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    Great Condition Excavated Patriotic ID Tag of Wounded Pennsylvania Reservist. Measuring 1.25" in diameter, this dug brass identification coin is stamped "A. N., KLINGENSMITH/ Co. I,/ 11th REGT,/ P.R.V.C." The opposite side has the typical raised lettering "Against Rebellion/ 1861" around the border with a raised "Union" shield in the center. This example is in exceptional condition with 75 percent of its original gilt finish remaining overall. It's owner, Pvt. Adam Klingensmith, joined the 11th Pa. Reserves in July 1861 and fought at most of the major battles of the Army of the Potomac through his discharge in June 1864 including Antietam, Gettysburg, the Wilderness, and Spottsylvania. He was wounded in the right arm at Fredericksburg in December 1862. A nice example of a classic ID device with a great history, complete with a brief service profile of its owner.

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