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G.A.R. Organization Badges, Memorial Ribbons, General Service Buttons, and More

Item Details

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.

Provenance
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
Subject Memorial, Militaria
Period Early 20th Century, Late 19th Century, Antique

Condition

- 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.

Dimensions

16.0" W x 1.0" H x 12.0" D

- measures the display box.

Item #

ITMG741746

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