GAR MEMBERSHIP BADGE

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Item Code: M26186

A very nice find and good condition GAR membership badge.  It retains the original ribbon that is secured between a pin bar with an eagle atop cross guns and a traditional 5-pointed star. The eagle is reinforced on the ribbon with glue. 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.

Both eagle and star medallions are bright with few marks of discoloration.  The ribbon is in good condition and measures 1 ¼”.  On the reverse, the bottom star medallion has a display of Union corps badges encircling a symbol for the Union and has a little green patina from age.

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

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