Company Letter "I"


Item: Company Letter "I"
Stamped thin sheet brass.
Very good, excavated, wire loops missing. The brass has a woodsy green patina. On the rear is the digger's reference number in black ink over what is believed to be "white-out". There are no cracks, breaks, bends, or repairs.
Recovered: September 3, 1988 Peebles' Farm, Dinwiddie County, VA
Approximate size:
 1/2 x 1 inch.
Reference: An example of this company letter can be found in the following relic reference books:

  • "American Military Headgear Insignia" by J. Duncan Campbell and Michael J. O'Donnell on page 167.
  • "Excavated Artifacts from Battlefields and Campsites of The Civil War" by Stanley S. Phillips on page 87.

Comments:  This excavated company letter "I" was acquired directly from the digger's family. The digger hunted Civil War trails, campsites, and battle sites throughout central Virginia and adjacent states for several decades. Included in the additional images of this relic is an image of the digger's index card indicating, in most cases, the relic's identification, assessment of condition, recovery date & location, and other general information. An image of this index card will be included along with the description and image of the letter. In instances where there are discrepancies between the digger's description and Virginia Relic's description, Virginia Relic's description shall be deemed correct. This solid company letter "I" will be an excellent addition to any excavated Civil War insignia or general relic collection.

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