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    Silver Civil War Corps/ ID badge of William H. Lewis, Co. C, 5th U.S. Artillery, Wounded at Cold Harbor. Heavy silver 2d Corps trefoil, 23mm x 23mm with T-bar pin back. Actually constructed from an English silver six pence coin with bust of Victoria, etc. on the reverse. Perfect untouched condition. Lewis enlisted on November 28, 1862, at the age of twenty. His pension records state he "was wounded at Cold Harbor June 7th 1864 by the premature explosion of a gun while fitting in the charge" and that "both forearms were torn off - right 3 inches below elbow and left 2 inches above wrist", resulting in him being hospitalized until January 1865 when he was discharged. Lewis served with the 5th US Arty through Fredericksburg and Gettysburg. Great Corps/ID badge with a tragic history. Accompanied by a complete set of records.

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    December, 2009
    12th Saturday
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