Last week's E-Sylum announced a new book, Identification Discs of Union Soldiers in the Civil War. Does any one know if this book also touches upon the subject of personalized dog tags engraved on coins?
In the Love Token arena, there are many examples found that list items that might in actuality be hand-made Civil War dog tags. Sometimes this is only a name, sometimes actual dates are listed, presumably for when a soldier enlisted or when enlisted and when mustered out if two dates are listed. The ones that leave absolutely no doubt about their purpose actually list the battles that the soldier saw action in. I look forward to seeing what the authors have covered in this new work.
Wayne Homren, Editor
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