DUG CIVIL WAR ID DISK FOR 12TH PENNSYLVANIA RESERVES (41st PENNSYLVANIA) SOLDIER

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Front of the tag has a bust of General McClellan surrounded by “MAJOR GENERAL GEO. B. MCCLELLAN / WAR OF 1861.” Face is dark with gilt remaining in the low areas.

Reverse is stamped “DANIEL CAMPBELL / PERRY CO. PA.” around the rim and “CO. D 12TH REG. P.R.V.C.” at center. Stamping is difficult to read without a glass but with one it is very clear.

Disc has hole punched at top center.

In 1861 Daniel Campbell was an 18 year old farmer living in the Philadelphia area. On June 8, 1861 he enlisted as a Private in Company D, 41st Pennsylvania. At the time of his enlistment he was described as being 5’ 4 ½” tall with a light complexion, light eyes and light hair.

Private Campbell was present with his regiment for their service at Mechanicsville, Gaines’ Mill, Charles City Crossroads, White Oak Swamp, 2nd Bull Run, South Mountain, Antietam, Fredericksburg and Gettysburg.

In October Campbell became ill and reported to the hospital on the 14th and was eventually assigned to the 176th Company of the Veteran Reserve Corps where he remained until June 6, 1864 when he rejoined his regiment. He was mustered out at the expiration of his term of service at Harrisburg on June 11, 1864.

While visiting in Chicago in January 1865 Campbell was arrested as a deserter from the 17th Illinois Cavalry. He was confined at Trenton, Missouri until March 16, 1865 when he finally proved he was arrested by mistake. The Government paid his train fare back to Chicago.

By the 1890’s Campbell was living in Colorado and drawing a Soldier’s Pension. In 1894 Campbell reported to a Dr. for an examination. The Dr. noted that Campbell missed his first appointment because “he was in the calaboose.” The Dr. went on to note that Campbell was “too drunk to give an intelligent history of himself.” If Campbell was abusing alcohol he must of got it under control because it does not show up on any further examinations.

Campbell never married and continued his roaming around the country. By 1914 he was living in Topeka, Kansas. He died on February 6, 1922 in Homelake, Colorado and is buried there in the Colorado State Veterans Center at Homelake Cemetery.

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