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Object Number: 
ca. 1892
metal, textile
Overall: 4 x 1 1/2 x in. ( 10.2 x 3.8 x 0 cm )
Metal pin-back bar with image of two crossed rifles and an American crest, attached to a piece of yellow ribbon printed with gold "GAR/VETERANS/1865". Circular medallion hanging from end of ribbon with image of a soldier holding a rifle in fromt of the Capitol building, below the words "28th NATIONAL ENCAMPMENT 1892". On back of medallion, image of a stacked eagle, cannons, American flag and military badge, surrounded by the text "FRATERNITY CHARITY LOYALTY/1861 1865".
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group