Offered is a hard to find badge worn by Maryland Civil War veterans, both Confederate and Union, at the 1913 Gettysburg 50th Anniversary Reunion. This three piece badge has a bronze type hanger with the word "MARYLAND" on it. A black and yellow ribbon is attached to the hanger and the drop. The drop has "50th Anniversary, Gettysburg, July, 1913" written on it. The state coat of arms is in the middle of the badge. The badge was made by the Whitehead & Hoag Company of Newark, New Jersey.
According to the Report of the Pennsylvania Commission on the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, there were 1080 Civil War veterans attending from Maryland. There were 280 Union veterans and 800 Confederate veterans in this number.
Offered is a very hard to find 1913 Indiana state ribbon worn by Union veterans from the state of Indiana who atteneded the 1913 50th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, held in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. This hard to find ribbon is in crisp condition. The ribbon is approximately 9 inches by 2 1/4 inches.
The 1913 Gettysburg reunion was a Gettysburg Battlefieldencampment of American Civil War veterans for the Battle of Gettysburg's 50th anniversary. The June 29–July 4 gathering of 53,407 veterans (~8,750 Confederate) was the largest ever Civil War veteran reunion, and "never before in the world's history [had] so great a number of men so advanced in years been assembled under field conditions" (Chief Surgeon).:60 All honorably discharged veterans in the Grand Army of the Republic and the United Confederate Veterans were invited, and veterans from 46 of the 48 states attended (cf. Nevada). Despite concerns "that there might be unpleasant differences, at least, between the blue and gray" (as after England's War of the Roses and the French Revolution), the peaceful reunion was repeatedly marked by events of Union–Confederate camaraderie. President Woodrow Wilson's July 4 reunion address summarized the spirit: "We have found one another again as brothers and comrades in arms, enemies no longer, generous friends rather, our battles long past, the quarrel forgotten—except that we shall not forget the splendid valor."
A beautiful 1938 Gettysburg attendant badge. This wonderful badge is an unissued badge made to be worn by a veteran's attendant at the 1938 Gettysburg reunion. The hanger on the badge has "ATTENDANT - 75th Anniversary - Battle of Gettysburg" written on it. The space of the attendant's name is blank and a Union shield and a Confederate battle flag shield are on the bottom of the hanger. The ribbon is Blue/white/red blue/gray/red/white/blue. The badge is numbered and the number is "2143".The ribbon is crisp and beautiful.
Here is a great badge from Gettysburg. You won't see this one on every web site! The hanger is a pinback of the High Water Mark at Gettysburg. A blue and white ribbon hangs below. On the blue ribbon is written "Souvenir - Topton Orphan's Home - Excursion Gettysburg Oct. 9 '09". There is no writing on the white ribbon.