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Name Colby, Leonard Wright, 1846-1924
Born 1846
Deceased 1924

Associated Records

Image of RG0866.AM - RG0866 Colby, Leonard Wright, 1846-1924

RG0866.AM - RG0866 Colby, Leonard Wright, 1846-1924

This collection contains correspondence, 1889-1941, primarily to Leonard Colby. Letters seek favors, employment, and letters of reference. There is also material on Colby's life, particularly his years in the military and as a Nebraska State Senator. A story about Colby purchasing a horse from U.S. Grant is included.

Image of 2732-21 - Button, Uniform, US Army; Eagle W/Shield, Gen. L.W. Colby

2732-21 - Button, Uniform, US Army; Eagle W/Shield, Gen. L.W. Colby

Small round uniform button. Small loop on the back. Eagle with shield on the front.

Image of 2732-9 - Badge, Medal, Masonic, York Rite; Gen. L.W. Colby

2732-9 - Badge, Medal, Masonic, York Rite; Gen. L.W. Colby

Gold Maltese Cross medal with Mother of Pearl inlays on branches and a round US shield in center with an eagle and a three colored US Shield in center. A brown ribbon with attachment pin aon top. Plain reverse side. Gen. L.W. Colby

Image of 2732-14 - Lapel Button, United Spanish War Veterans; Gen. L.W. Colby

2732-14 - Lapel Button, United Spanish War Veterans; Gen. L.W. Colby

Small bronze colored metal button in the shape of a cross. "United Spanish War Veterans 1898-1902"

Image of 2732-10 - Badge, Arms Qualification, Illinois Natl. Guard; 1890, Gen. L.W. Colby

2732-10 - Badge, Arms Qualification, Illinois Natl. Guard; 1890, Gen. L.W. Colby

Metal badge with American Eagle in the center and I N G around the edge (for Illinois National Guard". Below the main badge are three bars attached with metal links to the main badge. The bars are awards for "Marksman 1890", "Expert 1890" and "Sharpshooter 1890"

Image of 2732-11 - Button, Grand Army of the Republic; Member, Gen. L.W. Colby

2732-11 - Button, Grand Army of the Republic; Member, Gen. L.W. Colby

Round metal collar button. "Grand Army of the Republic" "Veteran" Image of soliders shaking hands on one side. On the other side, is an image of a pot cooking over a fire.

Image of 2732-5-(1) - Sword, Military; U.S. Officers Non-Regulation

2732-5-(1) - Sword, Military; U.S. Officers Non-Regulation

Slightly curved blade with gilded design. On one side there is scrollwork with "U.S." and two crossed flags with an axe. On the other, there is scrollwork, a flag shaped like a shield, an eagle with a ribbon "E Pluribus Unum" and a flower shape.

Image of 2732-5-(2) - Scabbard, Military Sword

2732-5-(2) - Scabbard, Military Sword

Nickle plated scabbard with symetrical dag in gilded copper alloy? There are two metal bands that are shaped like twisted cording. Both have one ring attached. The throat is also gilded.

Image of 2732-6 - Medal, Nebr. National Guard, Sioux Indian War; 1890-91, Gen. L.W. Colby

2732-6 - Medal, Nebr. National Guard, Sioux Indian War; 1890-91, Gen. L.W. Colby

The medal has two crossed arrows and a banner over the top. The medallion has images of two Indians on horseback, tipis, mountains and sun.

Image of 2732-7 - Badge, Medal, Military Order of the Loyal Legion; US, Gen. L.W. Colby

2732-7 - Badge, Medal, Military Order of the Loyal Legion; US, Gen. L.W. Colby

Maltese Cross medal, "Order of the Loyal 'Legion", gold plated with mother of pearl inlays in cross branches, attached to red, white and blue ribbon with pin bar on top. Property of US, Gen. L.W. Colby.

Image of 2732-8 - Pin, Lapel, Military Order of the Royal Legion, US; Gen. L.W. Colby

2732-8 - Pin, Lapel, Military Order of the Royal Legion, US; Gen. L.W. Colby

Collar button with red white and blue grosgrain ribbon covering the top side.

Image of 4447 - Necklace, Beaded Band; Geometric

4447 - Necklace, Beaded Band; Geometric

Long, loom woven, beaded necklace made of pink, green and clear glass seed beads. Beaded motif is geometric and features green outlined triangles and parallelograms filled in with pale pink translucent beads on a clear, milky glass beaded background.

Image of 8349-5 - Epaulet, Silver Starred; 1 Pair, W/8349-6

8349-5 - Epaulet, Silver Starred; 1 Pair, W/8349-6

1 pair of epaulets. Goes with 8349-6. Gold Brigadier General Officer's Epaulettes with bullion fringe. One silver star, embroidered, and one small eagle button at top end. Red leatherette and cloth padding on underside.

Image of 8349-2 - Hook, Boot

8349-2 - Hook, Boot

Metal boot hook with a wooden handle

Image of 8349-6 - Epaulet, Silver Starred; 1 Pair, W/8349-5

8349-6 - Epaulet, Silver Starred; 1 Pair, W/8349-5

1 pair of epaulets. Goes with 8349-6. Gold Brigadier General Officer's Epaulettes with bullion fringe. One silver star, embroidered, and one small eagle button at top end. Red leatherette and cloth padding on underside.