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96TH OHIO VOLUNTEER INFANTRY - Ribbon for the 39th Annual reunion
held on August 19, 1903 in Mt. Vernon, Ohio. The 96th fought in the
western theatre and took part in such battles and actions as; Fort Hindman,
Ark., Port Gibson, Miss., Champion's Hill, Vicksburg, Jackson, Red River
campaign and Sabine Cross Roads. Ribbon is in very good condition.
GAR PHOTO - Large format image (approx. 6" x 8" mount)
showing what appears to be a national officer by the badge in
uniform. Along with the buff (?) bordered GAR membership badge
with the distinctive Massachusetts drop, he is also wearing a GAR
lapel pin and GAR hat badge with Post 213. Photo was taken by
Putnam in Hyannis, Massachusetts. Very good condition.
COL. PATTEE'S OLD SOLDIER FIDDLERS - Large photo (7
1/2" x 9 1/2") of the famous musical group led by Col. Pattee
of the 24th Michigan Inf (Iron Brigade). The cast changed
occasionally but mainly consisted of three Union Vets and two
Confederate Vets. ID'd in ink as being at Hughes High
School in Cincinnati in 1918 and Col. Pattee explaining
General Picketts Charge at Gettysburg
GAR PENNSYLVANIA POST PIN - Approx. 1 1/8" x 1 1/4" and approx. 2
1/2" in length including pin. Post pin made for Post 128 to be worn at the
28th National Encampment in Pittsburgh in September, 1894. Good
FRED SMYTH POST 10 - NEW HAMPSHIRE - 8 1/2" long badge for the
Fred Smyth Post No. 10 in Newport, New Hampshire. Badge has a
celluloid pinbar and a metal drop which contains a celluloid insert. In
very good condition.
12TH NEW HAMPSHIRE INFANTRY - Badge for the 26th annual reunion
of the 12th NHI held at Wolfboro, Hew Hampshire on September 25,
1891. Beautiful badge showing 3 Corps badges. The 12th was with the
Army of the Potomac and took part in the battles of Fredericksburg,
Chancellorsville and Gettysburg.
DOUBLE SIDED POST BADGE - CORNISH, NH - Members badge from
the William H. Bryant Post No. 63 in Cornish, New Hampshire. The
opposite side is a black memoriam type badge side. Celluloid inserts in
pinbar and member insert. Beautiful badge.
BADGE / MIRROR JOHN THOMPSON CAMP - Neat badge that has a
mirror on the opposite side of a celluloid covered 'drop' from a pinbar. The
badge / mirror is for the 34th Annual Encampment of the New Hampshire
Veteran's Association held at the Weirs on August 23 - 26, 1910 for
members of Camp John L. Thompson. Very good condition.
REUNION RIBBON FOR TRAVERSE CITY, MICHIGAN GAR POST -
Ribbon for a September 11 - 13, 1907 reunion for a member of the
Traverse City, Michigan McPherson Post Number 18. Ribbon is in fair
condition with areas of light soiling and a few weak material areas.
$ 28. each
REPORTS OF THE ANNUAL MEETINGS OF THE SOCIETY OF THE
ARMY OF THE TENNESSEE - Beautiful books, grren cloth with gold
decorations and text on spine. Have five of these and they are to be
ordered and PRICED SEPARATELY. All are in very good condition. I
25th Meeting held at Chicago in 1893 SOLD
27th Meeting held in Cincinnati, Oh and Chattanooga, Tn in 1895 SOLD
28th Meeting held in St. Louis in 1896
30th Meeting held in Toledo, Oh. in 1898 SOLD
31st Meeting held in Chicago in 1899
PHIL KEARNY POST 7 - GRAND RAPIDS, MI - Undated GAR Reunion
ribbon for the Phil Kearny Post 7 from Muskegon, Michigan which was in
existence from 1879 to 1936. Ribbon has some folds and some light red
staining on the upper half of the ribbon.
