Ext. Rare 14K USMA West Point 1880 Class Ring of eventual Major Pierce M. B. Travis
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Ext. Rare 14K USMA West Point 1880 Class Ring of eventual Major Pierce M. B. Travis

Code: uapg11880wpg

$10,975.00

Product Description

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ARTIFACT: This is a extremely rare14K USMA West Point 1880 Class Ring of eventual Major Pierce M. B. Travis. 

Original Carnelian stone on ring has a gothic "T" for Travis. Inside is engraved, also in gothic: P. M. B. Travis. The P is almost invisible, M is barely visible, B is clear but worn, and Travis is easily readable. The ring is made of 14K (tested) gold, and reads USMA on one side, and USA on the other. On the USMA side is a slightly convex disk with CLASS 80 readable. At one time it probably had "of" engraved at center, and there may have been an apostrophe before "80". The ring was probably worn by Travis through his long military career, and was sized down later in his life. Pierce Mason Butler Travis: Born Nov. 25, 1854, Evergreen, Alabama

Military History:

Cadet at the US  Military Academy, Sep. 1, 1876, to June 12, 1880, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to Second Lieut., 11th Infantry, June 12, 1880.

Served: on frontier duty at Camp Audenried, Oct. 1 to Nov. 29, 1880, - Ft. A. Lincoln, Dakota Territory, Nov. 29, 1880, to Nov. 27, 1881, - Ft. Sully,

(First Lieut., 11th Infantry, Aug. 24, 1886) Dakota Territory, to July 31, 1887; and in garrison at Madison Barracks, N. Y., Aug. 9, 1887, to -----.

At Madison Barracks, N. Y. (Regimental Adjutant, July 28, 1890 to July 28, 1894), to Oct. 10, 1891; at Fort Huachuca, Ariz., to May 4, 1892; at Whipple Barracks, Ariz., to Oct. 29, 1894; Professor of Military Science and Tactics at Georgetown College, Georgetown, Ky., Nov. 12, 1894

(Captain of Infantry, 11th Infantry, April 30, 1897) to April 23, 1898; with regiment at Mobile, Ala., and at Tampa, Fla., to July 22, 1898; in Puerto Rico, in the war with Spain, to Aug. 13, 1898, being engaged in the actions at Hormigueros, Aug. 10, and Las Marias, Aug. 13, 1898; with regiment at Las Marias, P. R., to Oct., 1898; at Mayaguez, P. R., to Dec. 31, 1898; Collector of Customs at Mayaguez, P. R., to May 22, 1900.

On leave of absence in Europe, May 22 to Oct. 8, 1900, when he rejoined his regiment at Fort Columbus, N. Y.; en route to Philippines, April 9 to May 20, 1901; at Ormoc, P. I., commanding post and substations of Palompon and Albuera, May 23, 1901, to September, 1902; (Inspector of Customs and Captain of the Port of Ormoc to Dec. 31, 1901); (Major, 28th Infantry, April 14, 1902) in command at San Mateo to October, 1902; in  command at San Francisco de Malabon to November, 1902; (Transferred to 11th Infantry, Dec. 31, 1902) and at Caloocan to Jan. 3, 1903; at Camp Downs, P. I., to May 2, 1903; at Malate Bks., Manila, to Feb. 12, 1904;

En route to U. S. to March 21, 1904; at Fort D. A. Russell, Wyo., commanding Battalion, March 24, 1904, to May 1, 1906; at San Francisco, Cal., to June 9, 1906; at Fort D. A. Russell, Wyo., the Sept. 20, 1906; absent sick and on sick leave to March 6, 1907; at Moro Bks., Santiago, Cuba, with regiment, March 21 to June 24, 1907; at Havana, Cuba, sick, June 25 to July 9, 1907; at Washington Bks., D. C., sick to Jan. 27, 1908; on leave of absence to May 15, 1908.

Major, U. S. A., Retired May 15, 1908, disability in line of duty.

Died, Nov. 18, 1910, at Great Bend, Kans.: Aged 55. Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.

Battles and engagements: — Hormigueros, Porto Rico, Aug. 10, 1898; Las Marias, P. R., Aug. 13, 1898; recommended by Brevet Board for gallantry at Las Marias.

VINTAGE: Circa 1880s.

SIZE: Approximately sz 7.75 - 8 / 7/8" x 3/4"

MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: 14K Gold

ATTACHMENT: N/A.

MARKINGS: "CLASS OF 1880" "P. M. B. Travis"

ITEM NOTES: This is from a large collection of rings which we will be listing more of over the next months. TRVHJJX-VACJJM  MHDEX19 LAJIGEX02/20

CONDITION: 8+(Very Fine - Excellent): This beautiful ring shows some moderate wear, overall very god condition.

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