Item: Excavated 16th corps badge.
Construction: Silver cut out disc with attachment hole.
Comments: This badge appears to have possibly been made from a silver quarter as an image of an eagle is visible on one side. An olive branch clutched in the eagles right talon is clearly visible. A similar excavated example of this badge can be found in two of Stanley S. Phillips' reference books: The first is "Civil War Corps Badges and Other Related Awards, Badges, Medals of the Period." on page 71, item 1. The second is "Excavated Artifacts from Battlefields and Campsites of the Civil War 1861-1865 Supplement I" on page 192, item 11. See additional pictures to left for these examples from the books.
Recovered: Chantilly, VA
Approximate size: 1 inch in diameter.
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