Civil War Id’d Officer’s Service Medal
Civil War Id’d Officer’s Service Medal – Fine silver Civil War officer’s service medal; the silver bar at the top of the medal is engraved with the officer’s name: “Lt Alex S Gardner”. From this upper bar is suspended a grayish, dark blue, grosgrain ribbon that has a metal ring that attaches to an elaborately scrolled, silver disk that has Gardner’s initials engraved on it. The back of the top bar has a Civil War period T-bar style pin for attachment to the wearer’s coat. The entire medal, silver and ribbon, is in excellent condition; one of the small Scottish thistles on the engraved disk is missing. Gardner or Gardiner (as it appears on some rosters) mustered into the 88th Pa. Infantry in November of 1861 and left the service in December of 1864. He was commissioned as a 1rst Lt. in November of 1863 and was WIA at Bull Run in August of 1864.
Medal measures as follows: Length – 4”; Width of ribbon – 1.75”.
Alexander S. Gardiner
|Residence was not listed; Enlisted on 11/7/1861 as a 1st Sergeant.On 11/7/1861 he mustered into “G” Co. PA 88th Infantry He was Mustered Out on 12/7/1864. He was listed as: * Wounded (date and place not stated)
Promotions: * 1st Lieut 11/23/1863; * Capt 8/21/1864 (Not Mustered); * 2nd Lieut 11/11/1864
Other Information:Member of GAR Post # 10 (Lieut John T Greble) in Philadelphia, PA; died 12/13/1901
2nd Lt, Co. G, 88th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry; Mustered in: November 7, 1861; Wounded at Bull Run, August 30, 1864; Promoted from 1st Sergeant, November 11, 1864; wounded; commissioned 1st Lt., November 23, 1863,and Captain, August 21, 1864, (not mustered); Mustered out, December 4, 1864,at expiration of term
PENNSYLVANIA - 88TH INFANTRY