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Fraternal ribbon of red and ivory silk. The Sons of Veterans was an Allied Order of the Grand Army of the Republic, the Union soldiers' veterans organization. Ribbon was given to all attendees of the Kansas Department encampment at Atchison in 1892. The man pictured on the front of the ivory-colored ribbon is John Martin, a Union general in the Civil War; mayor of Atchison, Kansas, from 1865- 77; and Kansas Governor from 1885-89. Martin was also the first commander of the Kansas Department's division of the G.A.R. The donor (Grant Harrington) was a member of the Sons of Veterans, General Crook Camp No. 169 of Hiawatha. He probably acquired this ribbon while attending the encampment for which it was issued.

Date: 1892

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Item Number: 220673
KSHS Identifier: 1897.8.16

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