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SILVER 48th PENNSYLVANIA IDENTIFICATION PIN
SILVER 48th PENNSYLVANIA IDENTIFICATION PINS
A silver, named identification pin belonging to Henry Krebs, 48th Pennsylvania Infantry. Soldiers would have purchased these items from a sutler and had them engraved with their personal information to be used like modern day dog tags. This pin is solid silver with its original fastening pin soldered to the reverse. The inscription is engraved in each of the four legs and the center "48th P.V.V./ HK/9/Co G/AC" and would translate to Henry Krebs, Company G, 48th Pennsylvania Veteran Volunteers, 9th Army Corps.
The 48th PVV has a great history fighting at Antietam, Fredericksburg, Siege of Knoxville, the Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Cold Harbor and Petersburg. One of the units biggest claims to fame is that they are the men that dug the mine at Petersburg leading to the battle of the Crater. Krebs took a commission into the 35th USCT after the Petersburg battles and ended his service with the rank of 1st Lieutenant, being mustered out June 1, 1866.
Enlisted on 9/10/1862 as a Corporal.
On 9/10/1862 he mustered into "G" Co. PA 48th Infantry
He was discharged for promotion on 9/25/1864
On 9/25/1864 he was commissioned into "A" Co. US CT 35th Infantry
He was Mustered Out on 6/1/1866
* Qtr Master Serg 3/17/1864
* 2nd Lieut 9/25/1864 (As of Co. A 35th USCT Infantry)
* 1st Lieut 9/14/1865 (As of C)
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Excellent condition with original pin intact.
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