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RI 1st Infantry Spanish American War Commemorative Medal



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Description: The 1st Rhode Island Infantry were two regiments of the United States Army, the first of which was raised in 1861 at the beginning of the American Civil War on a 90-day enlistment, the second during the Spanish–American War in 1898. Although they never made it overseas in 1898, the regiment nicknamed itself the "Rough Walkers" which was inspired by Roosevelt's Rough Riders. Veterans of the regiment received this unofficial medal called the Rough Walker Medal.
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Date Added: 09-22-2014