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243 O.V.I. Identification Badge, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, 177th Regiment, Co. H




 
243  O.V.I.  Identification Badge, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, 177th Regiment, Co. H. Exceptional untouched Wartime silver identification badge engraved “John S. Lee, Co H., 177th O.V.I.”  Back “T” pin; approximately 1”x1-1/8”.
 
Born: Orland, Indiana
Resident: West Richfield, Ohio
18 years old; blue eyes; dark hair; 5’ – 8”
Occupation: farmer
 
Records included: Service, Pension and Regimental History– 40 pages
 
Age 18, Mustered in Camp Cleveland, OH: August 29, 1864 for 1 year; mustered-out with company Greensboro, NC June 24, 1865.
 
BATTLES
Siege of Murfreesboro, TN – December 5 – 12, 1864
Fort Fisher, NC – January 16 – February 7, 1865. 
Capture of Wilmington, NC – February 22, 1865
Campaign of the Carolinas – March 1 – April 26, 1865
Advance on Goldsboro, NC – March 6 – 21, 1865
Advance on Raleigh - April 10 – 14, 1865
Occupation of Raleigh - April 10, 1865
Surrender of Johnson and his Army

Organized for one year service during the month of October, 1864, under Colonel Arthur T. Wilcox, it reported to General Thomas at Nashville, and performed garrison duty at Tullahoma until Hood's invasion. In December it occupied Murfreesboro and upon one occasion charged the works of a portion of Hood's army, capturing two guns and 200 prisoners. In February, 1865, it was transferred to North Carolina and engaged the enemy in several battles. At Town Creek it captured a Rebel command with a stand of colors and many prisoners. The Regiment soon joined Sherman's army at Goldsboro, where it remained until June 24th. It was finally discharged July 7, 1865. This Regiment's short term of service was very actively employed in many battles and marches.

Regiment lost during service 2 Enlisted men killed and 82 Enlisted men by disease.
 
$795 including shipping/insurance
 
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242 Scarce Independent Corp of Cadets, 1800 Button, nondug.



242 Scarce Independent Corp of Cadets, 1800 Button, nondug.

Scarce Independent Corp of Cadets, 1800 Button, nondug. Large 25 mm, unique design and fabrication. EARLY Federalist Era when the 2nd President John Adams was in office.Albert’s MS59 and Tice MS042

$650 includes shipping/insurance

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241 Dug New Hampshire Button



241 Dug New Hampshire Button

Very nice dug Civil War New Hampshire button with gold in all the right places. Backmark is Scovill rmdc. Shank very slightly bent and very light ground action. Hard to upgrade.

$350 includes shipping/insurance

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240 Staff Officers Button CS20 and CS251, dug



240 Staff Officers Button CS20 and CS251, dug

HUGE 25mm staff button with smooth finish and gold gilt in all the right places; pushed and shank bent. Very solid and attractive; displays very nicely.  

$395 includes shipping/insurance

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238 TEXAS Volunteer Image Group – Three 1/6 Plate Ambrotypes













238 TEXAS Volunteer Image Group – Three 1/6 Plate Ambrotypes

TEXAS volunteers group surfacing from the woodwork in East Texas. Armed image of volunteer at the outbreak of the war; and subsequent made image of the same man in uniform and another likely his brother in uniform. The two uniformed images have been together since the beginning surfaced in Mount Pleasant, TX in 2001. Amazingly the lone image of the armed man in civilian clothes, is the same man in the uniformed set, surfaced just down the road in Texarkana, TX in 2017. Battle ready volunteers: doubled armed – 1840s saber, Colt Navy revolver; battleshirt with contrasting cloth trim running vertically, and each has two slash pockets, the same trim. A large five pointed cloth star adorns the breast (hard to see, but there), and also a large Latin cross opposite the star in one image. One wears a rectangular US NCO belt plate while the other man wears a simple belt and buckle. Noting the leatherette case design, all 3 are the same, they all may have been made at the same East Texas gallery. Note 2 of the images are dark however look nice under natural/direct light. The uniformed set spine is split. These images have seen the wear of time, however are a very nice scare Texas group.

$3,675 includes shipping/insurance

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237 Double Armed Volunteer Militia ¼ Plate Ambrotype








237 Double Armed Volunteer Militia ¼ Plate Ambrotype
 
Large ¼ plate ruby red ambrotype. Full view of volunteer holding his bayoneted musket (appears to be Model 1816 or 1842); crossed white straps/belt with brass plates; sheathed bowie knife slipped in belt; kepi in hand; uniform stripping around collar, cuffs and down pants; cloth backdrop and patterned floor. Solid case with working clasps. Image has great content, large size, and is on the dark side; shows nicely under direct light. Modern tag came with it “J.T. Boilings 8th Ala.”- take this for what it's worth??  
 
$675 includes shipping/insurance
 
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236 Union Insignia, nondug



236 Union Insignia, nondug 
 
Artillery Cannons, ca. 1855 – 1865. See American Military Headgear Insignia by Campbell and O’Donnell, Figure 296. One wire missing. $65
 
Rifleman, enlisted, ca. 1850 – 1861. See American Military Headgear Insignia by Campbell and O’Donnell, Figure 484. One wire missing. $95
 
Horn Insignia, ca. 1858 – 1875. See American Military Headgear Insignia by Campbell and O’Donnell, Figure 370. $35
 
Company Letter M – lead filled. $15
 
Company Letter R – one wire broken. $15
 
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235 Virginia Button Coat, Canfield Baltimore, Silver Plate, nondug


235 Virginia Button Coat, Canfield Baltimore, Silver Plate, nondug
 
Pre-Civil War No pushes with significant silver plate remaining.
 
$245 includes shipping/insurance
 
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234 HOLD Rare South Carolina Union Light Infantry Coat Button, nondug





234 South Carolina Union Light Infantry Coat Button, nondug

Rare, very nice and untouched condition with 95% gilt. Thought in the past to be a rare New York militia button, Albert’s NY63 and Tice NY250. It’s now accepted as a South Carolina militia button associated with Charleston, SC Scottish Regiments. No pushes, dents or dings, stand-up shank and blank back as correct. Priced nicely at:

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233 Scarce Militia Plate Variation, ca. 1815 – 1825, nondug




233 Scarce Militia Plate Variation, ca. 1815 – 1825, nondug

Early and unique construction, a thin rolled copper skin which is layered over a thick copper backing; a heavy plate. Exceptional die work on this untouched plate; very nice patina and traces of silver visible. Possibly the earliest example of this classic design plate that spanned some 20 years of production, and use continuing through the Civil War. See American Military Belt Plates by O’Donnell & Campbell, Plate 157. Just can’t find this one.

$695 including shipping/insurance

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232 NCO 3-hook Eagle Breast Plate, nondug





232 NCO 3-hook Eagle Breast Plate, nondug

Nice nondug example of a NCO plate with untouched patina, exceptional die, work, solid hooks, and bump on edge. Compared to standard 2 hook beast plate, the availability of the 3- hook to the 2-hook is 1 in 100.  

$385 including shipping/insurance

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