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5th Ohio Silver and Gold ID Pin of Robert S. McClure

Star-shaped silver ID pin, approx. 1.75 in., with large, stylized "5" at center encircled with gold band reading, "R.S. McClure / Co. D. 5th Regt. / O.V.V.I."

Robert S. McClure enlisted as a hospital steward on June 21, 1861. He served with the 5th Ohio for the duration of the war, and the following battles are engraved on each point of the star: "Winchester, Mar. 23, 1862 / Pt. Republic, June 9, 1862 / Cedar Mt., Aug. 9, 1862 / Antietam, Sept. 17, 1862 / Dumfries, Dec. 27, 1862 / Chancellorsville, May 23, 1863 / Gettysburg, July 23, 1863 / Lookout Mt., Nov. 24, 1863 / Dug Gap, May 8, 1864 / Resaca, May 13, 14, 15, 1864." McClure mustered out on July 26, 1865.

Condition:

Displays wear, though largely in tact. Break to tiny loop at very top of pin.

Estimate: $5,000 - $6,000
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$4,994
10/31/2018

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