IDENTIFICATION DISC FOR 72ND PENNSYLVANIA INFANTRY SOLDIER

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Item Code: 1054-2468

Excavated, George McClellan bust style brass “dog tag” for Thomas McGuinty. He was 22 years old when he enlisted on October 25, 1861. He joined Company G, 72ND Pennsylvania Infantry. He was present with the regiment to September 1862 when he suffered a gun-shot wound to the foot at Antietam. He is again listed as present for duty on the November-December muster roll. McGuinty serves with his regiment through Gettysburg and until May 5, 1864, when he is listed as missing in action. He was captured and sent to a field hospital at Parker’s Store (Wilderness battlefield) where he died on May 10. 1864.

Brass tag features a bust of McClellan on face. Dark brown patina overall with moderate traces of original gilt in stampings and around raised features. Reverse is stamped, “THOS. MC GUINTY / CO. G / 72d P.V. / MALV HILL  ANTIETAM / FAIR OAKS / SAVAGE STATION”.

A great tag with great history, comes with complete set of military records.  [jet]

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