Shield-shaped identification pin for William H. Clay

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Created by
Unidentified
Owned by
Clay, William H. H., American, 1843 - 1865
Medium
silver alloy, copper, gold
Dimensions
H x W: 5/8 x 1/2 x 1/8 in. (1.6 x 1.3 x 0.3 cm)
Type
badges
Date
1864-65
Caption
Clay died in April 1865 of typhoid fever and was buried at the Alexandria National Cemetery in Virginia.
Description
Front: Shield-shaped pin with stick-pin; decorated around edge and engraved in cursive: "W. H. Clay Co. D 28th US"
Topic
African American
Military
Slavery
United States Colored Troops
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift from the Liljenquist Family Collection
Object number
2011.51.5
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Collection title
Liljenquist Family Collection
Classification
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Awards and Medals
Exhibition
Slavery and Freedom
On View
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Concourse 3, C3 053
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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