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Civil War Veterans ? Grand Army of the Republic Medal _ Pre-1890
Size: 8.5 x 16 pica ( 1 3/8? x 2 5/8? )
Description: Antique cut that features the medal for the Grand Army of the Republic. An opened wing eagle atop crossed cannons with cannon balls. Below that is a thirteen star USA flag, followed by the five point star medal. Text on the medal reads: Grand Army of the Republic Veteran, 1861 ? 1866. Benjamin F. Stephenson, in Decatur, ILL, founded this organization in 1866. The last member of this organization died in 1956. The organization last met in 1949.
Foundry Marking: None