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A stunning collection of eight Connecticut Civil War reunion medals and ribbons from the Grand Army of the Republic and the Seventh Connecticut Regiment
Various, 1866-1914 The Grand Army of the Republic, or GAR, was an organization composed of Civil War veterans from the Union Army. It was founded in 1866 in Decatur, Illinois, and finally disbanded in 1959, when its last member died. The GAR turned into the first, and a powerful, political advocacy group in American politics. At its peak it had more than 490,000 members. The Seventh Connecticut Volunteer Infantry was first banded together in New Haven on September 13, 1861 and was finally mustered out in the same city on July 20, 1865. There was a 36.4% casualty rate in the unit, and it served in various conflicts throughout the war. 1) The original GAR medal, originally affixed to an American flag ribbon. Approximately 1.75? in diameter. Has a beautiful relief of veterans joining hands around a family with the dates ?1861? and ?1866? inscribed in it. Fine condition.2) The ?26th National G.A.R. Encampment? Ribbon for the ?Stanley Post / No.11 / New Britain / Conn.? chapter of the GAR. 2.5
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