Civil War I.D. Disk in IDENTITY ITEMS (DOG TAGS, BRACELETS, ETC) Posted December 27, 2013 Very nice piece! All too often, people tend to forget that the dog tag really had it's origin in the Civil War. They were always private purchase, typically obtained from the camp sutler, and I have also seen these in period advertisements. What I find most intriguing is that there are a number of these that have come from New Hampshire. In the past year, I have seen 3 come from the 15th New Hampshire alone - all being "right as rain". It's one of those anomalies in collecting I suppose. Though I collected Civil War for around 20 years, I have never really pulled the trigger on one of these. I think it might be time to renew my search.