Silver id shield for the famed 3rd New Jersey Cavalry “Butterfly Hussars”. The center shield is roughly the size of a quarter with the entire piece overall about the size of a 50 cent piece. Still retains the original pin back which is very solid. This one belonged to an un-named member of Co. A. The 3rd New Jersey became well known for their distinctive uniform shown in the accompanying photograph which is not included with the badge. Fighting under the Army of the Potomac they would see action in no less than 14 major engagements. Nearly a 160 men from the regiment would not return home. Very nice and rare badge which this photo does not do justice.