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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
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 good
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
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
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 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 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 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 of mount.
GAR MEMBERSHIP BADGE - STAR NUMBERED - Standard type 3 GAR
membership badge. Badge is in very good condition.
GAR NATIONAL OFFICER'S MEMBERSHIP BADGE - STAR
NUMBERED - Past National Officer (with rank bar on ribbon) with silver
oak leaves denoting the office of Assistant Inspector General Badge is in
very good condition.
UCV REUNION BADGE - RICHMOND, VA. 1922 - Badge for the 32nd
Reunion of the United Confederate Veterans held in Richmond, Va. in
June of 1922. Pin is missing on the pin bar and a few very small chips on
UDC GOLD PIN- Approx. 5/8" Dia. United Daughters of the Confederacy
pin. Top section made and marked as 10K gold, beautiful enameled first
national Confederate flag with UDC and 61-65 in ribbon. Very good
GETTYSBURG 50TH ANNIVERSARY SOUVENIR BADGE - 1913-
Approx. 1 5/8" wide x 2 1/4" high badge with "SOUVENIR" on the pin bar
and on the cross within the wreath "50th ANNIVERSARY / BATTLE OF
GETTYSBURG / 1913". Very good condition.
UNITED CONFEDERATE VETERAN HAT BADGE - Hat
badge, somewhat tarnished with soldered brass pegs and the
soldered 'CV' which looks like it may have been repaired.
CIVIL WAR VETERAN'S 8TH CORPS BADGE - Post War badge made
from stamped German silver for the Veterans. Enameled with red in center
designating the First Division of the 8th Corps. The Eighth Army Corps
was in defense of Washington, D.C. and also in the Army of West Virginia.
This is the badge used for and shown on page 153 in the Civil War Corps
Badge Book by Stanley Phillips. VGC
GAR REUNION RIBBON - 15TH NEW YORK CAVALRY - Ribbon for the
24th reunion of the 15th New York Cavalry held in Syracuse, NY on August
9-10, 1911. The 15th was active in the Virginia and Maryland regions and
was at Appomattox for the surrender of Lee. Attractive ribbon is in VGC
with a few stains and has pin holes from being worn.
GAR REUNION RIBBON - 1OTH MICHIGAN INFANTRY - Ribbon for the
24th reunion of the 10th Michigan Infantry held in Bay City, Mi on August
20, 1896. The 10th was active in the Western Theater, Sherman's March to
the Sea and especially in and around the Atlanta area. Ribbon mentions 14th
Corps (1st Brigade, 2nd Division. Ribbon is in GC with stains but is solid.
CIVIL WAR VETERAN'S 9TH CORPS BADGE - Post War badge made
from stamped German silver for the Veterans. Shield with anchor and
cannon tube punched in. The Ninth Army Corps was everywhere, the Army
of the Potomac, Department of Virginia, Ohio, Tennessee. Army of the
Ohio. It took part in many of the major battles in the Eastern Theater -
2nd Bull Run, South Mountain, Antietam, Fredericksburg, as well as
Vicksburg, Knoxville and many more. As with M-187, this is the badge
used for and shown on page 153 in the Civil War Corps Badge Book by
Stanley Phillips. VGC
NICE GAR CANE WITH CANNON BARREL GRIP - Beyond
a doubt the best generic style GAR cane I've owned. Not the
typical 'walking stick' cane normally seen. Approx. 35" in
length and over 5/8" in diameter - a good sturdy piece of what
looks like ebony. Grip is a heavy piece of cast metal in the
shape of a cannon tube and shows the GAR membership
badge with crossed rifles, swords and an anchor, with 'GAR'
and '1861 & 1865'. Looks as though in places there may have
been a goldine finish on the grip. The bottom tip still retains
this or may be a replacement but fits the wood perfectly so
believe it is original to the piece. Very good condition.
28TH NEW YORK INFANTRY - Approx. 6" x 13 1/4" heavy paper
GAR 1893 reunion insert for the 28th New York Infantry. This is an
insert that came with the 1893 reunion invitation and is in good
condition with some age toning as can be seen in the photos. It also
shows the battle flag of the 28th with the battle honors. The 28th
fought in the battles of Winchester, Cedar Mountain, Groveton, 2nd
Bull Run, Antietam and Chancellorsville.
