Brass Civil War shield pattern identification badge. The tag measures 1” in length and is finely engraved “Lt. B.C. Taber. Q.M. 55th Reg. Ohio Vols.” The inscription is bordered with skillfully engraved flourishes and lined designs. Taber (alternately spelled Tabor) enlisted in September 1861 as a private in the 55th Ohio Infantry and was soon after appointed as quartermaster sergeant of the regiment. The 55th Ohio was a 12th Corps unit that saw heavy fighting in the Shenandoah Valley, Second Manassas, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, and Gettysburg. They were transferred to the Western Theater and were engaged at Chattanooga, the Atlanta Campaign, and Sherman’s March to the Sea.
Comes housed in a display case with blue velvet backing and descriptive card.
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Inventory Number: IDE 133/ SOLD