Medals Belonging To John Schuhardt Of The 21st New Jersey - Contains the following nine badges:
Schuhardt's Ladder Badge showing Company and Regiment
Schuhardt's New Jersey Civil War Service Medal, has his name and #749 on the reverse
Sixth Corps Badge inscribed "21 N.J. VOL."
1882 Badge of the Society of the Army of the Republic
Type V, 1886, membership badge, Grand Army of the Republic
Badge of Sons of Union Veterans
Loyal Ladies League Badge
Unidentified Musician's Badge
1830's Vintage Infantry Cap Eagle
John Schuhart enlisted on August 26, 1862 as a fifer. On September 15, 1862 he mustered into "B" co. NY 21st Infantry. He was Mustered out on June 19, 1863 at Trenton, NJ, after serving the full 9 month term of the unit.
The 21st New Jersey Regiment was formed at Trenton in August of 1862and was mustard in on the 15th of September for a term of nine months. Its companies E and H were from Mercer County and its other companies were all primarily from Hudson. This regiment of 1,004 men left the state on September to be assigned to the Third Brigade, Second Division, Sixth Corps. It was involved in skirmishing along the Rappahannock in December of 1862 during the Battle of Fredericksburg and more significantly, at Chancellorsville the following May where its Colonel was killed. It returned to Trenton to be mustered out on June 19th 1863. Battle deaths totaled 21 and 31 were lost to diseases and other causes.
Beautiful collection of badges, all in fine condition.
Inventory Number: VET 070