USA Grand Army of the Republic Veterans Medal 1861-1866


USA, Grand Army of the Republic Veterans Medal, 1861-1866, bronze, 46x81mm, original ribbon, worn but not too bad ribbon, medal is XF

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The Grand Army of the Republic was a Civil War veterans’ association. It was formed in 1866 and dissolved 90 years later. It wielded political power in the later 19th century, several members becoming presidents, the first being U.S. Grant.

Medals, awards, decoration, insignia, documents, equipment, of military, police, private, and irregular military style organizations. We sometimes sell small weapons but we do not sell working firearms. If a thing happens to be military but is hundreds of years old I stop thinking of it as a military thing and start thinking of it as a relic or an antiquity. I suppose that means that “militaria” really starts around the middle of the 19th century or so, when uniforms became normal. Does that seem right to you?

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