1895 TEXAS A&M CADET 'BEST DRILLED MAN' BADGE - Nice
badge showing the Texas Star in the middle of crossed rifles with
'A&M. C', 'Best Drilled Man' and the year '1895'. Pin on reverse has
been broken but remains show it is a 'T' bar pin of the period. Main
part of the badge is two piece construction. Badge has a bit of a bow in
it which probably happened the same time the pin broke.
28TH NEW YORK INFANTRY - GAR reunion ribbon for the 28th New York
Infantry held in Lockport, NY on May 22, 1909. Ribbon has an eagle pin bar
is in good condition but has a stain over the year. Ribbon manufacturer's tag
on reverse - Steiner - St. Louis. The 28th fought in the battles of Winchester,
Cedar Mountain, Groveton, 2nd Bull Run, Antietam and Chancellorsville.
12th CONNECTICUT INFANTRY - GAR reunion ribbon for the 12th
Connecticut Infantry held in Middletown, Ct. on October 20, 1890. Ribbon is
in good condition but does have some staining on bottom as can be seen in
photos. Battle honors are also on the ribbon. The 12th fought in the battles of
Georgia Landing, La., Pattersonville, La., Bisland, La., Port Hudson, La.,
Winchester, Va., Fisher's Hill, Va. and Cedar Creek, Va.
ORIGINAL 1868 GENERAL ORDERS FOR MEMORIAL DAY - 5
3/8" X 8 3/8" General Orders Sheet dated May 5, 1868 from General
John A. Logan - Commander of the GAR designating the 30th of
May as a day of remembrance and for it to be continued on a yearly
basis. Paper has a bit of age toning on the left side, otherwise in very
good condition. Great piece of memorabilia for the very first
15TH WEST VIRGINIA INFANTRY HONORABLY DISCHARGED
MEDAL - Given by the State of West Virginia to the veterans, this
Honorably Discharged medal was issued to Martin Cordry of Co. C,
15th West Virginia Infantry. Cordry was in from start to finish. The
15th participated in the battles of Cloyd's Mountain, Va., Meadow
Bluff, Va., Snicker's Gap and Snicker's Ferry, Va., Ashley's Gap, Va.,
Winchester, Cedar Creek and Petersburg. The medal is missing the
backing ribbon and pin on the pin bar. The mount is loose on the
medallion (as most of them are due to the nature of the clasp). Cordry's
name and unit are stamped in the side of the medal.
1st NEW YORK MOUNTED RIFLES - Approx. 3 3/4" x 6
1/2" heavy stock card - invitation to the 16th Annual
Reunion and Dinner of the Society of the First New York
Mounted Rifles to be held at Rogers, 6 Park place, New
York City on February 22, 1894. Nice card - shows the
membership badge of the 1st NYMR in a silver ink. Card is
in very good condition with only a smudge that can be seen
in photo and some weak corners as can be expected. The 1st
NYMR was nearly in constant motion throughout Virginia
and North Carolina loosing 2 officers and 30 enlisted men
in killed and mortally wounded along with 3 officers and
124 enlisted by disease, etc., with operations that included
many large battles.
5TH MICHIGAN CAVALRY - CUSTER'S MICHIGAN CAVALRY BRIGADE -
Reunion held in Owosso, Michigan on October 19, 1895. One of the 4 Michigan
Regiments (1st, 5th, 6th, & 7th) that made up Custer's Michigan Cavalry
Brigade with the Army of the Potomac. This brigade has been credited with one
of the main reasons why the Union forces were victorious at Gettysburg,
intercepting the Confederate Cavalry trying to swing around and pinch the
Union forces from behind as Pickett came in from the front. Ribbon has some
light type transfer and light staining that can be seen in the photos otherwise the
ribbon is very solid.
29TH OHIO VETERAN VOLUNTEER INFANTRY - Reunion held at
Sturgeons Point in Geneva, Ohio in August, 1898. The ribbon here tells it all
with the battle honors listed: Winchester, Port Republic, Cedar Mountain,
Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Dug Gap, Resaca, New Hope Church, Pine Knob,
Kenesaw Mountain, (P)Beach Tree Creek, Atlanta, Savannah, North Edisto
River, Goldboro. A busy and battle tested regiment. Whitehead & Hoag sticker
still on reverse - very nice badge in extremely good condition.
