Tiffany 1885 Rare Bronze 7th Regiment Cross Medal War Hero 1st Sgt Harry Hayward
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Tiffany 1885 Rare Bronze 7th Regiment Cross Medal War Hero 1st Sgt Harry Hayward:
A rare bronze New York National Guard, Seventh Regiment Cross medal for Long and Faithful Service. Genuine Tiffany & Co. Patented March 3, 1885. Engraved on back with the name of the recipient, 1st Sergeant Harry W. Hayward, Co. K numbered 1280. With red ribbon and pinback hanger. Ribbon hangs from bronze embossed with the motto of the 7th Regiment, "Pro Patria Et Gloria." Approximately 4" long including ribbon. Capt. Harry Hayward 107th Infantry Ex Co. KIA was assigned to Command "E" Company April 28th He enlisted May 29, 1903. He filled the vacancy of the transfer of Captain Knust. He was then a 1st lieutenant, but soon after received his commission as Captain. He was a strict disciplinarian. His company was recognized as the most precise and best drilled unit in the regiment. He led his company in their first attack in the line in Flanders, and then in the attack on the Hindenburg line. Captain Hayward died on the field, still encouraging his men while being mortally stricken. He was wounded on the morning of September 29th and expired soon after.
The Seventh Regiment, known as the silk stocking regiment for its prestigious roster of members, was the largest and most admired volunteer militia in the country during the nineteenth century. Its nucleus was formed in 1806 after British frigates, blockading New York Harbor, fired at passing vessels that resisted a search for British deserters, and in so doing killed an American helmsmen. The first four companies of artillery in what became the Seventh Regiment were created by volunteers after a mass rally called for reprisals for this death. It was given the name Seventh Regiment, National Guard, State of New York, in 1847. It ceased operating as an active regiment in 1947.
The Seventh Regiment is primarily known for the Seventh Regiment Armory, which occupies the block between Sixty-sixth and Sixty-seventh Streets on Park Avenue in New York City, and showcases many events that have drawn thousands of visitors into the magnificent fifty-four thousand square foot Drill Room since 1879.
Medal and ribbon are in very good condition. Bronze has a nice, dark patina. Ribbon is undamaged and pinback is sewn in tightly.View all 12 photos and Please judge condition via photos or ask questions. Payment is due within three days. Winner please await invoice prior to paying.Thanks and happy offerding! . Please email with questions and please no zero response buyers