Silver-plated pewter Washington-style ID disk, 1.25 in. diameter, found in Virginia. Obverse bears profile portrait of George Washington, with text reading, "GEORGE WASHINGTON / BORN FEBRUARY 22, 1732." Reverse stamped with identification text reading, "M. MARSHALL . CO. K. / 6TH REG. / N.J.V. / WAR OF / 1861 / SWEDESBORO, NJ."
Martin Marshall enlisted as a a private on September 17, 1861. He was mustered into Company K of the famous 6th New Jersey Infantry and was killed on August 29, 1862 at the Battle of Second Bull Run. This disk was excavated near the site of his death.
Break/damage to chain hole at top of disk. Strong stamping.
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