Original Civil War 1861 Minute Men Massachusetts Volunteer Medal - First To Call For SaleUp for offers is an original Civil War Commemorative "First to Call" Medal from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for service during the Civil War. Medal is named on rim to "FRANK BRUCE, PRVT. 1st LT. BAT."
This is the information I found from Ancestory.com about Frank Bruce:
The 1880 census clears up a few questions and adds another dimension to your family history: [See 1880 Census for Frank Bruce LDS page: ]Frank was married to someone before Estelle.
This wife, name unknown, was born in TN and their son Frank jr. was born in Louisiana in 1864.
Remember: During the Civil War Frank Sr. could have met and married someone in Louisiana; Frank fought in Civil War : 05 August 1862 at Baton Rouge, LA.; 13 April 1863 at Bisland, LA. and 18 June 1863 at Port Hudson, LA. Son, Frank Bruce b. 1864, was born in Louisiana and his mother was born in TN..So it is possible that Frank SR, met and married this wife while serving in Civil War. After the war they all returned to his home in Mass. where a second son , Robert, was born in 1869. Then, sometime after the birth of their second son, 1869, this wife died. By the year 1879, Frank had moved from Mass to Vermont and had married Estelle Cooper. Their daughter Estella was born in Vermont in 1879. Between the birth of Estelle and Ralph Bruce in 1880.. the couple moved to MN. where Ralph was born in 1880 They migrated from Vermont to MN. after the census was taken in Vermont...and before the birth of their son Ralph....Winning buyer pays shipping and insurance. All items must be shipped via USPS Priority and insured (including international shipping). If you have any questions, please contact me before offerding if you have questions.
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