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ID Tag

ID Tag
December 17, 2018 11:41AM
Dug this guy over the wet weekend, A huge thank you to Matt, Doug and Sean for helping me out with ID’ing it for me.
Turned out to be a George Washington ID disc, Most likely owned by a black soldier made by the company Sutler expressing the historical significance of the emancipation of 1862. This soldier could have lost his original ID and this was made for him, or made this one as a back up. These were very pricey items so they were cherished by the soldiers.

Here is what the Disc actually says

John Malona
Emancipation
Bill Passed
April 16, 1862
Washington
D.C

There are 5 Union Soldiers with the name John Malona's. Now time to research which were black regiments or had black troops in their ranks.


Re: ID Tag
December 28, 2018 06:38PM
That is a great piece of history! congrats
Thank you John (n/t)
January 01, 2019 06:21PM
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That a special one Matt metal detecting smiley (n/t)
December 19, 2018 09:24AM
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You’re so right Sean, how great was that. (n/t)
December 19, 2018 09:44AM
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may be one of the best ID badges with that kind of history (n/t)
December 19, 2018 08:55AM
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Thank You George (n/t)
December 19, 2018 09:44AM
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Thank you guys!!! (n/t)
December 18, 2018 08:58PM
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Way Cool! Congrats! (n/t)
December 18, 2018 04:25PM
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Congrats. Good luck on the research! (n/t)
December 18, 2018 11:27AM
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Paternal Great grandfather: Corporal Thomas Ledford Sizemore, served in 14th Va Infantry. Wounded and taken prisoner after Picketts Charge.
Maternal Great grandfather: Lieutenant John S. Alvis, served as Asst Quarter Master in Virginia Calvary battalions.
Awesome piece !! ...Congrats (n/t)
December 18, 2018 08:25AM
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Reuben D. Beer - 3rd West Va Mounted Infantry as Private1861, M.O 1866 as Sergeant, 6th West Va Cavalry
George Beer - 3rd West Va Cavalry as Private1864, M.O June 1865
Henry Beer - 4th Pa Cavalry M.I. 1861, M,O as Sergeant in June 1865
James Ware - 20th Virginia Cavalry, resident Randolph, Virginia (West Va), unit disbanded in 1865
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Sweet!!! (n/t)
December 17, 2018 08:00PM
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Re: ID Tag
December 17, 2018 07:32PM
Congratulation on an awesome piece of History
Re: ID Tag
December 17, 2018 07:31PM
good jobSweet
Awesome!! Good luck with the research (n/t)
December 17, 2018 01:00PM
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Re: Awesome!! Good luck with the research
December 18, 2018 07:55AM
Thank you all. I did a little more cleaning on the name area and the “L” is actually an “H”. After searching John Mahona, I’m still at 5 possible candidates. 2 seem very promising.
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