Badge of Military Merit

Sergeant Elijah Churchill’s Badge of Military Merit, awarded to him by General Washington on May 1, 1783, is currently on display at the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor in New Windsor, New York. Churchill earned the badge for leading attacks on two British outposts on Long Island in 1780 and 1781.

Badge of Military Merit
Unknown Maker
May 1, 1783
Cloth, Silk, Lace
New Windsor Cantonment State Historic Site, New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation