Enameled brass oval plaque with crossed sabers and “1 NY MR 1861-5.” The 1st Regiment New York Mounted Rifles, sometimes designated 7th Regiment New York Volunteer Cavalry, was a cavalry regiment of the Union Army during the Civil War. The 1st mounted Rifles saw action at Suffolk, Bermuda Hundred, Petersburg, Chaffin’s Farm, and Darbytown Road. The regiment lost by death, killed in action, 1 officer, 18 enlisted men; of wounds received in action, 1 officer, 12 enlisted men; of disease and other causes, 4 officers, 125 enlisted men; total, 6 officers, 155 enlisted men; aggregate, 161; of whom 8 enlisted men died at the hands of the enemy. The plaque measures 6 3/16” by 4 1/2” and has a thickness of about 2 millimeters. A unique piece of Civil War veterans’ memorabilia that would fit well into a cavalry collection.
Inventory Number: VET 276 / SOLD