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G.A.R. National Encampment Chattanooga TN


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In 1913, the G.A.R. held a national encampment in my hometown of Chattanooga, TN. This was only one of two times that they met south of the Mason-Dixon line.

 

From my collection, an original program, veteran's delegate badge, and Women's Relief Corp badge from the event.

 

Enjoy!

Ken

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Collecting early US Army headgear and uniforms.



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A very neat assemblage of Chattanooga reunion items.  I think this meeting was during the time when leaders were attempting to reconcile North and South veterans as their numbers thinned and time had passed.  The effort was not entirely successful though.  

 

"You can't please everyone so you have got to please yourself." Ricky Nelson

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This looks like the start of a great collection.  It's really interesting that the reunion badge depicted on the cover is slightly different than what was executed by the badge maker.

 

The condition of your two badges is nice.

 

Kevin

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Kevin, I had noticed the difference as well. It would be great to find the badge committee information with the design specs to see who was in error.


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Collecting early US Army headgear and uniforms.



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