Civil War
Veteran Reunions-GAR-Blue Gray
Veteran-Wearing Ladder Badge and Ribbon
Item #: NEW-0012727

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This is a small mounted snapshot sized albumen.  No back mark and not identified.  The whole thing measures three by two a a quarter inches.  One corner clipped.  Would look nice combined in a display with a ladder badge. 

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Price: $12.50 USD
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Civil War Veterans' Organizations-Reunions-Badges-Kirkland
Item #: NEW-0012684

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Slim soft bound booklet published in 1991 by Turner E Kirkland, probably the first reference books that was devoted to Union and Confederate Badges and Ribbons, the history of Veterans organizations, camps etc.  There are also momentos pictured from some of the reunions.  34 pages of information and illustrations.

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Price: $37.50 USD
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3rd U S Cavalry Veterans Association-Terra Alta
Item #: NEW-0012572

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Undated letter from a Union Veterans group.  It is in poor condition, looks like it may have gotten wet at one time.  Folds, creases, and rough edges and holes.  The letter is signed by Charles E Hoye and is asking Mr. DeBerry to provided information on the Civil War raid of General W E (Grumble) Jones thru Garrett County.  The account which I have says after burning the railroad bridge at Oakland Col Harman moved on the Cranberry summit where he captured the guard of 15 men and destroyed the railroad property.  This was Sunday April 27.  Would you write me briefly just what happened at Terra Alta during the rebel raid?"   

Early on the morning of April 29, 1863, approximately 2,500 Confederate cavalrymen under the command of General William E. (Grumble) Jones attacked the town of Fairmont and its small Union garrison. Their main objective was to destroy the B & O railroad bridge spanning the Monongahela River. This raiding force had captured a small Union garrison at Greenland Gap, burned B & O railroad bridges at Oakland, Cranberry (now Terra Alta), and Independence (near Grafton), and stole numerous cattle and horses.  

After capturing Morgantown on Tuesday, April 28, Confederate forces crossed over to the West side of the Monongahela River at Westover and proceeded south toward Fairmont.  Arriving at Fairmont early on the morning of April 29, 1863, the Confederates, via Barrackville from the West. 

Opposing the Confederates were Union forces, totaling approximately 400 men. These men managed to remove some of the wooden planks in the bridge after they crossed.  They then kept up a brisk fire on the suspension bridge (currently Palatine Park). Eventually the Union defenders surrendered and the Confederates rounded up 260 Union prisoners and confined them in the Court House yard. They then proceeded to destroy the iron railroad bridge, which had cost nearly $500,000. to build. The rebels also destroyed a sawmill, a gunstock factory, the Fairmont National newspaper office and Governor Francis H. Pierpontís library. Gen. Jones and his men resumed their march late that night after paroling the Union prisoners, ending the Battle of Fairmont, with a Confederate victory and the disruption of the Baltimore and Ohio railroad. 

Union casualties were light despite the disparity in numbers.  Confederate casualties in the battle are the subject of controversy. Different historians put the Confederate casualties from as many as 60 to as low at 3 or 4.  However, according to the historical marker and different stories from both Union and Confederate eyewitnesses, 39 Confederates were apparently buried in a horseshoe shaped mass grave on the East Side of the river.
 



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We Drank From the Same Canteen-37th National Encampment-GAR-San Francisco
Item #: NEW-0011211

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Two celluloid discs in the shape of a canteen with four pages of homage to the members of the GAR.  This was presented by the Ladies of the GAR, presented to one of the order of NOBILITY.  This was given at the 37th National Encampment in San Francisco California in 1903  Light blueprint, as made or faded, I don't know which.  The words One and 37th are smeared.  See scan to view both sides.  Measures two and a quarter inch.

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Price: $67.50 USD
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GAR 35th National Encampment 1901-Cleveland-Cover
Item #: NEW-0010831

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They don't come any greater than this attractive advertising cover for the Grand Army of the Republic Encampment in Cleveland Ohio.  Produced by Bennet & Fish, Hatters and Men's Furnishers in Cleveland Ohio.  Tears at one area of the top edge and one tear which extends into the front.  See scan.

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Price: $77.50 USD
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Mounted Photo-Composite Views-Iowa Soldier's Home
Item #: NEW-008619

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Cabinet card sized photograph of different views of the Iowa Soldier's Home in Marshalltown Iowa. There are some condition problems, some noticeable in the scan. Crease in the photo and upper right hand corner of the board. There is also a vertical crease on the card which has cause some creasing on the photo which is not noticeable unless rotating under a light.

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Small Broadside-Rally Old Third Cavalry-Mass
Item #: NEW-008346

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This little rally/broadside measures 8 by 5 and a half inches. Announces the 45th Re-union of the Massachusetts Third Cavalry to be held in Boston on Oct. 6, 1909. "Celebrate the birthday anniversary of Colnel Fred G Pope, who commanded the regiment on our home trip from Fort Leavenworth Kansas to Massachusetts, through Canada, and went with us to Gallops Island, Boston Harbor, where we were finally paid off and discharged." Please view the scan to see some chipping and a small tear at the bottom.

