Our reproduction was copied from an original which was found on property bordering Gettysburg National Park. It was very common for solders to make their own ID tags instead of paying money to a sutler. A soldier's biggest fear was to be buried in an unmarked grave.
Soldier ID tags are made out of lead and may present a health hazard, although we are not aware of any such occurrence. We are not responsible should any medical complications occur by the use of this reproduction. Our tag is made from a flattened mini ball (.58 caliber lead bullet), attached to a leather thong. We stamp your name, regiment and company on the tag (stamping not shown).
You can add your personalized inscription for $3.00
Based on an original found bordering the Gettysburg Battlefield from the collection of Robert Shuey.