G.A.R. MEDAL- INDIANAPOLIS, 1920

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Item Code: 778-32

Four piece medal has a top hangar in the shape of a spread-winged eagle perched on crossed cannons. Suspended by two chains is the second medal which reads, “REPRESENTATIVE / GAR / WHEN CAN THEIR GLORY FADE”. Third medal shows an image of a monument with, “INDIANAPOLIS” in raised lettering. Lower round medal has an image of President Benjamin Harrison, who hailed from Indianapolis. During the Civil War, he served in the Union Army as a colonel, and was confirmed by the U.S. Senate as a brevet brigadier general of volunteers in 1865. Reverse of medal reads, “54TH NATIONAL ENCAMPMENT / G.A.R. / SEPT. 19-25, 1920 / INDIANAPOLIS, IND”.

Hanging behind medals is a gold colored grosgrain ribbon.

Measures 6” long. Brass has darkened with age but still shows original gilt in areas. Ribbon shows light surface dirt.  [sl]

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