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12TH NEW HAMPSHIRE INFANTRY - REUNION CAST
IRON SPRINGFIELD RIFLES - Just shy of 16" in length,
these very heavy cast iron, great likeness of a Springfield rifle
has on the reverse side of the stock '12 N H / VOLS' in the
casting. These have been made from two separate castings as
there are slight differences in detail. These are not often
encountered - some have been known to have a bayonet
although these don't appear to have ever had them. Old gold
paint, half worn off and some condition issues as can be seen
in photos. These are being sold separately so if ordering one
please designate either the top or bottom. The 12th New
Hampshire Infantry was a hard fought unit participating in
the battles of Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg,
Drewry's Bluff, Cold Harbor, Petersburg, Bermuda Hundred
as well as others.
GAR STAMPED HAT BADGE - NEVER USED - Two piece
construction and with the pointed prongs (that were bent to go
through the hat) never bent, this one was not used. Good
CONFEDERATE VETERAN REUNION BIBLE - Small Book of
Revelations handed out by the Bible Society of Virginia at the 1932
Richmond, Va. Confederate Reunion (approx. 3" x 4 1/2"). Cover
has a water stain, otherwise in good condition.
14TH CONNECTICUT INFANTRY (CO. F) REUNION CUP - Small
(2.48" in height x 1.7" diameter at top rim) bone reunion cup for the
14th Connecticut Infantry - Company 'F'. Carved in is the American
flag, a liberty cap on the pole with a ribbon crossing the flag with the
company and regiment. Nice aged patina.
NEW YORK STATE ENCAMPMENT REUNION PENNANT -
1912 - (approx. 7 3/4" x 23 1/2") Felt pennant for the New
York State annual GAR encampment held in Newburgh, NY
on June 27-28, 1912. Pennant is in good condition but has the
very extreme point missing and the very bottom of the GAR
star worn off.
NATIONAL GAR ENCAMPMENT REUNION PENNANT - ROCHESTER
1911 - (approx. 8 1/4" x 17 1/2") Felt pennant for the 45th Annual
National GAR Encampment held in Rochester, NY. Pennant is in good
(2) GAR CAMPAIGN CELLULOID BUTTONS - (Approx. 1 1/2" diameter
and 1 3/4" diameter) Two GAR campaign buttons, one for Commander in
Chief and another for Senior Vice Commander in Chief. Good condition.
1886 SAN FRANCISCO NATIONAL DELEGATE BADGE - Among the
hardest to obtain with only 489 delegates. This badge was originally issued
with the typical gold ribbon. When I received this it had the post officer flag
ribbon pinned to the pin bar and drop. Those old straight pins are shown
and included. I thread tacked the three pieces together for presentation
purposes. Close examination shows the original pin holes from these pins.
These early delegate badges were not as elaborate as the later badges. This is
made of white metal. The back of the pin bar has a patent date of Feb. 23,
1886 and the back of the GAR star states "Member of the 20th National
Encampment GAR San Francisco 1886".
10K GOLD DEPARTMENT OF MAINE - LADIES OF
THE GAR - PAST PRESIDENT BADGE - Complete in
the Chicago jeweler's case, beautiful gold badge
(unmarked but had it confirmed as 10K by a jeweler) and
weighs 15.5g. Back of the drop is engraved "Presented to
/ Lucille B. Bowlby / By Dept. of Maine / L.G.A.R. / June
15th, 1939". Very nice badge.
NEW YORK STATE ENCAMPMENT REUNION PENNANT -
1915 - (approx. 11" x 28 3/4") Felt pennant for the New York
State annual GAR encampment held in Albany, NY on June
24-26, 1915. Pennant is in very good condition.
1891 GAR NATIONAL ENCAMPMENT DELEGATE BADGE - DETROIT -
WITH ORIGINAL BOX- 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 and medal are in very
good condition. Michigan pin bar has the T-bar pin. The original box has Silver
Anniversary information printed on silk lining which has several frays as can be
seen in photos. These are hard to find and I've been fortunate to get two in a
short period of time but to have the original box for this special anniversary of
the GAR encampments is beyond lucky.
GAR REUNION RIBBON - 103RD OHIO VOLUNTEER INFANTRY - Ribbon
for the 46th reunion of the 103rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry held on the Lake
Shore in Sheffield, Oh on August 20-27, 1912. 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.
GAR REUNION RIBBON - 72nd OHIO VETERAN VOLUNTEER INFANTRY
- Ribbon for the 49th reunion of the 72nd Ohio VVI held on the Lake Shore
in Sheffield, Oh on August 20-27, 1912. The ribbon has the image of Major
Eugene Rawson who died of wounds received in 1864 at Old Town Creek,
Mississippi. The 72nd was present at the Battles of; Shiloh, Corinth,
Vicksburg, Memphis, Nashville, Spanish Fort among others. Ribbon is solid.
