Age: 15, credited to Bristol, VTVITALS
Birth: abt 1848, CanadaADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Alias?: None notedDESCENDANTS
City Point National Cemetery, VA
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This is a small Silver I.D. Shield once belonging to Patrick Phinney of the 11th Vermont Infantry. Patrick is buried (Grave Marker 1573) at City Point National Cemetery. The Shield has found in 2014 with the use of a metal detector in a backyard in what is now Bolivar West Virginia - a small town adjacent to Harpers Ferry. I have been unable to find any information that would place the 11th Vermont at Bolivar during the period Patrick was with the unit between 12/12/63 to the date of his death on 7/31/64. The 11th Vermont would have been in this general area shortly thereafter during Sheridan's 1864 Shenandoah Valley Campaign. The pin which was used as an attaching device to pin the shield to the uniform was broken off which is possibly the reason the pin was lost or discarded.
Contributed by Jacob Hendricks.