Civil War Reunions Photos

For well into the 20th Century, Grand Army of the Republic groups met for annual encampments and reunions. They created and collected souvenir badges and ribbons.

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Grand Army of Republic badges at Santa Fe Trail Museum. Trinidad, CO.Grand Army of the Republic Wethersfield post ribbons at Wethersfield Museum. Wethersfield, CT.Grand Army of the Republic reunion ribbon for event in Chicago at House Where Lincoln Died. Washington, DC.Various post-Civil War reunion mementos at Atlanta Historical Museum. Atlanta, GA.
Grand Army of Republic badges at Santa Fe Trail Museum. Trinidad, CO.Grand Army of the Republic Wethersfield post ribbons at Wethersfield Museum. Wethersfield, CT.Grand Army of the Republic reunion ribbon (May 30, 1883) for event in Chicago at House Where Lincoln Died. Washington, DC.Various post-Civil War reunion mementos at Atlanta Historical Museum. Atlanta, GA.
Grand Army of the Republic pressed glass platter with veteran medal at Beresheim House. Council Bluffs, IA.Grand Army of the Republic reunion badge suspended within Iowa State Capitol dome interior for over a century. Des Moines, IA.Badges from various Civil War veterans reunions at Historical Museum of Iowa. Des Moines, IA.Grand Army of the Republic encampment medal for Indianapolis with face of Benjamin Harrison at Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site. Indianapolis, IN.
Grand Army of the Republic pressed glass platter with veteran medal (late 19th C) at Beresheim House. Council Bluffs, IA.Grand Army of the Republic reunion badge suspended within Iowa State Capitol dome interior for over a century. Des Moines, IA.Badges from various Civil War veterans reunions at Historical Museum of Iowa. Des Moines, IA.Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) encampment medal (1893) for Indianapolis with face of Benjamin Harrison at Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site. Indianapolis, IN.
Grand Army of the Republic members shield at Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site. Indianapolis, IN.Collection of GAR encampment ribbons at Woodman Museum. Dover, NH.Collection of GAR encampment ribbons at Woodman Museum. Dover, NH.GAR encampment ribbons at Woodman Museum. Dover, NH.
Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) members shield at Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site. Indianapolis, IN.Collection of GAR encampment ribbons at Woodman Museum. Dover, NH.Collection of GAR encampment ribbons at Woodman Museum. Dover, NH.GAR encampment ribbons (1890s) at Woodman Museum. Dover, NH.
GAR encampment ribbons at Woodman Museum. Dover, NH.Only a Few of Us Left GAR ribbon at Woodman Museum. Dover, NH.GAR medals at Woodman Museum. Dover, NH.New Hampshire GAR encampment ribbons at Woodman Museum. Dover, NH.
GAR encampment ribbons (1890s) at Woodman Museum. Dover, NH.Only a Few of Us Left GAR ribbon at Woodman Museum. Dover, NH.GAR medals at Woodman Museum. Dover, NH.New Hampshire GAR encampment ribbons (1880s) at Woodman Museum. Dover, NH.
New Hampshire GAR encampment ribbons at Woodman Museum. Dover, NH.New Hampshire GAR encampment ribbons at Woodman Museum. Dover, NH.Souvenir Monitor ship model for Loyal legion reunion in Philadelphia at Hayes Museum. Fremont, OH.Gettysburg reunion souvenirs at NPS Museum. Gettysburg, PA.
New Hampshire GAR encampment ribbons (1880s) at Woodman Museum. Dover, NH.New Hampshire GAR encampment ribbons (1890s) at Woodman Museum. Dover, NH.Souvenir Monitor ship model for Loyal legion reunion (1878) in Philadelphia at Hayes Museum. Fremont, OH.Gettysburg reunion souvenirs (1913) at NPS Museum. Gettysburg, PA.
Gettysburg 75th anniversary medal at NPS Museum. Gettysburg, PA.Confederate veterans reunion ribbons at Museum of the Confederacy. Richmond, VA.Civil War veterans reunion ribbons at Museum of the Confederacy. Richmond, VA.GAR encampment badges at Vermont History Center. Barre, VT.
Gettysburg 75th anniversary medal at NPS Museum. Gettysburg, PA.Confederate veterans reunion ribbons (c1904) at Museum of the Confederacy. Richmond, VA.Civil War veterans reunion ribbons (1901 & 11) at Museum of the Confederacy. Richmond, VA.GAR encampment badges at Vermont History Center. Barre, VT.
GAR badge for 35th national encampment at Vermont History Center. Barre, VT.GAR badge for 31st national encampment in Buffalo, NY at Vermont History Center. Barre, VT.GAR badge for 32nd national encampment in Cincinnati, OH at Vermont History Center. Barre, VT.GAR badge for 28th national encampment in Pittsburgh, PA at Vermont History Center. Barre, VT.
GAR badge for 35th national encampment (1914) at Vermont History Center. Barre, VT.GAR badge for 31st national encampment (1897) in Buffalo, NY at Vermont History Center. Barre, VT.GAR badge for 32nd national encampment (1898) in Cincinnati, OH at Vermont History Center. Barre, VT.GAR badge for 28th national encampment (1894) in Pittsburgh, PA at Vermont History Center. Barre, VT.
GAR badge for 39th national encampment in Denver, CO at Vermont History Center. Barre, VT.Badges from various Civil War veteran's reunions at Wisconsin Veterans Museum. Madison, WI.Badges from various Civil War veteran's reunions at Wisconsin Veterans Museum. Madison, WI.Badges from various Civil War veteran's reunions at Wisconsin Veterans Museum. Madison, WI.
GAR badge for 39th national encampment (1905) in Denver, CO at Vermont History Center. Barre, VT.Badges from various Civil War veteran's reunions at Wisconsin Veterans Museum. Madison, WI.Badges from various Civil War veteran's reunions at Wisconsin Veterans Museum. Madison, WI.Badges from various Civil War veteran's reunions at Wisconsin Veterans Museum. Madison, WI.

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