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    Brave Soldier's 24th Corps I.D. Pin. Crafted from an 1853-dated coin, this wonderful identification pin belonged to George Enoch Pond, a private in Co. K, 21st Conn. Vol. Infantry. One side of the 1" diameter coin has been smoothed and on it has been nicely engraved the "heart" emblem of the 24th Army Corps in which is inscribed "Geo. E. Pond/ Co. K./ 21st C.V." Bracketing the heart is "24/ A.C." and at the tip is a numeral "3" signifying the third brigade of the corps. A long pin has been affixed to the back of the coin which clearly shows the 1853 date. The unit was part of that corps from December 1864 until June 1865. Pond enlisted as a private in December 1863 and saw action in New Berne, North Carolina and Olustee, Florida. before being wounded in action at Drewry's Bluff, Virginia on May 16, 1864. He was discharged in June 1865 but in 1872, graduated from West Point and served in the U.S. Army until his death in 1907. This is one of the best examples of an authentic, handcrafted "coin badge" to appear on the market in recent years and has an exceptional history.

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    June, 2010
    26th Saturday
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