1861-1865 Civil War Dog Tag - Private Eri Mead 148th Regiment - Plymouth, IN

  • Name: Eri L. Mead
  • Military Rank (Beginning): Private
  • Military Rank (End): Private
  • Military Side: Union
  • Military Unit: 148th Regiment, Indiana Infantry
  • Military Company: DF
  • Event Type: Military Service
  • Event Date: 1861-1865
  • Event Place: Indiana, United States

Private Eri Mead was a Civil War Soldier who enlisted February 8th 1865 at Indianapolis, Indiana. Eri was born in 1837 to his Father Ely Mead and mother Lucinda Aldrich. Eri married Rosetta Ann Walker and had two daughters, Lucinda Emeline Mead and Flora Dell Mead. After his time in the war, Eri remarried and had two more children with Rhoda M. Leroy. A Daughter, Alice Laura Mead and a Son, Charles Mead.

Eri was born in Allegan, Michigan and resided in Marshall County (Part of Marshall, Indiana). After the war Eri left Indiana for Wisconsin.

This dog tag was Issued to Eri Mead of West Township, Plymouth, Indiana during his service in the 148th Indiana Infantry. This regiment was a late war draftee recruited from the 6th district; the regiment was organized at Indianapolis, Indiana with a strength of 1,027 men and mustered in on February 25th, 1865. They left Indiana for Nashville, Tennessee on February 28th. They Preformed guard and garrison duy in the District of Middle Tennessee, Department of the Cumberland until early September. The regiment was mustered out on September 5th, 1865. During its service the regiment incurred thirty-six fatalities, and another seventy-five deserted

The tag is made of white metal and has good color and surface. There is a crack in the tag that adds a little extra character to this rare piece of history.

*Coin condition is based on our professional opinion. Pictures are representative of the coin that you will receive, actual coin may differ slightly, and serial numbers may vary*

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