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Troqueer Volunteer Prize Medal, 1805

19th Century


This Honorary medal was given by Mrs Maxwell of Kirkconnell to the second

marksman of the Troqueer Volunteers on 22 July 1805. It has an elaborate

military motif on one side and the Maxwell coat of arms and a simple

inscription on the other. The Volunteers were the precursors of the local

militia raised by the government to defend Britain from attack during the

Napoleonic wars from 1808 to 1815.

71mm (length) x 50mm (width)
Dumfries Museum & Camera Obscura
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