Military Insignia and Pins

The word "pins" is a catch-all used to describe military badges and insignia for various armed forces around the world. Because these badges and insignia are routinely pinned to a soldier's or officer's uniform, they are frequently referred to as pins. But insignia can also be found on patches, so the terms are sometimes used interchangeably. In the United States, Civil War insignia and pins are of great interest to collectors. While Union...Continue Reading