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Architect's drawing of the original building of St. James's Church

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Author
Worner, William Frederic.
Date of Publication
1931.
, of the original building of St. James's church. LETTERS OF JAMES BUCHANAN By WILLIAM FREDERIC WORNER IN 1908, the J. B. Lippincott Company, of Philadelphia and Lon- don, published, in twelve volumes, "The Works of James Buchanan," the fifteenth President of the United States. The work was edited by John Bassett
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Author
Worner, William Frederic.
Place of Publication
Lancaster, Pa
Publisher
Lancaster County Historical Society,
Date of Publication
1931.
Physical Description
182-189 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Series
Journal of the Lancaster County Historical Society ; v. 35, no. 8
Subjects
St. James Episcopal Church (Lancaster, Pa.)
Contained In
Journal of the Lancaster County Historical Society. Volume 35, number 8 (1931), p. 182-189Lancaster History Library - Journal974.9 L245 v.35
Documents

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Collection
General Thomas Welsh Family Papers
Object ID
MG0828_SeriesF
Date Range
1815-1938
Description Level
Series
Collection
General Thomas Welsh Family Papers
Description
This collection of documents, newspapers, and newspaper clippings covers the years 1815 through 1929 as well as genealogy and ephemera from the Welsh family Bible, 1850 through 1938. In addition, the series also includes 2 scrapbooks - the first containing articles from the late nineteenth century pertaining to Thomas Welsh and his family; the second containing newspaper articles and ephemera related to Thomas Welsh and his family from 1854 through 1936.
Admin/Biographical History
Thomas Welsh (1824-1863) was a Lancaster County native (born and raised in Columbia), who rose from hardscrabble origins to local fame, first as a Mexican War hero, and then as a brigadier general during the Civil War. He was well known and well respected as a no nonsense officer, for his leadership and gallantry in battle, for his dedication to the service of his country, and for his concern for the welfare of his men.
Welsh lost his father at the age of 2, and went to work to support his family at age 8. He had very little formal schooling, and was largely self-educated. In 1843, at age 19, he left Lancaster County for Washington City, then went west as an itinerant carpenter/laborer to Cincinnati, Little Rock, and Fort Smith.
When the Mexican War broke out in 1846, he enlisted in a Kentucky regiment, and was severely wounded at the battle of Buena Vista (1847) from which he never fully recovered. Returning home to Columbia, he re-enlisted as a second lieutenant, assigned to the 11th U.S. infantry regiment in Mexico City. Within days of his arrival in Mexico City, he was declared unfit for service on account of his battle wound, and sent home again.
Back in Columbia as a civilian, he dabbled in politics, and received a patronage job in the Pennsylvania Main Line of Public Works (the rail and canal system connecting Philadelphia and Pittsburgh). After several years, he opened up a grocery and dry goods store in Columbia's canal basin. He also became an insurance agent. In 1857, he was elected Justice of the Peace, and his reputation grew as a community leader. By 1860, he was president of the Borough Council, a founding member of the Columbia Board of Trade, Vice President of the Columbia Cricket Club, and a canal boat operator, in addition to a dry goods merchant, insurance agent, and Justice of the Peace. He had a wife, 5 surviving children, and legal guardianship of his sister's 4 children.
When Confederate forces shelled Fort Sumter, marking the beginning of the Civil War, Thomas Welsh raised and organized the first company of volunteers from Lancaster County, and took them into the field as their Captain. Within days, he was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel of the regiment, which served out its 90-day enlistment in the Shenandoah Valley.
Returning to Harrisburg, he was appointed Commandant of Camp Curtin, the problem-plagued processing center for new recruits. In short order, Welsh cleaned up the camp's poor sanitary conditions, improved the health of the camp, and implemented soldierly discipline and training.
In October 1861, he resigned from his camp duties, and as Colonel of the 45th Pennsylvania, led his regiment into the field. After brief service outside of Washington, they were sent to South Carolina in December, where they were posted to Otter Island. After the battle of James Island, they were recalled to Newport News, in July 1862, then sent to guard Aquia Creek.
In September, now in brigade command in Burnsides' 9th Corps, Welsh chased Lee's Confederate army west into central Maryland. His brigade broke the enemy line in Fox's Gap, on Sept. 14, then 3 days later achieved the furthest Union advance at Antietam, reaching the edge of Sharpsburg, and nearly cutting off Lee's only avenue of escape. Welsh's gallantry earned him a field promotion to brigadier general, which Congress confirmed on March 13, 1863.
