Baltimore City Police Badge - Inventory Number: MIS 076
Exceptionally scarce Civil War police badge. Large silver badge depicting Baltimore’s official city seal, The War of 1813 “Battle Monument” over the year 1797 (the year Baltimore City was incorporated) in an oval center. Within this oval center, across the top and sides are the words “City Police”. This badge is the third issuance of badges which were issued on June 22, 1862. A newly formed Police force appeared in a completely new uniform with a new series of badges. With the same center section of the first issuance badge, returning the designation of “City Police” surrounded by twenty small points encircled by a narrow rim. The City had twenty wards a point for every Wards, and a thin band around to represent the police that protects and holds it all together.
Inventory Number: MIS 076