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Active Service Medal (Type I, Variety I), for Leadville, 1896

Added by: megan
Description: The Type I medal was originally authorized in 1897 to members of the Colorado militias for service in stopping several riots that took place during that time. A second variety with different colored ribbon drape for Artillery (red), Cavalry (yellow) and Infantry (blue) was issued a couple years later. There were 3 different & distinct designs for the Active Service Medal, with the current design approved in 1931. Image courtesy of el_jefe52.
Date Added: 05-15-2016