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Catalog Number L2007.0016.0001
Object Name Medal, Commemorative
Description GAR commemorative medal. Rectangular metal pin with navy blue center and decorative gilded trim. Light gray silk ribbon with American flag at center. Metal 5-point star (brass) with image of a saint (or virgin Mary) beside two soldiers who shake hands while a woman and child look on. "Grand Army of the Republic. Veteran. 1866" inscribed along the edge of the center. Each point in the star has a symbol including swords, anchor, bugle, and rifles. Back side is covered in a variety of symbols.
Collection Perley Collection LPL Case #4 Collection
Material Cloth (silk), Metal (brass)
Latest Date 1866
Earliest Date 1865
Made commercially-made
Who Owned It John L. Perley Jr.
Place of Origin New Hampshire, Laconia
History of Ownership JLL-2006- Tag found with item indicates it is one of the items that is part of a gift from the Perley Family to the Laconia Public Library. (jlcp-06/28/2007 cannot find this tag)
Repository From the collections of Laconia Public Library
People Perley, John L.
Search Terms Grand Army of the Republic
Subjects 1860s
Civil wars
Veterans
Medals
Flags
Stars