IDENTIFICATION SHIELD FOR 122ND NEW YORK MUSICIAN SAMUEL OSBORN

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Silver ID shield meas. approx. 1.00 x 1.25 inches. Face is finely engraved with “SAML OSBORN / FIFER / CO. E. / 122D REGT. N.Y.S.V. / SCHENECTADY.” The border of the badge has a finely chased barbed linear decoration. Wording is done with a mixture of cursive, blocked and serifed letters.

The surface of the face shows some minor wear but is otherwise excellent.

Reverse had a “T” shaped pin but the pin itself is now missing as is the catch.

Samuel Osborn was carried on the regimental rolls as “SAMUEL OSBORNE.” He was born in Ireland in 1825 and later emigrated to the United States. At his enlistment he was listed as being 39 years old, 5’ 5” tall, with blue eyes, brown hair and a dark complexion. By occupation he was a shoe maker.

Osborn enlisted at Syracuse, New York as a musician in Company E, 122nd New York State Volunteers on August 1, 1862. He was present with his company until June 11, 1863 when he was listed as absent without leave. Records show that he turned up with the Provost Marshal of Frederick, Maryland. He is then present with his Company from August of 1863 to April of 1864 when he becomes ill and enters the hospital but returns to his Company later that moth and is present through the rest of the war.

Osborn was mustered out at Washington, D.C. on June 23, 1865.

Sometime after the war Osborn settled in Bath, New York where he died on January 7, 1890. He is buried there in Bath National Cemetery.

The 122nd New York served with the 6th Corps of the Army of the Potomac and saw action at Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Cold Harbor, Petersburg, Fort Stevens, Winchester, Fisher’s Hill, Cedar Creek, Fort Fisher and in the final attacks on Petersburg.  [AD] [PH:L]

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