Overall: 34 1/2 x 3/4 x 3 7/8 in. (87.6 x 1.9 x 9.8 cm)
Grand Army of the Republic encampment cane.
The Grand Army of the Republic (GAR), a group of Union veterans of the Civil War, held annual encampments from 1866 to 1949 to celebrate their days of glory. Barbara Grumet, wife of cane collector Lou Grumet, had a special interest in the GAR, as her great-grandfather was the GAR national chair.
Commemorative canes were produced for many of the encampments. This example has a pewter handle, with military motifs of the flag, eagle, cannons and cannon balls, which were commonly seen on the encampment commemorative canes.
Gift of Lou and Barbara Grumet
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
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