RARE LEE'S PATENT BADGE - CO. B 16TH WISCONSIN -
Lee's patent badge that were individually made by Company and
Regiment. Backround color is chipped, missing ribbon, all else
good. The 16th Wisconsin took part in the Battles of Shiloh,
Corinth, Kenasaw Mountain, Atlanta and Jonesboro, among
other operations and actions.
4TH MICHIGAN VOLUNTEER INFANTRY - Company H & I 33rd reunion held
at Lamb, Michigan in St. Clair County on June 15, 1905. The 4th Michigan was a
good hardened regiment that lost heavily at Gettysburg in the Peach Orchard.
Other battles included Malvern Hill, Second Bull Run, Antietam, Fredericksburg,
Chancellorsville, Wilderness, Spottsylvania among many others. Nice badge in
DEPARTMENT OF MICHIGAN - REPRESENTATIVE - Representative badge
for the 16th Annual reunion held at Owosso, Michigan on March 20-22, 1894.
Ribbon is in good condition but has several places where material and paper are
stuck to the badge where it had at one time been mounted to something.
1ST MICHIGAN ENGINEERS AND MECHANICS - Celluloid pinbar and
drop for the 34th reunion held at Grand Rapids, Michigan on October 11,
1899. The 1st Michigan E&M was an active regiment that took part in
building bridges, roads, etc., but also participated in the battles of
Perryville, Stone River, Lavergne, Bentonville and the Surrender of
Johnston's Army. The badge also has the somewhat strange motto of "We
Don't Surrender Much". Badge is in good condition.
16TH MICHIGAN INFANTRY 1913 GETTYSBURG
REUNION WATCH & GROUPING - Watch of Horace Eldred
of the 16th Michigan Infantry, hand painted on the dial face
commemorating the 1913 reunion at Gettysburg and nicely
done. The watch is a large, gold filled Hampden Watch Co.
piece made in 1883 (by the serial number) and unfortunately
needs attention mechanically as it does not run. Grouping also
has a post-War photo of Eldred showing him wearing a GAR
lapel pin, his marriage certificate, newspaper article and his
life history typed on onion skin paper and done while he was
still alive as the history speaks of him in the present text.
Condition on all pieces is as shown - the paperwork not in
great shape. Eldred was mustered in the 16th on August 24,
1861 and discharged May 8, 1864 due to wounds received in
action at Rappahannock Station.
GAR - MERRILL HORSE BATTALION - MICHIGAN - The Merrill Horse
was a 3 unit group of Cavalry (known as Troop H, I & L) raised in
Michigan and offered directly to Maj. Gen. John Fremont in Missouri.
They were under the command of Col. Lewis Merrill, were mustered in and
as an independent regiment was assigned to the State of Missouri and
designated as the 2nd Missouri Cavalry. They took part in the Battles of
Memphis, Mo., Moore's Mills, Mo., Kirksville, Mo. and Little Rock, Ar.
Ribbon is in excellent condition.
GAR - 97TH PENNSYLVANIA INFANTRY - REUNION PROGRAM -
1912 - Program (approx. 4 3/4" x 7 3/4" - one sheet folded for four
pages) for the 29th Annual Reunion held on Saturday, October 26, 1912
- Place not listed. Program has folds but is in very good condition and
shows the battle torn flag of the regiment on the front..
IRON BRIGADE LADDER BADGE - 19TH INDIANA INFANTRY - One
of the most sought after Brigades of the War. The legendary Iron Brigade,
made up of the 24th Michigan, 2nd, 6th & 7th Wisconsin and the 19th
Indiana. This badge was for a member of Company B of the 19th Indiana
Volunteer Infantry. The regiment took part in the Battles of; Gainesville,
Va., 2nd Manassas (Bull Run), South Mountain, Antietam,
Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Wilderness, Yellow Tavern,
Spotsylvania Court House, North Anna River, Cold Harbor and
Petersburg. The Iron Brigade suffered the most casualties of any Brigade
during the War - proportionately. The name of the Iron Brigade it is said,
came from an exchange between Generals Hooker and McClellan, when,
at South Mountain McClellan asked Hooker who was holding a position.
