COLLECTION GUIDES

1886-1926

Guide to the Collection


Collection Summary

Abstract

Collection of 50 badges and ribbons belonging to Civil War veteran Charles Edward Benton (1841-1926), who served in Company A of the 150th New York Volunteers.

Biographical Sketch

Charles Edward Benton was born 11 September 1841 in Amenia, New York, the son of William A., a farmer, and Betsey (Reed) Benton. In 1862, he enlisted in the 150th New York Regiment, known as the Dutchess County Regiment, and served with that regiment until the end of the war. In 1870, Benton purchased a dairy farm in Sharon, Connecticut, and married Clara Foster, who died just two years later. In 1875, he married Harriet Drown, a native of New Bedford, Massachusetts, eventually settling in New Bedford in 1891. The Bentons later moved to Rochester, New York, where Charles died on 5 April 1928. He is buried in Rural Cemetery, New Bedford, Mass. Benton was the author of several books, including genealogies and a memoir of his Civil War Service.

Sources

Benton, Charles Edward. As Seen from the Ranks: A Boy in the Civil War (New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1902)

Benton, Charles Edward. Caleb Benton and Sarah Bishop: Their Ancestors and Their Descendants (Poughkeepsie, N.Y.: A. V. Haight Co., 1906)

Benton, Charles Edward. Troutbeck: A Dutchess County Homestead (Dutchess County, N.Y.: Dutchess County Historical Society, 1916)

Collection Description

Collection of 50 badges and ribbons belonging to Civil War veteran Charles Edward Benton (1841-1926). This collection documents Benton's GAR and veteran's activities in New York and Massachusetts, as well as his participation in the National Grange of the Order of Patrons of Husbandry.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Jonathan Lane, July 2019.

Detailed Description of the Collection

Box 1#1-2
Attleboro [Mass.] Bicentennial badge, 1894.White metal, satin ribbon, gilt wire tassel; 240 mm H x 55 mm W

Description: ATTLEBORO / BI-CENTENNIAL printed in gold on light red satin ribbon above view of Main Street titled 1893 which is, in turn, above the same view in 1835, with a much smaller nod to the site in 1670 at bottom of ribbon which ends in a point with gilt wire tassel. The ribbon is suspended from a white metal shield pin topped with a spread-winged eagle and labeled OFFICIAL / BI-CENTENNIAL BADGE.

Box 1#3
Blue and Gray Third Reunion ribbon, 1908.Satin ribbon, cardboard; 187 mm H x 85 mm

Description: GEN. JULIAN S. CARR / Commander-in-Chief / THIRD REUNION / OF / The Blue and the Gray / CARTHAGE, N.C. / MARCH 19, 1908 below engraved portrait of Gen. Carr printed in blue on the reverse side of a light gray satin ribbon. The obverse side has the exact same design and wording, except for number of reunion ("Second" and the date March 28, 1907) Glued to a piece of cardboard with ms note in ink:"This Reunion at Carthage, N.C. was attended March 19, 1908, by Charles E. Benton and Herbert K. Harkins, of New Bedford, Mass."

Box 1#4
Grand Army of the Republic, J.M. Gregory Post, "In Memoriam" badge, [18--].White metal, silk ribbon; 203 mm H x 77 mm W

Description: IN MEMORIAM / [image of G.A.R. badge] / J.M. GREGORY / POST, No. 59 / CORNWALL BRIDGE, CONN in silver print on black silk ribbon suspended from G.A.R. pin bar.

Box 1#5
Grand Army of the Republic, Dept. of California, 19th Annual Encampment badge, 1886.Satin ribbon, brass pin; 180 mm x 60 mm

Description: [Image of G.A.R. medal] / 19TH / ANNUAL / ENCAMPMENT / DEP'T OF CAL. / SACRAMENTO, / FEB. 18. 19, & 20, / 1886 printed in gold on red silk ribbon with applied gilt fringe at bottom.

