MASSACHUSETTS MINUTE MEN - 1861 MEDAL - 4TH INFANTRY - These
medals were given to those that were the first to respond, as it states on the
reverse "THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS TO THE
MEMBERS OF THE MASSACHUSETTS MILITIA WHO WERE MUSTERED
INTO THE UNITED STATES SERVICE IN RESPONSE TO PRESIDENT
LINCOLN'S FIRST CALL FOR TROOPS - APRIL 15, 1861". Named to
Peter S. Sloan, Prvt, Co. D, 4th Infantry Regt. Sloan was also in the 3rd
Mass. Heavy Artillery. Medal is in very nice condition with only some dirt in
the deeper grooves of the relief.
NEWBURGH, NY ENCAMPMENT BADGE - Souvenir badge from the June,
1912 G.A.R. Department Encampment held in Newburgh, New York.
Pinback button shows Washington's Headquarters. Ribbon has small hole
below disk where pin has worn through, otherwise in good condition.
NATIONAL REUNION MEMBER OF STAFF BADGE - Staff badge for
the Salt Lake City Reunion of August, 1909. Ribbon is a bit soiled but
otherwise in very good condition.
NICE SONS OF VETERAN CABINET PHOTO - About turn of
the century image of a Son of a Veteran in full uniform clearly
showing the SV collar insignia, SUV belt plate, SUV membership
badge and wearing a corsage on his military style jacket. He is
holding what looks to be a M-1860 cavalry sword (perhaps his
fathers?). Very good condition.
HOME FOR CONFEDERATE WOMEN PIN - 18.5mm Dia. Maker on
reverse - Lucke Badge & Button Co. - Baltimore, MD. Very good condition.
62nd PENNSYLVANIA INFANTRY REUNION RIBBON - Ribbon for the 1895
reunion in Brookville, Pa. Very good Pa. Regiment having action at:
Mechanicsville, Gaines Mill, Malvern Hill, Second Manassas, Antietam,
Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Wilderness, Spottsylvania,
Cold Harbor & more. Ribbon is in excellent condition - perhaps not even
62nd PENNSYLVANIA INFANTRY REUNION RIBBON - Ribbon for the 1902
reunion in Pittsburg, Pa. Very good Pa. Regiment having action at:
Mechanicsville, Gaines Mill, Malvern Hill, Second Manassas, Antietam,
Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Wilderness, Spottsylvania, Cold
Harbor & more. Ribbon is in excellent condition - perhaps not even issued.
1913 50th ANNIVERSARY GETTYSBURG REUNION BADGE - GAR style
eagle pinbar holding a 1 1/4" diameter disc with two soldiers shaking
hands and the caption "1863 GETTYSBURG REUNION 1913 / HONOR THE
BRAVE" around the perimeter.
FRED SMYTH POST 10 - NEW HAMPSHIRE - 8 1/2" long badge for the
Fred Smyth Post No. 10 in Newport, New Hampshire. Badge has a
celluloid pinbar and a metal drop which contains a celluloid insert. In
very good condition.
12TH NEW HAMPSHIRE INFANTRY - Badge for the 26th annual reunion
of the 12th NHI held at Wolfboro, Hew Hampshire on September 25,
1891. Beautiful badge showing 3 Corps badges. The 12th was with the
Army of the Potomac and took part in the battles of Fredericksburg,
Chancellorsville and Gettysburg.
DOUBLE SIDED POST BADGE - CORNISH, NH - Members badge from
the William H. Bryant Post No. 63 in Cornish, New Hampshire. The
opposite side is a black memoriam type badge side. Celluloid inserts in
pinbar and member insert. Beautiful badge.
BADGE / MIRROR JOHN THOMPSON CAMP - Neat badge that has a
mirror on the opposite side of a celluloid covered 'drop' from a pinbar. The
badge / mirror is for the 34th Annual Encampment of the New Hampshire
Veteran's Association held at the Weirs on August 23 - 26, 1910 for
members of Camp John L. Thompson. Very good condition.