The 9th Corps (Welsh now in command of the 1st Division) was sent west in the spring of 1863, then dispatched south to support Grant's investment of Vicksburg. After Vicksburg fell, they turned east and defeated Confederate General Johnston at the Battle of Jackson. Welsh contracted malaria in the southern swamps, and died in Cincinnati upon their return north. One of his men later recalled, "Had he lived, Welsh would undoubtedly have attained a much higher command. 1
1. Beauge, Eugene, in Albert, Allen D., Ed., History of the Forty-Fifth Regiment Pennsylvania Veteran Volunteer Infantry 1861-1865, Williamsport, PA: Grit Publ. Co, 1912, p. 79.
Custodial History
Folders 1-35 organized by Richard C. Wiggin prior to donation.
System of Arrangement
The collection is arranged in series:
Series A Thomas Welsh before the Mexican War
Series B Mexican War, 1846-1848
Series C Between the Mexican War and the Civil War, 1848-1861
Series D Ciivil War
Series E Post-Civil War
Series F Miscellaneous Family Papers
Date Range
1815-1938
Creation Date
1815-1938
Year Range From
1815
Year Range To
1938
Creator
Wiggin, Richard C.
People
Welsh, Thomas
Subjects
Condolence notes
Letters
Genealogy
United States—History—Civil War, 1861-1865
Mexican War, 1846-1848
Search Terms
Condolence notes
Letters
Correspondence
Mexican War
Genealogy
Civil War
Extent
35 folders
Object Name
Archive
Language
English
Condition
Poor to excellent
Condition Date
2020-12-29
Object ID
MG0828_SeriesF
Parent Object ID
MG0828
Classification
MG0828
Location
LancasterHistory
Room
Archives North
Container
MG0828 Boxes 1-2
Notes
Added to PP 12/29/2020 by HST
Provenance: Passed down through the family, Blanton Charles Welsh to Emilie Benson (Welsh) Wiggin to Nancy Jane (Wiggin) Townsend.~~Acquired from: Chuck Townsend, Knoxville, Tennessee, 2016/05/15.
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Please use digital images and transcriptions when available. Original documents may be used by appointment. Please contact research@lancasterhistory.org at least two weeks prior to visit.
Copyright
Images have been provided for research purposes only. Please contact research@lancasterhistory.org for a high-resolution image and permission to publish.
LancasterHistory retains the rights to the digital images and content presented. The doctrine of fair use allows limited use of copyrighted material without permission from the copyright holder. Fair use includes comment, criticism, teaching, and private scholarship. Any images and data downloaded, printed or photocopied for these purposes should provide a citation. All other uses beyond those allowed by fair use require written permission.
Permission for reproduction and/or publication must be obtained in writing from LancasterHistory. Some items are photocopies from other collections--researchers must obtain permission for reproduction and publication from the owner of the original material.
Persons wishing to publish any material from this site must assume all responsibility for identifying and satisfying any claimants of copyright or other use restrictions. Publication fees may apply.
Credit
Courtesy of LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
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Collection
General Thomas Welsh Family Papers
Object ID
MG0828
Date Range
1839-1932
Description Level
Fonds
Collection
General Thomas Welsh Family Papers
Description
The General Thomas Welsh Family Papers is a collection of original correspondence, official documents, and ephemera. Many of the papers were created by or directed to Thomas Welsh between approximately 1843 and his death in 1863. They provide glimpses into his youth, his experiences in the Mexican War, his life in Columbia between the wars, and his rise in rank to Brigadier General during the Civil War.
The collection contains correspondence with his wife and family from 1861-1863. There are also official correspondence and documents related to Welsh's military service, autobiographical pieces, correspondence following his death, obituaries, and family papers into the early twentieth century. Other items in the collection include genealogy pages from the family bible, photographic images of Thomas Welsh and family members, two scrapbooks, newspaper issues and newspaper clippings, written notes from recollections of one of Welsh's daughter, and a biographical sketch of Welsh written by his son.
Admin/Biographical History
Thomas Welsh (1824-1863) was a Lancaster County native (born and raised in Columbia), who rose from hardscrabble origins to local fame, first as a Mexican War hero, and then as a brigadier general during the Civil War. He was well known and well respected as a no nonsense officer, for his leadership and gallantry in battle, for his dedication to the service of his country, and for his concern for the welfare of his men.
