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  • Civil War Identified Officer's Service Medal and Photo

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    Civil War Identified Officer's Service Medal and Photograph - Inventory Number: IDE 105

    Lt. Alexander Gardner 88th PA Infantry

    Original carte de visite image of Lieutenant Gardner. Fine silver Civil War Officer's service medal. The silver bar at the top of the medal is engraved with the officer's name:  "Lt Alex S Gardner".  From the upper bar is suspended a dark blue grosgrain ribbon that has a metal ring that attached to an elaborately scrolled, silver disk that had Gardner's initials engraved on it.  The back of the top bar has a Civil War period T-bar style pin for attachment to the wearer's coat.  The entire medal. silver and ribbon is in excellent condition.  One of the small Scottish thistles on the engraved disk is missing.  Gardner or Gardiner (as it appears on some rosters) mustered into the 88th PA Infantry in November of 1861 and left service in WIA at Bull Run in August of 1864.  Medal measures as follows: Length - 4"; Width of ribbon - 1.75".  Accompanied by binder containing soldier's and regimental history.  Wonderful set.

    Alexander S. Gardner:

    Residence Philadelphia PA;

    Enlisted on 10/30/1861 as a Private.

    On 10/30/1861 he mustered into "E" Co. PA 88th Infantry

    He was Mustered Out on 6/30/1865 at Washington, DC

    Intra Regimental Company Transfers:

    * from company E to company D

    Inventory Number: IDE 105