The California Volunteers
Contributed by Mike Sironi
This medallion was issued on the return of the California
(such as the First California Volunteers)
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
AT SAN FRANCISCO, CAL. FROM MANILA P.I."
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