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    Civil War Identification Disk. Civil War identification disks were the precursors to the modern day dog tags. Of use in identifying soldiers that lay dead or dying on the battlefield, to the survivors of the war they became souvenirs that were treasured as a memento of the war.

    Probably purchased from a sutler out in the field, this particular disk was owned by Charles P. Booth of Company "B" with the 4th Minnesota Volunteers that fought at Corinth and Vicksburg. Along with the soldier's name and unit which would appear on the front of the disk, a patriotic theme would be standard on the reverse. On this particular disk, the slogan "Against Rebellion" around a federal shield has been stamped. Measuring approximately 1" in diameter, this identification disk is in good condition with a hole for a necklace punched at the top of the disk.


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    June, 2007
    24th-25th Sunday-Monday
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