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    Excavated Brass Identification Disc with Battle Honors. This dug 1.25" patriotic ID disc is stamped "CHARLES BUNTON/ CO. D/ 155 P.V./ U.S. AUG. 14/ 1862/ ANTIETAM/ FREDERICKSBURG/ CHANCELLORSVILLE." On the reverse is a raised shield and the words "The Union and the Constitution/ War of 1861" around the border with "GETTYSBURG" and "WAPPING HEIGHTS" stamped below the shield. The piece has a light overall pitting but some remnants of the original gilt finish remain, principally in the stamped lettering and on the shield, giving it a pleasing look. A 22-year-old coal miner, Bunton fought at most of the major battles of the Army of the Potomac as indicated by the badge, including Spottsylvania Court House and Petersburg. He mustered out of this great fighting regiment in June 1865. An historic piece complete with brief soldier biography.

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    December, 2009
    12th Saturday
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