17th Maine badge, ca. 1862

Contributed by Maine Historical Society


Joseph F. Hobbs wore this decorative badge as part of the 17th Maine Infantry, a Civil War unit known as the Red Diamond Unit. He was in the 3rd corps.

The date on the badge, August 18, 1862, is the date the unit was mustered into federal service.

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About This Item

  • Title: 17th Maine badge, ca. 1862
  • Creation Date: circa 1862
  • Subject Date: circa 1862
  • Location: ME
  • Media: Silk, paint, metal
  • Local Code: 4040*1
  • Object Type: Physical Object

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Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
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