Box 1#6
Grand Army of the Republic, Dept. of Connecticut, 21st Annual Encampment ribbon, 1888.Satin ribbon, brass pin; 180 mm x 60 mm

Description: 21ST ANNUAL / ENCAMPMENT / DEPT. OF CONN. / [ image of G.A.R. medal] / G. A. R. / WATERBURY / FEB. 7 AND 8 / 1888. printed in black on dark maroon satin ribbon suspended from T pin with balls on each side of bar.

Box 1#7
Grand Army of the Republic, Peirce Post no. 190 (New Bedford, Mass.) badge, 1892.Satin ribbon, brass pin; 170 mm H x 75 mm W

Description: R.A. PEIRCE POST, / No. 190, G. A. R. / New Bedford, Mass. / [view of three-masted ship in full sail] / 26th Annual Encampment, / Washington, D.C. / 1892. printed in dark blue on white satin ribbon suspended from T pin bar.

Box 1#8
Grand Army of the Republic, Peirce Post No. 190 (New Bedford, Mass.) badge, ca. 1896.Manufactured by Whitehead & Hoag Co., Newark, N.J.Satin ribbon, white metal, celluloid; 135 mm H

Description: R.A. PEIRCE POST, / No. 190 / G. A. R. / NEW BEDFORD, MASS. printed in silver on black satin ribbon with silver gilt metal fringe at bottom. A second, red/white/blue ribbon is attached at top, from which hangs a convex celluloid image of Liberty, standing with U.S. flag and placing a wreath on top of a cenotaph labeled IN / MEMORIAM / G. A. R. and framed in ornate silver gilt frame. Pinbar is irregular shaped white metal encasing a celluloid image of G.A.R. medal on a laurel wreath, flanked by a cannon and two U.S. flags on each side.

Box 1#9
Grand Army of the Republic, William L. Rodman Post 1 (New Bedford, Mass.) 30th Anniversary badge, 1896.Manufactured by Boston Regalia Co.Celluloid button, satin ribbon, gilt metal; 185 mm H x 41 mm W

Description: WM. L. RODMAN / POST / 1 / G. A. R. printed in gold on red/white/blue ribbon on silver gilt frame pin bar. Suspended from ribbon, a convex celluloid button printed 30TH ANNIVERSARY / 1866 [image of tree] 1896 / LIBERTY TREE / NEW BEDFORD

Box 1#10
Grand Army of the Republic, Bailey Post No. 67 (North Troy, Vt.) badge, 1893.Manufactured by Torsch & Lee, Baltimore, Md.Satin, metal fringe, gilt metal, celluloid; 190 mm x 61 mm W

Description: BAILEY / Post, No. 67 / NORTH TROY, VT. printed in silver on black satin ribbon hemmed with gilt metal fringe and with a white ribbon attached at top, bearing two U.S. flags and a celluloid button showing Union forces standing by a campfire. Suspended from an irregular shaped gilt pinbar enclosing a celluloid panel with words GRAND / ARMY and OF THE / REPUBLIC flanking an image of the badge of the G.A. R.

Box 1#11
Grand Army of the Republic Zephra Chaperone badge, [19--].Manufactured by Whitehead & Hoag, Newark, N.J.Satin ribbon, gilt metal; 196 mm H x 42 mm

Description: ZEPHRA / [emblem of the G.A.R.] / CHAPERONE printed in silver on deep red satin ribbon suspended from a pressed silver gilt pin bar frame.

Box 1#12
G.A.R. Zephra Committee badge, [19--].Manufactured by Sherman & Habicht, New Bedford, Mass.Satin ribbon, stamped metal bar; 95 mm H x 42 mm W

Description: ZEPRHA / [star emblem of G.A.R.] / COMMITTEE printed in silver on red/white/blue ribbon threaded through a pressed silver gilt pinbar.

Box 1#13
Grand Army of the Republic, Massachusetts badge, [19--].Manufactured by Pretat, Boston, Mass.Cast gilt pin bar, silk ribbon; 90 mm x 36 mm

Description: G A R / MASSACHUSETTS on pin bar with white ribbon from which is suspended a gilt shield with the arms and motto of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. On reverse, in raised letters: GRAND ARMY OF THE REPUBLIC around the official seal, and ADOPTED / 1892 below.

