Ulysses S. Grant Gold GAR Membership badge

This gold Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) membership badge was presented to Ulysses S. Grant on December 18, 1879. The GAR was established in Decatur, Illinois in 1866. The organization was established on three pillars: fraternity, charity, and loyalty. These ideals would serve communities of veterans, orphans, and widows after the war.
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Object Name
associated person
Grant, Ulysses S.
associated institution
Grand Army of the Republic
Physical Description
gold (pendant material)
cloth (suspension ribbon material)
overall: 4 1/4 in x 1 1/2 in x 1/4 in; 10.795 cm x 3.81 cm x .635 cm
ID Number
AF*3113 [dup1]
catalog number
accession number
Civil War
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Armed Forces History: Armed Forces History, Military
Civil War
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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