Extremely Rare 1915 WWI Yale Artillery Battalion Hat Badge or Collar Insignia
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Extremely Rare 1915 WWI Yale Artillery Battalion Hat Badge or Collar Insignia

Code: uaihb00015y

$175.00

Product Description

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ARTIFACT: This is an extremely rare early Yale Artillery Battalion collar insignia or hat badge circa 1915. Organized the same year, the battalion was led by determined a USMA 1904 graduate, Captain Robert Melville Danford. Danford trained the unit without aid of horses or firepower, transforming them into a battalion ready for service when called up in June 1916. Eager to serve, the group was to spend more time training at a Tobyhanna, Pennsylvania camp. This diligent group eventually became the basis for Reserve Officers' Training Corps of Yale University.

VINTAGE: Circa 1915.

SIZE: Approximately 15/16" in height by 2-1/8" in width.

MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Plated brass.

ATTACHMENT: Diagonal pin with tongue-style catch.

MARKINGS: None.

ITEM NOTES: This is from a WWI United States Army insignia collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. MBEM14 LAGEX3/14

CONDITION: 7+ (Very Fine+): The badge has some wear/tarnish.

GUARANTEE: As with all my artifacts, this piece is guaranteed to be original, as described.