Army of the Potomac Pin, 1890

Army of the Potomac Pin given to Horatio Collins King in 1890, recognizing his service in the Union Army during the American Civil War.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00441

Location: Shelf 25 (housed with AC 00415, AC 00416)

Subject: Military, Civil War, Honors and Awards

Format: Pins/Buttons

Army Staff Accommodation Pin, c.1920

A circular gold metal pin with black, green, blue, white and red enamel. In the center is a black enameled star with the United States seal in gold, blue, white and red. Surrounding the star are green enameled leaves. This object belonged to Charles M. Steese, ex-class of 1907.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 2002.4_2

Location: Shelf 32 Box 1

Subject: Military, Pins, World War I

Format: Pins/Buttons

Buttons and Canvas Bag

Four gold tone buttons with the navy emblem in a small canvas drawstring bag with "547138 Navy" printed in black ink.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00308

Location: Shelf 20 (housed with AC 00297-00307)

Subject: Buttons, Military

Format: Miscellaneous, Pins/Buttons

Calvert S. Foote Plaque

Gold-tone plaque inscribed to the memory of Calvert S. Foote, a member of the class of 1944, who served and died in World War II.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00335

Location: Shelf 25

Subject: Commemorative Plaque, Military, World War II

Format: Plaques/Trophies

Certificate and World War II Medals, 1945

A certificate mounted in a gold frame listing the date, medals and position awarded to Thomas Edward Munce, Jr. for his service in World War II. Under the crest printed in orange, the text reads "The Under-Secretary of State for War presents his compliments and by Command of the Army Council has the honour to transmit the enclosed Awards granted for service during the war of 1939-45. 1939-1945 Star, Africa Star, with 8th Army Clasp, Italy Star, War Medal, 1939-1945." This item belonged to Thomas Edward Munce, Jr., class of 1939.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 2005.5_2

Location: Shelf 34

Subject: certificate, Award Medals, Military, World War II

Format: Currency/Medallions, Ephemera

Col. William Turnbull Epaulet

Fawn colored epaulet with gold thread and tassels in a wooden keepsake box with ornamental top that belonged to Col. William Turnbull.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00332

Location: Shelf 24

Subject: Epaulet, Military

Format: Clothing

Compass Rose Banner, 2006

Carried by Capt. Durwin Ellerman, a member of the Class of 2006 while on active duty for twelve months in Eastern Baghdad Rusafa province.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00717

Location: Shelf 16 (housed with AC 00718, AC 00719)

Subject: Compass Rose, College Flags, Military

Format: Flags/Pennants/Banners

Croix Noir Award, c.1920

A silver tarnished star shaped medallion with white, blue, and green enamel attached to a faded blue ribbon. Awarded to Charles M. Steese (class of 1907) for his service in the aftermath of World War I.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 2002.4_3

Location: Shelf 32

Subject: Award Medals, Military, World War I

Format: Currency/Medallions

Deck Piece from the USS Missouri, c.1945

A piece of reddish wood with a circular silver disk inserted on one side. The disk reads, "U. S. S. MISSOURI, Over this spot on 2 September 1945 the instrument of formal surrender of Japan to the Allied Powers was signed thus bringing to a close the second world war. The ship at that time was at anchor in Tokyo Bay. Latitude 35 21 17 North - Longitude 139 45 36 East" 

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 2001.18_2

Location: Shelf 28 (Box 1)

Subject: U.S.S. Missouri, World War II, Military

Format: Miscellaneous

Dickinson College Cadet Corps uniform, c.1883

Blue wool cap, jacket, and trousers worn by Frank S. Bender (Class of 1883) as a member of the cadet corps around 1883.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00013

Location: RR 02

Subject: Uniform, Military, Jacket, Pants, Cap

Format: Clothing, Hats

Dickinson ROTC Helmet, c.1955

A  white helmet with a Dickinson College mermaid logo on one side and an Army R.O.T.C. logo on the other.  Dates from the earlier year's of Dickinson's ROTC program, which started in 1952.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00907

Location: Shelf 11

Subject: Military, Helmet

Format: Hats

Horatio Collins King Sash

Saber, scabbard and sash of Horatio Collins King (Class of 1858), from around 1861.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00412

Location: RR 01 (housed with AC 000248, AC 00249, AC 00598, AC 00758)

