West Virginia. Civil War Service Medal, “Honorably Discharged” (Matthew H. Butcher, 6th Regt Inf Vols)
Product ID: B-8645
Country: United States
West Virginia. Civil War Service Medal, “Honorably Discharged” top bar. Impressed “Matthew H. Butcher, Co N, 6th Reg Inf Vols”. Light wear to the original ribbon.
The 6th Regiment was raised in December 1861 for railroad guard duty. The regiment lost 8 men in action and another 169 to disease. Muster rolls record “Matthew M. Butcher” and “Matthew W. Butcher” in the 6th West Virginia Infantry, but a grave marker in Burton, West Virginia, shows “Matthew Harmon Butcher” (1839-1897).