If eyes could speak. Veteran of the 1866 Battle of Königgrätz

If eyes could speak. Veteran of the 1866 Battle of Königgrätz
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Nothing on reverse. A proud Prussian veteran.

His awards from left to right are:

Erinnerungskreuz 1866 “Königgrätz”. This cross, made of the bronze of captured Austrian cannon, was founded 20 September 1866 by King Wilhelm I of Prussia. The “Königgrätz” version was given to troops who participated in the battle of Königgrätz (Sadowa) on 3 July 1866 (the ribbon clasps Paris, Sedan etc are for the centre award).

Kriegsdenkmünze für die Feldzüge 1870 – 71. The War Commemorative Medal 1870/71 was established by Prussia as a commemorative medal for the Franco-Prussian War. Although a Prussian decoration, it was effectively the commemorative medal for all the states of the newly-established German Empire. In 1895, as part of the commemorations for the 25th anniversary of the war, a series of battle clasps (Gefechtsspangen) were created. There were 25 official clasps – 21 were for battles and 4 were for sieges. Source: home.att.net/~david.danner/militaria/KDM_1870-71.htm

1897 Zentenarmedaille. The Prussian 1897 Zentenarmedaille (Centenary Medal) was officially titled the Medaille zur Erinnerung an des Hochseligen Kaisers und Königs Wilhelm I., des Großen, Majestät to honor the 100th Birthday of Kaiser Wilhelm I. The recipients promptly dubbed it the Apfelorden (The Order of the Apple, due to it’s size and color). Wiki.