Celluloid pin made in commemoration of the 75th anniversary reunion at Gettysburg. The pin measure 1 3/16” and depicts a Union and Confederate soldier shaking hands beneath their respective flags and bears the legend “75th Anniversary 1863-1913/ Battle of Gettysburg.” The 1938 Gettysburg reunion included approximately 25 veterans of the battle, with a further 1,359 Federal and 486 Confederate attendees out of the 8,000 living veterans of the war. The veterans averaged 94 years of age. Transportation, quarters, and subsistence was federally funded for each veteran and their accompanying attendant. If an attendant was needed it was provided. President Franklin D. Roosevelt's July 3 reunion address preceded the unveiling of the Eternal Light Peace Memorial.
Comes housed in a 4 x 6 inch display case with red velvet backing and descriptive card.
Inventory Number: GET 377 / SOLD