A Fine Collection of American Medals

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Date of Auction: 8th September 2015


Estimate: £260 - £300

New Jersey, Civil War Veterans’ Medal 1861-65, by William Meyers Co., bronze, unnamed, complete with ornate ‘1861-65’ brooch bar, reverse impressed, ‘3337’, good very fine £260-300


Medal ‘3337’ was awarded to Benjamin Jarvis who served in Company K, 10th New Jersey Regiment and Company C, 11th New Jersey Regiment. Living in Elwood, Atlantic County, New Jersey, his medal application was approved on 16 April 1908. Jarvis was enrolled for three years and mustered into the 10th New Jersey Regiment on 23 October 1861. He was discharged at the U.S. Army General Hospital, Philadelphia due to disability on 30 August 1862. Jarvis was enrolled for one year and mustered into the 11th New Jersey Regiment on 14 October 1864. He was discharged at the U.S. General Hospital, Washington, D.C. on 26 July 1865 - due to wounds received before Petersburg, Virginia, 6 November 1864. With copied roll extracts and research.