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    Silver Shield Identification Badge Worn by an "Iron Brigade of the East" Soldier. This is the quintessential Union soldier's ID shield of sheet silver, measuring a full 1" x 1.25". On the face, above a small stamped "War of 1861," is elaborately engraved the owner's name and unit: "Wm. H. Smart/ Co. D/ 22d Regt N.Y.V./ Iron Brigade," surrounded by a decorative border. Private Smart enlisted in May 1861 and was mustered out in June 1863 after spending about half his enlistment sick in the hospital. The brigade consisted of the 22nd, 24th, and 30th New York Regiments, the 14th New York State Militia and the 2nd Regiment, U.S. Sharpshooters. It was known as the Iron Brigade of the East or the First Iron Brigade, but with its regiments mustering out before the summer of 1863 its fame was eclipsed by the better known Iron Brigade of the West. An attractive badge in wonderful condition, complete with its original t-bar pin fastener. Service and pension records included.

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    December, 2009
    12th Saturday
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