Spanish American War Veterans Shield, Maine Artillery
Clean two piece veteran's shield or muster badge. The 480 man Artillery Regiment manned posts in the United States and in the Cuban Occupation. The badge is ornatemy decorated with a Span-Am War motif and named to
BATT. C 1st MAINE
HVY ART U.S.V.
The unit roster is found in the Spanish American War Centennial webpage and verifies that Charles W. Kristin enlisted in July of 1898.