VETERAN’S BADGE FOR 122ND AND 77TH PENNSYLVANIA SOLDIER – WOUNDED AT CHANCELLORSVILLE

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Badge is made of white metal and is stamped with the veterans information. Black ink or paint was then put into the stampings allowing the letters to stand out better.

Badge is two piece with the top being an arched riband with a scrollwork decoration on top. Face of the riband is stamped “WM. NAUMAN.”

Suspended from the top is a somewhat shield shaped drop stamped with a 3rd Corps badge at bottom flanked by “WAR 1861-1865.” Stamped above that at center is “CO. K” over “122 PA.” and in one line at bottom is “CO. A 77 PA.”

William H. Nauman was born October 31 1845 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. He was employed as a cigar maker in Lancaster when he enlisted as a private in Company K, 122nd Pennsylvania Infantry for 9 months. At the time he was described as being 5’ 3” tall with brown hair and hazel eyes.

The 122nd was assigned to the 3rd Corps of the Army of the Potomac and its only action was at Chancellorsville where they suffered moderately losing 10 killed, 26 wounded, 2 captured and 24 missing. Among the wounded was Private Nauman. He was wounded in the leg and sent to a hospital in Washington, D.C. and was discharged on June 6, 1863.

Nauman enlisted again, this time as a private in Company A, 77th Pennsylvania Infantry on April 4, 1865. He was mustered out at Victoria, Texas on December 6, 1865.

Nauman was married but his first wife died. When he was married and what her name was is not known. In 1888 the 42-year-old Nauman married 26-year-old Mary A. Kouch. The couple would have 3 children. Nauman died in Lancaster on August 4, 1928 and is buried there in Woodward Hill Cemetery.  [ad] [ph:L]

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