of the First Veteran Corps, then organizing.
The badge adopted originated with Colonel C. H. Morgan
The centre is a circle half the diameter of the whole design, surrounded by a wreath of laurel.
Through the circle a wide red band passes vertically.
From the wreath radiate rays in such a manner as to form a heptagon with concave sides.
Seven hands spring from the wreath, each grasping a spear, whose heads point the several angles of the heptagon.
's Cavalry Corps had a badge, but it was not generally worn.
The device was “Gold crossed sabres on a blue field, surrounded by a glory in silver.”
The design of Wilson
's Cavalry Corps was a carbine from which was suspended by chains a red, swallow-tail guidon, bearing gilt crossed sabres.
The badge of the Engineer
and Pontonier Corps is thus described: “Two oars crossed over an anchor, the top of which is encircled by a scroll surmounted by a castle; the castle being the badge of the U. S. corps of engineers.”
As a fact, however, this fine body of men wore only the castle designed in brass.
The badge of the Signal Corps was two flags crossed on the staff of a flaming torch.
This badge is sometimes represented with a red star in the centre of one flag, but such was not the typical badge.
This star was allowed on the headquarters flag of a very few signal officers
, who were accorded this distinction for some meritorious service performed; but such a flag was rarely seen, and should not be figured as part of the corps badge.
The Department of West Virginia, under the command of General Crook
, adopted a spread eagle for a badge, Jan. 3, 1865.
The pioneers of the army wore a pair of crossed hatchets, the color of the division to which they belonged.
Then, the Army of the Cumberland have a society badge.
So likewise have the Army of the Potomac.
There are also medals