Large Union ID Disk of Sergeant James Crownover, 47th Pennsylvania Infantry, Featuring Portrait of General Grant

ID disk, 1.5 in. diameter, featuring portrait of Ulysses S. Grant encircled by stars and foliage. Identification text appears on reverse, presented on shield surrounded by flags and an eagle. Stamped: "JAMES / CROWNOVER / SERGT. / CO. D / 47 REGT / PA. V. VOLS / 19TH ARMY CORPS." Catalogued as "extremely rare" in Identification Discs of Union Soldiers in the Civil War: A Complete Classification Guide and Illustrated History (Maier and Stahl, 61).

Crownover, a resident of Perry County, PA, enlisted on August 21, 1861 as a private with Company D of the Pennsylvania 47th Infantry. At the Battle of Pleasant Hill, Crownover was wounded and taken prisoner. He was promoted twice during his service and ultimately reached the rank of 1st sergeant on July 5, 1865.

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