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Identified Span-Am War Medals & Insignia Group
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The medals and insignia of Major Milton R. Keeley, a physician who served in the Spanish American War period as an army surgeon with the 5th Illinois Infantry. The group consists of the following items:

Medals:

- Army Spanish American War Medal, numbered on the edge "4296", with original worn ribbon but lacking any suspension brooch.

- Army Cuban Occupation Medal, numbered on the edge "453", with original worn ribbon but lacking any suspension brooch.

- Army Cuban Pacification Medal, unnumbered, with original worn ribbon but lacking any suspension brooch. There is also a ribbon bar for this medal with two attachment loops on the reverse.

- A miniature medal for the Spanish American War Veterans.

The insignia consists of a pair of shoulder straps for the rank of Major, embroidered gold bullion on wool; cap insignia for the 5th Infantry, with screw back attachment nut; a pair of gilt officer eagles for the shoulder straps, each with three attachment loops on the reverse; a pair of gilt Medical Corps collar devices, with attachment loops on the reverse; a pair of gilt metal rank insignia for the rank of Major, with attachment loops on the reverse; a pair of gilt metal collar insignia number "5" for the 5th infantry. One of the numbers has both attachment prongs on the reverse while the other has one prong on the reverse; two sets of separate metal "U", "S", and "V" letters for United States Volunteers, with attachment prongs on the reverse; five large gilt eagle uniform buttons, 7/8 inch in diameter, and six smaller gilt eagle uniform buttons, 5/8 inch in diameter; two small bronze lapel badges for the 5th Illinois Infantry Regiment.

There is also a small photograph, about 2 1/8 inches square, sealed under plastic with photo corners attached. On the back is written "M.R. Keeley". There are small pieces of Velcro on the back of the photograph.

The medals and insignia were apparently displayed in a frame at some point, with the pins and suspension brooches having been removed from the medals and with evidence of remnants of adhesive residue on the backs of the medal ribbons and some of the insignia.