Medal, 39th National Encampment, GAR

Object Number: 
1940.939
Date: 
1905
Medium: 
Bronze; cardboard, paper
Dimensions: 
diameter: 2 3/4 in. ( 7 cm )
Description: 
Bronze struck medal with obverse showing rocky landscape with remote railroad station building and trains at top; inscribed at bottom center: "Pike's Peak." Reverse bears inscription in central roundel surrounded by open laurel wreath: "IN HONOR/OF THE/BRAVE MEN/WHO VICTORIOUSLY/DEFENDED THE UNION/ON LAND AND SEA/DURING THE WAR/OF THE/GREAT REBELLION/1861-1965"; legend within beaded border: "39TH NATIONAL ENCAMPMENT G.A.R./DENVER SEPT. 1905." Lid and bottom of square red cardboard case with pasted newspaper article.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Miss Mary Margaret Bradley, 1905
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group