19. Grand Army of the Republic



The Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) was the principle veteran's organization for discharged soldiers and sailors from the American Civil War. Formed in 1866 immediately after the war ended, they were originally envisioned and a fraternal organization that attempted to continue the fellowship and camaraderie formed by the veterans' common wartime experiences.

In the 1880s, the organization, while still fraternal in principle, became more political by lobbying for veterans and widows benefits. Organized along military lines into geographic departments and local posts, there were GAR organizations in every state. They reached the height of their influence in the 1890s and would continue in existence for another six decades.

Not surprisingly the GAR Posts made wide use of and had a special reverence for the United States flag, which they defended. They supported many of the early laws that protected the U.S. flag from commercialization.

Presented here are flags and artifacts from both the GAR and their female auxiliary - the Woman's Relief Corps.

 

Gran Army of the Republic Grouping

 



10 RESULTS
Item Ref Item Name Sub-Collection
U.S. 13 Star Flag - G.A.R ZFC0114 U.S. 13 Star Flag - G.A.R "Comrade" Flag Guthman / Early American
U.S. Flag and Eagle Plaque G.A.R. ZFC0732 U.S. Flag and Eagle Plaque G.A.R. Mastai - Early American Flags
U.S. 38 Star Flag - Spanish American War. ZFC0018 U.S. 38 Star Flag - Spanish American War. Star Spangled Banner Flag House
U.S. Woman's Relief Corps Badge. ZFC2175 U.S. Woman's Relief Corps Badge. Flag related Pins & Jewelry
U.S. Post Card of G.A.R Medal. ZFC2305 U.S. Post Card of G.A.R Medal. Flag Related Printed Materials
U.S. GAR & WRC Flag Pole Base. ZFC2351 U.S. GAR & WRC Flag Pole Base. Artifacts not flags
U.S. GAR & WRC Flag Pole. ZFC3235 U.S. GAR & WRC Flag Pole. Flag related items
U.S. 45 Star Flag - G.A.R. Veteran. ZFC0040 U.S. 45 Star Flag - G.A.R. Veteran. Star Spangled Banner Flag House
Philadelphia Veterans' Crazy Quilt. ZFC3586 Philadelphia Veterans' Crazy Quilt. Veninga - Quilt Collection
United States // 45 Star Flag / Canton w/ fringe ZFC2277 United States // 45 Star Flag / Canton w/ fringe U.S. Veterans

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