Box 1#14
Grand Army of the Republic Memorial Day Celebration badge, 1901.Manufactured by Whitehead & Hoag Co., Newark, N.J.Silk, tin, celluloid; 165 mm H x 59 mm W

Description: MEMORIAL DAY / CELEBRATION / NEW BEDFORD, MASS. / MAY 30, 1901 printed in silver on a black silk ribbon suspended from a pressed tin pin bar with a second, red/white/blue ribbon attached at top, from which hangs a convex celluloid image of Liberty, standing with U.S. flag and placing a wreath on top of a cenotaph labeled IN / MEMORIAM / G. A. R.

Box 1#15
Grand Army of the Republic, 45th Annual Encampment badge, 1911.Manufactured by Bastian Bros. Rochester, N.Y.Bronze, enamel, ribbon; 190 mm H x 70mm W.

Description: FORTY-FIFTH NATIONAL ENCAMPMENT ROCHESTER, N.Y. in wide band around central portrait of John E. Gilman, Commander-in-Chief, in civilian clothing, to left on 45 mm diam. bronze medal suspended from pin bar of eagle/crossed cannons/saber/cannonballs with bronze drop suspended by two links, having REPRESENTATIVE [with four flags]. On second bronze drop: '61-'65 / G.A.R. [in red/white/blue enamel] within a stylized laurel wreath. The whole backed with a gold silk ribbon.

Box 1#16
Grand Army of the Republic 50th National Encampment badge, 1916.Manufactured by Bastian Bros. Rochester, N.Y.Bronze, ribbon; 105 mm H x 52 mm W

STAFF / 50TH NAT'L / ENCAMPMENT printed in silver on yellow grosgrain ribbon suspended from a cast bronze shield pin depicting a spread-winged eagle atop crossed cannons and cannon balls. A bronze portrait medal: W.J. PATTERSON. COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF. G.A.R around clothed bust, 3/4 to left.

Box 1#17
Grand Army of the Republic, 51st National Encampment badge, 1917.Manufactured by Bastian Bros. Rochester, N.Y.Bronze, ribbon; 111 mm H x 52 mm W

Description: STAFF / 51ST NAT'L / ENCAMPMENT printed in silver on yellow grosgrain ribbon suspended from a cast bronze shield pin depicting a spread-winged eagle atop crossed cannons and cannon balls. A bronze portrait medal: ELIAS R. MONTFORT COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF G.A.R around clothed bust, to right.

Box 1#18
Grand Army of the Republic, Dept. of New York 54th Annual Encampment badge, 1920.Manufactured by Bastian Bros. Rochester, N.Y.Bronze, satin ribbon; 107 mm x 46 mm

Description: 54TH ANNUAL / ENCAMPMENT / [photo of Joseph E. Ewell, Dept. Commander] / DEPT. OF N.Y.G.A.R. / JUNE 22-24, 1920. on a rectangular medal with irregular corners, suspended by a red/white/blue satin ribbon from a cast bronze pin bar labeled SYRACUSE N.Y. with a street scene. Additional panel labeled DELEGATE suspended from pin bar by two chains of three links.

Box 1#19
Monroe County [N.Y.] Civil War Veteran's badge, 1913.Manufactured by Bastian Bros. Rochester, N.Y.Bronze; 87 mm x 50 mm

Description: MONROE CO. / CIVIL WAR / VETERAN'S ASSN. / JULY 1913 on arms of a Maltese cross having at center a photograph of a young man with extravagant muttonchop whiskers. Suspended from a pin bar showing the Federal Eagle displayed with red, white and blue Federal shield by a white, grosgrain ribbon printed 3rd Brigade in gold.

Box 1#20
Monroe County [N.Y.] Civil War Veteran's badge, 1915.Manufactured by Bastian Bros. Rochester, N.Y.Bronze, satin ribbon; 98 mm x 50 mm

Description: MONROE CO. CIVIL WAR VETERAN'S ASSN. JULY 31, 1915 on a radiant band around circular photo of an older man with white hair, moustache and beard. Suspended by a blue satin ribbon from a pin bar with design of shoulder tabs for an Infantry Captain, with Maltese cross at center.