96TH OHIO VOLUNTEER INFANTRY - Ribbon for the 39th Annual reunion
held on August 19, 1903 in Mt. Vernon, Ohio. The 96th fought in the
western theatre and took part in such battles and actions as; Fort Hindman,
Ark., Port Gibson, Miss., Champion's Hill, Vicksburg, Jackson, Red River
campaign and Sabine Cross Roads. Ribbon is in very good condition.
GAR PHOTO - Large format image (approx. 6" x 8" mount)
showing what appears to be a national officer by the badge in
uniform. Along with the buff (?) bordered GAR membership badge
with the distinctive Massachusetts drop, he is also wearing a GAR
lapel pin and GAR hat badge with Post 213. Photo was taken by
Putnam in Hyannis, Massachusetts. Very good condition.
GAR PENNSYLVANIA POST PIN - Approx. 1 1/8" x 1 1/4" and approx. 2
1/2" in length including pin. Post pin made for Post 128 to be worn at the
28th National Encampment in Pittsburgh in September, 1894. Good
EARLY POST WAR VETERANS DOUBLE CORPS BADGE -
Enameled badge with an early T-bar pin on reverse with the initials
W.R.V.A. Don't know what unit this is - could not find a synonym for
a unit that would match these letters (but if you know the badge is
worth about a $100 more) The Unit was in the Second Division of the
22nd Army Corps (this was stationed around D.C.) and of course the
shield in the middle is that of the 3rd Division of the 9th Army Corps
. Would make a great project to see if you can cross reference the
units to find which one was in both.
HONOR THE NOBLE DEAD MEMORIAM CELLULOID BADGE - Large
10-1/4" 'Honor the Noble Dead' GAR memoriam badge from the Buford Post
No. 243 in Rock Island Illinois. The pinbar and the backing for the ribbon is
celluloid with the center of the ribbon area showing flags and the GAR
membership badge exposed celluloid. The color is still vibrant though there is a
bit of yellowing on the celluloid as is normal for the age. Due to the nature of
the celluloid it has a bit of a curl and is stiff, the entire ribbon (as mentioned
earlier the ribbon backing is one piece of celluloid).
WILLIAMSBURG, INDIANA GAR POST 190 MEMORIAM BADGE - Generic
memoriam badge from the Mart Ballinger Post 190, has the GAR button pin
and memoriam ribbon hanging from it. Good condition.
1902 WASHINGTON D.C. NATIONAL REUNION STICKPIN SOUVENIR -
Nice crossed rifles stickpin with the cut-out GAR, Washington and 1902. Pin
is loose and the rifles seem to have slight bends in them probably from poor
storage over the years.
UCV REUNION SOUVENIR BADGE - DALLAS - UNDATED - United
Confederate Veterans Reunion Badge souvenir from an undated reunion held
in Dallas, Texas. Made by Schwaabs & Son in Milwaukee. Missing pin on
pinbar - some scratching on surface.
UCV REUNION VETERAN BADGE - NEW ORLEANS - 1906 - United
Confederate Veterans Reunion Badge from the April 25, 1906 reunion held in
New Orleans, Louisiana. Made by Schwaabs & Son in Milwaukee. Some
scratching and wear on surface. This is not the souvenir badge - this is the
UCV REUNION SOUVENIR BADGE - MONTGOMERY - 1931 - United
Confederate Veterans Reunion Badge souvenir from the June 2-5, 1931
reunion held in Montgomery, Alabama. No makers mark - some scratching
and wear on surface.
GAR BADGE LISTING 5 POSTS AND ENDORSING CANDIDATE FOR
DEPARTMENT COMMANDER - Undated, approx. 2 3/4" x 8 5/8"beautiful silk
ribbon with metal eagle pin bar. Badge lists the battles of Gettysburg, Antietam
and Vicksburg along with the compliments of 5 GAR Posts: Edward Pye Post
179, Ellis Post 52, Waldron Post 82, Morrell Post 144 and the John Hancock
Post 253. On the bottom it has "Our Candidate for Dept. Commander / Ira M.
Hedges". On the reverse is a stamp: From "Milton H. Smith & Co. / Rochester,
NY". Very nice condition but has some weak areas on the script GAR visible from
the back more so from the front.
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 the medal.
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
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.
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.