This is another nice piece being offered, it is a Civil War Veterans Medal from the Battle of Gettysburg. Overall it measures approximately 3 x 1 3/4.
The top section of the medal has 1863 1913 / New York Gettysburg. The bottom has the profile busts of Meade and Lee surrounded by military motifs.
The reverse of the medal has the famous maker in tiny letters WHITEHEAD & HOAG CO. The 1913 Gettysburg reunion was a battlefield encampment of Civil War veterans for the 50th anniversary. The 50th Reunion of the Battle of Gettysburg was held June 29July 4 with the gathering of 53,407 veterans (8,750 Confederate).It was the largest ever Civil War veteran reunion, and never in the world's history had so many men in advanced age assembled under field conditions. This medal is a real beauty and no doubt was worn by one of these proud veterans. In my book Battle of Gettysburg The Relics, Artifacts & Souvenirs, I go into more detail about the reunion. It comes in the glass-top display case pictured. The item "Civil War New York at Gettysburg Medal, 50th Reunion" is in sale since Monday, December 16, 2019.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Original Period Items\Other Civil War Original Items". The seller is "bob33rd" and is located in Stanhope, New Jersey. This item can be shipped to United States.