The Society of the Army of the Potomac was a military society founded in 1869 from officers and enlisted men who served with the Army of the Potomac during the American Civil War. When the Society of the Army of the Potomac was founded, Lieutenant General Philip Sheridan was elected as its first president. A total of 12 vice presidents were also elected, representing 10 corps which served with the army as well as the artillery and the general staff. As the Society did not provide for hereditary membership, it gradually diminished as the veterans of the Civil War died off during the early twentieth century. It held its last annual reunion in 1927. This elaborate insignia has a top piece of crossed cavalry sabers, a blue and white ribbon, a pair of crossed cannons below the ribbon, and a planchet in the form of a six-armed cross enameled in red with the badges of six of the corps assigned to the army. In the center of the cross is a seal with the 11th and 12th Corps insignia and a cipher of the letters A and P. The medal measures 1 ½” by 3” and is in good condition with some wear to the ribbon. A very attractive Civil War veterans’ medal.
Comes housed in a 6 x 8 inch display case with black velvet backing and descriptive card.
Inventory Number: VET 271 / SOLD