Hooker replied that it was a western brigade, McClellan stated that they
must be made of iron, of which Hooker responded with a comment on
how they fought at 2nd Bull Run. The name stuck and they were
considered one of the best Brigades in the Union Army
87TH INDIANA INFANTRY LADDER BADGE - NAMED - German
silver badge of the 87th Indiana Infantry, Company A - John A. Walker
of the 14th Corps. The 87th Indiana participated in the battles of
Chickamauga, Missionary Ridge, Kennesaw Mountain and Atlanta.
Walker was a substitute and joined the 87th in September, 1864 and was
mustered out in June, 1865. Badge is in very good condition.
NEW PARIS, OHIO - GAR POST DINNER TICKET -
1889 - GAR Dinner ticket for the benefit of the Caleb
Marker Post No. 646 in New Paris, Ohio. Ticket is
number 120 and also includes the detached stub. On the
back of the ticket there are a number of raffle items that
include gold watched, a silver tea set and a horse, buggy
& harness (like giving a car away these days). Ticket is in
very good condition.
28TH NEW YORK INFANTRY - GAR reunion announcement for the
28th New York Infantry held in Canandaigua, NY on May 4, 1885.
Paper is in very good condition but does have folds. The 28th fought
in the battles of Winchester, Cedar Mountain, Groveton, 2nd Bull
Run, Antietam and Chancellorsville.
28TH NEW YORK INFANTRY - GAR reunion ribbon for the 28th New York
Infantry held in Niagara Falls, NY on May 22, 1889. Ribbon is in very good
condition with just a few very small stains. The 28th fought in the battles of
Winchester, Cedar Mountain, Groveton, 2nd Bull Run, Antietam and
28TH NEW YORK INFANTRY - GAR reunion ribbon for the 28th New York
Infantry held in Lockport, NY on May 22, 1894. Ribbon is in very good
condition with just a few a bit of discoloration on the reverse side. The 28th
fought in the battles of Winchester, Cedar Mountain, Groveton, 2nd Bull
Run, Antietam and Chancellorsville.
FIRST DAY COVERS - FINAL REUNION OF THE UNITED CONFEDERATE
VETERANS - 3 First day covers for the 1951 Norfolk, Virginia Final
Encampment of the United Confederate Veterans. All three covers are
postmarked the same - May 30, 1951 Norfolk, Va.9:00am. All of course have
the 3 cent UCV stamp. All in good condition.
FIRST DAY COVERS - FINAL REUNION OF THE GRAND ARMY OF THE
REPUBLIC - 2 First day covers for the 1949 Indianapolis, Indiana Final
Encampment of the Grand Army of the Republic. Both covers are postmarked
the same - August 29, 1949 Indianapolis, In. 9:00am. All of course have the 3
cent GAR stamp. Both in good condition.
GAR SILVER ANNIVERSARY BADGE FROM THE 1891 DETROIT
NATIONAL ENCAMPMENT - Badge with the relief of General William T.
Sherman on the front and the GAR badge with military motifs on the reverse.
Some light scratches and ribbon just a tad faded otherwise good condition.
RIBBON FOR THE WILLIAM T. SHERMAN MONUMENT DEDICATION
1903 - Ribbon is for the dedication of the Washington, D.C. statue to William
T. Sherman held on October 15, 1903. Has a celluloid diamond (as part of a
pin bar) with corps badges and "The Army of the Tennessee". Excellent
12TH NEW HAMPSHIRE INFANTRY - CAST IRON ENFIELD
RIFLE - Just shy of 16" in length, this very heavy cast iron,
great reproduction of an Enfield rifle has on the reverse side of
the stock '12 N H / VOLS' in the casting. These are not often
encountered - some have been known to have a bayonet although
this doesn't appear to have ever had one. Old gold paint, half
worn off make you wonder if this was once in the possession of a
GAR Post. Good condition.
1891 GAR NATIONAL ENCAMPMENT DELEGATE BADGE - DETROIT -
Delegate badge for the 25th National Encampment held in Detroit, Michigan
in 1891. The book on the GAR badges states that there were 1,013 delegates
for this encampment. The ribbon has a few frayed spots, mainly on the right
edge and several tarnished spots mainly on the reverse. Guessing these could
probably be cleaned up a bit if so desired. Michigan pin bar has the T-bar pin
and also has a few darker areas - mainly the M & N of Michigan - all of
which can be seen in the additional images.