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    Outstanding and Colorful Cavalryman's Handmade Identification Disc. This exceptionally attractive circular ID disc was hand carved from a single slice of bone and measures 1" in diameter. On the front is etched a simple border inside which is "L. Wood/ Co B/ 1st Mass/ Cav" with the lettering nicely filled in with blue and red wax. On the reverse is a well detailed Masonic compass, also colored with red and blue wax. A metal ring passes through a small hole drilled at the top to which is attached a green cord for wearing around the neck. Lemuel Wood of Readville joined the 1st Mass. Cav. in September 1861 and was discharged in November 1864. The unit saw much action, first in the Department of the South and later with the Army of the Potomac. This scarce and appealing piece of soldier "art" has a wonderful patina and is accompanied by Wood's service and pension records.

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    December, 2009
    12th Saturday
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