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    50th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteer: James K. Wise Dog Tag.
    A Union identification disc, 29mm gilt brass. Carried by Private James K. Wise of Reading, Pennsylvania. These disks were carried so that in the event the soldier was killed, his body could be identified and hopefully sent home to his family. The disk is decorated with a profile image of George McClellan on obverse and reads: "Major General Geo. B. McClellan. War of 1861." On reverse it reads: "James Wise Co. B 50th P.V./Bull Run/Antietam/Chantilly/ So. Mountain." Wise enlisted on September 16, 1861 as a Private and was mustered into Company B, 50th Pennsylvania Infantry. He was wounded in the knee by a shell at some point during his service and received disability after he was mustered out. He survived the war and passed away on September 6, 1909. Tag has some wear and light oxidation. Holed for suspension.

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