A Fine Collection of American Medals

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Date of Auction: 8th September 2015

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Estimate: £300 - £400

Massachusetts Volunteers’ Service Medal 1861-65, bronze (Frank Sanborn, Prvt. F. 6th. Reg.) impressed naming, complete with ‘Massachusetts Minute Men 1861’ brooch bar, nearly extremely fine £300-400

Footnote

Frank Sanborn, a Hatter from Methuen, Essex County, Massachusetts. Answering the call of the President for three-month volunteers, Sanborn enlisted at Boston, Massachusetts on 16 April 1861 and served as a Private in Company F, 6th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry from 22 April 1861 until he was honourably mustered out of service on 2 August 1861. He enlisted again at Camp Cameron, North Cambridge, Massachusetts on 7 September 1861 and began service as a Private in Company I, 26th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry on 18 October 1861. As a Sergeant he was honourably discharged due to disability at Galloup’s Island, Boston Harbour on 27 November 1862. Sanborn enlisted once more on 5 January 1864 and began service as a Private in Company C, 59th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry on 14 January 1864. As a Sergeant in the same company and regiment, he was killed in action at Petersburg, Virginia on 29 June 1864. With copied war records and other research.