44th National Encampment 1910 Civil War Veterans U.V.U. Dated Sept. 19,20,21,22,23. Atlantic City,NJ. Pinback Button.
Proudly Displays U.V.U. Star with 1861-1865 on this Celluloid Button.
Measures 1 1/4 inches in diameter.
Great Patriotic Manufactures Red Paper Label still intact on reverse ! "H. M. Co. The Largest Exclusive Badge & Button Factory"
Coiled Pinback with Some discoloration on perimeter.
Guaranteed Authentic (found in a Set with three G.A.R. buttons)
Historical Notes : ------------------- The 44th National Grand Army of the Republic Encampment was held at Atlantic City, New Jersey 1910. From September 19th to the 24th,1910. At the Encampment were 1,579 delegates the highest number of delegates at any National Encampment, and over 15,000 Civil War Veterans. Among the 15,000 veterans in Atlantic City for this Encampment was one of the two surviving Union Corps Commanders, Major General and Medal of Honor recipient Daniel E. Sickles who commanded the 3rd Army Corps, and Famed Lt. General Nelson A. Miles, and the "Drummer Boy of Shiloh" Johnny Clem. This was the Only National Encampment ever held in New Jersey.
In 1910 there were only 213,901 Civil War Veterans still alive.