DELTA, OHIO POST 171 - GAR MEMORIAM BADGE - Small celluloid pin
with ribbon meant as a memoriam badge for the McQuillin Post 171 which
was a post in northwest Ohio, Fulton County, City of Delta. Badge has
makers ID on reverse as Sommer Badge Mfg. Co., in Newark, NJ. Badge is in
very good condition.
1917 MEMORIAL AND DECORATION DAY PROGRAM - 12 page
program for the Memorial and Decoration Day observance held in
Detroit, Michigan on May 30, 1917. Good condition.
PRE-PRINTED RECEIPTS FOR DUES - MICHIGAN GAR POST 185
- Three check sized receipts for Michigan GAR Hackett Post 185 -
Bronson, Michigan - dues received from Alphonso Wiser, formerly of
the 9th Michigan Cavalry. Two of the three checks were signed by
Wells Knapp - formerly of the 1st Michigan Engineers & Mechanics.
GAR BELT WITH BELT PLATE - Stamped & chromed GAR
belt plate on nice white cloth belt. Plate has some scratches as
you might expect, belt is in very nice condition and in one spot,
where it had been rolled up around the plate for a long period
of time has the reversed GAR that had transferred from plate to
1902 DEPARTMENT OF MICHIGAN - Department of Michigan State
Encampment badge for the 1902 reunion held in Pontiac, Michigan. Has
relief of General Israel Richardson (killed at Antietam as Colonel of the
2nd Michigan Infantry). Missing the blue ribbon that would hang behind
the badge. Some worn areas but good overall.
1902 DEPARTMENT OF MICHIGAN - Department of Michigan State
Encampment badge for the 1902 reunion held in Pontiac, Michigan. Has
celluloid disc of General Israel Richardson (killed at Antietam as Colonel
of the 2nd Michigan Infantry). Darkened circle above drop - looks like it
was held on a board with a tack.
HAMILTON, OHIO GAR POST GRAVEYARD - Early image
(approx. 4 1/4" x 6 1/2") of the Wetzel - Compton GAR Post
96 Burial Ground. Nice written description on the reverse along
with the Hamilton, Ohio photographer's stamp.
GAR DEPARTMENT OF CALIFORNIA / NEVADA - RVery nice
souvenir badge for the April 19-23, 1910 - 43rd Annual Encampment of
the California - Nevada Department of the GAR held in Oakland,
California. Still retains the Whitehead and Hoag label on reverse.
GAR CABINET PHOTO - US NAVY VETERAN - I obtained a
group of GAR cabinet photos that all came from the same
GAR post in New York. Most are ID'd to New York regiments
but some from regiments in different states. This is an image
of Carl E. Randrup. The General Navy Register only notes that
he was Acting Ensign on Feb. 17, 1865 and Honorably
Discharged on Sept. 15, 1865. His inscription on the reverse
states 'Carl E. Randrup / Acting Ensign U.S.N. / Ex-officer
Gunboat Currituck / Potomac Squadron'. Rarely do you see an
ID'd Navy Officer id'd to a GAR Post.
GAR CABINET PHOTO - 10TH MICHIGAN INFANTRY - I
obtained a group of GAR cabinet photos that all came from the
same GAR post in New York. Most are ID'd to New York
regiments but some from regiments in different states. This is
an image of Lafayette L. Deming of the 10th Michigan
Infantry - Co. G. He entered as Captian on Oct. 21, 1861 at the
age of 35. Re resigned and was Honorably Discharged on Sept.
3, 1862. Inscription on reverse 'L.L. Deming / 10th Mich /
GAR - ALBUMEN - NY POST 32 - ANNUAL MASQUERADE
- Approx. 5 1/4" x 7 3/8" This is just a great shot of what
appears to be the reception tent for the 20th Annual Ball
Masquerade of Koltes GAR Post 32 held on February 9, 1887.
Tent, cannon, rifle stand, drum with the tables set up in the
back round. The Smithsonian has this same image in its
collection. Minor crack in mount & image near date.
GAR - MICHIGAN VETERAN - Cabinet photo of a Civil War
Veteran wearing his membership badge. Photographer from
Kalamazoo, Michigan. Very good condition.
MICHIGAN BATTALION MERRILL HORSE - 2ND MISSOURI CAVALRY
- Ribbon for the 25th reunion of the Michigan Battalion of the Merrill
Horse (2nd Missouri Cavalry) held on Sept. 22, 1908 in Battle Creek, Mi.
The Merrill Horse spent most of their entire service in Missouri and fought
in the battles of Kirksville, Moore's Mills, Lexington, Knob Noster,
Independence and Roanoke. Ribbon is in extremely good condition.
