GROUPING ID’D TO PRIVATE IRA J. POLLARD, 109TH NEW YORK VOLUNTEER INFANTRY

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Item Code: 778-37

Grouping consists of six G.A.R. ribbons / badges belonging to Pollard, a military pass For Pollard from 1863, and a war-era CDV of Pollard in uniform.

G.A.R. ribbons / badges are as follows - black silk ribbon with brass hangar that has, “G.A.R.” in raised letters. Silver lettering on ribbon reads, “IN MEMORIAM / WILLIAMS / POST, NO. 245 NEWARK VALLEY, N.Y.”. Has image of a G.A.R. star with applied U.S. flag. Measures approx. 8’ long.

Copper colored two-piece medal from the 50th anniversary of the battle of Gettysburg has top hangar that shows a Union and a Confederate soldier shaking hands. Lettering reads, “1863 NEW YORK – GETTYSBURG 1913”. Lower medal has busts of Generals Meade and Lee. Measures 2 ¾” long.

Dark blue silk ribbon has an image of George Washington with gold lettering that reads, “DECORATION DAY 1882 / WILLIAMS POST NO. 245 G.A.R.”. Measures 6 ¼” long. Lettering has faded with age.

Dark red silk ribbon has gold lettering that reads, “FIRST ANNUAL REUNION G.A.R. ASSOCIATION”. Has image of a G.A.R. medal. Measures 7” long. Lettering has faded.

Three piece badge features a top brass hangar showing crossed flags and an image of a soldier. Original pin is present on reverse. An ivory silk ribbon hangs from this with blue lettering that reads, “50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE MUSTER-IN 109TH N.Y. / BINGHAMTON AUGUST 27, 1912”. Below this is a round medal with a bust of Lincoln.

Light colored ribbon has image of a G.A.R. badge with, “G.A.R. NO. 245” in black ink. Measures approx. 5”. Some discoloration has occurred with age.

Pass reads, “HDQRS CO. “E” 109 N.Y. MAY 11/63 / GUARDS AND PATROLS / PASS PRIVATES MANNING AND POLLARD TO DIV. AMBULANCE TRAIN & RETURN. THIS PASS EXPIRES AT 4 THIS P.M. / O.H. MILLHAM CAPT. CMDG. CO.” Paper is lined and measures 4 ½” x 7 ¾”. Edges are slightly chipped. Totally readable.

CDV is a full standing view of Pollard. He has a full beard and wears a dark colored frock coat and trousers with brogans. His hand rests on a stand draped in fabric. Image is clear with good contrast. Light surface dirt is present and image has yellowed with age. No backmark.

Ira J. Pollard enlisted at the age of 18 on August 14, 1862 in Ketchumville, New York as a Private, and was mustered into Co. “E”, 109th New York Volunteer Infantry. He was mustered out on June 4, 1865 at Delaney House, Washington, D.C.

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