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Authentic Non-Excavated Insignia & Hat Plates From The Civil War & Before
Original Soldier's I.D. Disk from Samuel Jackson of the 2nd Rhode Island Cavalry
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Here is a great original identification disc from a soldier from Rhode Island. This half-dollar size disc is one of the tougher to find versions that are made with front of the piece has the image of the President Abraham Lincoln. And around the edge on the bottom it reads "ABRAHAM LINCOLN PRESIDENT U.S. / WAR OF 1861". As you can see it is in beautiful non-excavated condition. On the reverse it has the stamped information that lets us know the name and Regiment of the soldier that wore the piece. Around the edge it reads "SAMUEL JACKSON" and "LOWELL MASS". In the center it has "CO. B. / 2ND R.I. / CAV." which stands for the 2nd Regiment of the 2nd Rhode Island Cavalry. When we looked up Jackson's service it shows that he enlisted own November 10th 1862 as a private in the 2nd Rhode Island cavalry. During this time the regiment was involved with the battle of Port Hudson, Louisiana. He served with that regiment until August 24th 1863 when he transferred to the 1st Louisiana cavalry (US). On January 14th 1864, He transferred again to the 3rd Rhode Island cavalry. A printout of his service and that of the 2nd Rhode Island will accompany the disc.

Item #: B2021
Shipping Weight: 1 lb
Your Price:$1,650.00 USD
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