Brass stencil, 1.25 x 3.5 in., with uncleaned patina. Stamped: "V.R. Champney. / Co. A. 149. R.P.B.V."
In July of 1862, the 149th and 150th Pennsylvania regiments were formed, comprising the Bucktail brigade. They wore deer tails in their hats and were noted for their marksmanship. They were heavily involved at the Battle of Gettysburg. V.R. Champney enlisted as a private on August 15, 1862 and served with the 149th until his transfer to the Veteran Reserve Corps in 1865.
Clear stamping, no breaks.
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