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Standard Bearers Association, 1889

Started by Kevin Beyer , Sep 11 2010 12:04 PM

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#1 Kevin Beyer

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Posted 11 September 2010 - 12:04 PM

Hello, All,

I have come across two badges which appear to represent membership in an organization entitled the "Standard Bearers Association". There is a date on the obverse of 1889. I don't know the history of this organization, but I believe it to be military in nature, perhaps related to the Civil War.

I was wondering if anyone could shed some light on this organization. The badges I have, one bronze in color, the other silver, were both made by the Metal Arts Company of Rochester, NY.

Bronze Version
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Thanks,

Kevin

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Posted 11 September 2010 - 12:04 PM

Silver version
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Posted 05 November 2010 - 06:47 AM

I'm not 100% sure but I these were veterans who would be standard bearers at funerals, parades and other functions. Have you found out anything since your initial post? Cool medal by the way!

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 06:07 AM

I think I found what you need. Go to https://docs.google....1T1op6QdwrYehQ EEverything you need is on the first three pages. Even the front cover has 1889 reference

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 08:00 PM

Mr. All-Bull,

I just got around to reading the document, A Brief History of the Washington Birthday Exercises, The Washington Convention, and the Transfer of Flags, that you posted via your link. That is exactly what I had hoped to find. It explains the origins of the organization and even references the presentation of badges.

Thank you very much!

Kevin


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