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Object ID 1894.002.005
Object Name Medal, Commemorative
Collection Military
Credit line Gift of Arthur H. Grimshaw
Date circa 1865
Description Engraved silver commemorative medal awarded to Arthur Harper Grimshaw (1824-1891) of the Fourth Delaware Regiment. The medal consists of a 1 1/4" long x 1/4" wide rectangular pin bar that is engraved on the front with "Col. A.H. Grimshaw / 4th Del Vol Inf." An silver Maltese cross motif hangs from the bar and is engraved on the front with "Commanding / 3rd Brigade / 2nd Division 5th Corps / A of P." The back of the medal is blank.
Dimensions W-1.25 L-1.75 inches
Dimension Details overall greatest dimensions
Owned Colonel Arthur H. Grimshaw
Provenance Gift from the estate of the original owner, Arthur H. Grimshaw (1824-1891), the youngest son of William and Harriet Elizabeth Milligan Grimshaw. Arthur Grimshaw moved to Wilmington from Philadelphia in 1849 and had a successful medical practice in addition to being very active in various civic affairs.
Subjects Commemoration
Medical personnel
People Grimshaw, Colonel A.H.
Search Terms Arthur Grimshaw
Arthur H. Grimshaw
Civil War
Nineteenth Century
Fourth Delaware Regiment
Material Silver
Event Civil War