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Object Name Button, Military Society
Other Name Society of the Army of Santiago
Object Number 1934.77.5
Collection Webb Cook Hayes
Description gold button with green enamel center; a 5-bastion fort with palm trees in the center of green enameling; around front edge "SOCIETY OF THE ARMY OF SANTIAGO 1898"; engraved on back of button "Major W. C. Hayes 1st Ohio Cavalry, Sec'y Act'g Gen. 2nd Brig. Cav. Div. 5th Corps Santiago Battlefield Com."; a small stud extends out from back of button; "14K" stamped on stud.
Date 1898
Year Range from 1898
Dimensions D-0.315 Dia-0.709 inches
Material metal
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 4 to July 17, 1898.
Search Terms Cuban Campaign
Spanish-American War
Society of the Army of Santiago
lapel button
1st Ohio Cavalry