1924 DEPARTMENT OF OHIO GAR ENCAMPMENT BADGE

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Top bar is rather large and consists of a section of made to look like wood with “G.A.R.” at center topped by a riband that reads “REPRESENTATIVE” with a lower riband that reads “DEPT. OF. OHIO.” Below this is a circular medallion with a GAR membership badge at center surrounded by “58th ANN’L ENC’P’T – WARREN, 1924.” Original pin remains on the reverse.

Suspended from the above is a circular drop with a raised bust portrait of a man at center surrounded by “GENERAL SIMON PERKINS.”

Hanging behind all of the above is a red ribbon with a slightly worn surface.

General Simon Perkins (September 17, 1771 - November 6, 1844) was an early settler, businessman and surveyor of the Western Reserve of Connecticut, which would later become northeast Ohio. He co-founded Akron, Ohio with Paul Williams in 1825. He served as a brigadier-general during the War of 1812.  [AD] [ph:jet]

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