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    Silver Identification Badge of 5th New Hampshire Non-Com, who was mortally wounded. This classic thin silver shield badge belonged to a member of perhaps the most embattled regiment in the entire Union army, with almost 300 men killed in action. Just more than 1" tall, the badge is skillfully incised in varied style lettering "G. E. SHANNON/Co. K/5th Regt/N.H. Vols." Shannon fought in this II Corps regiment in all the Army of the Potomac's battles until he was mortally wounded in the neck at the Jerusalem Plank Road on June 22, 1864. Shannon started as a private in September, 1861 and rose to sergeant a few months after the Battle of Gettysburg. He died in an army hospital on August 21, 1864. Badge is complete with t-bar fastening pin and in excellent condition.

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    November, 2008
    20th-21st Thursday-Friday
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