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Civil War Medal from Union Soldier

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Title

Civil War Medal from Union Soldier

Subject

U.S. Civil War

Description

Belonged to Cyrus Byerly. A member of the 37th Regiment Infantry out of Illinois. Known as the "Fremont Rifles" and "Illinois Greyhounds." The 37th were involved in the Battle of Pea Ridge, March 6-8th 1862, the Battle at Prairie Grove in December of 1862 and helped in the siege of Vicksburg in the summer of 1863. Given to museum by Cyrus Byerly's son, E.C. Byerly, who was a Chadron resident.

Information provided by http://civilwar.illinoisgenweb.org/history/037.html

Source

Dawes County Historical Society Museum, E.C. Byerly, Chadron State College History Harvest, 2014

Date

1863 circa

Rights

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Format

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Type

image

Coverage

United States