9th US Infantry Regulars hand made medal.
Extra fine craftsmanship in making this piece. 9th US Infantry Regulars, Spanish American War 1898. 3 3/4 inches in length and 1 3/4 in width. The decorative bars are made of silver, the brooch of brass, just the fastening pin missing. Enamel is 100%. Photos do not do this medal justice.
Please go to Wikipedia for a complete history. "The Regiment had extensive combat duties in China with several Medals of Honor being earned. Following duty in China the regiment served in the Philippine–American War and was involved in the Balangiga massacre."