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Fraternal ribbon of white silk with embroidered red, yellow, and blue text and gold-colored fringe. 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 Pittsburg, Kansas in 1893. Front of ribbon has a light blue circular scene with large buildings along a body of water. These seemingly industrial buildings may be a tribute to Pittsburg's years as a prominent coal-mining town. 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.

Creator: Grant Woven Novelty Co., Patterson, NJ
Date: 1893

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Item Number: 220675
KSHS Identifier: 1897.8.3

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