This is a gorgeous id tag belonging to Samuel Buzzell from his time spent with the 3rd Vermont Artillery. The Northfield, Vermont resident would initially muster with the 12th Vermont Volunteer Infantry in October, 1862. Organized at Battleboro, Vermont for a nine month term, they would serve picket duty at Fairfax Courthouse until the end of 1862. The following year they would continue with picket duty and guarding railroads. In late June, they would march for Gettysburg arriving on July 1st. Tasked with guarding the supply trains, they would not partake in the battle. Following the Gettysburg fight, the regiment would guard prisoners as they transferred the men to Baltimore. By mid July they had been mustered out of service. The following January, Samuel would muster with the 3rd Vermont Light Artillery, Battery C. He would get his first taste of battle serving with the 3rd Vermont at the Battle of the Crater on July, 30th. Their guns would be called upon on multiple occasions at Petersburg as well and would be the battery that would fire the signal round on April 2, 1865 signaling the start of the attack on Confederate positions there. Samuel would be mustered out of service for good in June, 1865. This example is beautiful retaining a good percentage of the original gold wash. This one has the more common eagle motif on the face with the reverse stamped “S.D. Buzzell Bat. C 3rd Art. Vt. Vols. Northfield, VT”. Super nice tag!