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  • Civil War Identification Disk of Frederick Spollet 1st New Hampshire Light Artillery, Battle of Gettysburg Veteran / SOLD

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    Civil War Identification Disk of Frederick Spollet 1st New Hampshire Light Artillery, Battle of Gettysburg Veteran - Inventory Number:  IDE 208 / SOLD

    Brass identification disk with patriotic shield motif and the legend “AGAINST REBELLION 1861.” The opposite side has the punched identification “FRED SPOLLET. / 1st NH. / ART.” Frederick Spollet enlisted in September 1861 as a private in the 1st New Hampshire Artillery. He saw his first action with the battery during the Second Manassas campaign and was engaged near the cornfield during the Battle of Antietam. The battery suffered heavy casualties on the left of the Union line at the Battle of Fredericksburg. At Gettysburg the 1st New Hampshire fired obliquely from Cemetery Hill into the left flank of Pickett’s Charge and contributed greatly to its repulse. It was regularly engaged in Grant’s Overland Campaign and around Petersburg, where Spollet was mustered out in September 1864. He received a pension for chronic diarrhea, piles, and deafness contracted during the Battle of Antietam, and died in 1911. The disk measures 1 1/8” and retains a pleasing, uncleaned brass patina and sharp details. Accompanied by extensive copies of Spollet’s service and pension records. Also included are two softcover books on the battery, The First New Hampshire Battery 1861-1865 by William Marvel, and Samuel’s Story: A Journey from Yorkshire to New Hampshire through the American Civil War by Peter J. Cooper. A fine addition to a Civil War artillery, ID disk, or Gettysburg collection. 

    Frederick Spollet - Residence Derry NH; 38 years old. Enlisted on 9/17/1861 as a Private. On 9/26/1861 he mustered into NH 1st Light Artillery. He was Mustered Out on 9/25/1864. Other Information: Born in Derry, NH. After the War he lived in Hampstead, NH.

    1st New Hampshire Light Artillery

    Left New Hampshire for Washington, D.C., November 1, 1861. Duty at Munson's Hill, defenses of Washington, D.C., until March 1862. Advance on Manassas, Va., March 10–15. Camp at Upton's Hill until April 9. Advance on Falmouth, Va., April 9–18. Occupation of Fredericksburg April 18 and duty there until May 25. McDowell's advance on Richmond May 25–29. Operations against Jackson June 1–21. Duty at Falmouth until July 28, and at Fredericksburg until August 5. Expedition to Fredericks Hall and Spotsylvania Court House August 5–8. Thornburg Mills August 5–6. Pope's Campaign in northern Virginia August 16-September 2. Fords of the Rappahannock August 21–23. Rappahannock Station August 22. Sulphur Springs August 26. Battle of Groveton August 29. Battle of Bull Run August 30. Maryland Campaign September–October. Battle of Antietam, September 16–17. Movement to Falmouth, Va., October 30-November 19. Union November 2–3. Battle of Fredericksburg, Va., December 11–15.

    "Mud March" January 20–24, 1863. At Belle Plains until April. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6. Operations at Pollock's Mill Creek April 29-May 2. Fitzhugh's Crossing April 29–30. Battle of Chancellorsville May 1–5. Battle of Gettysburg, July 2–4. Funkstown, Md., July 12–18. Bristoe Campaign October 9–22. Advance to line of the Rappahannock November 7–8. Kelly's Ford November 7. Brandy Station November 8. Mine Run Campaign November 26-December 2. Payne's Farm November 27.

    At Brandy Station until April 1864. Demonstration on the Rapidan February 6–7. Campaign from the Rapidan to the James River May 3-June 12. Battles of the Wilderness May 5–7; Spotsylvania May 8–12; Po River May 10; Spotsylvania Court House May 12–21. Assault on the Salient, "Bloody Angle," May 12. North Anna River May 23–26. Totopotomoy May 28–31. Cold Harbor June 1–12. Before Petersburg June 16–19. Siege of Petersburg June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865. Jerusalem Plank Road June 22–23. Deep Bottom July 27–28. Mine Explosion, Petersburg, July 30 (reserve). Demonstration north of the James August 13–20. Strawberry Plains, Deep Bottom, August 14–18. Duty in the trenches before Petersburg August 20–30. At Fort Hill until September 7. At Battery 18 until October 22. Non-veterans mustered out September 28, 1864. Battery attached to 1st New Hampshire Heavy Artillery as Company M November 5, 1864 but remained detached as a light battery in the field.

    Duty in the trenches before Petersburg until March 1865. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9. White Oak Road March 30–31. Sutherland Station and fall of Petersburg April 2. Sayler's Creek April 6. Farmville and High Bridge April 7. Appomattox Court House April 9. Surrender of Lee and his army. Moved to Washington, D.C., May 1–12. Grand Review of the Armies May 23.

    The battery lost a total of 12 men during service; 6 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded; 6 enlisted men died of disease.

    Comes housed in an 8n x 12 inch display case with blue velvet backing and descriptive card.


     Inventory Number:  IDE 208 / SOLD