Box 1#21
Monroe County [N.Y.] Civil War Veteran's badge, 1916.Manufactured by Bastian Bros. Rochester, N.Y.Bronze, satin ribbon; 102 mm H x 49 mm W

Description: MONROE CO. CIVIL WAR VETERAN'S ASSN. JULY 29-1916 on a band around circular photo of dark haired gentleman with full beard and moustache, on a shield and backed with crossed cannons. The shield suspended on a blue ribbon from a pin bar featuring two five-pointed stars with an arrow between, pointing to right.

Box 1#22
Monroe County [N.Y.] Civil War Veteran's badge, 1917.Manufactured by Bastian Bros. Rochester, N.Y.Bronze, satin ribbon; 105 mm H x 48 mm W

Description: MONROE CO. / CIVIL WAR / VETERAN'S ASSN. / JULY 1917 on arms of a Maltese cross having at center a photograph of a man with white hair and wearing a minister's collar. Suspended from a pin bar showing the Cross (Chaplain's insignia], by a blue satin ribbon printed JULY 1917 in gold.

Box 1#23
150th Regiment N.Y. State Volunteers Reunion ribbon, 1887.Manufactured by W. R. Maloney, Poughkeepsie, N.Y.Satin ribbon, silk brocade trim, gilt wire fringe; 220.6 mm H x 80 mm W

Description: 1862 REUNION 150TH REGIMENT / N.Y.S.V. / [red 5-point star] / POUGHKEEPSIE / OCT. 11TH / 1887 printed in gold text on pale gold satin ribbon with gold brocade trim attached at top and gilt wire fringe at bottom.

Box 1#24
150th N.Y. State Volunteers Reunion and Dedication of Gettysburg Monument badge, 1889.Gilt metal, satin ribbon, gilt metal fringe; 240 mm H x 61 mm W

Description: RE-UNION AND / DEDICATION /[image of the monument labeled 150TH REGT. N.Y.S.V.] / MONUMENT / GETTYSBURGH, PA. / JULY 3RD 1863 / SEPT. 17TH 1889 printed in gold on red satin ribbon suspended from plain gilt pin bar and having a line of gilt wire fringe attached at bottom of ribbon.

Box 1#25
150th New York State Volunteer Regiment badge, [19--].Manufactured by Whitehead & Hoag, Newark, N.J.Steel, gilt metal, silk ribbon; 98 mm H x 35 mm W

Description: Red ribbon suspended from plain steel bar; at bottom, a steel ring supports a pendant of a wide gilt metal frame enclosing a bevel-set ivory celluloid cabochon sporting a red star.

Box 1#26
150th N.Y. Volunteers Regimental badge, 1901.Manufactured by J. E. West & Co., Poughkeepsie, N.Y.Satin ribbon, celluloid, white metal; 168 mm H x 51mm W

Description: 150TH N.Y. VOL. / REGIMENTAL / ASSOCIATION / OCTOBER 11TH / 1901 printed in silver on black satin ribbon attached to a celluloid pinback with engraved portrait of William McKinley, who had been assassinated a month earlier.

Box 1#27
150th N.Y. Veteran's Association Annual Reunion badge, 1904.Manufactured by Whitehead & Hoag, Newark, N.J.Tin, celluloid, copper, satin; 120 mm H x 50 mm W

Description: ANNUAL REUNION / 150TH N.Y. VET. / ASSOCIATION / POUGHKEEPSIE / OCT. 11, 1904 printed in gold on red/white/blue satin ribbon suspended from Regiment's emblem in celluloid button (red 5-pointed star on white ground) encased in decorative copper frame.

Box 1#28
150th N.Y. Veteran's Association Annual Reunion badge, 1905.Manufactured by Whitehead & Hoag, Newark, N.J.Tin, celluloid, copper, satin; 120 mm H x 50 mm W

Description: ANNUAL REUNION / 150TH N.Y. VET. / ASSOCIATION / POUGHKEEPSIE / OCT. 11, 1905 printed in gold on cream satin ribbon suspended from Regiment's emblem in celluloid button (red 5-pointed star on white ground) encased in decorative copper frame.

