GAR Memorial Day badge, Pittsfield, ca. 1904
Contributed by Pittsfield Historical Society
Members of the GAR Stephen Davis Post #11 likely wore this badge at the special Memorial Day service held in 1904, at the dedication of the Soldiers' Monument and the Pittsfield Public Library.
John Logan, Commander-in-Chief of the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) issued a general order in 1868 designating May 30th as a "day for strewing with flowers the graves of comrades in defense of their country." Originally called Decoration Day, the holiday later evolved into what is now called Memorial Day.
- Title: GAR Memorial Day badge, Pittsfield, ca. 1904
- Creator: GAR Stephen Davis Post #11
- Creation Date: circa 1904
- Subject Date: circa 1904
- Town: Pittsfield
- County: Somerset
- State: ME
- Media: ink on ribbon, brass
- Dimensions: 23.0 cm x 6.2 cm
- Object Type: Physical Object
For more information about this item, contact:
Pittsfield Historical Society
114 Central Street, Pittsfield, ME 04967
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LC Subject Headings
Grand Army of the Republic
Maine--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Veterans
Monuments & memorials--Maine--Pittsfield
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