This is an antique National Society of Daughters of Union Veterans membership medal. This medal along with the top bar are made of solid 14 karat gold. The top bar of the medal is named to “John Fisher”. The back of the medal has the name “Charity Fisher Higgins” with the membership number 1056 along with the hallmark of the J.E. Caldwell Company and 14K.
The Daughters of Union Veterans society is made up of descendants of honorably discharged soldiers and sailors who served in the Union Army, Navy, or Marine Corps and Revenue Cutter Service during the Rebellion of 1861 – 1865, and those who died or were killed while serving in the armed services of the Union between April 12, 1861 and April 9, 1865.