US Army Sharpshooter's Badge

Description (Brief):

United States Army Sharpshooter badge awarded to Major General John Rutter Brooke ca. 1880. The badge, a silver and blue enameled metal Maltese cross suspended from a plaque marked "SHARPSHOOTER" features a safety pin on its verso.

Associated Date: 1880

Owner: Brooke, John Rutter

Location: Currently not on view

Subject: Army


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Credit Line: Major General John R. Brooke, U.S. Army

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: AF.22940Catalog Number: 22940Accession Number: 63843

Object Name: InsigniaOther Terms: Insignia; Army; Badge, Qualification, Marksmanship; Sharpshooter

Physical Description: metal, enamel (overall material)metal, silver (overall material)Measurements: overall ( as stored): 5 in x 4 in x 3/16 in; 12.7 cm x 10.16 cm x .508 cm


Record Id: nmah_385943

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