Civil War Medal "honorably Discharged - West Virginia" Soldier Named
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Civil War Medal "honorably Discharged - West Virginia" Soldier Named:
For many years I have been dealing coins and medals. This, I think, is one of the best items that I have had the privilege to sell.
Here is an authentic Civil War medal, from the state of West Virginia. (As you know, West Virginia was created by the Civil War; it was carved from the western counties of Virginia that were sympathetic to the North.)
Size: About 2 1/2" by 1 1/2"
The obverse: The Top Bar reads"HONORABLY DISCHARGED" with a interlocking "WV"; the medal shows the State Seal of West Virginia and the dates 1861 1865.
The reverse: The medal reads "PRESENTED BUY THE STATE OF WEST VIRGINIA". There is rim engraving identifying the Civil War soldier. It reads "GUSTAVAS A. DOWLER BAT Y D 1st REG Lt ARTLY VOL" (I think that means "Gustavus A. Dowler, BatteryCompany D First Regular Light Artillery Volunteer.")
Condition: Spectacular! Almost new, flawless. (The ribbon is is a listing in the website "Find a Grave" for Gustavus Dowler.Here is his tombstone from"Find a Grave". Look it up! Here is what it says about him:
West Virginia, USA
Son of Rev. Michael and Hester (Blakemore) Dowler, married Mary Clemens Marshall December 27, 1871, Marshall County, West Virginia.Private, Co. D, 1st West Virginia Light Artilery, Civil WarParents: Michael Dowler (1805 - 1875) Hester Blakemore Dowler (1809 - 1868)
Spouse: Mary Clemens Marshall Dowler (1847 - 1935)Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetary
Mount Olivet (Marshall County)
West Virginia, USA
Created by: Ed Starling
Record added: Aug 18, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 57277436
This medal belongs in a museum.
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