Subject: Saber, Sword, Civil War, Military

Format: Weapons

Identification bracelet, c.1917

Silver chain bracelet with name and rank of Donald Beitzel Filler as a First Lieutenant in the U.S. Army during World War I.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00176

Location: Shelf 26 (housed with AC 00161 - AC 00180)

Subject: World War I, Military, Bracelet, Dog Tags

Format: Jewelry

Judge Advocate General Medal, 1883

Gold metal pendant awarded to Horatio Collins King by Governor Grover Cleveland in 1883, which appointed King to Judge Advocate General of New York.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00416

Location: Shelf 25 (housed with AC 00415 and AC 00441)

Subject: Medal, Honors and Awards, Military

Format: Currency/Medallions

Lose Military Ribbons, c.1920

Six lose military ribbons of various colors and sizes. These objects belonged to Charles M. Steese, ex-class of 1907. 

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 2002.4_5

Location: Shelf 32 Box 1

Subject: Military, Ribbons, World War I

Format: Miscellaneous

Loyal Legion Button, c.1888

A Loyal Legion pin worn by John Hays (II), class of 1857, on his jacket lapel. One side of the pin is covered in red, white, and blue fabric, with red, white and blue bow in the center. On the reverse side is a metal silver button with the engraved text "U.S. Patent 1888 France". 

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 2002.1_8

Location: Shelf 32

Subject: Pins, Military

Format: Pins/Buttons

Military Ribbon Bars, c.1920

Twelve military ribbon bars of various color and sizes. Many of the bars have either star or circular buttons attached to them. These objects belonged to Charles M. Steese, ex-class of 1907.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 2002.4_4

Location: Shelf 32 Box 1

Subject: Military, Ribbons, World War I

Format: Miscellaneous

Naval Reserve Medal

A gold medal attached to a red, yellow and blue ribbon pin. On the front there is an image of an eagle spreading its wings. On the reverse side there is engraved text that reads "FAITHFUL SERVICE UNITED STATE NAVAL RESERVE". This object was owned by Albert Louther Demaree, class of 1923.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 2010.4_2

Location: Shelf 34 Box 1

Subject: Award Medals, Military

Format: Currency/Medallions

Navy Chaplain Service Case, c.1950

A black faux leather case containing items for Christian religious services, belonging to Amos B. Horlacher.  Items include silver communion cups, a silver cross and, silver candle sticks as well as Bibles and religious texts.  The case is lined with red velvet and has a false top that lays flat across the items.  

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00336

Location: RR 05

Subject: Religion and Spirituality, Military, World War II

Format: Miscellaneous

Order of St. George Pin

Round green and blue pin with a figure on a house bearing a shield. Perhaps an proponent of the Order of St. George. 

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00235

Location: Shelf 24 (housed with AC 00223 - AC 00237)

Subject: Military, Honors and Awards

Format: Pins/Buttons

Purple Heart Medal, c.1920

A gold metal and purple enamel heart shaped medallion attached to a purple and white striped ribbon. In the center features the obverse profile of President George Washington. Charles M. Steese, a member of the Class of 1907, received this award during World War I. 

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 2002.4_1

Location: Shelf 32

Subject: Award Medals, Military, World War I

Format: Currency/Medallions

Reserve Officer Training Corps Patches, 1973

Two rectangular patches embroidered with the figure of a mermaid on a red ground with "Dickinson College" in red text on a white background above and below the figure. 

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00452

Location: Shelf 18 (housed with AC 00451, AC 00453)

Subject: Patches, Military

Format: Textiles

Reserve Officers Training Corps Flag, 1952

A green silk flag with red fringe with the Dickinson seal and "Dickinson College, Reserve Officers Training Corps" in white embroidered letters on a red banner above and below the college seal.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00024

Location: Shelf 18

Subject: Military, Flag, College Flags

Format: Flags/Pennants/Banners

Reserve Officers Training Corps pin, c.1979

Gold shield with red and white enamel with West College mermaid given to Susan Nichols by ROTC in 1979.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00171

Location: Shelf 26 (housed with AC 00161 - AC 00180)

Subject: Military, Pins

Format: Pins/Buttons

Ribbon to Accompany Medals

A long bar covered by multicolored ribbon with a small bronze colored star glued to the top of the bar. This object was meant to accompany the award medals received by Albert Louther Demaree, class of 1923. 

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 2010.4_4

Location: Shelf 34 Box 1

Subject: Ribbons, Award Medals, Military

Format: Miscellaneous


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