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    Union Identification "Dog Tag" - Killed at Gettysburg. This Union identification disc, the forerunner to modern dog tags, was carried by Private Thomas J. Severence of New Hampshire. These disks were carried so that in the event the soldier was killed, his body would be identified in hopes of having it sent home to his family. This disk reads obverse: "T. J. Severance, Co. F., 2d Reg., N.H.V., Colebrook, N.H." On reverse: "War of 1861, Bull Run, Yorktown, Williamsburg, Seven days before Richmond, Bristow Station, Wounded at Bull Run, Fredericksburg". This unit was mustered into service at Portsmouth, New Hampshire in May 1861 and saw action at 1st and 2nd Bull Run before Gettysburg. Thomas J. Severance would be wounded at Gettysburg and die shortly thereafter.

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