Civil War identification pin, approx. 1 x 1.25 in., silver, inscribed with "L. Wolcott / Co. E / 108th N. Y. S. V." Shield-shaped, originally with T-bar backing.
On August 6, 1862, Lyman Wolcott joined the Union cause, mustering in as a private with Co. E, 108th New York Infantry. Just one month after his enlistment, Wolcott was engaged at the Battle of Antietam, where his regiment suffered heavy casualties. The 108th New York also experienced great loss at Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, and Gettysburg. Wolcott escaped each of these battles unscathed and was promoted twice, attaining the rank of 1st lieutenant on July 30, 1863. Later that year, Wolcott was wounded at Bristoe Station, VA and was discharged for disability on February 25, 1865.
T-bar pin on reverse has rusted off.
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