G.A.R. Belt and Plate - Inventory Number: VET 231
The Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) was a fraternal organization composed of veterans of the Union who had served in the American Civil War.
Measures 3 1/4 inches long by 2 inches wide. Face of the plate is cast with a raised field of stars surrounding the letters “G.A.R.” on a stippled background. This example retains nearly all its original nickel finish and is mounted on a period white cotton web belt with keeper device. Classic example as worn by Union Veterans. Nice high-grade example.
Inventory Number: VET 231