Oval lapel pin with stud fastener on the reverse. Measures 5/8 inches in diameter. G.A.R. logo on the obverse with vignette of the figure of Liberty in the center flanked by a Union sailor and soldier clasping hands in fraternity. Two children are kneeling in the foreground representing charity and the assurance of protection from their military comrades. Grand Army Of The Republic Veteran, 1861-1866, is in raised letters around the circumference of the pin. The fastening stud on the reverse allowed the Union veteran to proudly wear this pin in the lapel button hole of their coat. Minor traces of light green patina. Fine example.
WBTS Trivia: The Grand Army of the Republic was a fraternal order composed of Union Civil War veterans, and was founded in Springfield, Illinois, in 1866.