GAR - 5TH NEW YORK CAVALRY - Cabinet photo of
German L. Coffin, Co. B, 5th New York Cavalry. Coffin
enlisted in the 5th 6/2/1864 and mustered out 7/19/1865. While
Coffin was in the 5th they participated in battles such as, Cold
Harbor, Bethesda Church, White Oak Swamp, Wilson's Raid,
Ream's Station, Winchester, Cedar Creek and many other
actions. Nicely ID'd in ink on reverse. Very good condition.
GAR - 4TH NEW YORK BATTERY - WOUNDED
GETTYSBURG - Cabinet photo of Frederick W. Watkins, 4th
New York Volunteer Battery (also later with the 107th US
Colored Infantry). Watkins enlisted in October, 1861 and
discharged to the 5th Battery on December 12, 1863. No
discharge date given from there. While in the 4th, the unit took
part in the battles of Williamsburg, James River and
Gettysburg where Watkins was wounded on July 2. Nicely ID'd
in ink on reverse. Very good condition.
GAR - 1894 CORPS BADGE CALENDAR - I think without a
doubt the coolest calendars I've seen. Approx. 8 3/4" x 13 3/4"
colorful lithographed calendar, complete with all the months.
Each month is done the same with those dates that had a
corresponding corps badge, that badge is on those dates. Society
badges of the different Army Corps are also shown at the bottom
of each page. The front page (January) shows age toning and a
little speckling but every other month is pristine. This would look
great on the wall of your GAR display room!!
GAR - 1892 REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION
PROMOTIONAL - Approx. 4 1/2" x 7 1/2", 7 page and very
colorful pamphlet handed out to the Veteran's during the 1892 GAR
National Encampment held in Washington, D.C.. The Republican
National Committee had these printed to commemorate the service
of the Veterans but to also promote Benjamin Harrison for a second
term as President. Patriotic quotes inside by Benjamin Harrison and
Robert G. Ingersoll. Some age toning on cover as can be seen in
GAR REUNION IN KEENE, NEW HAMPSHIRE -
Approx. 6 7/8" x 8 7/8", Albumen of a number of
veterans (including one in a wheelchair and one amputee)
standing in front of a Civil War monument in the middle
of Keene (the statue and the church in the back round
still stand). The photos shown seem to have reflected the
light poorly due to the waviness on the albumen and
mount. It was a poor mounting of the albumen paper to
the mount and would look much better framed. There are
several creases (in the albumen paper only - due to the
GAR - 157TH PA & 89TH NY AMPUTEES - CDV of Corporal
George W. Brown (seated) of the 157th Pennsylvania Infantry and
Private Edwin S. Kellogg of the 89th New York Infantry (standing
with flag) in one of several sittings done together. Both soldiers
were wounded at Petersburg, resulting in the amputation of their
arm. CDV shows Kellogg wearing his GAR membership badge.
GAR MEMBERS BEFORE GAR HALL - VERMONT -
Approx. 5" x 8", Albumen of a number of veterans
standing in front of their GAR Hall. There is no
photographer's marking. There is a note on the reverse
stating 'somewhere in Vt' and that's about all the
information I can give.
8TH MICHIGAN INFANTRY - Ribbon for the 46th anniversary reunion of
the 8th Michigan Infantry held on June 16, 1916 in Flint, Michigan. The
8th Infantry spent most of their entire service in the eastern theatre but did
spend a short time in Tennessee and Mississippi. They fought in the battles
of 2nd Manassas, South Mountain, Antietam, Jackson, MS, Blue Springs
and Campbell's Station in Tennessee, Wilderness, Spotsylvania C.H., Cold
Harbor, Petersburg, Weldon Railroad among others. Ribbon is in very nice
LAPEER COUNTY, MI. - Ribbon for the 10th anniversary reunion of the
Lapeer County Veteran's Association held in 1889. Ribbon is in very good
DEPT. OF MICHIGAN - GRAND RAPIDS, 1900 - Badge for the 22nd
Annual Encampment of the Department of Michigan held on June 7-9,
1900. Badge is in good condition but has wear to the ribbon and is missing
the small drop that hangs from the middle of the pin bar.
DEPT. OF MICHIGAN - PETOSKEY, 1899 - Badge for the 21st Annual
Encampment of the Department of Michigan held on June 21-22, 1899.
Badge is in fair condition but has a replacement ribbon and has a clip
holding the medallion to the ribbon.
DEPT. OF MICHIGAN - FLINT, 1901 - Badge for the 23rd Annual
Encampment of the Department of Michigan held on June 12-13, 1901.
Badge is in very good condition.
8TH MICHIGAN INFANTRY - Ribbon for the 31st anniversary reunion
of the 8th Michigan Infantry held on June 19, 1901 in Detroit, Michigan.
