This is nothing short of a spectacular, exquisite fabrication of a presentation medal. It was presented to Captain Frank Rice, Chief Surgeon of Cheatham's Division, Army of Tennessee, CSA. This is only the third Civil War Medal I have ever bought and you can see why. I try to handle a wide variety of items in all price ranges but most ID tags, Corps Badges and Veterans Medals just haven't turned my key. I had to buy this one and I don't care if it sells or not. I always try to offer my goods at very fair prices and some actually below retail when I'm able. This is the best, and somebody's gonna have to pay for it or it's going right into my collection. Additionally, if any of you fine folks have world-class Civil War Medals or Corps Badges that you are considering parting with, I'm interested in possibly buying similar items if they are super quality. This one appears to be of solid gold, pinkish in color that I presume is a patina of a copper alloy, maybe 18k. 60 rays in the sunburst, the medal is affixed to a ribbon that has aged but shows little wear. It is accompanied by a CDV of Rice with a Tennessee back-mark. Rice served with with the 15th Tennessee, which was merged with the 37th in '63 and then consolidated with the 4th just days before the wars end. I don't have all of his records yet, but if he was at Franklin, sadly, he was a very busy man. The 15th Infantry Regiment was organized at Jackson, Tennessee, in June, 1861. After fighting at Belmont, Shiloh, and Perryville it was consolidated with the 37th Regiment. It was active at Hoover's Gap, then participated in the campaigns of the army from Chickamauga to Missionary Ridge to Atlanta and then to the battles of Franklin and Nashville. Only a scant handful of original members of the 15th were surrendered and paroled at Greensboro, North Carolina April 25, 1865.