The California Volunteers Medal
Contributed by Andrew Lipps
This medal, issued to the California Volunteers who served in the
Spanish American War is a two piece bronze medal with an ornate pinback
top bar reading CALIFORNIA on the front and numbered on the reverse.
It has a heavy well struck bronze planchet with an ornate soldier and lady
(Liberty, Columbia???) scene on the front and the reverse reading THE PEOPLE
OF CALIFORNIA TO ... FOR SERVICE IN THE SPANISH AMERICAN WAR 1898-1899.
The medal in the images is numbered 90 and is impressed named to J.KILEMADE
CO. A U.S.V.
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