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Civil War I.D. Disc with Kearney Pin Hanger – Ransom B. Howell, Co. A 3rd Michigan Vols. – Lists 8 Battles He Was In
This is truly a spectacular example of the Civil War I.D. or “Dog Tag” as it still retains the silver hanger. The hanger shows Major General Kearney and his red enamel “patch” above his head. The style of the I.D. is pictured on page 51 in the book, Identification Discs of Union Soldiers in the Civil War (the hanger is pictured on page 12). Howell purchased his I.D. after the battle of Chancellorsville (same as the soldier on page 51).

Howell and the 3rd Michigan would go on to fight at the battle of Gettysburg and Mine Run before being discharged June 9th, 1864. Records show that he was captured at the battle of Groveton, Va. in August of ’62 and spent 4 months as a POW.

Engraved on the front:
CORPL. R. B. HOWELL 
CO. A. 
3D REG. 
MICH. V. 
HANNIBAL. MO. 

Engraved on the reverse:
BULL RUN 
YORKTOWN. 
WILLIAMSBURG. 
FAIR OAKS. 
7 DAYS 
BEFORE RICHMOND 
MALVERN HILL 
BULL RUN 
CHANCELLORSVILLE 

One of the most beautiful complete tags we have seen.

#A471 - Price $2,495