Excavated I.D. Disc from the 126th Ohio Infantry – A Rare One, Edward Mathess, Missing at the Battle of Monocacy, MD.

This white metal I.D. measures 1 ¼ inches.  On one side there is a large side view of General McClellan and the words, “UNION AND LIBERTY”.  On the reverse:

126 REG.

And around the rim:


This is a very rare tag to be found in excavated condition.  The white metal, basically a pewter, disintegrates easily, so we are fortunate that this I.D. is well preserved.  It is all easily read. 

The 126th Ohio was a hard-fought regiment and Mathess saw it all.  From their first skirmish at Martinsburg, West Virginia to the whole of Grant’s Campaign.  The regiment was hard hit at both Wilderness and Spotsylvania Court House. On July 9th, 1864, Mathess is listed as missing at the battle of Monocacy, Maryland.  The 126th Ohio played an important part in this severe battle and loss heavily.  

#E260OH – Price $1,495

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