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5th New Hampshire Eagle I.D. Disc

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Theron A. Farr enlisted on 10/12/1861 as a private , re-enlisted on 3/29/1864 and served thru 5/1/1865 rising to the rank of 1st Lieut. He was promoted to Capt. but not mustered as such. The description below taken from Foxs Regimental losses in the American Civil War does a far better job Of describing his service than I could.

 

 

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There were other units with higher casualties ,but they were Heavy Artillery and mustered many more men than a standard infantry regiment. The 5th had the greatest loss for an infantry regiment .

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very cool ID disc - I like the hole in the disc as the pants worn at that time had no pockets so the soldier had to string the disc


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Another great piece of CW history from your collection!

 

Frank


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Thanks mkd0911 and Frank for the comments. I found this little gem at a coin show and was very glad to get it. Mike


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Some how I missed this gem Mike. Thanks for sharing. What a great history this famous unit had. I have a cabinet card post war photo of an officer from this regiment wearing his 2nd Corps badge.

Paul

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Nice as well-- looks like you've been busy!

 

Scott

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Thanks Scott. It’s a great piece. Got lucky on this one. There were two dealers looking for Civil War ahead of me that missed it or didn’t recognize the unit. Mike


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