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Civil War veterans reunions badges collection

 Collection — Folder: S1512
Identifier: S1512

Scope and Contents

This collection includes various badges (ribbons) from regimental reunions and veterans organizations' meetings, such as the Grand Army of the Republic and the Women's Relief Corps (WRC),in Indiana ranging from 1877 to 1921. There is also a postcard to John A. Cottman from William W. Dudley in Richmond, Indiana on June 20, 1873 regarding badges of the "Iron Brigade", which included the 19th Indiana Regiment.


  • 1873-1921

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Historical Note

Ribbon badges were issued by many regimental veterans' associations during the late 19th and early 20th century at meetings, reunions and conventions as souvenirs. They might also be pinned to clothing as a means of membership identificaiton.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as multiple donations from C.F. Hall on 1877/25/03 and G.S. Cottman.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2015/03/23 by Cathi Taylor. EAD finding aid created 2015/03/23 by Cathi Taylor. EAD finding aid revised 2015/10/15 by Brittany Kropf.
Civil War veterans reunions badges collection
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.