The 8th Infantry spent most of their entire service in the eastern theatre
but did spend a short time in Tennessee and Mississippi. They fought in
the battles of 2nd Manassas, South Mountain, Antietam, Jackson, MS,
Blue Springs and Campbell's Station in Tennessee, Wilderness,
Spotsylvania C.H., Cold Harbor, Petersburg, Weldon Railroad among
others. Ribbon is in very nice condition, has the maker's tag on the
reverse and a brass swooping eagle pin bar.
MICHIGAN MONUMENT DEDICATION AT GETTYSBURG -
Approx. 6 3/8" x 8 1/4" invitation for the dedication of the
Michigan monuments at Gettysburg on June 12, 1889. This
invitation went to Hon. Aaron T. Bliss, who at the time was U.S.
Congressman and would later become the Governor of Michigan
from 1901-1904 and was also a Department Commander in the
GAR. The invitation is on brittle board and paper, has several partial
separations at the folds and one chip out of the paper portion on the
lower right corner. The ribbons for this event are highly desirable
and are difficult to find and the invitations are almost impossible to
GAR - VETERAN WEARING MASON PIN ON TIE - Cabinet
photo - no photographer's mark. Veteran is shown wearing his
GAR membership badge and a Mason's pin on his tie.
GAR MEMBERSHIP BADGE - 4TH STYLE - Medal of Honor pattern,
these were made by A. Demerest in New York and made from captured
Confederate cannon. His name is visible below the two Veterans shaking
hands. On the lower point of the star on the reverse side, along the edge is
'Patent / Dec. 28, 1869'. Still has a good finish, ribbon has been repaired at
bottom along a portion of the star 'suspension bar' with either a glue or
maybe nail polish (?) - actually doesn't look too bad.
SHIELD STYLE LADDER BADGE - 8TH MICH. INF. - POW - Shield
style ladder badge of Eugene D. Young of the 8th Michigan Infantry. Has
an interesting card attached with old ink 'from '61 to '65. 13 months / a
Prisoner of War at / Danville, Va., Andersonville, Ga., / and Florence, SC,
wounded / in left leg 6th of May at the / Wilderness, Va'. The rosters show
Young as going into the service in Sept., 1861 and mustered out in 1863
with no mention of wounds or a POW. I did however find on the internet a
post from a decendant, that says Young enlisted under age and confirms the
above information and states the family has letters from prison written by
GAR - 1909 MEDALLION OF LINCOLN STRUCK FOR THE GAR - 3'
diameter medallion of copper (doesn't look like bronze to me) that has a
strikingly like the Lincoln penny on the front and on the reverse stating that
this was struck for the GAR in honor of Lincoln's 100th birthday. .
GAR 1898 NATIONAL ENCAMPMENT SOUVENIR - Souvenir badge for
the 1898 National Encampment held in Cincinnati, Oh. Good condition.
FLAG AND LIBERTY CAP STICK PIN - Small stick pin with a 34 star flag and
Liberty Cap on staff top. Entire pin approx. 1 3/4" and display portion approx. 3/4"
in height. Good condition but some enameling chipped off of flag.
NEW JERSEY POST 94 BADGE - Badge for the John M. Wheeler Post 94
in Montclair, NJ. on Memorial Day, 1918. The Wheeler Post was in
existence from May, 1885 till June, 1925. Good condition though ribbon
was captured on button a little off center.
GAR MEMBERSHIP BADGE - 1886 PAT. DATE - GAR membership
badge - patent date on rear of eagle June 22, 1886. Ribbon is a bit longer
on this than on most and is a bit faded but is solid.
MASSACHUSETTS - DAHLGREN POST 2 - Dahlgren Post 2 badge likely
made for the 1899 National Encampment held in Philadelphia that year.
White enamel field in good condition but some areas in back round on
brass have some minor roughness to the finish as shown in 'Additional
BADGE FOR THE 1894 PITTSBURG REUNION - Nice all metal badge
made for the 28th National Encampment held on September 10-15, 1894 in
Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. Very good condition.
NATIONAL DELEGATE BADGE FOR THE 1935 REUNION - National
Delegate badge for the 1935 GAR National Encampment held in Grand
Rapids, Michigan on September 8th through the 12th. Bottom drop has
relief of the Commander-in-Chief Alfred E. Stacey. The 1935 reunion had
672 Delegates. Badge is in good condition with some scratches.
NATIONAL SUPPLEMENTARY DELEGATE RIBBON FOR THE 1891
SILVER ANNIVERSARY REUNION - National Supplementary Delegate
ribbon for the Silver Anniversary Reunion held in Detroit, Michigan in
1891. Ribbon is in very good condition with some expected age toning.
NEW JERSEY EX-POW REUNION RIBBON - 1922 - Beautiful New Jersey
Union Ex-POW reunion ribbon for the 36th anniversary reunion held in
Newark, NJ on September 15, 1922. Spectacular condition - still retains
Whitehead & Hoag label on reverse.