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    Identified NCO Sword Belt Plate - Inventory Number: IDE 099 / SOLD

    George W. Shawbaker - Enlisted as a Corporal on 8/19/1862 into "E" Co. “E” of the 7th Maryland Infantry. Wounded in action of 5/5/1864 at the battle of Wilderness, VA he was discharged on 5/6/1865.

    Very nice example of a true non-commissioned officer’s plate with the median rays extended downward beneath the eagle as well as above.  Nice example with one-piece silver wreath and finely detailed eagle.


    George W. Shawbaker:

    Enlisted on 8/19/1862 as a Corporal.

    On 8/19/1862 he mustered into "E" Co. MD 7th Infantry

    He was discharged on 5/6/1865

    He was listed as:

    * Wounded 5/5/1864 Wilderness, VA



         Seventh Infantry. - Cols., Edwin H. Webster, Charles E. Phelps; Lieut.-Col., David T. Bennett; Majs., E. M. Mobley, William H. Dallam.  This regiment was recruited in the northern counties of the state under the call of July 1, 1862, for "three years or during the war."  Companies C and H were raised in Harford county, D in Baltimore, F in Carroll, B, E and G in Frederick, and A and I in Washington.  These nine companies were mustered in about the close of August and were subsequently joined by Co. K, which was composed of young men from the city of Baltimore.  Its first service was in guarding the city of Baltimore in anticipation of an attack by Gen. Stuart's cavalry at the beginning of Lee's invasion of Maryland about the beginning of Sept., 1862, and on the 8th of that month it became a part of the famous Maryland brigade composed of the 1st, 4th, 6th, 7th and 8th Maryland infantry and Alexander's battery. This brigade continued as part of the 8th corps, though it served under Gens. Franklin, Couch and French until July 11, 1863, when it became the 3d brigade, 3d division, 1st corps.  Subsequently it became the 2nd brigade of the same division and upon the reorganization of the Army of the Potomac in March, 1864 it was designated as the 3d brigade, 2nd division, 5th corps, with which it served until after the battle of Spottsylvania, where the division suffered so severely it was broken up and assigned to other commands, the Maryland brigade serving as an independent organization until in June, 1864, when it became the 2nd brigade, 2nd division, 5th corps and continued as such until it was mustered out.  During its service the regiment marched 1,137 miles and was transported by rail 803 miles.  It lost in killed 79 officers and men and 110 died of wounds and disease.  It participated in the engagements at Funkstown, Haymarket, Wilderness, Laurel Hill, Spottsylvania, Harris, farm, on the North Anna river, Shady Grove, Bethesda Church, Cold Harbor, Poplar Spring Church, Peebles' farm, Hatcher's run, numerous actions incident to the siege of Richmond and Petersburg, including White Oak road and Five Forks, and was present at the surrender of Lee's army at Appomattox.  This regiment claims the last man to be wounded in the Army of the Potomac, viz: Robert N. Weller, who was struck by a piece of shell, fired by a North Carolina battery on April 9, 1865, just before Lee surrendered.  The regiment was mustered out on May 31, 1865.

    Inventory Number: IDE 099 / SOLD