GAR MEMORIAL RIBBON FOR ROCKVILLE, CONNECTICUT POST

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Item Code: 1011-34

Stamped thin top bar with pin on back and embossed G.A.R. at center and original pin on reverse.

Suspended from this bar is a black ribbon meas. approx. 8.00 inches long. At top in silver lettering is “BURPEE POST NO.71 ROCKVILLE, CONN.” Below this is a white section of ribbon with a GAR membership badge with the eagle and star printed in gold ink with a cloth US flag sewn to the ribbon between them. The very bottom has “HONOR THE NOBLE DEAD” in silver lettering on a black backing.

The eagle of the GAR badge is slightly worn. Original label is on reverse.

The post this ribbon is from is named after Captain Thomas F. Burpee who served as Captain of Co. D, 14th Conn. Vol. Inf. He rose to the rank of Major before being transferred to the 21st Conn. as Lieutenant Colonel on September 5, 1862. He was promoted to Colonel on June 9, 1864, the same day he was wounded at Cold Harbor. He died of his wounds on June 11, 1864.

The meeting hall of the GAR Post that bore Burpee’s name is still in existence up in Rockville, Connecticut and is the only surviving complete GAR hall in the state.

Ribbon is in very good condition.  [AD][PH:JET]

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