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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 - 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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
GAR REUNION RIBBON - 103RD OHIO VOLUNTEER INFANTRY - Ribbon
for the 40th reunion of the 103rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry held in Randall's
Grove on August 21-28, 1906. The 103rd were present at the Battles of; Blue
Springs and Dandridge, Tn., Resaca, Dallas, Marietta, Kennesaw Mountain and
Atlanta, Georgia among others. Ribbon is solid with exception ofthe small pin
holes where the Veteran had it attached to his clothing and a small hole just
below the town's name. Has several areas of staining that can be seen in the
GAR HAT BADGE WITH THE POST # 18 - GAR metal wreath
with GAR center placed on the typical swatch of black felt which
would be sewn on the hat. This also has two applied letters '18'
which no doubt indicated the Post number. The one has a period
repair of thread holding the bottom of the '1' on where the brass
pin appeared to break. Some discoloration in places on the metal .
47TH NATIONAL ENCAMPMENT - 1913 CHATTANOOGA, TENNESSEE
- Badge for 'Member of Staff' of the 47th National Encampment in
Chattanooga, Tennessee held on September 15-20, 1913. Badge has a relief of
Commander Alfred B. Beers. Ribbon has a small tear just under the pin bar
on the right side and the metal components have several areas of discoloration
- otherwise in solid condition.
TEXAS STATE FAIR - PIN FOR CIVIL WAR VETERANS OF THE
GAR - Nice 1" diameter celluloid pin for which must have been GAR
Day at the Texas State Fair - October 23, 1911. Made by the Fred Lake
Company in Dallas Texas. Good condition.
ARMY OF THE CUMBERLAND REUNION RIBBON - GRAND
RAPIDS, MICHIGAN 1885 - Wide "Aids to Assistant Marshal ribbon for
the 17th Annual Reunion of the Army of the Cumberland held in Grand
Rapids, Michigan on September 16-17, 1885. Ribbon is in good solid
condition but the combination of black print on red silky ribbon wasn't
great for show.
1896 REUNION RECEPTION COMMITTEE RIBBON - Unfortunately there
is no location of this reunion shown but judging by the names on the badge it
was an important reunion. It reads: Reception / Committee / Gens. / Alger /
Sickles / Howard / Stewart / Marden / Corp. Tanner / Oct. 20, 1896. Ribbon is
in very good condition.
LORAIN COUNTY, OHIO SOLDIERS & SAILORS - Nice ribbon for the
August 11, 1898 20th Reunion of the Soldiers and Sailors of Lorain County
held in Grafton, Ohio. Ribbon in very good condition but has a red stain in
the lower left corner.
U.S. NAVY VETERANS MOMUMENT DEDICATION - This is an "it is
what it is" ribbon. Condition is not good. Overall the ribbon is fairly strong
but it is discolored (or stained) and there is tape across the top and bottom of
the back side (so it doesn't affect the front of the ribbon itself. The top tape
helps to hold on to the pin on the back side. BUT, not often do you see
reunion or in this case, Monument Dedication ribbons for the U.S. Navy
Veterans. Most everything is Army related. This is for the Monument
Dedication in New Haven, Connecticut on June 17, 1887.
72nd INDIANA GROUPING - WILDER'S LIGHTNING
BRIGADE - Group of items from Captain Arius U. Craven, Co.
D, 72nd Indiana of the famous John Wilder's "Lightning
Brigade". Group consists of a Wilder's Brigade GAR reunion
ribbon (has issues, some weak areas and some substance that got
stuck on it & stained), post-War CDV of Craven (modern ID on
reverse), copy of a photo of Craven in uniform, a business card of
Cravens' and two 72nd Indiana War time receipts for supplies ,
both signed by Craven. Not the prettiest grouping but 72nd
Indiana none the less.
100TH INDIANA INFANTRY - Ribbon for the 36th Reunion of the 100th
Indiana Volunteer Infantry "Persimmon Regiment". Ribbon in good
condition but has a stain in the upper portion as can be seen in photos. The
100th participated in the Battles of Missionary Ridge, Jackson, Ms., Dallas,
Ga., Atlanta and Jonesboro, among others.
45th ILLINOIS INFANTRY - GAR ID TAG - GAR ID tag
(approx. 1" in diameter and made out of what appears to be
German silver) for Francis M. Armstrong of Company D, 45th
Illinois Infantry. The address on the tag states Eagle Grove, Ia
which is where he moved to after the War and is buried at the
Rose Hill Cemetery in Eagle Grove. The 45th fought in the
battles of Fort Donelson, Shiloh, Champion Hill, Vickburg and
others. Very good condition.