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[CIVIL WAR]. Major Joseph Swisher, 113th Ohio Infantry, XIV Corps (Fourteenth Army Corps), group of 5 items, comprising:

Hanger inscribed "Maj. Jos. Swisher." -- Lapel pin with hanging medal "S" encircled by laurel wreath on black ribbon. -- GAR lapel button. -- 113th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, 34th Reunion ribbon, Granville, OH, 20 Sept. 1907. -- Acorn watch fob engraved "113 OVI." Conditions of items vary, but generally good. [With:] Photocopied paperwork containing military history of Champaign County and speech given by Major Swisher. 

HDS indicates Joseph Swisher was 30 years old when he enlisted on 8/15/1862 as a 1st Sergeant. In November of that same year he mustered into Co. E of the 113th Ohio Infantry whereafter he received multiple promotions. He resigned on 6/5/1865 having attained the rank of Major by Brevet. The 113th OVI saw extensive action during the war, including participation in the Tullahoma Campaign, Chickamauga Campaign, Atlanta Campaign, and Sherman's March to the Sea. An enclosure with the lot indicates that after the war Major Swisher became a charter member of GAR Post 293 in Champaign County, Ohio.

 

Estimate: $300 - $500
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$188
04/09/2021

 

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