EDWARD D BAKER POST 8 MEMORIAL DAY BADGE

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Top bar has scallop decoration with pin on back. Front is inscribed “PENNSYLVANIA.” The ribbon suspended from this bar is half blue and half gray. Lettering in silver reads “E. D. BAKER POST 8, MEMORIAL DAY, GAR 1891.” At bottom is a Maltese cross with a gold disk at center. On disk is a GAR membership badge. 

Post 8 was named for US Senator Edward D. Baker who was a friend of President Lincoln. He served as Colonel in the 4th Illinois Infantry in the Mexican War and was later elected to Congress. At the start of the Civil War he was Colonel of the 71st Pa which he raised. Later he was commissioned a Major General and was killed in action at the Battle of Ball’s Bluff on October 21, 1861.

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