CIVIL WAR BUTTON Union navy Spanish-American War Rear Admiral Winfield Scott Schley Antique Celluloid Photo Button Pin by samcoins

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< br/ > I am offering Antique Celluloid Picture Button Military Navy Rear Admiral Winfield Scott Schley. Spanish-American War Pin back real image button

Winfield Scott Schley (October 9, 1839-October 2, 1911)was a rear admiral in the United States Navy and the hero of the Fight of Santiago de Cuba during the Spanish-American War.

< br/ > On his return in 1861, the American Civil War was in progress. He was made master, and was appointed to the Potomac of the Western Gulf Squadron until 1862. He then served on the sidewheel gunboat U.S.S. Winona of that Squadron, and later the boats U.S.S. Monongahela and U.S.S. Richmond, and took part in all the engagements that caused the capture of Port Hudson, Louisiana, on the Mississippi River in 1863, (part of the campaign to divide the Confederacy at Vicksburg), having been promoted to lieutenant on 16 July 1862.

< br/ > Schley belonged to a number of military societies consisting of the Naval Order of the United States, the Armed force Order of Foreign Wars. and the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States (insignia number 9233).

Back Admiral Winfield Scott Schley passed away on October 2, 1911, nine years after Rear Admiral Sampson, who barely endured his retirement. in 1902. Rear Admiral Schley was buried with full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery, in Virginia

< br/ > Significant on back: Pat. May 31 98 (one thousand 8 hundred and ninety-eight)

Measurement: Approx. 33 mm or 1 1/4 “in diameter.

Condition:. Outstanding, see photos

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