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Fraternal ribbon

Fraternal ribbon
Creator: Whitehead & Hoag Company
Date: 1900
Member ribbon from the 29th Annual Meeting of the Kansas State Dental Association in Topeka, May 3-5, 1900. Gold on white. Member badge at top and circular button with the State Seal at center. Made by the Whitehead & Hoag Company of Newark, New Jersey.


Grand Army of the Republic fraternal ribbon

Grand Army of the Republic fraternal ribbon
Date: 1892
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.


Seventh Army Corps veterans organization fraternal ribbon

Seventh Army Corps veterans organization fraternal ribbon
Date: 1892
Fraternal ribbon consisting of metal badge-bar over red, white, and blue silk ribbon layers trimmed in metallic fringe. The crescent moon and star symbol in the center of the ribbon is the emblem for the U.S 7th Army Corps, a department of the Union army during the Civil War. The donor (John Arrell Johnson) served as an officer in the Sixth Kansas Cavalry during the war. The Sixth Kansas Cavalry came under the administration of the U.S. 7th Army Corps in 1864. This ribbon apparently commemorates a post-war reunion of the 7th Army Corps in Washington, D.C., which the donor would have participated in because of his wartime service.


Sixth Kansas Cavalry fraternal ribbon

Sixth Kansas Cavalry fraternal ribbon
Date: between 1860 and 1890
Fraternal ribbon composed of yellow silk with an off-white silk top layer. The donor (John Arrell Johnson) had served as the first lieutenant, captain, and major of Company A of the Sixth Kansas Cavalry during the Civil War. The Sixth was organized in Fort Scott, Kansas in 1861 and served in the Union Army during the Civil War. Its soldiers formed their own veterans organization after the war. The donor probably received this ribbon at a recognition ceremony for members of this company.


Sons of Veterans fraternal ribbon

Sons of Veterans fraternal ribbon
Creator: Journal Company
Date: 1895
Fraternal ribbon of silver plated pin, ivory celluloid card, and red silk. 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 Kansas Department's annual encampment at Lawrence, Kansas, in 1895. The celluloid card attached displays "Old Fraser Hall" on the University of Kansas campus. This establishment was named for John Fraser, who served as chancellor of the University from 1867-74, and was a general in the Union Army during the Civil War. 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.


Sons of Veterans fraternal ribbon

Sons of Veterans fraternal ribbon
Date: 1883
Fraternal ribbon of ivory silk with blue 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 National Encampment at Dayton, Ohio in 1883. The top of the ribbon features the Sons of Veterans emblem. 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.


Sons of Veterans fraternal ribbon

Sons of Veterans fraternal ribbon
Date: 1892
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.


Sons of Veterans fraternal ribbon

Sons of Veterans fraternal ribbon
Date: 1894
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.


Sons of Veterans fraternal ribbon

Sons of Veterans fraternal ribbon
Creator: Grant Woven Novelty Co., Patterson, NJ
Date: 1893
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.


Sons of Veterans fraternal ribbon

Sons of Veterans fraternal ribbon
Date: between 1888 and 1894
Fraternal ribbon of ivory silk. 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 members of the General Crook Camp who were attending the Kansas Division encampment in Hutchinson around 1891. The donor (Grant Harrington) was a member of this camp. He probably acquired the ribbon while attending the encampment for which it was issued.


Sons of Veterans fraternal ribbon

Sons of Veterans fraternal ribbon
Creator: Whitehead & Hoag Co.
Date: 1894
Fraternal ribbon composed of smaller red-white-blue ribbon and larger gold ribbon. 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 national encampment at Davenport, Iowa, in 1894. The red-white-blue portion of the ribbon features the Sons of Veterans emblem containing the group's motto, Filii Veteranorium- Gratia Dei Servatus, which is Latin for "Sons of Veterans- Preserved by the Grace of God." 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.


Sons of Veterans fraternal ribbon

Sons of Veterans fraternal ribbon
Creator: C.S. Cole & Co.
Date: 1897
Fraternal ribbon composed of brass pin, gray silk, and celluloid medallion. 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 Kansas Department's annual encampment at Chanute in 1897. The man pictured on the medallion is Clay D. Herod, past division commander. 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.


Sons of Veterans fraternal ribbon

Sons of Veterans fraternal ribbon
Date: 1891
Fraternal ribbon of light-blue 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 state encampment at Hutchinson, Kansas in 1891. Front of ribbon also features the Sons of Veterans emblem with the group's motto, Filii Veteranorium- Gratia Del Servatus, which is Latin for "Sons of Veterans- Preserved by the Grace of God." 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.


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