Badge w/ribbon & pin
Overall: 3 x 1 1/2 in. ( 7.6 x 3.8 cm )
Brass medal suspended from bar with pin back; bar inscribed "MAJOR L.S. HILL" circular medal depicts anchor shield and inscription "STATE OF RHODE ISLAND/HOPE."; reverse bar inscribed with "1ST R.I.V 98-99."; circular medal inscribed with "THE STATE OF/RHODE ISLAND/TO HER SONS/ WHO ON LAND AND SEA/DEFENDED THE/NATIONS HONOUR/IN THE WAR WITH SPAIN/1898."; red, white and blue silk ribbon connects bar and medal.
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