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Brass ID Disk of J. Warren Morse, 1st Regiment Berdan Sharpshooters

Brass ID disk, 1.125 in diameter, featuring bust-length profile portrait of General George McClellan in uniform, encircled by text reading, "MAJOR GENERAL G.B. MCCLELLAN / WAR OF 1861." Identification text stamped on reverse: "J. WARREN MORSE / CO. E / 1 / ST / REG.T / BERDAN'S / US.S.S. / CONCORD, N.H."

Company E of the 1st US Sharpshooters was raised in New Hampshire and mustered into service in Concord on September 9, 1861. The uniform was dark green, and most were armed with target rifles, which eventually gave way to Sharpe's rifles. This disk was excavated near Gettysburg, where Colonel Berdan and his Sharpshooters delayed the charge of Longstreet on July 2, 1863, until the Union line could be formed on Round Top.

Estimate: $3,000 - $3,500
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