Rolled tin case that once held the velum commission presented to Alexander Webb for gallant and meritorious services at the Battle of Gettysburg. The case measures 19” by 3 ½” and was originally bought at auction with the vellum commission in the 1990s. Alexander Stewart Webb (February 15, 1835 – February 12, 1911) was a career United States Army officer and a Union general in the Civil War who received the Medal of Honor for gallantry at the Battle of Gettysburg, where his brigade held the center of the Union line against Pickett’s Charge. After the war, he was a prominent member of New York Society and served as president of the City College of New York for thirty-three years.
Inventory Number: IDE 177 / SOLD