EARLY POST WAR VETERANS DOUBLE CORPS BADGE -
Enameled badge with an early T-bar pin on reverse with the initials
W.R.V.A. Don't know what unit this is - could not find a synonym for
a unit that would match these letters (but if you know the badge is
worth about a $100 more) The Unit was in the Second Division of the
22nd Army Corps (this was stationed around D.C.) and of course the
shield in the middle is that of the 3rd Division of the 9th Army Corps
. Would make a great project to see if you can cross reference the
units to find which one was in both.
HONOR THE NOBLE DEAD MEMORIAM CELLULOID BADGE - Large
10-1/4" 'Honor the Noble Dead' GAR memoriam badge from the Buford Post
No. 243 in Rock Island Illinois. The pinbar and the backing for the ribbon is
celluloid with the center of the ribbon area showing flags and the GAR
membership badge exposed celluloid. The color is still vibrant though there is a
bit of yellowing on the celluloid as is normal for the age. Due to the nature of
the celluloid it has a bit of a curl and is stiff, the entire ribbon (as mentioned
earlier the ribbon backing is one piece of celluloid).
1902 WASHINGTON D.C. NATIONAL REUNION STICKPIN SOUVENIR -
Nice crossed rifles stickpin with the cut-out GAR, Washington and 1902.
Pin is loose and the rifles seem to have slight bends in them probably from
poor storage over the years.
WILLIAMSBURG, INDIANA GAR POST 190 MEMORIAM BADGE - Generic
memoriam badge from the Mart Ballinger Post 190, has the GAR button pin
and memoriam ribbon hanging from it. Good condition.
GAR RIBBON FOR THE 1892 WASHINGTON, D.C. NATIONAL REUNION -
Absolutely as good as they get! A tapestry style ribbon (similar to the
Stevensgraph) but made by John Best & Co. in Paterson, N.J. and so marked
on the back. As with the WWI ribbon shown below, this is nearly flawless!! A
stand out piece for any 1892 National Reunion display!
UCV REUNION SOUVENIR BADGE - DALLAS - UNDATED - United
Confederate Veterans Reunion Badge souvenir from an undated reunion
held in Dallas, Texas. Made by Schwaabs & Son in Milwaukee. Missing pin
on pinbar - some scratching on surface.
UCV REUNION VETERAN BADGE - NEW ORLEANS - 1906 - United
Confederate Veterans Reunion Badge from the April 25, 1906 reunion
held in New Orleans, Louisiana. Made by Schwaabs & Son in Milwaukee.
Some scratching and wear on surface. This is not the souvenir badge - this
is the Veteran's badge.
UCV REUNION SOUVENIR BADGE - MONTGOMERY - 1931 - United
Confederate Veterans Reunion Badge souvenir from the June 2-5, 1931
reunion held in Montgomery, Alabama. No makers mark - some
scratching and wear on surface.
GAR - 14TH MICHIGAN INFANTRY REGIMENTAL CORPS BADGE - Post
War German silver Corps Badge Pin identified to Company F of the 14th
Michigan Volunteer Infantry. It was assigned to the First Brigade, Second
Division of the 14th Army Corps. The Corps Badge of the 14th Army Corps
was an acorn. Good condition.
GAR BADGE LISTING 5 POSTS AND ENDORSING CANDIDATE FOR
DEPARTMENT COMMANDER - Undated, approx. 2 3/4" x 8 5/8"beautiful silk
ribbon with metal eagle pin bar. Badge lists the battles of Gettysburg,
Antietam and Vicksburg along with the compliments of 5 GAR Posts: Edward
Pye Post 179, Ellis Post 52, Waldron Post 82, Morrell Post 144 and the John
Hancock Post 253. On the bottom it has "Our Candidate for Dept.
Commander / Ira M. Hedges". On the reverse is a stamp: From "Milton H.
Smith & Co. / Rochester, NY". Very nice condition but has some weak areas
on the script GAR visible from the back more so from the front.
CITIZENS CORPS BADGE IN BOX - Attached to the Francis S.
