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US Army Sharpshooter's Badge

US Army Sharpshooter's Badge

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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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Insignia
Associated Date
1880
owner
Brooke, John Rutter
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
ID Number
AF.22940
catalog number
22940
accession number
63843
Credit Line
Major General John R. Brooke, U.S. Army
subject
Army
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Political and Military History: Armed Forces History, Military
Military
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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