SOLD! for $464.00.
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Spanish American war / Philippine War of Independence carved shell, folk art memento, with relief carved inscription and date: "Co. C 1st Tennessee Cebu. P.I. 1899". Made by a soldier in company C of the First Tennessee Infantry know as the ""Fighting Tennesseans." 3-1/2" x 4-1/2" x 2-1/2". Additional information: The First Tennessee Infantry was the stateís only contingent to serve in combat during the war, and it was one of the most decorated regiments of its time. Four Tennesseans won the Medal of Honor for service during the Philippine Insurrection and subsequent actions: Lt. Josephus S. Cecil from New River in the 19th US Infantry, Lt. Allen J. Greer from Memphis in the 4th US Infantry, Pvt. Charles P. Cantrell from Smithville in the 10th US Infantry, and Navy Seaman Bolden R. Harrison of Savannah won the Medal of Honor in 1911 during the continuation of the Philippine Insurrection known as the Moro Wars (1899-1913). (Source: The Volunteer State Goes to War: A Salute to Tennessee Veterans) Condition: Excellent condition.