Long Post 30 in Willimantic, Connecticut, their purpose was to
support and "care for him who shall have borne the battle and for
his widow and his orphans" - a quote of Abraham Lincoln and placed
on the reverse of the medal.
JEWISH WAR VETERANS OF THE UNITED STATES - This probably could
have gone into any catagory but placing it under the GAR section as this
organization was started by Jewish Civil War Veterans in 1896. This is for
the 43rd National Encampment held in Detroit, Mi. on Sept. 2-5, 1938. Very
WISCONSIN GAR STATE DELEGATE BADGE 1911 - Nice
Representative's badge for the 45th Annual Encampment Department of
Wisconsin held in Green Bay June 8-9, 1911 (stated on the reverse of
the drop. On the front is the 1910 Department Commander F.A. Walsh.
The ribbon has a few loose threads on the reverse side. These could
easily be trimmed with no consequence, otherwise in very good condition.
GAR - 11TH MICHIGAN INFANTRY - Ribbon for the 32nd Annual Reunion
of the 11th Michigan Infantry held at Constantine, Mi on August 24, 1897.
Ribbon is in good condition but is stained as can be seen in photos. The 11th
fought in the battles of Gallatin, Tn., Fort Riley, Tn., Stone River, Elk
River, Davis Cross Roads, Chickamauga, Mission Ridge, Graysville, Ga.,
Buzzard's Roost, Ga., Resaca, New Hope Church, Kenesaw, Rough's Station,
Peach Tree Creek and Atlanta.
GAR - 11TH MICHIGAN INFANTRY - Ribbon for the 33rd Annual
Reunion of the 11th Michigan Infantry held at Burr Oak, Mi on August 24,
1898. Ribbon is in good condition with just a few folds. The 11th fought in
the battles of Gallatin, Tn., Fort Riley, Tn., Stone River, Elk River, Davis
Cross Roads, Chickamauga, Mission Ridge, Graysville, Ga., Buzzard's
Roost, Ga., Resaca, New Hope Church, Kenesaw, Rough's Station, Peach
Tree Creek and Atlanta.
GAR - 11TH MICHIGAN INFANTRY - At 3 3/4" wide x 9" long, this is
one of the larger reunion ribbons you're going to find. Ribbon for the
36th Annual Reunion of the 11th Michigan Infantry held at Benton
Harbor, Mi on August 27 & 28, 1901. Ribbon is in good condition but has
some staining as can be seen in photos. The 11th fought in the battles of
Gallatin, Tn., Fort Riley, Tn., Stone River, Elk River, Davis Cross
Roads, Chickamauga, Mission Ridge, Graysville, Ga., Buzzard's Roost,
Ga., Resaca, New Hope Church, Kenesaw, Rough's Station, Peach Tree
Creek and Atlanta.
GAR - 1st RHODE ISLAND CAVALRY - Ribbon for the Annual Reunion of
the 1st Rhode Island Cavalry held at Franklin, Massachusetts on August 9,
1917. Ribbon is in very good condition. The 1st took part in the battles of
Cedar Mountain,Brandy Station, Catlett's Station, Bull Run (2nd),
Centreville, Chantilly, Fredericksburg, Gettysburg, Opequan, Winchester
along with many more actions.
GAR - 66th ILLINOIS, CO. D - BIRGE'S WESTERN SHARPSHOOTERS -
Company D of this regiment was recruited in Michigan. Ribbon for the 19th
Annual Reunion of the 66th Illinois, Co. D held at Watervliet, Mi on August 6
& 7, 1902. Ribbon is in very good condition but is a bit dark. They took part in
the Capture of Columbia, Mo., Shiloh, Corinth, Iuka, Atlanta Campaign,
Resaca, Atlanta, Bentonville and Surrender of Johnston's Army among other
GAR - POST BADGE WITH ORIGINAL ENVELOPE - Badge for the
Ezra B. Ricketts Post No. 246 in Carroll, Ohio. Celluloid pinbar and
circular drop. Very good condition but right side flag partly separated
as can be seen in photos. Retains original envelope.
