1/9 PLATE TINTYPE ALONG WITH 9th CORPS & REGIMENTAL VETERAN REUNION BADGES ID’D TO PRIVATE JOHN W. BRUNNER, CO. “E”, 51ST PENNSYLVANIA INFANTRY

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Item Code: M18580

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Small octagonal tinplate, brass frame, mounted in fine brown, florally adorned, velvet lined, gutta-percha case. Oval breast portrait of young soldier clad in kepi, checked shirt, and sack coat [one button visible]. Image is clear and sharp, exhibiting slight wrinkle & four miniscule background dots, light and unobtrusive.

Small two-piece veterans badge, upper brass bar measures .25” x 1”, linked coin silver shield measures 1” x 1.25”. Bar stamp “Veteran”, shield inscription: “J.W. Brunner/ Co. B/ 51st PA Vol.” Both pieces crisp and solid, with shield exhibiting light tarnish. Standard 9th Corps Anchor & Cannon shield badge, of brass, with red, white & blue ceramic overlay. Measurements: 1.5 x 1.125”. Reverse inscription: “J. Brunner/ Easton, PA.”

Private J.W. Brunner mustered into Co. “B”, 51st PA Infantry, on 1/1/1864, and mustered out 7/27/1865. Organized in November 1861, this unit served with General Burnsides 1862 North Carolina Expedition, afterwards returning north to participate in the Second Battle of Manassas, and subsequent battles of Antietam, and Fredericksburg. Following Burnsides infamous January 1863 “Mud March,” the unit transferred to the western theater. On 1/1/1864, date of Private Brunner’s enlistment , the 51st re-enlisted as a Veteran regiment, and went on to participate in Grant’s Overland Campaign, from the Wilderness to Petersburg, and subsequent fights on the road to Lee’s surrender at Appomattox. Mustered out on 7/27/1865, the unit lost during service 167 men killed and mortally wounded and 137 to disease for a total of 314.

Fine assembly of mementos, in memory of J.W. Brunner of Pennsylvania’s fighting 51st. Documentation included.  Superb collectible.  [jp]

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