Welsh lost his father at the age of 2, and went to work to support his family at age 8. He had very little formal schooling, and was largely self-educated. In 1843, at age 19, he left Lancaster County for Washington City, then went west as an itinerant carpenter/laborer to Cincinnati, Little Rock, and Fort Smith.
When the Mexican War broke out in 1846, he enlisted in a Kentucky regiment, and was severely wounded at the battle of Buena Vista (1847) from which he never fully recovered. Returning home to Columbia, he re-enlisted as a second lieutenant, assigned to the 11th U.S. infantry regiment in Mexico City. Within days of his arrival in Mexico City, he was declared unfit for service on account of his battle wound, and sent home again.
Back in Columbia as a civilian, he dabbled in politics, and received a patronage job in the Pennsylvania Main Line of Public Works (the rail and canal system connecting Philadelphia and Pittsburgh). After several years, he opened up a grocery and dry goods store in Columbia's canal basin. He also became an insurance agent. In 1857, he was elected Justice of the Peace, and his reputation grew as a community leader. By 1860, he was president of the Borough Council, a founding member of the Columbia Board of Trade, Vice President of the Columbia Cricket Club, and a canal boat operator, in addition to a dry goods merchant, insurance agent, and Justice of the Peace. He had a wife, 5 surviving children, and legal guardianship of his sister's 4 children.
When Confederate forces shelled Fort Sumter, marking the beginning of the Civil War, Thomas Welsh raised and organized the first company of volunteers from Lancaster County, and took them into the field as their Captain. Within days, he was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel of the regiment, which served out its 90-day enlistment in the Shenandoah Valley.
Returning to Harrisburg, he was appointed Commandant of Camp Curtin, the problem-plagued processing center for new recruits. In short order, Welsh cleaned up the camp's poor sanitary conditions, improved the health of the camp, and implemented soldierly discipline and training.
In October 1861, he resigned from his camp duties, and as Colonel of the 45th Pennsylvania, led his regiment into the field. After brief service outside of Washington, they were sent to South Carolina in December, where they were posted to Otter Island. After the battle of James Island, they were recalled to Newport News, in July 1862, then sent to guard Aquia Creek.
In September, now in brigade command in Burnsides' 9th Corps, Welsh chased Lee's Confederate army west into central Maryland. His brigade broke the enemy line in Fox's Gap, on Sept. 14, then 3 days later achieved the furthest Union advance at Antietam, reaching the edge of Sharpsburg, and nearly cutting off Lee's only avenue of escape. Welsh's gallantry earned him a field promotion to brigadier general, which Congress confirmed on March 13, 1863.
The 9th Corps (Welsh now in command of the 1st Division) was sent west in the spring of 1863, then dispatched south to support Grant's investment of Vicksburg. After Vicksburg fell, they turned east and defeated Confederate General Johnston at the Battle of Jackson. Welsh contracted malaria in the southern swamps, and died in Cincinnati upon their return north. One of his men later recalled, "Had he lived, Welsh would undoubtedly have attained a much higher command. 1
1. Beauge, Eugene, in Albert, Allen D., Ed., History of the Forty-Fifth Regiment Pennsylvania Veteran Volunteer Infantry 1861-1865, Williamsport, PA: Grit Publ. Co, 1912, p. 79.
Custodial History
Almost all of the papers have been passed down through successive generations of Welsh's descendants, from Thomas Welsh's wife and children to his granddaughter, Emilie Benson (Welsh) Wiggin, to her daughter Nancy Jane (Wiggin) Townsend. After Nancy Townsend's death, her son Charles Townsend passed them on to his cousin, Richard Wiggin (grandson of Emilie Benson Wiggin) in 2015.
A few papers passed out of the family's possession and found their way into other collections. Richard Abel of Columbia, PA began collecting Welsh papers and artifacts some years ago, and subsequently transferred this collection of Welsh materials to Richard Wiggin in 2012.
System of Arrangement
The collection is arranged in series:
Series A Thomas Welsh before the Mexican War
Series B Mexican War, 1846-1848
Series C Between the Mexican War and the Civil War, 1848-1861
Series D Ciivil War
Series E Post-Civil War
Series F Miscellaneous Family Papers
Date Range
1839-1932
Year Range From
1839
Year Range To
1932
Creator
Wiggin, Richard C.
