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1861 Washington Head Civil War dog tag. Baker-620. Brass, 31 mm. Choice Extremely Fine. Holed as issued.

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1861 Washington Head Civil War dog tag. Baker-620. Brass, 31 mm. Choice Extremely Fine. Holed as issued.

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1861 Washington Head Civil War dog tag. Baker-620. Brass, 31 mm. Choice Extremely Fine. Holed as issued. Named to Edward Blumanster of Company A, 36th Regiment of New York Volunteers, entered service November 1, 1861. A beautiful example of this doubly popular issue, avidly sought by enthusiasts of Washingtoniana and Civil War dog tags. The surfaces are glossy and smooth, showing even golden color with just scattered minor obverse marks. A little flaw is noted on Washington's forehead, but no disfiguring hits or serious issues from the days after its useful life require mention. The 36th New York notably fought at Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville, and many remained on duty for the New York draft riots. The unit, whose nickname "the Washington Volunteers" makes this dog tag seem that much more appropriate, was mostly composed of Irishmen and English emigres to New York. "Blumanster," as his name was spelled on this dog tag, is listed on the roll of Company A as Bloomstine, "also born as Bloomstone," according to the official roster of the regiment. He was 36 when he signed up in Buffalo, mustered in as a private; he left the regiment in New York City on July 15, 1863, day three of the New York City Draft Riots. He later rejoined the 14th Artillery Regiment, which was present at Wilderness, Cold Harbor, and Petersburg. On the roster of the 14th Artillery, his name is listed as Bloomstone, but also "bourne as Blumstein and Blummstein." If I had to guess, this fellow was German and had an accent that made some poor sutler think his name was Blumanster. The only recent auction appearance of this type in a major collection was in the 2005 Ford VII sale, where a similar named piece to a Rhode Island infantryman brought $1380. This one is more attractive, though their basic grade is about the same.

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Grading Service RAW
Grade N/A
Designation N/A
Mint Location No
Strike Type No
Circulated/Uncirc No
Grade Add On No
SKU or Cert # 9088

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1861 Washington Head Civil War dog tag. Baker-620. Brass, 31 mm. Choice Extremely Fine. Holed as issued. Named to Edward Blumanster of Company A, 36th Regiment of New York Volunteers, entered service November 1, 1861. A beautiful example of this doubly popular issue, avidly sought by enthusiasts of Washingtoniana and Civil War dog tags. The surfaces are glossy and smooth, showing even golden color with just scattered minor obverse marks. A little flaw is noted on Washington's forehead, but no disfiguring hits or serious issues from the days after its useful life require mention. The 36th New York notably fought at Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville, and many remained on duty for the New York draft riots. The unit, whose nickname "the Washington Volunteers" makes this dog tag seem that much more appropriate, was mostly composed of Irishmen and English emigres to New York. "Blumanster," as his name was spelled on this dog tag, is listed on the roll of Company A as Bloomstine, "also born as Bloomstone," according to the official roster of the regiment. He was 36 when he signed up in Buffalo, mustered in as a private; he left the regiment in New York City on July 15, 1863, day three of the New York City Draft Riots. He later rejoined the 14th Artillery Regiment, which was present at Wilderness, Cold Harbor, and Petersburg. On the roster of the 14th Artillery, his name is listed as Bloomstone, but also "bourne as Blumstein and Blummstein." If I had to guess, this fellow was German and had an accent that made some poor sutler think his name was Blumanster. The only recent auction appearance of this type in a major collection was in the 2005 Ford VII sale, where a similar named piece to a Rhode Island infantryman brought $1380. This one is more attractive, though their basic grade is about the same.

Additional

Additional Information

Grading Service RAW
Grade N/A
Designation N/A
Mint Location No
Strike Type No
Circulated/Uncirc No
Grade Add On No
SKU or Cert # 9088

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