Shield style brass ID disk, 1.125 in. diameter, inscribed with three battle honors. Obverse reads, "The Union and the Constitution War of 1861," and lists the battles of Gaines's Mill, Malvern Hill, and Second Bull Run. Identification text on reverse: "JOHN CROWN / CO. B. / 1ST BATT / 11 U.S. INFT."
The 11th US Infantry fought at most of the war’s major Eastern Theater battles, including Gaines's Mill, Malvern Hill, Second Bull Run, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, the Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Cold Harbor, and the siege of Petersburg. Crown, a resident of Berlin, NY, enlisted as a private and was later a member of GAR Post #196 in Great Barrington, MA. He died in February of 1908.
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