Rare Excavated 1846-48 Mexican American War Medal – Id’d Mexican War and Confederate Vet


Rare Excavated 1846-48 Mexican American War Medal –  Id’d Mexican War and Confederate Vet  This service medal was struck by the National Association o f Veterans, the leading Mexican American veteran’s advocacy group, the perimeter of the shield with the names of the most notable engagements of the war, the central wreath containing the date 1846, the ribbons beneath with the names of the primary commanders and heroes of American forces:  Scott, Perry and Taylor, for Major General Winfield Scott, Commodore Mathew Perry and Major General Zachary Taylor. This extremely rare excavated example was found in the Petersburg, VA area. Engraved on the reverse side of the medal is “Robert H. Vaden / Virginia Inf.” Vaden served in both the Mexican War and the Civil War. The medal is in good, excavated condition, with obvious oxidation; names and decorative elements are easily recognizable. Vaden’s engraved name and military attribution are readily discernible on the reverse side. Remnants of the original soldered pin remain on the reverse side, as well.

Measurements: 1-1/2” x 1-1/2”.

Robert Vaden

Residence was not listed; Enlisted as a Private (date unknown).     He also had service in: “G” Co. VA 54th Militia Infantry  

 54th Virginia Infantry

The 54th Virginia Volunteer Infantry Regiment was an infantry regiment raised in Virginia for service in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War. It fought mostly with the Army of Tennessee.

54th Infantry Regiment was organized in October,1861. It was soon ordered to Kentucky and took an active part in the engagement at Middle Creek. Later the unit was assigned to Trigg’s, Reynolds’, Brown’s and Reynolds’ Consolidated, and Palmer’s Brigade, Army of Tennessee.

It participated in many battles of the army from Chickamauga to Atlanta, endured Hood’s winter operations, and fought in North Carolina. On April 9, 1865, it merged into the 54th Virginia Infantry Battalion.

This regiment sustained 47 casualties at Chickamauga, totalled 390 men and 329 arms in December, 1863, and had 128 present in December 1864 and 212 in January 1865.

The field officers were Colonel Robert C. Trigg; Lieutenant Colonels Henry A. Edmundson, William B. Shelor, and John J. Wade; and Majors John S. Deyerle, Austin Harman, and James C. Taylor.

By 1864, the influence of peace party and pro-Union organizations, particularly the Red Strings, into the 22nd Virginia Infantry and the 54th Virginia Infantry was unknown. Secretary of War James Seddon investigated the allegations.

54th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)

54th Infantry Regiment was organized in October, 1861. It was soon ordered to Kentucky and took an active part in the engagement at Middle Creek. Later the unit was assigned to Trigg’s, Reynolds’, Brown’s and Reynolds’ Consolidated, and Palmer’s Brigade, Army of Tennessee.
On April 9, 1865, it merged into the 54th Battalion Virginia Infantry. The field officers were Colonel Robert C. Trigg; Lieutenant Colonels Henry A. Edmundson, William B. Shelor, and John J. Wade; and Majors John S. Deyerle, Austin Harman, and James C. Taylor.

