Ulysses S. Grant Gold GAR Membership badge

Ulysses S. Grant Gold GAR Membership badge

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Description
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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
medal
associated person
Grant, Ulysses S.
associated institution
Grand Army of the Republic
Physical Description
gold (pendant material)
cloth (suspension ribbon material)
Measurements
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
3113
accession number
18528
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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