Box 1#29
150th N.Y. Veteran's Association Annual Reunion badge, 1906.Manufactured by Whitehead & Hoag, Newark, N.J.Silk, tin; 91 mm H x 53 mm

Description: REUNION / 150TH N.Y. / VETERAN'S / ASSOCIATION / POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. / OCTOBER 11, 1906 printed in gold on white ribbon threaded through pressed gilt metal pin bar. Missing pendant at bottom of ribbon.

Box 1#30
150th Regiment N.Y. State Volunteers Annual Reunion badge, 1907.Manufactured by Whitehead & Hoag, Newark, N.J.Silk, tin, celluloid; 100 mm H x 53 mm

Description: ANNUAL REUNION / 150TH REGT./ N.Y.S. VOLS. / POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. / OCT. 11, 1907 printed in gold on white ribbon threaded through pressed gilt metal pin bar. Convex celluloid photo of elderly gentleman in wide gilt frame suspended from ribbon.

Box 1#31
150th Regiment N.Y. State Volunteers 50th Anniversary badge, 1912.Gilt metal, ribbon; 307 mm H x 55 mm W

Description: 50th ANNIVERSARY / 150th REGIMENT / N. Y. S. VOL. I. / POUGHKEEPSIE, / N.Y. / OCTOBER 11TH printed in gold on satin red/white/blue ribbon suspended from pressed gilt foliate pin bar with celluloid label reading 1862-1912. Attached to bottom of ribbon, a wide gilt elliptical frame of stylized wheat with two eagle's heads on each side, enclosing celluloid red star on cream ground.

Box 1#32
150th Regiment N.Y. State Volunteers 51st Anniversary badge, 1913.Manufactured by J. E. West & Co., Poughkeepsie, N.Y.Satin ribbon, stamped metal bar; 138 mm H x 57 mm W

Description: 51st ANNIVERSARY/ 150th REGIMENT / N. Y. S. VOL. 1, / POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. / OCTOBER 10, 1913. printed in gold on blue satin ribbon suspended from a pressed gilt pinbar with celluloid center labeled 1862-1913. At bottom of badge a pressed gilt collar around a convex celluloid red star on cream ground.

Box 1#33
150th Regiment N.Y. State Volunteers 53rd Anniversary badge, 1915.Satin ribbon, silver gilt metal; 104.3 mm H x 60.2 mm W

Description: 53RD ANNIVERSARY / 150TH / REGIMENT / N.Y.S. VOL. I. / [red paper star] / POUGHKEEPSIE / N.Y. / OCTOBER 11TH / 1862-1915 printed in gold on navy blue ribbon suspended from stamped silver gilt pin bar. Red paper star glued to ribbon.

Box 1#34
150th Regiment N.Y. State Volunteers 54th Anniversary badge, 1916.Manufactured by J. E. West & Co., Poughkeepsie, N.Y.Satin ribbon, gilt metal; 104.1 mm H x 60.1 mm W

54TH ANNIVERSARY / 150TH / REGIMENT / N.Y.S. VOL. I. / [red paper star] / POUGHKEEPSIE / N.Y. / OCTOBER 11TH / 1862-1916 printed in gold on purple ribbon suspended from stamped gilt pin bar. Red paper star glued to ribbon instead of printed.

Box 1#35
150th Regiment N.Y. State Volunteers 55th Anniversary badge, 1917.Manufactured by J. E. West & Co., Poughkeepsie, N.Y.Satin ribbon, gilt metal; 141 mm H x 65 mm W

Description: 55TH ANNIVERSARY / 150TH / REGIMENT / N.Y.S. VOL. I. / [red 5-point star] / POUGHKEEPSIE / N.Y. / OCTOBER 11TH / 1862-1917 printed in gold on pale yellow ribbon suspended from gilt pin bar.