 54th Regiment Militia (City of Norfolk) – Roster

 Surnames: Abbott, Adams, Agee, Akers, Alcorn, Alderman, Aldridge, Aliff, Alley, Allison, Altizer, Ames, Ammen, Amos, Anderson, Andrews, Angle, Anthony, Archer, Armstrong, Artyre, Atkinson, Atley, Austin, Babb, Bailey, Bain, Baker, Ballard, Ballinger, Banks, Banner, Barger, Barnes, Barnett, Barr, Barringer, Barrow, Bartlett, Barton, Basham, Baskerville, Batchler, Bays, Bear, Beard, Beasley, Beck, Beckelheimer, Beckett, Beckner, Bell, Bentley, Benton, Bingham, Bishop, Black, Blackburn, Blackwell, Blakeley, Blanchett, Blankenship, Blanton, Bluford, Board, Bohannon, Bolen, Boles, Bolling, Bolt, Bond, Boone, Boothe, Bow, Bowling, Bowman, Boyd, Bradberry, Bragg, Brammer, Branch, Brand, Branscombe, Braxton, Breedlove, Brillhart, Brimm, Brookman, Broomfield, Brown, Bryant, Buck, Buckingham, Buckley, Buckner, Buford, Burchfield, Burgess, Burke, Burkley, Burnett, Burns, Burton, Bush, Byrd, Caldwell, Calfee, Campbell, Cannaday, Carbough, Cardon, Carmady, Carnahan, Carper, Carr, Carrico, Carroll, Carter, Casper, Castle, Cecil, Chafin, Charlton, Childress, Chinault, Chrisman, Chumbley, Clark, Clements, Clowers, Cock, Cofer, Cole, Collins, Compton, Conner, Connor, Cook, Cooper, Cornett, Correll, Covey, Cox, Craft, Craghead, Craig, Crawford, Crews, Cromer, Cronk, Cropp, Crowell, Crumley, Crymus, Cunningham, Curtis, Dalton, Damewood, Dangerfield, Dannon, Davidson, Davis, Day, Dearing, Dehart, Delong, Desaix, Deyerle, Dial, Dick, Dickens, Dickerson, Dickson, Dillon, Dobbins, Dobbs, Dobyns, Dodson, Douthat, Doyle, Dulaney, Duncan, Durman, Dye, Eakis, Earhart, Earles, Early, Eaton, Edmonds, Edmundson, Edwards, Elliott, Ellis, Elswick, Epling, Epperly, Fairbain, Farmer, Farris, Farron, Farrow, Feaster, Feather, Fillone, Finch, Fink, Fisher, Fizer, Fleeman, Fleener, Fowler, Fox, Fralin, Franklin, French, Frost, Fulwiler, Furrow, Gallamore, Garberick, Gardner, Garman, Garnard, Garrett, Gearhart, Gearheart, Gibbs, Gibson, Gillenwater, Gillespie, Gilliam, Gilmore, Gleason, Goad, Godbey, Goff, Goings, Graham, Grant, Grarman, Gravely, Graves, Gray, Grayley, Greenway, Greer, Grice, Griffin, Griffith, Grissom, Grogg, Guthrie, Haden, Hagan, Hags, Hale, Haley, Hall, Hamilton, Hamlin, Hammet, Hancey, Hanes, Hanks, Hannon, Harald, Hardbarger, Hardin, Hardy, Harless, Harlow, Harman, Harris, Harter, Hartsock, Hash, Hawley, Hay, Haymaker, Haynes, Hays, Headen, Helms, Henderson, Henegar, Hennigar, Herndon, Heslip, Hewitt, Hicks, Hill, Hines, Hite, Hoback, Hodges, Hoff, Hoffman, Hoge, Holt, Honaker, Hornbarger, Horton, Houchins, Houck, Howard, Howell, Howery, Hudgins, Hudson, Huff, Huffman, Hughart, Hughes, Hunagan, Hungate, Hunley, Hunt, Hurd, Hurst, Hutcherson, Hutchinson, Hutton, Hylton, Iddings, Ivey, Jackson, James, Janney, Jarrett, Jenkins, Jennings, Jewell, Jirogg (?), John, Johnson, Jones, Jordan, Journell, Justice, Kearney, Kefauver, Keister, Keith, Kelly, Kemp, Kenneday, Kennett, Kenson, Kessler, Key, Kibler, Kicerman, Kindrick, King, Kingrea, Kinser, Kinsey, Kipp, Kirkner, Kirkwood, Kitterman, Knopff, Knowles, Kush, Lacy, Landrum, Lands, Lane, Larch, Largen, Lark, Lavender, Lawrence, Lawson, Lawton, Lawyers, Lee, Leffew, Lefler, Leftwich, Lemon, Lesley, Lester, Lewis, Lewney, Light, Likenbaker, Likens, Lindsey, Linkis, Linkous, Lippford, Lloyd, Lockhart, Long, Lookado, Loop, Lorton, Love, Lovell, Lovern, Loving, Lovins, Lowman, Lucas, Luisenburg, Lyon, Mabry, Mann, Manning, Manson, Marshall, Martin, Marye, Mathews, Maxey, Mays, Mccoy, Mcdaniel, Mcgrady, Mcguire, Mcgurie, Mcguyer, Mckinnon, Mcpeak, Medley, Meek, Meredith, Merickle, Miles, Miller, Millersons, Mills, Minix, Mitchell, Moles, Monday, Montgomery, Moomaw, Mooney, Moore, Moran, Morehead, Morgan, Moricle, Morton, Mosby, Moses, Mosley, Mullen, Muncey, Murphey, Murray, Myers, Neel, Neice, Neighbors, Nelson, Nester, Newberry, Nixon, Nolly, Nunn, O’mara, O’neal, Otey, Ousley, Overby, Overstreet, Owen, Owens, Padgey, Page, Painter, Palmer, Pannel, Parks, Payne, Pease, Pedigo, Perkins, Peterman, Peterson, Phillips, Phlegar, Pickering, Pickett, Piffer, Pillars, Plunkett, Poage, Poff, Poplar, Poteet, Pratt, Price, Primm, Proffitt, Pruner, Puckett, Pugh, Quesenberry, Radford, Ragan, Rages, Rakes, Raney, Ransom, Ratliff, Ray, Reader, Redmon, Reece, Reed, Reeks, Repass, Reynolds, Rice, Richards, Richardson, Richman, Ridgeway, Riggs, Ritter, Robbins, Roberts, Rodgers, Rogers, Roop, Rose, Ross, Rutherford, Rutrough, Ryan, Saddler, Saint Clair, Salmon, Sarver, Saunders, Sayers, Scales, Scott, Semonius, Sessler, Sexton, Shanks, Shelburn, Shelor, Shelton, Shields, Shively, Shivley, Shockley, Shoemaker, Shortt, Showalter, Shrader, Shufflebarger, Sifford, Silver, Simmons, Simpkins, Simpson, Siner, Sink, Sisson, Slaughter, Sleeper, Sloan, Slusher, Smith, Snavely, Sneed, Snyder, Solomon, Sowder, Sowers, Spangler, Spence, Spencer, Stanley, Staples, Starr, Steele, Stephens, Stewart, Stidham, Stigleman, Stone, Stovall, Stover, Stuart, Stump, Sublett, Sumner, Sumpter, Surface, Sutphin, Sutton, Sweeney, Tankersly, Tatum, Taylor, Tayne, Teel, Thomas, Thompson, Thornton, Tice, Tickle, Tinsley, Tizer, Tolbert, Tompkins, Trigg, Trinkle, Trolinger, Trout, Truslow, Tucker, Turman, Turner, Turpin, Turrow, Underwood, Vaden, Vain, Vancel, Vandergrift, Vass, Vaughn, Vest, Via, Viar, Wade, Wadkins, Walden, Waldron, Wallace, Walls, Walters, Walthall, Walton, Warf, Warner, Waskey, Watson, Weaver, Webb, Webster, Weddle, Weeks, Weiser, Wells, Welter, Wemmer, Werte, Wertz, Wheeler, Whitaker, White, Whitenack, Whitesel, Whitesell, Whitlock, Whitlow, Whitsel, Whitt, Whorley, Wickham, Wiley, Willett, Williams, Willis, Wilson, Wimmer, Winfrey, Wingfield, Winifree, Winter, Wirt, Wolfe, Womack, Wood, Woods, Woolwine, Worley, Worrell, Worsham, Wright, Wygal, Wysor, Yearout, Yingling, Younce, Young, Zoll



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