G.A.R. Organization Badges, Memorial Ribbons, General Service Buttons, and More
The collection features (60) General Service uniform buttons on original boards; (22) G.A.R. organization badges; (5) memorial ribbons; (3) celluloid buttons; and (1) celluloid photo badge. Included are numerous badges issued by Women’s Relief Corps (G.A.R. auxiliary) and Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War (G.A.R. successor organization). The 6th O.V.I. (Ohio Volunteer Infantry) badge made by Whitehead & Hoag shows a brass framed photographic depiction of Captain C. L. Langle. The badges are housed in a protective display case.
Bill Bentham Collection (General Service Buttons and Celluloid Photo Badge)
Don Limpert Collection (19 G.A.R. Organization Badges)
|Item Type||Military Buttons, Pinback, Medals, Flag Ribbons|
|Materials||Brass, Base Metal, Fabric, Celluloid|
|Period||Early 20th Century, Late 19th Century, Antique|
- oxidation to metal; patina loss; discoloration with embedded residue; stains, tears, holes, and discoloration to the fabric; one ribbon torn with missing section; completion of the medals is unknown, there may be missing parts.
- measures the display box.