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    Posted 6 months ago

    Hornet12
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    My Great-Grandfather was a Civil War vet. but I have doubts that this badge is related to his service.

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    1. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 6 months ago
      Grand Army of The Republic (GAR)
    2. Hornet12 Hornet12, 6 months ago
      Thanks for your input. Do you have a photo I can refer to?
    3. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 6 months ago
      You can pull it up as fast I can and have it faster. These, I believe were picked up a veteran "camps" (reunions). Never heard if they were actually issued.
    4. Hornet12 Hornet12, 6 months ago
      This confuses me all the more considering he served with the 22nd North Carolina. Oh well. The mystery continues.
    5. kwqd kwqd, 6 months ago
      The Confederate equivalent was the UCV:

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Confederate_Veterans
    6. kwqd kwqd, 6 months ago
      I had four direct ancestors who served in the Civil War and the only one that I know of who messed with the GAR or UCV was the one who was kicked out during basic training due to his poor eyesight.... The other three saw quite a bit of action.
    7. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 6 months ago
      This is the standard configuration of the GAR. Glad to hear he wasn't one of the Northern invaders. Could he have been a captured Confederate who joined the Northern army to avoid dying in a Yankee prison and sent west to fight Indians. Known as "galvanized Yankees". That could explain it, but doubt he would wear a GAR badge in the South.
    8. scottvez scottvez, 6 months ago
      Some bad info/ speculation on here-- your badge is not a standard GAR badge.

      MIGHT be a UCV Reunion badge-- should be able to search online and may find something similar.

      With that being, it could just as easily be some other sort of fraternal organizations badge for some event.

      Good luck with the search.

      scott
    9. scottvez scottvez, 6 months ago
      Here is an old posting of mine that shows the standard GAR badge for comparison:

      https://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/23233-grand-army-of-the-republic-gar-collect

      scott

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