GETTYSBURG 50TH ANNIVERSARY VETERAN TAG ID’D & SIGNED BY DUNOIS BEMAN, 94TH NEW YORK INFANTRY

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Item Code: 1054-2169

Brown paper tag with red ribbon was printed as a way to identify veterans at the 50th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg commemoration and reunion. Printing at top of tag reads, “GETTYSBURG 50TH ANNIVERSARY 1913 / IDENTIFICATION”. Lower part of tag reads, “NAME- DENOIS M. BEMAN / CO. C 94 REGIMENT N.Y. INFANTRY / POST OFFICE – EATON RAPIDS, MICH / WITH TENT, NO. 215 STREET NO.38TH W / NOTIFY - MRS. ALICE BEMAN / SIGNATURE- DUNOIS BEMAN”. Reverse is stamped, “MICHIGAN”.

Tag measures 2 ½” by 5 ¼”. Bottom half shows light wrinkling.

Dunois Beeman was born on June 7, 1843. He enlisted at 18 years old on 10/17/1861 at Ellisburgh, NY as a Corporal. On 12/9/1861 he mustered into "C" Co. NY 94th Infantry. He was listed as wounded in action on 12/13/1862 in Fredericksburg, Virginia and discharged for wounds on 8/2/1863. He had an intra regimental company transfer on 3/10/1863 from Company “C” to Company “E”. Beman settled in Michigan after the war and died on March 4, 1924.

The 94th New York Volunteer Infantry ("Bell Rifles" or "Bell Jefferson Rifles") was organized at Sacketts Harbor, New York beginning in October 1861 and mustered in for three years service on March 10, 1862. The regiment has the distinction of being the last volunteer infantry regiment to muster out of the Army of the Potomac.  [sl]

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