Circular silver ID pin, approx. 1 in. diameter, with large "G" at center surrounded by text reading, "SAML. H. TREEP. / 6th Ohio Vol. Cav."
Samuel Treep, age 22, enlisted on November 26, 1861 and fought with the 6th Ohio Cavalry all four years of the war. A hard-fought unit, the 6th Ohio experienced significant loss during the Gettysburg Campaign, with fighting at Aldie, Middleburg, Upperville, and Emmettsburg. The unit fought in battles all the way through the war, including Sailors' Creek in the Appomattox Campaign. Treep survived the war and mustered out at Petersburg, VA on June 27, 1865.
Original patina, portion of T-bar pin on reverse rusted away.
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