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  1. #1

    Sep 2003
    Madison, Indiana
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    GAR Button

    This is not a "find", but something a friend of mine needs help identifying. I am not a big Civil War buff, so maybe some of you out there can help. It is a little smaller in diameter than a dime, and has the inscription " Grand Army Of The Republic 1861-Veteran-1866". Any ideas??

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    Sep 2003
    Allentown Pa.
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    GAR Button

    awsome button i love it J.D.
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  3. #3

    Mar 2003
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    GAR Button

    The Grand Army of the Republic was a Union Veterans organization founded in 1866. Membership was limited to men who had served in the Union Army (including State Volunteer Regiments) during the Civil War. In time it became very active in promoting such things as military pensions, "old soldier's homes," and the like. It ceased to exist in the late 1940's when there were only a remaining members, aged 112- 115 years old. During the GAR's heyday, they held annual conventions. Your find is a common lapel badge, but was issued to a Union veteran when he joined the GAR. A neat and historical find! HH Jim

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    Mar 2003
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    GAR Button

    The Grand Army of the Republic was a Union Veterans organization founded in 1866. Membership was limited to men who had served in the Union Army (including State Volunteer Regiments) during the Civil War. In time it became very active in promoting such things as military pensions, "old soldier's homes," and the like. It ceased to exist in the late 1940's when there were only a remaining members, aged 112- 115 years old. During the GAR's heyday, they held annual conventions. Your find is a common lapel badge, but was issued to a Union veteran when he joined the GAR. A neat and historical find! HH Jim

  5. #5

    Sep 2003
    Madison, Indiana
    29

    GAR Button

    Thanks for all the help everyone!! Happy Hunting, Pete

 

 

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