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Scarce-Kentucky State Guard Hat Insignia

Scarce-Kentucky State Guard Hat Insignia

Item #: CHR328

From The Collection of James (Chuck) Hart

Year made: org1859-61
Made in: Kentucky
Maker: -
Model: -
Size: 2 X 2 1/4 in
Grade: VG-Exc

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Price: $725 USD

Early Kentucky artifacts are quite hard to come by. This beautiful hat insignia from the Kentucky State Guard has the words 'KENTUCKY STATE GUARD/UNITED WE STAND, DIVIDED WE FALL'  on the front.  There are four wires soldered to the back of the plate for attachment to the cap.  The condition of the brass plate is excellent.  The Kentucky State Guard was the commonwealth's organized volunteer militia in 1860-61 and again from 1878 to 1912. It succeeded the state's universal militia system, which became moribund in the early 1850s. The Kentucky State Guard was actually part of the antebellum militia which existed in America.