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    Connecticut Soldier's 20mm Gold I.D. Ring. One side is engraved "H Buffington. Co'y B 10th Regt. CV" while the other reads "Petersburg Va. Sept 5th 1864". Coin-like tags and metal corps badges were the preferred vehicles for carrying personal information. As such, this item is a highly unusual form of identification and is certainly not a finger ring. Drilled for suspension. Wear as expected, else excellent condition. Herbert Buffington of Willington, Connecticut enlisted on September 30, 1861 and marched with the 10th until being mustered out in October, 1864. He would have seen early service primarily in the Carolinas and later in Virginia. Buffington's regiment was indeed before Petersburg during September, 1864, however the significance of the 5th (as engraved) is lost without his service record at hand.

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    June, 2008
    29th-30th Sunday-Monday
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