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  • Historic Relic - Chicago G.A.R. Medal

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    Historic Relic - Chicago G.A.R. Medal - The suspension device bears the following: "ON THE RECORDs OF OUR YEARS ABRAHAM LINCOLN'S NAME APPEARS GRANT AND LOGAN AND OUR TEARS ILLINOIS-ILLINOIS" and a S.D. Childs & Co. backmark. The main medal bears the central motif of Lincoln surrounded by Generals Grant and Logan and the words "OFFICIAL SOUVENIR"  "CHICAGO ENCAMPMENT G.A.R. 1900". Of particular note is a very long inscription on the reverse which reads in part: "THIS IS TO CERTIFY THAT THIS BADGE IS MADE FROM CAPTURED CANNON. Yours truly, Commander-In-Chief-G.A.R."    A beautiful medal in fine condition.   A particularly well-struck medal.   The two-piece medal is about 1.75" wide and 2.75" in length.