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EXCAVATED ID DISC OF CAPTURED OHIO INFANTRY NCO/OFFICER

Pewter 1.25" disc with stamped identification to George W. McMillen "CO. I/ 122 REG./ OVI" with unreadable hometown also noted. Reverse has highly raised profile of general officer which appears to be identified in lettering along the rim as George McClellan. McMillen enlisted as a sergeant in Co. I of the 122nd Ohio Vol. Inf. in August 1862 and fought at Winchester, the pursuit of Lee from Gettysburg, the N.Y. Draft Riots, and the Wilderness where he was captured by men of Early's Division. Exchanged in the spring of 1865, he returned to his unit at Petersburg and was eventually promoted 2nd Lt. of Co. A before being mustered out in June. Sound, dug condition with a brief soldier biography included.

Code JM305        Price £465