SCARCE EX-PRISONER OF WAR G.A.R. VETERAN’S MEDAL

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This is a very good condition Ex-Prisoners of War membership badge for a veteran who served time in a Confederate prisoner of war camp. So far from escaping danger by being off the battleline, soldiers taken prisoner were subject to their own forms of suffering and fell victim to disease, sickness and malnutrition at astounding rates. This badge has a medal suspended at bottom with gilt portrait bust of Lincoln at center surrounded by words from the Second Inaugural: “With malice toward none; with charity for all.” This ties in with the motto seen on some postwar representations of Andersonville reading “let us forgive, but not forget.” The ribbon is deep yellow with embossed silver lettering. The pin bar reads “58th National Encampment Grand Army of the Republic” and a secondary bar reads, “Boston Massachusetts 1924.” The condition and colors are excellent. [sr] [ph:L]

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