54TH NATIONAL ENCAMPMENT GAR BADGE 1920

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Item Code: M25960

Badge is surmounted by a large spread-winged eagle over crossed cannons and artillery shells. Reverse has the original pin. Suspended from this top piece is a gold silk ribbon approx. 5.00 inches long.

The top bar has several drops. The first is of brass and consists of a laurel wreath pierced through the center by a riband with “REPRESENTATIVE” on it. Above the riband is a small GAR membership badge while below the riband is a red, white and blue “GAR” supported by another riband that reads “WHEN WILL THEIR GLORY FADE.”

The second drop is of white metal and shows a Civil War monument with a scroll at bottom that reads “INDIANAPOLIS.”

The final drop is a bronze circular disc with a bust of President Benjamin Harrison. During the Civil War Harrison served as a Captain in the 70th Indiana finishing the war as a Brigadier General. Reverse of the drop reads “54TH NATIONAL ENCAMPMENT GAR SEPT. 19-25 1920 INDIANAPOLIS, IND.”

Ribbon has some light surface dirt but the rest is excellent.  [ad]

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