G.A.R. GOLD WATCH FOB - ID’D TO P.C. EASTMAN, CO, “E” 2ND NEW HAMPSHIRE VOLS.

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Gold watch fob is in the shape of a 5th Corps badge. It shows a raised image of a G.A.R. membership badge, with star and flag ribbon under a spread-winged eagle with crossed cannons. Engraving on reverse reads, “P.C. EASTMAN, HANCOCK, NH”. The ring at the top for hooking the fob to a chain is part of a knight’s helmet. Fob measures 1 ½” total length by just under an inch wide.

Philip C. Eastman was born on 7/14/1842 in Boscawen, NH. He was later a resident of Concord, NH where he worked as a sawyer, a person who cut timber into logs or boards. At the age of 18 he enlisted on 5/21/1861 as a wagoner. On 6/3/1861 he mustered into "E" Co. NH 2nd Infantry. He re-enlisted on 2/19/1864. He was promoted to Sergeant on 11/10/1865. He was mustered out on 12/19/1865 at City Point, VA. After the war he lived in Concord and was a member of GAR Post # 31 (William I. Brown) in Penacook, NH. Eastman died 3/17/1908 in Soldiers Home at Togus, ME.  [sl]

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