Object Record

Object Name Ribbon, Fraternal
Catalog Number 2002.006.014
Description United Confederate Veteran's ribbon and badge. The badge is largely metal. The metal portion is painted gold. Inside of the metal is an oval piece with the word "Tennessee" on it. Attached to the badge and extending downward is the red ribbon with gold writing. States "N.B. Forrest Camp, U.C.V. No. 4 Chattanooga, Tenn." Further down the ribbon says "12th, Annual Reunion U.C.V. Dallas, Texas. April 22nd, 1902." In the middle of the ribbon, a cardboard piece is attached by straps glued on the back side. The cardboard piece has the outline of a horseshoe with an image of a Confederate cavalryman on the inside. Tassels hang down from the bottom of ribbon.
History: James P. Smartt was born 11 September 1844, died 9 September 1914. He served in the 16th Tennessee Infantry, C.S.A. Smartt moved to Chattanooga in 1878. He served as historian for the Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Military Park Commission and was a charter member of the N.B. Forrest United Confederate Veterans Camp.
Date 1902
Dimensions H-9 W-2 inches
Lexicon category 8: Communication Artifact
Lexicon sub-category Personal Symbol
Accession number 2002.006