Badge of California Pioneers

Description
Gold badge of the Society of California Pioneers, presented to General William T. Sherman by the citizens of California in 1869. A gold gilt pin cast of a bear with a diamond eye and safety pin back. The Society of California Pioneers was a social and historical association with membership open to "pioneers" who came to California before 1849. Sherman served as a United States Army officer in California for several years in the late 1840s.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
lapel pin
date made
ca 1869
associated date
1847-1849
user
Sherman, William Tecumseh
Physical Description
metal, gilt (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 1 1/2 in x 2 in; 3.81 cm x 5.08 cm
overall, bag: 6 3/4 in x 3 3/4 in x 1/4 in; 17.145 cm x 9.525 cm x .635 cm
associated place
United States: California
ID Number
AF*15954
catalog number
15954
accession number
59388
subject
California
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William Tecumseh Sherman
Military
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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