Posted 6 months ago
I recently inherited a bunch of Civil War antiques owned by an ancestor and passed down through relatives including the medals & pins pictured as well as confederate currency and several journals.
Can anyone tell me what these pins & medals mean? Any good resources for identifying and learning about these would be greatly appreciated! I'm also wondering how to go about restoring & preserving these. Not going to sell anything but I'd like to get some sense of if any of these are particularly valuable and should be insured. I also have a leather bound monocular.
The medal/token with the American flag states:
Front: "Lieut. Gen. U.S. Grant"
Back: "Surrender of Gen. Lee to Gen. Grant April 9th 1865"
Corp badge states:
Capt. W. F. (?) Crane
Co. B. 157th P.V.
Thanks for looking and appreciate any info!