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#26 Kevin Beyer

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 08:22 PM

New additions to the collection:

1930 - Rock Island, Illinois

It identifies Henry B. Davidson as Department Commander 1929

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 08:32 PM

New additions to the collection:

1923 - RPeoria, Illinois

It identifies Edward P Bartlett as Department Commander 1922

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#28 Kevin Beyer

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 02:01 PM

New additions to the collection:

1915 - Moline, Illinois

It identifies Samual Fallows as Department Commander 1914

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#29 Kevin Beyer

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 02:02 PM

New additions to the collection:

1922 - Alton, Illinois

It identifies William P Wright as Department Commander 1921

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#30 Kevin Beyer

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 02:06 PM

New additions to the collection:

1896 - Cairo, Illinois

It depicts a bust of the Dept of Illinois Department Commander for 1895, but I have not ascertained who that was at this time.

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 08:10 PM

New additions to the collection:

1907 - Decatur, Illinois

It identifies Edwin H. Buck as Department Commander 1906



This was a pleasant surprise seeing Edwin Buck's medal. I have one of his original "Commander Dept. of Illinois, GAR" business cards so it's nice to be able to put a face to his name. Thanks.

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 08:20 PM

This is an amazing collection of GAR Medals. Thanks for posting.
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John

#33 Kevin Beyer

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 05:41 PM

New additions to the collection:

1921 - Galesburg, Illinois

It identifies E. N. Armstrong as Department Commander 1920

 

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#34 Kevin Beyer

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 05:43 PM

New additions to the collection:

1927 - Decatur, Illinois

It identifies John E. Andrew as Department Commander 1926

 

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#35 Kevin Beyer

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 05:45 PM

These two additional badges came from a collection of about 20 that were just sold on eBay.  I needed seven of them to add to my collection, but I was only lucky enough to obtain these two.  The hunt goes on!

 

Kevin



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Posted 19 April 2013 - 07:24 PM

I've really started to take an interest in GAR medals. Your IL collection is very interesting! Thanks for sharing!



#37 Kevin Beyer

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Posted 30 March 2014 - 06:18 PM

New additions to the collection:

1935 - Bloomington, Illinois

It identifies William N. Hodge as Department Commander 1935

 

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Posted 30 March 2014 - 06:19 PM

Great looking collection

#39 Kevin Beyer

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Posted 31 March 2014 - 07:29 PM

New additions to the collection:

1906 - Galesburg, Illinois

It identifies John Corson Smith as Department Commander 1905

 

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#40 Kevin Beyer

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Posted 01 April 2014 - 05:38 PM

New additions to the collection:

1925 - Aurora, Illinois

It identifies Philip Smith as Department Commander 1924

 

 

 

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Posted 07 April 2014 - 01:07 PM

Very interesting to see the different years.  Excellent pictures too of the medals... Only sad thing is, too bad we can't attend the encampment. :)



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Posted 28 August 2014 - 03:35 PM

G.A.R. Badge.....Company F, 54th Illinois Volunteer Infantry.  From my family collection.  54th Illinois GAR.jpg



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Posted 27 September 2014 - 01:44 PM

New additions to the collection:

1899 - Danville, Illinois

It identifies Gen. John C. Black as Department Commander 1898

 

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Posted 27 September 2014 - 01:46 PM

New additions to the collection:

1898 - Galesburg, Illinois

It does not identify who was the Department Commander in 1897.

 

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Posted 08 January 2016 - 08:44 PM

New addition to the collection:

1936 - Moline, Illinois

It identifies Thomas Ambrose as Department Commander 1936

 

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Posted 28 November 2016 - 07:12 PM

New addition to the collection:

1938 - Aurora, Illinois

It identifies John E. Andrew as Department Commander 1938

 

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Posted 28 November 2016 - 07:14 PM

New addition to the collection:

1939 - Jacksonville, Illinois

It identifies John E. Andrew as Department Commander 1939

 

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Posted 28 November 2016 - 07:17 PM

New addition to the collection:

1941 - Bloomington, Illinois

It identifies Hirum H. Shumate as Department Commander 1941

 

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Posted 01 December 2016 - 01:35 PM

I find it interesting that after 1935 (the 69th Annual Encampment) the badge maker stopped putting the likeness of the Department Commander on the obverse of the pendant.

 

It is not known to me if this change in design was due to cost, availability of current likenesses for the Dept Commanders, or some other reason.

 

Does anyone have any idea why this change was made?

 

Kevin



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Posted 02 December 2016 - 08:04 AM

Unknown to me as well Kevin.  AT least they print the Department Commander's name.  

 

Neat additions BTW!




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