A counterstamped Seated Liberty, No Motto quarter dollar featured in
the most recent issue of The E-Gobrecht is a Civil War dog tag
for a Union soldier from New York.
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Iowa dealer Brian Greer from Brian
Greer Rare Coins submitted images of the obverse and reverse of
the counterstamped piece seeking information on the piece.
The obverse of the quarter dollar has been planed down to
accommodate the military service information for Charles H. Slocum.
According to the National Park Service’s Soldiers and Sailors
Database, Slocum was a member of Company F, 2nd Regiment, of the
New York Veteran Cavalry. The records indicate Slocum entered the unit
as a sergeant, but mustered out as a private.
The 2nd Regiment was organized in Saratoga Springs,
N.Y., in 1863, with Company F mustered in on Aug. 25.
The regiment mustered out at Talladega, Ala., on Nov. 8, 1865.
It appears, based on the stamped information on the bottom of the
Seated Liberty quarter obverse, that Slocum also saw service earlier
for the Union as a member of Company D of the 32nd Infantry Regiment of the New
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