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Fraternal ribbon of red silk with gold stamped text. The Sons of Veterans was an Allied Order of the Grand Army of the Republic, the Union soldiers' veterans organization. This ribbon was given to all attendees of the 13th Annual National Encampment at Davenport, Iowa in 1894. It apparently was worn by a member of the Massachusetts delegation, and features an illustration of what appears to be a bean pot?a tribute to Massachusetts's famous history with baked beans. 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: 1894

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Item Number: 220674
KSHS Identifier: 1897.8.4

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