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Fraternal ribbon of ivory-colored silk. Ribbon was presented to veteran soldiers of the G.A.R. at a dedication ceremony in Olathe, Kansas, in 1892. G.A.R. emblem in the center of the badge. The recipient of this ribbon, James B. Abbott (1918-1897), was a Union officer during the Civil War. Before the war, Abbott raised funds and purchased arms to support the free-state cause in Kansas Territory, and took part in the Battle of Black Jack and the 1856 defense of Lawrence. After the war, Abbot was a member of the Grand Army of the Republic, the Union soldiers' veterans organization, and served in the state legislature. This ribbon was presented to his wife in 1897 at the indicated G.A.R. dedication ceremony after Abbott's death.

Date: 1892

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Item Number: 220664
KSHS Identifier: 1897.4.4

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