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Object Name Button, Military Society
Other Name Society of the Army of Santiago
Object Number 1934.77.4
Collection Webb Cook Hayes
Description sterling silver button painted with green enamel in the center and with alternating red and yellow borders; shaped like a 5-bastion fort with the word "Santiago" across the center; attached to a metal disc; stud is stamped with "Sterling" on the back.
Date 1898
Year Range from 1898
Dimensions D-0.276 Dia-0.551 inches
Material metal; enamel
Event Spanish-American War
Provenance lapel-style button worn on civilian clothes as a substitute for the actual medal of the Society of the Army of Santiago which was awarded to Webb C. Hayes for his participation in the Santiago de Cuba Campaign from June 14 to July 17, 1898.
Search Terms Cuban Campaign
Spanish-American War
Society of the Army of Santiago
lapel button
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