ID disk, approx. 1 in. diameter. Bust of George McClellan with "UNION AND LIBERTY" shown on obverse, with "J.H. THOMAS / CO. B / 67 REG. / PA. V. / INDIANA CO." on reverse. Catalogued by Maier and Stahl in Identification Discs of Union Soldiers in the Civil War: A Complete Classification Guide and Illustrated History, p. 30.
John H. Thomas enlisted on March 12, 1862 as a private and mustered into the 67th Pennsylvania Infantry. He was captured in Winchester, VA on June 15, 1863 and was held in Richmond. He was paroled later that summer and had rejoined his regiment by September. However, he developed a chronic gastrointestinal ailment in December that continued to plague him through May 4, 1864 when his disability discharge was approved. Includes photocopies of records from the National Archives.
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