Excavated Civil War Dog Tag of Patrick Galligan, 63rd Regiment, "Irish Brigade"

McClellan style brass ID disk, 1.125 in. diameter. Obverse shows bust of George McClellan with "War of 1861," while reverse bears the following identification text: "PATRICK GALLIGAN / CO-F / 63 / REG-T / I-B / M-Y-S-V / NEW YORK CITY, N.Y." 

Patrick Galligan, a 21-year-old Irish immigrant from New York City, enlisted on September 18, 1861. He mustered into the 63rd Regiment or the "Irish Brigade," which was heavily engaged at Fair Oaks, VA on May 31, 1862, as well as at Glendale, Malvern Hill, and Second Bull Run. Disheartened by such brutality, perhaps, Galligan deserted in October of 1862.

Estimate: $2,500 - $3,000
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