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Vose, Joseph (1738?-1816) [Society of Cincinnati gold enameled eagle medallion with 2 cuff links]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05849 Author/Creator: Vose, Joseph (1738?-1816) Place Written: s.l. Type: Object Date: circa 1783 Pagination: 3 items ; 15.3 x 4.3 cm.

Summary of Content: Accompanied by blue and white shirt cuff buttons or links.

Background Information: Vose served as a senior commander of Massachusetts Continental regiments throughout the Revolutionary War and was an original member of the Society of Cincinnati.

People: Vose, Joseph, 1738?-1816

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: American Symbols and SealsMedalRevolutionary WarContinental ArmySociety of the CincinnatiFraternal Organization

Sub Era: Creating a New Government

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