FRAMED G.A.R. MEDALS – PHIL KEARNEY POST NO. 1 & 7, NEW JERSEY

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Nicely framed for display are five G.A. R. medals from Post No. 1 & Post No. 7, both named for General Philip Kearney, the fearless Union cavalry officer who led charges with his sword in hand and reins in his teeth. Kearney was killed on September 1, 1862, at the Battle of Chantilly. Kearny Post, No. 1, has the proud pre-eminence of standing at the head of the list of posts organized in the State of New Jersey.  It was formed in, 1866, with about fifty veterans who met at the newly-instituted Soldier’s Home.

First medal has a celluloid button with image of Kearny on horseback, and blue silk ribbon with gold lettering that reads, “DENVER 1905, NEW JERSEY”.

Second medal has a red silk ribbon with copper colored hanger and medal, which has a bust view of Kearney. Lettering reads, “PHIL. KEARNEY POST NO. 7, G.A.R.”

Third medal has a shiny brass decorative hangar attached to a red, white and blue striped ribbon with gold lettering that reads, ‘INVITED GUEST, DECEMBER 7, 1898”. Suspended to this is a celluloid button with a side view image of Kearney and wording that reads, “32ND ANNIVERSARY PHIL. KEARNEY POST NO. 1, ORGANIZED DEC. 6, 1866”.

Fourth medal has gold colored ribbon with silver lettering that reads, “DEP’T. OF NEW JERSEY”, attached to top hangar that reads, “INDIANAPOLIS”. Lower medal has a bust view of Kearney and lettering that reads, “DEPT. OF NEW JERSEY, G.A.R.”

Fifth medal has celluloid button with side view image of Kearney and blue silk ribbon with gold lettering that reads, “DENVER 1905, NEW JERSEY”.

Ribbons have some fraying and splitting. Gold frame measures 19 ½” wide by 15 ½” high. Frame shows some minor scratches and nicks.  [sl]

May require extra shipping charge; frame contains plexiglass so breakage should not be a concern.

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