GAR - MEMORIAM POST BADGE - Badge for the U.S. Grant Post No. 5
in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Button pinbar with ribbon. Very good
condition as can be seen in photos.
GAR - MEMBER'S BADGE 146th NEW YORK INFANTRY - Ribbon for
the 40th Anniversary of the 146th New York Infantry held at Camden,
New York on October 12, 1910. Ribbon is in very good condition with a
celluloid pinbar and drop. The 146th a.k.a. '5th Oneida', 'Halleck
Infantry' and 'Garrard's Tigers' took part in the battles of
Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Wilderness, Spottsylvania,
Mine Explosion, Weldon Railroad, Petersburg among many other battles.
GAR - 21st OHIO INFANTRY - Ribbon for the 22nd annual reunion of the
21st Ohio Infantry held at Bowling Green, Ohio on September 22 & 23,
1898. Ribbon is in good condition with a button pin that has reunion
information and the 14th Army Corps acorn. The 21st took part in the
battles of Stones River, Chickamauga, Resaca, Bentonville along with
many other actions and battles.
GAR - 13th INDIANA INFANTRY - Generic ribbon for the 13th Indiana
Infantry. Ribbon is in good condition, shows the 10th Army Corps symbol
and states the battles from Rich Mountain to Fort Fisher. The 13th took part
in the battles of Rich Mountain, Cheat Mountain Pass, Winchester, Port
Republic, Fort Wagner, Drury's Bluff, Strawberry Plains, Fair Oaks, Fort
Fisher as well as others .
GAR CLOTH EMBROIDERED HAT INSIGNIA - Approx. 1 7/8" x
2 7/8". Front typical bullion in very good condition. Reverse has
the brown polished cotton backing. This is a very nice and clean
GAR POST BADGE - FAIRBANKS POST 17 - DETROIT - Approx. 2 1/2" x 8
1/4". Very attractive badge retaining a good amount of color. Some small pin
holes at top from being pinned to Veteran's clothes but otherwise GC.
GAR 12th MICHIGAN INFANTRY - Approx. 1 7/8" x 5 3/4". For the 21st
Annual - October 12-13, 1905 reunion held in Cassopolis, Michigan. The 12th
took part in the battles of Shiloh, Middlesburg, Vicksburg, Capture of Little
Rock among other numerous actions. Ribbon is in VGC
GAR 67th VETERAN VOLUNTEER INFANTRY - Approx. 2 3/16" x 5 3/4".
For Visiting Comrades for the 36th Annual - September 5, 1912 reunion held
in Swanton, Ohio. The 67th took part in the battles of Winchester, Port
Republic, Morris Island, Fort Wagner, Drury's Bluff, among other numerous
operations and actions. Ribbon looks like it may have been cut short.
GAR 38th VETERAN VOLUNTEER INFANTRY - Approx. 2 5/8" x 8 3/16".
For the 38th Annual - September 4, 1912 reunion held in Delta, Ohio. The
38th took part in the battles of Mill Springs, Perryville, Stone's River,
Resaca, Bentonville and numerous actions and operations especially on
Sherman's March to the Sea. Ribbon is in VGC.
GAR 38th VETERAN VOLUNTEER INFANTRY - Approx. 2 1/4" x 8 5/8".
For the 30th Annual - September 1-2, 1904 reunion held in Wauseon,
Ohio. The 38th took part in the battles of Mill Springs, Perryville, Stone's
River, Resaca, Bentonville and numerous actions and operations especially
on Sherman's March to the Sea. Ribbon is in VGC.
3BN GAR PIN - Approx. 11/16" high x 9/16" wide. Among the earliest
of the GAR pins. Appears to be gold (probably no more than 10K) and
enameled in red, white, blue and black. Unfortunately there are chips
in the enamel work but the rarity of these pins can excuse the issues.
There is also a small hole on the lower right side and looks to have
been for a small chain perhaps to drape something from the pin itself.
