Society of Santiago Group - 13th US Infantry, Wounded in Action
Group to 1st Sgt. William R. McManes. Spanish No. 1900, Philippine No. 5301, Cuban Pacification No. 4851, Mexican Service No. 4767, WWI Victory with England Bar, Society Of Santiago in silver gilt (most of gilt finish worn away). Also included are two 17th Infantry insignia. Minor damage to chain on Santiago; chain is detached from left claw of eagle. The ribbon drape on the Cuban Pacification is a replacement from a Navy Cuban Pac medal; it has a split wrap brooch instead of a full wrap. All other medals in the group have their original ribbons and brooches. All of the campaign medals are confirmed by number as issued to McManes. McManes was severely wounded in the shoulder on July 3, 1898. Details of Mexican and WWI service are unknown, but McManes was serving with the 17th Infantry as late as 1915. McManes was born in England in 1867, died in Washington DC in 1954.
Price $2450 (sold)
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