People
Welsh, Thomas
Welsh, Annie Eunice Young
Welsh, Blanton Charles
Welsh, Effie
Welsh, Lilian
Welsh, Mary Young "Mazie"
Buchanan, James
Subjects
Letters
Mexican War, 1846-1848
Military orders
Military promotions
Personal correspondence
Political campaigns
Presidents--Election
Speeches, addresses, etc.
United States. Army--Military life
United States—History—Civil War, 1861-1865
Search Terms
Civil War
Correspondence, Personal
Letters
Mexican War
Military life
Military orders
Military promotions
Political campaigns
Presidential elections
Speeches
United States Army
Object Name
Archive
Language
English
Condition
Fair to good
Condition Date
2020-12-18
Condition Notes
Items are in fair to good condition.
Object ID
MG0828
Classification
MG0828
Location
LancasterHistory
Room
Archives North
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Please use digital images and transcriptions when available. Original documents may be used by appointment. Please contact archives@lancasterhistory.org at least two weeks prior to visit.
Copyright
Images have been provided for research purposes only. Please contact archives@lancasterhistory.org for a high-resolution image and permission to publish.
LancasterHistory retains the rights to the digital images and content presented. The doctrine of fair use allows limited use of copyrighted material without permission from the copyright holder. Fair use includes comment, criticism, teaching, and private scholarship. Any images and data downloaded, printed or photocopied for these purposes should provide a citation. All other uses beyond those allowed by fair use require written permission.
Permission for reproduction and/or publication must be obtained in writing from LancasterHistory. Some items are photocopies from other collections--researchers must obtain permission for reproduction and publication from the owner of the original material.
Persons wishing to publish any material from this site must assume all responsibility for identifying and satisfying any claimants of copyright or other use restrictions. Publication fees may apply.
Credit
Courtesy of LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pa.
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Collection
James Buchanan Collection
Object ID
MG0096 F052
Date Range
1928-1983
  1 document     5 images  
Description Level
Item
Collection
James Buchanan Collection
Description
Newspaper articles about James Buchanan: “Lancaster Unveils Statue to Buchanan.” Lancaster New Era. “Buchanan’s Letters Go On Display.” Lancaster Intelligencer Journal. “James Buchanan’s Papers Displayed.” Lancaster New Era. “Buchanan Letters, Notebooks Give Insights to 15th President.” Lancaster New Era. “College Displays Buchanan Letters.” “Ceremonies Mark Birthday of Buchanan.” Lancaster Intelligencer Journal. . “Activities to Commemorate Death of James Buchanan.” Lancaster Intelligencer Journal. “Buchanan Papers Found at Wheatland Junior High.” 12 October 1983. “Rededication of Buchanan’s Restored Tomb on May 22.” “Buchanan Staunch Defender of Unity for United States.” 1 June 1928, 30 September 1975, 25 October 1975, 6 November 1975, 13 November 1975, 25 April 1977, 5 June 1978, 12 October 1983, May 22.
Custodial History
Digitization of the James Buchanan Collection was funded by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, PHMC Appl ID # 201808013051, 2019-2020.
Date Range
1928-1983
Year Range From
1928
Year Range To
1983
People
Buchanan, James
Subjects
Statues
Sepulchral monuments
Monuments
Memorials
Anniversaries
Archives
Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
Search Terms
Statues
Lancaster Intelligencer Journal
Lancaster New Era
Newspaper clippings
Articles
Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
Wheatland Junior High School
Sepulchral monuments
Monuments
Memorials
Anniversaries
Woodward Hill Cemetery
Archives
James Buchanan
Buchanan Collections
James Buchanan Presidential Library
Extent
1 item, 6 pages to scan, 28 x 43 cm
Object Name
Article
Language
English
Object ID
MG0096 F052
Parent Object ID
MG0096
Other Number
MG-0096, Folder 052
Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Room
Archives South
Container
MG-0096, Box 2
Location of Originals
Photocopies
Associated Material
James Buchanan Papers, Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections,
http://archives.dickinson.edu/collection-descriptions/james-buchanan-papers
James Buchanan and Harriet Lane Johnston Papers, Library of Congress,
https://www.loc.gov/collections/james-buchanan-and-harriet-lane-johnston-papers/
James Buchanan Papers, Historical Society of Pennsylvania,
http://www2.hsp.org/collections/manuscripts/b/Buchanan0091.html
James Buchanan Papers, Penn State University Libraries,
https://libraries.psu.edu/findingaids/1458.htm
Related Item Notes
James Buchanan Family Papers
MG-96 James Buchanan Collection
Historical Society of Pennsylvania microfilm
Photograph collections
Curatorial collections
Wheatland Mansion
Notes
May 2020 PastPerfect Conversion
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Please use digital images and transcriptions when available. Original documents may be used by appointment. Please contact archives@lancasterhistory.org at least two weeks prior to visit.
