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STATE OF OHIO CIVIL WAR VETERAN MEDAL ‘THEODORE TIMBERLAKE CO H 25TH REGT INFT’ DIED OF WOUNDS

The state of Ohio authorized Tiffany & Company of New York to provide 20,000 medals to recognize those soldiers from Ohio who re-enlisted from the state under War Department General Orders, No. 191, which called for "Veteran Volunteers." These were soldiers who completed their tour of duty and then signed up for further duty as a Veteran Volunteer. The medals were distributed in the summer of 1866 and were officially engraved with the name and unit. The medals were very much based on the British Crimea War medal Today, the conditions of the medals vary greatly but are more often than not found as discs only due to the very poor suspension design.

Theodore Timberlake, aged 18 enlisted on 26th June 1861 into Company ‘H’ 25th Ohio Infantry. Promoted Corporal 1st April 1864, he was severely wounded on 30th Nov 1864 at Honey Hill, South Carolina(right leg, amputated)and died of wounds on 19th dec 1864 at Hilton Head.

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Condition GVF, medal disc only with part suspension, superb regiment, at Gettysburg, the regiment suffered almost 80% casualties!

Code J405        Price £495