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[GRAND ARMY OF THE REPUBLIC]. A group of Ohio GAR items including buttons, badges, and ribbons, comprising:

Badges: 

Grand Army of the Republic 1861-Veteran-1866. N.p., n.d. 1 1/8 x 3 1/2 in. 2-tier badge, upper tier GAR colonel badge, second tier copper Great Seal of Ohio (possibly a later addition), with yellow and American flag ribbon, and star-shaped medal with corps' insignia on reverse. 

In Memoriam, Joseph F. Trotter, Post No. 268, Mt. Washington, O. N.p., [ca 1884]. 3 x 10 in. Silver-tone "G.A.R." badge with two-tier printed mourning ribbon with silver-tone tassel. 

1916 G.A.R. Encampment, Marion, Ohio. Newark, NJ: Whitehead & Hoag Co., [1916]. 1 1/2 x 2 1/4 in. 2-tier gold-tone badge with a portrait of Gen. Marion superimposed on buckeye leaves and nuts. 

52nd Ann'l Encampment Dept. of Ohio G.A.R. Hamilton, Ohio, June 17-21, 1918. Milwaukee: Schwaab S & S Co., [1918]. 1 1/2 x 2 1/2 in. 2-tier gold-tone badge with image of the Soldiers, Sailors & Pioneers Monument. 

54th Ann'l Encampment, Department of Ohio, Twin-Cities, 1920. N.p., [1920]. 1 1/2 x 2 1/4 in. Badge in the shape of a two soldiers by a tree. 

64th National Encampment of the Grand Army of the Republic Aug. 24-29, 1930, Cincinnati, Ohio. Newark, NJ: Whitehead & Hoag Co., [1930]. 2 x 5 3/4 in. (some tarnishing and soiling). 3-tier metal badge; second tier star-shaped with portrait of Ulysses S. Grant, third tier with portrait of Commander in Chief Edwin J. Foster. 

Grand Army of the Republic 1861-Veteran-1866. N.p., n.d. 1 1/2 x 3 in. Gold-tone badge, American flag ribbon, star-shaped medal with corps' insignia on reverse.

2-tier metal badge. 2 1/2 x 3 in. Upper tier crossed rifles, second tier haversack, with large American flag ribbon. 

 

Ohio state seal buttons

15 mm. Philadelphia: Horstmann Bros. 

 

15 mm. N.p.: Goodwins. 

15 mm. Waterbury, CT: Scovill Mf'g Co.

State seal with "OHIO" above. 23 mm. Waterbury, CT: Waterbury Button Co. (Albert OH-3).

23 mm. N.p.: Goodwin's. 

State seal on a spade shield. 23 mm. Waterbury, CT: Waterbury Button Co. (Albert OH-5B).

 

Seal with "Ohio" in banner. 23 mm. Cincinnati: Pettibone Mf'g Co.

State seal on a Union shield. 23 mm. Waterbury, CT: Waterbury Button Co. (Albert OH-6A).

Two State seal on a spade shield. 24 mm. N.p., n.d.

State seal on a union shield, on a lined field. 24 mm. N.p., n.d. "Superior Quality." (Albert OH-7B).

 

28 mm. New York: Devlin Co.

State seal on a spade shield. 29 mm. England: N.p. "Superior Quality."

 

Ohio Soldiers Home/Soldiers Orphan Home Buttons

Ohio Soldiers & Sailors Orphan Home on a lined field around the state seal. 20 mm. Columbus, OH: M.C. Lilley & Co. 

Eight large (24 mm) and two small (16 mm) OSH monogram buttons. Waterbury, CT: Scovill Mf'g Co. (Albert VN-63).

Other Ephemera: 

National Home Disabled Veteran Soldiers button. 15mm, Waterbury, CT: Steele & Johnson. (Albert VN-50B).

Great Seal of Ohio belt buckle. N.p., n.d. 3 x 2 in. (some oxidation). 

 

Byron W. Joslin, Commander Department of Ohio, Grand Army of the Republic. N.p., n.d. 3 1/4 x 5 1/2 in. Joslin (1845-1943), enlisted on 5/2/1864 as a private and was mustered into Co. K of the 134th OH Infantry on 5/6/1864. Mustered out on 8/31/1864 at Camp Chase, OH. He was a Commander of the Dept. of Ohio GAR, is considered Shelby County, Ohio's last Civil War veteran, and was the only man in Ohio ever presented with the 75-year jewel by the Independent Order of Oddfellows Lodge. 

Provenance:The Civil War Collection of Dennis C. Schurr

Estimate: $300 - $500
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$688
04/09/2021

 

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