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I.D. Pin from the Famous 40th New York "Mozart Regiment"

The 40th New York had the second highest number of casualties of any New York regiment next to the 69th Irish regiment.  Our pin is the shield type, IT WAS EXCAVATED IN THE WILDERNESS WHERE ITS WEARER, JOHN BERNHARD OF COMPANY A, WAS CAPTURED… AND ESCAPED!  UNFORTUNATELY, BERNHARD WAS CAPTURED AGAIN THREE MONTHS LATER AT WELDON RAILROAD. 

The pin is silver and engraved:

JNO. BERNHARD

CO A

40TH N.Y.V. 

Being an excavated piece as usual the pin on the back is gone.  There are several bumps and ripples, but nothing major… the tag has a great look to it.  If you like tags from great regiments and histories, here is one for you.  Bernhard first enlisted at Staten Island in New York in August of 1861.  He served in company H of the 55th New York Infantry and was then transferred to the 38th New York.  On May 30th, 1863, the 30th New York was assigned to the 40th.

The 40th New York was part of the 3rd Brigade, 1st Division in the 3rd Corps of the Army of the Potomac.  At Gettysburg, under the command of Col. Thomas W. Egan, the 40th won honors against Benning’s Georgia brigade and Law’s Alabama brigade.  The 40th charged 7 times down the course of Plum Run, into the boulders of Devil’s Den and the Slaughter Pen.  Take time to read the Colonel’s report that we have included. 

#E149 - Price $1,795