The California Volunteers Commemorative
Contributed by Mike Sironi
This medallion was issued on the return of the California Volunteers
(such as the First California Volunteers) from
the Philippines in 1899. The obverse reads "1899 WELCOME OUR HEROES 1898,"
and shows the troops in parade with winged Victory flying overhead with
laurel wreaths in both hands. The reverse reads "RETURN OF CALIFORNIA VOLUNTEERS
AT SAN FRANCISCO, CAL. FROM MANILA P.I."
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