Carved and painted bone ring reading S. Hedrick, Macon, August the 30, 1862, with three delightful red roses; face measure 1.125 x 1.5 in. According to the HDS Civil War database, of the soldiers listed under the name S. Hedrick who enlisted before Aug. 30, 1862, the only one definitively known to have been in a town called Macon is Samuel Hedrick, a musician in Co. A, 23rd Missouri Infantry (US). He enlisted Sept. 1, 1861, and camped with the regiment in Macon, Missouri. The 23rd traveled from Missouri to Tennessee (notably Shiloh) in 1862, then returned to Missouri for a time before heading back east to join Sherman near Atlanta in 1864. There are also a few S. Hedrick's who spent time in Georgia and could have passed through that Macon, including Samuel L. Hedrick, Co. B, 11th Iowa Infantry; Shelby Hedrick, Co. G, 25th Indiana Infantry; and Solomon Hedrick, Co. H, 98th Illinois Infantry. A rare and exceptional Civil War ring in every respect.
Appears to be about a size 6-7.
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