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ID Disk of Henry Cornwell, Co. A., 121st PA Vols, DOW at Gettysburg

A commercially made identification disk with center shield device surrounded by the slogan "AGAINST REBELLION *1861*" Verso block impressed "HENRY CORNWALL, CO. A., 121st PV." Corporal Cornwell was mortally wounded at G'burg on July 1 and died of his wounds at G'burg on July 8 (confirmed in Busey's These Honored Dead). Cornwell is buried in the National Cemetery, PA. Plot, Grave B-36. Cornwall enlisted as a private in Company A in August 1862 and was promoted to corporal in December. The 121st PV served in 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 1st Corps and lost 17 killed and 12 mortally wounded at Gettysburg. The disk would have been purchased from a sutler.

Condition:Disk shows heavy wear on raised portion, letters and shield, with smooth rim, G. Appears to have been polished ages ago.

Estimate: $1,500 - $2,500
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$2,585
06/11/2010

 

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