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    Excavated ID Disc of a Vermont Private Wounded in Action. Measuring about 1" in diameter, this dug brass identification disk has the popular "spread winged eagle" motif on one side around which is "War of 1861" and "United States" in raised lettering. This side also retains about 75 percent of its original gilt finish although otherwise the disc has an overall dark patina. The opposite side shows some expected pitting and corrosion but is nicely stamped "D. R. BROWN/ Co. G/2d/ REG/ VT. VOLS./ BURLINGTON." Private Daniel Brown enlisted in the Second Vermont in June 1861 and fought at Seven Days, Antietam, and Fredericksburg. After reenlisting he was shot through the right arm at the Wilderness and eventually transferred into the Veteran Reserve Corps, leaving the service in July 1865. A nice example of an excavated badge worn by a heroic soldier, complete with brief biography.

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    December, 2009
    12th Saturday
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