Corps Badge of the 20th Connecticut Infantry made of solid gold. This beautiful Civil War Ladder Badge is inscribed with the owners name, ID'd to Capt. Ezra Sprague, 20th Connecticut Infantry. The 20th served with distinction at Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Resaca, Peach Tree Creek, The Atlanta campaign and Bentonville. It is interesting to note that a facsimile of this exact medal (without Sprague's name) is embossed onto the cover of the 20th's original Regimental History and also that Sprague himself, was a jeweler prior to and after the war. Was he the designer? Further research is certainly warranted and I would like to speak with other collectors that may have similar world-class Civil War Corp Badges and Medals.