REGULATION BRASS BUGLE IDENTIFIED TO MEDAL OF HONOR RECIPIENT AND NATIONAL GAR COMMANDER WILMON BLACKMAR

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Born in 1841 in Bristol, Bucks County, PA Blackmar was a 21 year old resident of Boston, MA when he enlisted on 8/30/1862 at Philadelphia, PA as a Corporal. On 8/30/1862 he mustered into "K" Co., 15th PA Cavalry. He was discharged for promotion on 3/18/1864. On 3/18/1864 he was commissioned into Co. H, 1st WV Cavalry. He was Mustered Out on 7/8/1865.

Promotions:

* Sergt 3/1/1863

* 1st Sergt 5/5/1863

* Lieut 3/18/1864 (As of WV 1st Cav)

* Capt 3/17/1865

Following the war, Blackmar was a member of GAR Post # 113 (Edward W. Kinsely) in Boston, MA.

Held GAR Offices:

* National Commander-in-Chief from 1904 to 1905

* Dept of MA Commander for 1902

* Dept of MA Sr Vice-Commander for 1901

* Dept of MA Jr Vice-Commander for 1900

* Post Trustee Relief Fund from 1876 to 1878 # 113

* Post Commander for 1870 # 113

He died on 7/16/1905 in Boise, ID and is buried in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Dorchester, MA.

Click here to read a memorial written by Mary L. Gilman, National Senior Aide and National Chief of Staff, Woman's Relief Corps, Auxiliary to the Grand Army of the Republic, September 1905.

Bugle measures 15” x 5”. Some damage around the bell. Garland also with slight damage. Marked/stamped “HORSTMAN / PHILAD” 2” above the garland.  [SS]

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