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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.

Creator: Journal Company
Date: 1895

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Item Number: 220671
Call Number: 1897.8.19
KSHS Identifier: 1897.8.19

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