GAR parade badge, Portland, 1898

Contributed by Maine Historical Society


A badge worn by the Chief Marshal for the Grand Army of the Republic unit in the Portland Memorial Day parade in 1898.

The GAR was a fraternal organization composed of Union veterans of the Civil War. It began in 1866.

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About This Item

  • Title: GAR parade badge, Portland, 1898
  • Creation Date: 1898
  • Subject Date: 1898
  • Town: Portland
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME
  • Media: Silk, metal, paint
  • Local Code: A78-36-3
  • Object Type: Physical Object

For more information about this item, contact:

Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x219

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