GAR LAPEL PIN - Approx. 15/16" high. Appears to be gold and has
hallmarks on the back which I have not seen before on a GAR pin and
99% of enamel still intact. VGC
LADIES OF THE GAR LAPEL PIN - Approx. 1" high. Appears to be gold -
perhaps 10k as many of these are but is not marked and would say 99% of
enamel still intact. VGC
GAR - BADGE - 3RD NEW HAMPSHIRE INFANTRY - Badge with
celluloid '3' disc and pinbar for the 39th reunion of the 3rd New
Hampshire Infantry held at the Weirs, NH from August 29 - September
1, 1911. The 3rd took part in Secessionville, Morris Island, Fort
Wagner, Bermuda Hundred, Darbytown Road among others. VGC
GAR - BADGE - 12TH NEW HAMPSHIRE INFANTRY - Badge for the
44th reunion of the 12rd New Hampshire Infantry held at Concord, NH
on September 24, 1909. The 12th took part in the battles of
Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Drewry's Bluff, Cold
Harbor, Petersburg among others. VGC
3RD & 5TH NEW JERSEY - VETERAN'S NJ AWARDED MEDAL -
WIA AT GETTYSBURG - Approx. 2 1/4" in height - awarded to
Veterans by the State of New Jersey. This one presented to George
W. Trauger - 3rd NJI, Co. E and 5th NJI, Co. A. Trauger was
wounded in the hand on July 2, 1863 at Gettysburg. (CW Database
has his name misspelled as 'Tranger'). Medal does not have his name
on it but it is serial numbered. Included is a letter from the State of
New Jersey stating that this number was indeed awarded to Trauger.
Also included are Trauger's documents from the National Archives.
DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION MEMBERSHIP
BADGE - 14K GOLD - Approx. 5" in height. Beautiful badge for the
General John A. Sutter Post in California. Both top pin bar and bottom
drop are marked 14K (middle bar is not). It is engraved on the reverse
of the drop as belonging to Henrietta Horton along with her
membership number. Ribbon good and solid. Very good condition.
BEST GAR REUNION PHOTO I'VE HAD - 140TH
PENNSYLVANIA INFANTRY - 1911 - Approx. 11" x 13
7/8" mount. Titled 'Survivors of the 140th Pa. Vol.', this
photo was taken at the residence of J.B. Johnson in
Canonsburg, Pa on Sept. 12, 1911. It shows flags,
banners with battle honors, a banner in memory of Col.
Richard P. Roberts and the fallen heroes (Roberts was
killed on July 2 at Gettysburg), a soldier's memorial - all
kinds of things going on. The banner shows the battles of
Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Bristoe Station, Mine Run,
Wilderness, Todd's tavern, Spotsylvania, North Anna,
Cold Harbor, Petersburg, Appomattox and more. A bit
soiled and mount has been trimmed but a great shot!
NICE GAR POST PHOTO - POST 31 - TIFFIN, OHIO -
Approx. 10" x 14" mount. Photo shows 11 members of
the Leander Stem Post 31. Leander Stem was Colonel of
the 101st OVI (killed at Stone's River). The post banner
can be read (with a little help). Interesting that a wreath
surrounding the photo of who I suppose is Stem, has
been colored in pink (several flowers only). Nice view,
some soiling and corner chips on the mount.
1913 GETTYSBURG 50th ANNIVERSARY PHOTO -
CS AND US VETERANS - TIPTON - Approx. 10" x 12"
mount. Nice outdoor shot of 3 Confederate Vets and 3
Union Vets, looks like with their sons. All 3 CS Vets
wearing the Southern Cross of Honor and one of them
wears a 1913 Gettysburg Virginia Vets badge along
with a CS Battery badge. There is one U.S. Zouave in
the group. All 3 US Vets wearing some sort of GAR
badge with one wearing the New York Gettysburg 1913
badge. Tipton photographers stamp on reverse. Pretty
clean image with a small stain on the lower right side