Medal For 3 years Service in Naval Militia NY, in box, 1920s
Very Good condition (like new). The New York Naval Militia’s heritage is over one hundred years old. In the 1880s, a U. Navy proposal to organize a national Naval Reserve Force went before Congress. Although the bill was defeated, the organizational plans, prepared by the Navy, formed the basis for numerous Naval Militias which sprang up throughout the States during the following few years. The New York Naval Militia was organized as a Provisional Naval Battalion in 1889 and was formally mustered into State service as the First Battalion, Naval Reserve Artillery, on 23 June 1891.