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G.A.R. Dept of Illinois Reunion Badges

Started by Kevin Beyer , Jul 04 2007 09:03 AM

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#51 Kevin Beyer

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Posted 05 May 2017 - 09:06 AM

New addition to the collection:

1928 - Kankakee, Illinois

It identifies David H. Harper as Department Commander 1927

 

 

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Posted 06 May 2017 - 06:26 AM

Kevin,

 

You have been on a collecting tear recently.  Kudos that you have found some really nice, and diverse, badges for your collection,  It seems to be either feast or famine with me.  Either I am finding multiple items or a lot of nothing.  Good work!

 

 

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Posted 06 May 2017 - 11:23 AM

George,

 

Tell me about it!  At this point in my collecting I typically add one new piece to each of my four primary collection per year.  I have added four new badges to this G.A.R. Department of Illinois collection since January.  I hope my luck stays with me.  :-)

 

That being said, my entire Dept of Illinois collection is on display in this thread.  If anyone has any badges that aren't represented, please post them.  I really would like to see what a complete collection would look like.

 

Kevin



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Posted 08 October 2017 - 02:46 PM

New additions to the collection:

1896 - Cairo, Illinois

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I have managed to determine that this badge depicts 1895 Department Commander W. H. Powell according to the Roster of the Department of Illinois, GAR, 1896.



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Posted 08 October 2017 - 02:51 PM

New addition to the collection:

1894 - Rockford, Illinois

It depicts H. H. McDowell as Department Commander 1893 Department Commander E. A. Blodgett as listed in the Roster of the Department of Illinois, GAR, 1896.

 

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Unlike many of its decedents, this pendant is lightweight and made of aluminum.  This badge also appears to retain some of an original makers label.  I do not know who the manufacturer was.

 

 

 




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