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13th Vermont Infantry
Identification Disk

Horace Gard(i)ner

Age 27, Credited to Calais.
Enlisted 22 September 1862.
Mustered in as 3rd Sergeant, 10 October 1862.
Promoted to 1st Sergeant 4 June 1863.
Mustered out with his regiment 21 July 1863.


"Sergeant Horace Gardner volunteered from the town of Calais, Vt., in September, 1862, and joined Company H. Was appointed 1st Sergeant June 4th, 1863 because he merited the honor. His age at enrollment was 27. A fine specimen of physical build, every indication of being able to endure the occupation of a soldier in an active campaign. He was a good non-commissioned officer and first class soldier. He did himself credit in the battle of Gettysburg. Was mustered out with his regiment July 21st, 1863. Returned home and resumed his place in society and continued an honored citizen. (Sturtevant, 655)."

obverse of Gardner id disk
reverse of Gardner id disk

Sources:

1864 Vermont Adjutant General's Report.
1892 Revised Roster.
Ralph Orson Sturtevant, "Pictorial History, Thirteenth Regiment Vermont Volunteers War of 1861-1865", privately published c1910.
Photographs courtesy of William T. Jones, billsnotes@tampabay.rr.com, a collector of Civil War related tokens and medals.