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1st New York Volunteer Cavalry

Commemorative Medal

Contributed by Ron Bellenger

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The Medal:

This medal is interesting in that it is a modified version of a Sons of Union Veterans medal issued to the Albany Sons of Veterans. The group also had a post in New York City. The obverse reads "VETERANORUM FILII" with the intertwined "SV" in the center. The reverse is inscribed "98-00 Cuba & Puerto Rico Co A 1st Cav NY"

At present, it is not known if this is a one-of-a-kind medal or one that was issued to all members of A Troop.

The 1st New York Volunteer Cavalry served in Puerto Rico during the war.

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