Regimental pin in box

Object Number: 
1948.560ab
Date: 
1857
Medium: 
Gold, paper, satin
Dimensions: 
Overall (box): 1 3/4 x 1 1/2 x 1 1/4 in. (4.4 x 3.8 x 3.2 cm) Overall (ring): 7/8 x 5/8 in. (2.2 x 1.6 cm)
Marks: 
engraved: on pin surface: "13 / Co E / BCC / 1857" with crossed rifles, powder container and stars printed: on underside of box lid: "TAYLOR'S / DIAMONDS / 115 PARK AVE. / JEWELER & OPTICIAN / PLAINFIELD, N.J."
Description: 
Gold regimental pin of shield shape belonging to Captain Benjamin G. Edmonds; inscribed with Brooklyn City Cadets information and chased edges; pin attachment; tan ring box lined with white satin; retailer's name printed under top lid.
Gallery Label: 
This regimental pin belonged to Captain Benjamin G. Edmonds, captain of the 13th Regiment of the New York State Militia, also known as the National Greys and Brooklyn Cadets. The Society owns a portrait of Capt. Edmonds wearing his regimental uniform, as well as his sword and epaulets.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Miss Mabel Edmonds
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group