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  • Society of the Army of the Potomac Guest Ribbon / SOLD

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    Society of the Army of the Potomac Guest Ribbon - Inventory Number: VET 255 / SOLD

    After the conclusion of the Civil War, several organizations were founded by veterans of the Union armed forces to commemorate the service and sacrifice of those who had served the Union cause during the war. The most prominent of these organizations were the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States (MOLLUS) and the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR). Several other organizations were also founded to commemorate specific organizations such as the Society of the Army of the Cumberland and the Society of the Army of Tennessee. In 1869, the Society of the Army of the Potomac was founded, and Lieutenant General Philip Sheridan was elected as its first president. A total of 12 vice presidents were also elected, representing 10 corps which served with the army as well as the artillery and the general staff. As the Society did not provide for hereditary membership, the Society gradually diminished as the veterans of the Civil War died off during the early twentieth century. By 1906, the Society had diminished to only 350 members. It held its last annual reunion in 1927.

    This ribbon was made for a guest to the Society of the Army of the Potomac reunion in Concord, New Hampshire on June 21-22, 1894. A rich blue silk ribbon is suspended from an enamel pin marked ‘Guest.” A silver and enamel disk bearing organization’s insignia is mounted beneath the ribbon. The overall length is 6.5 inches. An attractive Civil War reunion ribbon in excellent condition. 

    Comes housed in a 8 x 12 inch display case with black velvet backing and descriptive card.

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    Inventory Number: VET 255 / SOLD