Lot of 2. Civil War identification disc, 1.125 in. dia., silver-plated white metals. Obverse with profile portrait of President George Washington, identified above and with birth date listed below. Reverse stamping reads, "M.W. Paine / Co. L. / Farrier / Scott's / War of / 1861 / 900 Cav. / Buffalo, N.Y."
A resident of East Aurora, NY, Milton W. Paine (1840-1914) enlisted as a private at Buffalo on September 23, 1862. He mustered into Co. L, 11th New York Cavalry, also known as "Scott's 900." Paine's company joined the 11th Cavalry outside Washington, DC and fought in Virginia at the Battles of Fairfax Court House and Harper's Ferry. During the later years of the War, Paine and his comrades were attached to the Department of the Gulf and participated in several expeditions throughout Louisiana and Mississippi.
Also with Scott's Nine Hundred United States Cavalry ten-cent sutler scrip, 3.875 x 2.25 in., authorized by sutler J.R. Bostwick.
Non-excavated. Currency with staining and surface soil.
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