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1888 GAR Ribbon-LaCrosse-Lemonweir Valley-Wisc
Item #: NEW-007526

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This short little ribbon measures a a little over four inches-looks to have been trimmed at the top. Spots and dingy appearance as can be seen in the scan.

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Price: $20.50 USD
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Re-Union Program-Wisconsin Soldiers-1870
Item #: NEW-006499

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Attractive vingette on this program which opens up to a program for a reunion held in Milwaukee on September 26th and 27th in 1870. Rough edges and some staining.

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1889 GAR Reunion-Pabst Beer-Color Litho Booklet
Item #: NEW-006325

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Gorgeous little booklet issued by Pabst Brewing Company for the Grand Army of the Republic, 23rd National Encampment in Milwaukee Wisconsin. Some condition problems, name of a previous owner on the cover, and an edge crease and a small tear on the fold out map which relates to the battles of the Civil War. Also see scan to view the lithographic portraits of the Commander & Staff of the GAR. Full page lithograph of the Pabst Brewing Company, Similar problem with the page which shows the Past Commanders but no as bad. Double page of the Heroes of the War in good condition. Six full pages of different lithos of the Brewing company. Color page showing the various Corps Badges. Beautiful color pages showing a variety of beer bottles, full page color litho of the town of Milwaukee. Much more.

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Price: $125.50 USD
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Ex Confederates-Blue Gray Ribbon-Presidential Campaign
Item #: NEW-006006

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This ribbon was made for the Shenandoah Valley Ex-Confederates which met at a blue gray reunion in Canton Ohio in 1896. Jugate portrait of William McKinley and his running mate Hobart on the celluloid disc. Separations strengthened on the back with acid free linen tape. See scan. No foxing on the disc, a little irregular at the top where the disc did not go under the collet. Also note the stains which show on the front and back.

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Price: $215.50 USD
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1868 Fancy Invitation +-Ball for Union Veterans
Item #: NEW-005052

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Two items in this lot. Beautiful gold embossed ticket and name card for the Second Annual Ball of the Union Veterans Co D 10th Regiment, 1868. Name card is for Private M J Delaney, Co G 9th Mass. Condition excellent on the ticket but large crease on name card which runs vertically. Notation on the back which says, "off to Cuba." Both measure five by three inches. These early reunion paper items are quite scarce.

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Price: $155.50 USD
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Advertising Cover-Stamp of 1913 GAR Encampment
Item #: NEW-004183

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Graphic Adversiting cover from the Chattanooga News. Scanner cut off the upper edge of the envelope. On the back is a stamp advertising the upcoming GAR Encampment to be held in Chattanooga Tennessee.

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1934 Blue Gray-UCV Celluloid Button
Item #: CIV-003679

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Nice condition on this little celluloid which measures 7/8 of an inch. Made to honor both the Union and Confederate Vets at the reunion in Chattanooga.

Shipping Weight: 0.9 lb
Price: $130.50 USD
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GAR Reunion-Lima Ohio-1908 PC
Item #: CIV-003555

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Handsome postally used card with some wear to the corners, otherwise clean and crisp. Shows the public square and the Court of Honor.

Shipping Weight: 0.6 lb
Price: $25.50 USD
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GAR Veterans Photograph
Item #: CIV-003488

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Wonderful photograph which measures 18 by 14 inches. It is mounted on a board which appears to have been trimmed. Some wear along the edges and photo has separated from the board just a little at the lower right hand corner. There is a puncture mark in the upper left hand field near the trees which is not that noticeable  since it blends in with the background. One or two scratches, also not that noticeable. The vets appear to have been posed at one of their comrade's grave. Their uniforms are adorned with medals. A very touching scene and with unusual content. This photo survived all these years as it was found in the frame behind another item. It is bowed and does not lie flat.

Shipping Weight: 3.5 lbs
Price: $177.50 USD
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Blaine Logan Campaign/GAR Ribbon
Item #: CIV-000197

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I love these Presidential campaign items made for GAR functions. This one from the Cuyahoga County (Ohio) Veteran Corps and is in good condition.  James Blaine  John Logan

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1909 GAR Button-Ribbon-Grand Rapids Mi
Item #: CIV-000159

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Nice celluloid and ribbon, missing the bar, from the 28th Annual Reunion of the Eaton Company Battallion held in Grand Rapids.

Shipping Weight: 0.13 lb
Price: $50.50 USD
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1899 Blue Gray Reunion Button-Evansville Illinois
Item #: CIV-000150

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Very early celluloid with a filled back. Wonderful graphics and the busy pattern disguises the light foxing which is largely around the rim.

Shipping Weight: 0.13 lb
Price: $107.50 USD
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1902 Blue-Grey Reunion Button-Wichita Ks
Item #: CIV-000149

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One and 3/4 inch celluloid button. This looks like it was probably a Blue Grey Reunion. At any rate, it from the 19th Annual State Reunion held in Wichita Kansas in 1902. Celluloid is uneven in a couple of places and design is a tad off center.

Shipping Weight: 0.13 lb
Price: $78.50 USD
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8/20/2017 2:07:00 PM
Andrew Jackson Signature-1826 Check-Bank of Tennessee

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