Edwin Howes at Yorkville, Illinois, Circa 1915

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Photo courtesy David L. Read Note the bronze button on his lapel.

Civil War veterans were issued a bronze button upon discharge signifying their military service. They were often referred to as the "men who wore the bronze."



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