GAR LOCAL POST OFFICER’S MEMBERSHIP BADGE

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Item Code: M26188

The item pictured here is a badge for a local GAR post.  While national membership badges have the American flag ribbon suspended from an eagle with crossed cannons, the local membership post badges have the American flag inlaid on another ribbon with a rank insignia.  This badge has the rank insignia for Captain/ Officer of the day.  It retains the original ribbon and a traditional 5-pointed star suspended from the bottom. The GAR mantra: loyalty, fraternity, and charity are represented on the star.  Loyalty is represented by the Goddess of Liberty in the center.  In front of the Goddess are two soldiers shaking hands, signifying fraternity. At the feet of the soldiers kneels two children symbolizing charity.  At the star points are representations of each branch of military service.  The ribbon is not completely secured to the top bar, the top bar pin and clasp secures the ribbon.

On the reverse side there is a display of Union corps badges encircling a symbol for the Union.  There are signs of oxidation on both the front and back of the star. Numbered along the edge, “R247”.

This ribbon would typically be worn at local meetings or patriotic ceremonies.  This a good addition to any collector who wants to preserve the legacy of past Union service members via the GAR.  [MK] [PH:L]

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