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  • Harry
    Jan 17, 2011
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      Then you may want to have a look at this:



      From: Matt Reardon
      Sent: Monday, January 17, 2011 4:31 PM
      To: TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: Re: [TalkAntietam] Relic from Hagerstown GAR post


      According to Federal law when a GAR Post disbanded, all their items including
      relics, post records were supposed to be sent to the department headquarters.
      When the GAR disbanded all their property became property of the Sons of Union
      Veterans, the GAR's legal heir. It's actually illegal for any town or person to
      sell GAR property. If anyone see anyone trying to sell these items, you contact
      the Sons of Union Veterans.

      Matt Reardon
      Department Historian
      Department of Connecticut
      Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War

      From: Stephen <mailto:jeffcowvplanning%40yahoo.com>
      To: mailto:TalkAntietam%40yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Mon, January 17, 2011 3:40:56 PM
      Subject: [TalkAntietam] Relic from Hagerstown GAR post

      Does anyone know any dealers out there with some inventory of artifacts from the
      Hagerstown GAR post? I see stuff occasionally on Ebay and other locations, and
      the dealers tend to be local.

      Apparently, when the GAR post closed, the majority of the relics that decorated
      their hall were purchased for a private museum in Sharpsburg, and the collection
      was broken up within the last 30 years or so.

      This is all scuttlebutt, so forgive me if there are factual errors in the above
      description, but it generally represents the trail of the collection.

      I would be interested in purchasing an item or two (I work in the building which
      is on the location of the GAR hall site), if they can be had for reasonable
      prices. I missed a canteen on ebay last month from the 4th US Cavalry that was
      part of the collection. It didn't sell and the owner sold it privately. Rats.

      Anyway...any guidance would be appreciated.

      Steve Bockmiller


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