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Gettysburg I.D.Disc

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This Union Shield Disc is in very nice condition, it caught my attention because of the name Weikert being known to me as closely associated with Gettysburg. (The Jacob Weikert Barn and House are famous battlefields hospital) John was a Gettysburg resident  and that is the reason his disc is stamped Gettysburg ,it was  not stamped as a battle honor.At the time of the battle he was near Baltimore guarding Railroads , he was in Co.B 138 Pa. Vol. Inf. His post war house is now a well known battlefield landmark with several monuments on it. The lane that runs past his house is likely the route taken by Vincent’s Brigade on it way to Little Round Top which is quite close. 

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Fantastic piece of history


 

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Hey Irish. Good to see a familiar poster. Wanted to try the updated forum. Seems fine to me. I thought this is a cool disc and bet there are Weikerts still in Gettysburg. As always thanks a bunch for your kind comment. Mike 


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I'd love to spot an ID disk someday. They are great pieces of history.

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There is a lot of history in those little disc. Thanks Sundance for commenting.   Mike


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another super cool piece Mike - keep them coming!!

I can't wait to get back to Gettysburg!!


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A great disc with super history!  Thank you for sharing the images and story!

 

Mike

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Mike and Mike thank you both very much for commenting. Gettysburg is a very special place. I had been doing both annual Civil War Artifact shows but I think they will be postponed. Don’t want to bore the forum but with this quarantine I have a lot of time and enjoy getting reacquainted with these pieces so I’ll post one every couple of days . Thanks again   Mike


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Beautiful disc with a great connection! 
 

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Thanks Frank . The name John Weikert was vaguely familiar to me when I first saw the disc. Then a google search turned up several nice photo essays in the Gettysburg Daily .The history of these Disc is full of life stories and surprises. Thanks again.  Mike 


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