisted on 8/14/1861 as a Captain. On 9/2/1861 he was commissioned into "K" Co. NJ 1st Cavalry. He was Killed on 6/9/1863 at Brandy Station, VA. Promotions: Major 9/28/1862, Lt Colonel 2/10/1863. Intra Regimental Company Transfers: 9/28/1862 from company K to Field & Staff. Other Information: Buried: Culpeper National Cemetery, Culpeper, VA. (Buried at foot of flag-staff).

    Comes housed in a 8 x 12 inch display case with red velvet backing and descriptive card.


     Inventory Number:  VET 285 / SOLD