Cap badge

Object Number: 
Z.2717
Date: 
1900-1940
Medium: 
Brass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 1/4 x 1 7/8 x 1/8 in. ( 5.7 x 4.8 x 0.3 cm )
Marks: 
stamped: top: "KENTUCKY STATE MILITIA"; bottom: "UNITED WE STAND,/DIVIDED WE FALL"
Description: 
Brass shield decorated with two men shaking hands inside a parlor; with bookcase on left and drapes on right; soldered in three spots on back.
Gallery Label: 
This badge was found in the files of the N-YHS Field Exploration Committee. It was probably part of a collection of replicas of 18th and 19th century buttons and military badges owned by William L. Calver, the Committee's chairman. It is of the type worn by Kentucky state troops during the Civil War.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group