Company H, 2nd Maine Infantry badge presented by General John H. Martindale for gallantry at the Battle of Bull Run and Siege of Yorktown. Approximately 1 7/16” by 2 1/16” silver two-part badge, straight pin affixed to reverse; remnants of ribbon. The pin hanger engraved: "Co. H. 2 Maine." V Corps Maltese cross engraved to obverse: "Presented / by / Genl. Martindale. / 1862." Reverse: "For / Gallant conduct / at Bull Run and / Siege / of / Yorktown." Known as the Bangor Regiment, the 2nd Maine Infantry Regiment was mustered for 2 years service in Bangor on 28 May 1861. It took part in several major battles including First and Second Bull Run (commemorated here), the Peninsula Campaign, Antietam, and Chancellorsville. It was particularly well-regarded as the last regiment to leave the field at the First Battle of Bull Run. John H. Martindale (1815-1881), a lawyer and West Point graduate, was commissioned a brigadier general on 9 August 1861 and assigned to command a brigade in the Army of the Potomac. A scarce Civil War corps badge.
Comes housed in a 6 x 8 inch display case with red velvet backing and descriptive card.
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Inventory Number: IDE 155