Early 20th century United Confederate Veterans reunion badge. The brass badge measures 1 5/16” across and bears an enamel Confederate battle flag surrounded by “UNITED / CONFEDERADE / VETERANS / REUNION” the badge is suspended from a brass pin marked ‘SOUVENIR.” A nice piece of Confederate veterans’ memorabilia.
The United Confederate Veterans (UCV, or simply Confederate Veterans) was an American Civil War veterans' organization headquartered in New Orleans, Louisiana. It was organized on June 10, 1889, by ex-soldiers and sailors of the Confederate States as a merger between the Louisiana Division of the Veteran Confederate States Cavalry Association; N. B. Forrest Camp of Chattanooga, Tennessee; Tennessee Division of the Veteran Confederate States Cavalry Association; Tennessee Division of Association of Confederate Soldiers; Benevolent Association of Confederate Veterans of Shreveport, Louisiana; Confederate Association of Iberville Parish, Louisiana; Eighteenth Louisiana; Adams County (Mississippi) Veterans' Association; Louisiana Division of the Army of Tennessee; and Louisiana Division of the Army of Northern Virginia. The Union equivalent of the UCV was the Grand Army of the Republic.
Comes housed in a 5 x 6 inch display case with blue velvet backing and descriptive card.
Inventory Number: VET 268 / SOLD