Copyright
Images have been provided for research purposes only. Please contact archives@lancasterhistory.org for a high-resolution image and permission to publish.
LancasterHistory retains the rights to the digital images and content presented. The doctrine of fair use allows limited use of copyrighted material without permission from the copyright holder. Fair use includes comment, criticism, teaching, and private scholarship. Any images and data downloaded, printed or photocopied for these purposes should provide a citation. All other uses beyond those allowed by fair use require written permission.
Permission for reproduction and/or publication must be obtained in writing from LancasterHistory. Some items are photocopies from other collections--researchers must obtain permission for reproduction and publication from the owner of the original material.
Persons wishing to publish any material from this site must assume all responsibility for identifying and satisfying any claimants of copyright or other use restrictions. Publication fees may apply.
Credit
Courtesy of LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pa.
Images
Documents
Less detail
Collection
James Buchanan Collection
Object ID
MG0096 F058 In03
Date Range
1937-1970
  1 document     11 images  
Description Level
Item
Collection
James Buchanan Collection
Description
Three magazine and bulletin excerpts about James Buchanan and Wheatland:
Cover of the Lancaster Motorist Magazine with a picture of Wheatland and a caption under it that says, “Wheatland – the President James Buchanan Shrine in Lancaster”. Lancaster.
An article from the Internal Affairs Monthly Bulletin, vol. 29, no. 6 titled, “Homes of Presidents in Pennsylvania,” about James Buchanan’s Wheatland and the home of former President Dwight D. Eisenhower and his wife.
A bulletin from the James Buchanan Foundation for the Preservation of Wheatland. It contains several images of the restored Wheatland, has captions explaining each image and an article on Wheatland. Lancaster. February 1937, June 1961, November 1970.
Custodial History
Digitization of the James Buchanan Collection was funded by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, PHMC Appl ID # 201808013051, 2019-2020.
Date Range
1937-1970
Year Range From
1937
Year Range To
1970
People
Buchanan, James
Eisenhower, Dwight David
Eisenhower, Mamie Geneva
Subjects
Eisenhower National Historic Site (Pa.)
Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
Wheatland (Lancaster, Pa.)
Historic house museums
Search Terms
Wheatland
Lancaster Motorist
Internal Affairs Monthly Bulletin
Historic house museums
Eisenhower National Historic Site (Pa.)
Articles
Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
James Buchanan Foundation for the Preservation of Wheatland
James Buchanan
Buchanan Collections
James Buchanan Presidential Library
Extent
3 items, 11 pages to scan, 27 x 20 cm
Object Name
Article
Language
English
Object ID
MG0096 F058 In03
Parent Object ID
MG0096
Other Number
MG-0096, Folder 058, Insert 03
Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Room
Archives South
Container
MG-0096, Box 2
Associated Material
James Buchanan Papers, Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections,
http://archives.dickinson.edu/collection-descriptions/james-buchanan-papers
James Buchanan and Harriet Lane Johnston Papers, Library of Congress,
https://www.loc.gov/collections/james-buchanan-and-harriet-lane-johnston-papers/
James Buchanan Papers, Historical Society of Pennsylvania,
http://www2.hsp.org/collections/manuscripts/b/Buchanan0091.html
James Buchanan Papers, Penn State University Libraries,
https://libraries.psu.edu/findingaids/1458.htm
Related Item Notes
James Buchanan Family Papers
MG-96 James Buchanan Collection
Historical Society of Pennsylvania microfilm
Photograph collections
Curatorial collections
Wheatland Mansion
Notes
May 2020 PastPerfect Conversion
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Please use digital images and transcriptions when available. Original documents may be used by appointment. Please contact archives@lancasterhistory.org at least two weeks prior to visit.
