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    Philander A. Streeter ID Disc First Union Soldier To Enter Libby Prison.
    ID disc worn by P.A. Streeter of the 2nd Reg. Vermont Volunteers. Along with this 27mm "War of 1861" eagle variety ID disc is a letter written by Streeter about entering Libby Prison following being captured at the Battle of Bull Run in July 1861. This style of ID is pictured on page 53 in Maier's Identification Discs of Union Soldiers in the Civil War reference book. The disc looks to have the original surfaces and is in fine condition with strong stamping. The reverse reads "P.A. Streeter CO. C 2nd REG. VT. V. Brattleboro". The 4.5" x 7" ALS reads "P.A. Streeter - Enlisted April 26th, 61. Mustered into I.S. Service on June 20, 1861. Took part in the first Battle of Bull Run July 21st, 61 and was taken prisoner in the afternoon about 5:00 at Sudley's Church and marched to Manassas 10 miles. Was put aboard freight cars the next day (22nd) and started for Richmond, Va., arrived there the 23rd. Was marched from the cars to Libby Prison. I was the first Union soldier to enter the building. Were kept there until Jan. 3rd 1862 at which time I was exchanged. I was a member Co. C, 2nd Vt. Regt.". In another hand it reads "Written by Mr. Streeter of Holyoke, Mass. April 20th, 1901. Streeter was invited to Chicago in 1890 where Libby Prison had been moved brick by brick from Richmond, Va. He was there for the opening, and his story written up at the time. An extraordinary group of items!


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    November, 2019
    2nd Saturday
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