Trivia 12-14-2020 What Is It?

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Known as the Colored Troops Metal commissioned by Major General Benjamin Butler.

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=&ved=2ahUKEwiu-pyfx9nrAhVIu1kKHUSMDbsQFjADegQIBhAB&url=https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aaron_Anderson&usg=AOvVaw2WAXwDTwTBzg2s0cGW2DHO

John George Ely 1830 - 1912 Great Grandfather
Union Army, Co. I 3rd Regiment, Connecticut Volunteers 14 May 1861, to 12 Aug. 1861
Union Navy, USS Dumbarton & USS Colorado, 13 Aug. 1864, to 15 May 1865

Edit - The indicated source does not support the official answer. The source relates to Aaron Anderson, the first African American to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor. However, Anderson was a sailor, not a soldier. He never served under Ben Butler and never received the Butler Medal.

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