Copyright
Images have been provided for research purposes only. Please contact archives@lancasterhistory.org for a high-resolution image and permission to publish.
LancasterHistory retains the rights to the digital images and content presented. The doctrine of fair use allows limited use of copyrighted material without permission from the copyright holder. Fair use includes comment, criticism, teaching, and private scholarship. Any images and data downloaded, printed or photocopied for these purposes should provide a citation. All other uses beyond those allowed by fair use require written permission.
Permission for reproduction and/or publication must be obtained in writing from LancasterHistory. Some items are photocopies from other collections--researchers must obtain permission for reproduction and publication from the owner of the original material.
Persons wishing to publish any material from this site must assume all responsibility for identifying and satisfying any claimants of copyright or other use restrictions. Publication fees may apply.
Credit
Courtesy of LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pa.
Images
Documents
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Collection
Military Collection
Object ID
2006.971
Collection
Military Collection
Description
Grand Army of the Republic badge. "In Union There Is Strength" on top pin. "D. H. Nissley Post, No. 478 / G. A. R. / Mount Joy, PA." G.A.R. emblem in center of badge. Badge is black with gold letters and gold braided trim.
Year Range From
1870
Year Range To
1930
Subcategory
Personal Symbol
Object Name
Badge
Material
Cloth, Satin / Metal
Height (in)
9
Width (in)
2.25
Condition
Good
Condition Notes
Tear above left flag.
Accession Number
2006.971
Object ID
2006.971
Location
LCHS / Willson Memorial Building
Room
Museum West
Wall
South
Cabinet
Cabinet 2
Shelf
Shelf 1
Less detail
Collection
Military Collection
Object ID
2006.970
Collection
Military Collection
Description
Civil War veteran badge, Grand Army of the Republic. Button pin with G.A.R. emblem on top. "In Memoriam / Brandywine / Post No. 54 / Coatesville, PA." Black with silver border and gold letters.
Year Range From
1890
Year Range To
1935
Made By
Baltimore Badge & Novelty Co.
Subcategory
Personal Symbol
Object Name
Badge
Material
Cloth, Satin / Metal
Height (in)
5.375
Width (in)
2.5
Condition
Good
Condition Notes
Bottom of badge is frayed.
Object ID
2006.970
Less detail
Collection
Military Collection
Object ID
2006.568
Collection
Military Collection
Description
Civil War veteran reunion badge, 79th Pennsylvania. "Reunion / 79th / Regiment / P.V.V." Light blue with gold letters.
Year Range From
1877
Year Range To
1930
Subcategory
Personal Symbol
Object Name
Badge
Material
cloth
Length (in)
6
Width (in)
1.875
Condition
Good
Object ID
2006.568
Less detail
Collection
Military Collection
Object ID
2006.566
Date Range
1932
Collection
Military Collection
Description
Civil War veteran badge with medallions, Grand Army of the Republic. Gold pin on top with eagle. Underneath is metal piece with words, "55th Nat'l Encampment / GAR / Representative." Below that is metal piece with Lincoln head and words, "Springfield, Ill. / 1932." Below that is medallion with words, "Samuel P. Town Commander in Chief G. A. R." and his image. Yellow ribbon background. Accompanying card reads "Presented by / Washington F. Hambright." Washington Hambright served in the 79th Pennsylvania.
Date Range
1932
Year Range From
1932
Year Range To
1932
Made By
The Whitehead & Hoag. Co, Newark, New Jersey
Subcategory
Personal Symbol
Object Name
Badge
Material
Metal / Cloth
Height (in)
0.25
Length (in)
6.25
Width (in)
1.75
Condition
Excellent
Object ID
2006.566
Less detail
Collection
Military Collection
Object ID
2006.941
Date Range
June 1931
Collection
Military Collection
Description
Civil War veteran badge, Grand Army of the Republic. Top pin has hand-shaking scene. Red ribbon connects to bar in middle of badge with word "Repesentative" on it. Coin at bottom with portrait and text: "Commander Chas W. Meconnahey." Text on back of coin: "65th / Annual / Encampment / Dept. of Penna. / G. A. R. / Lancaster / June 1931".
Date Range
June 1931
Year Range From
1931
Year Range To
1931
Subcategory
Personal Symbol
Object Name
Badge
Material
Metal / Cloth
Height (in)
3.5
Length (in)
1.5
Condition
Excellent
Object ID
2006.941
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