As an iconic symbol of the American GI, the dog tag has gained considerable cultural recognition. This book returns to the origins of the dog tag with an in-depth look at all 49 styles of Civil War era Union identification discs, including detailed photographs and histories for individual discs as well as a general history of the origin and production of identification discs. This work also provides a general guide to the authentication of identification discs for use by collectors.
Publisher: McFarland & Co Inc ISBN: 9780786461066 Number of pages: 222 Weight: 399 g Dimensions: 254 x 178 x 15 mm
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