Box 1#36
150th Regiment N.Y. State Volunteers 57th Anniversary badge, 1919.Copper, silk ribbon; 150 mm H x 61 mm W

Description: 57TH ANNIVERSARY / 150TH / REGIMENT / N.Y.S. VOL. I. / POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. / OCTOBER 11TH / 1862-1919 printed in red ink on gold satin ribbon suspended from copper pin bar.

Box 1#37
150th Regiment N.Y. State Volunteers 59th Anniversary badge, 1921.Manufactured by J. E. West & Co., Poughkeepsie, N.Y.Satin ribbon, silver gilt metal; 104 mm H x 65

Description: 59TH ANNIVERSARY / 150TH / REGIMENT / N.Y.S. VOL. I. / [red paper star] / POUGHKEEPSIE / N.Y. / OCTOBER 11TH / 1862-1921 printed in gold on navy blue ribbon suspended from stamped silver gilt pin bar. Red paper star glued to ribbon.

Box 1#38
150th Regiment N.Y. State Volunteers 60th Anniversary badge, 1922.Manufactured by J. E. West & Co., Poughkeepsie, N.Y.Satin ribbon, gilt pin bar; 173 mm H x 50 mm W

Description: 60TH ANNIVERSARY / 150TH REGIMENT / N.Y.S. VOL. I. / [red 5-point star] / POUGHKEEPSIE / N.Y. / OCTOBER 11TH / 1862-1922 printed in gold text with red star on pale gold satin ribbon attached to gilt G A R pin bar.

Box 1#39
150th Regiment N.Y. State Volunteers 61st Anniversary badge, 1923.Manufactured by J. E. West & Co., Poughkeepsie, N.Y.Satin ribbon, gilt metal; 106 mm H x 77 mm W

Description: 61ST ANNIVERSARY / 150TH / REGIMENT / N.Y.S. VOL. I. / [red 5-point star] / POUGHKEEPSIE / N.Y. / OCTOBER 11TH / 1862-1923 printed in gold on pale gray ribbon suspended from stamped gilt American eagle pin bar.

Box 1#40
150th Regiment N.Y. State Volunteers 62d Anniversary badge, 1924.Manufactured by J. E. West & Co., Poughkeepsie, N.Y.Satin ribbon, gilt metal, paper; 151 mm H x 77 mm W

Description: 62ND ANNIVERSARY / 150TH / REGIMENT / N.Y.S. VOL. I. / [red paper 5-point star] / POUGHKEEPSIE / N.Y. / OCTOBER 11TH / 1862-1924 printed in gold on navy blue ribbon suspended from stamped gilt American eagle pin bar. Red paper star glued to ribbon.

Box 1#41
150th Regiment N.Y. State Volunteers 64th Anniversary badge, 1926.Manufactured by J. E. West & Co., Poughkeepsie, N.Y.Satin ribbon, gilt pin bar; 155 mm H x 76 mm W

Description: 64TH ANNIVERSARY / 150TH / REGIMENT / N.Y.S. VOL. I. / [red 5-point star] / POUGHKEEPSIE / N.Y. / OCTOBER 11TH / 1862-1926 printed in gold text with red star on pale lavender satin ribbon attached to gilt American eagle pin bar.

Box 1#42
New Bedford, Mass., Memorial Day badge, 1895.Manufactured by Whitehead & Hoag, Newark, N.J.White metal, tin, silk ribbon, celluloid; 73 mm H x 40 mm W

Description: 1895 / MEMORIAL / DAY / NEW BEDFORD / MASS. printed in black on convex cream celluloid button, framed in white metal and suspended from a pressed tin Federal Eagle pin bar by a silk U.S. flag ribbon.

Box 1#43
New Bedford, Mass., Semi Centennial badge, 1897.Bronze, silk; 75 mm H x 32 mm W

Description: SEAL OF THE CITY OF NEW BEDFORD MASS. 1847-1897 around center view of 4 ships in the harbor with town in distance. Denticles around rim. Reverse Description: SEMI CENTENNNIAL 0F NEW BEDFORD . OCT.10.-14. 1897. around view of 3-masted ship sailing to right and crowned by 13 stars. Denticles around rim. Medal suspended from pressed gilt Federal Shield pin bar by a red/white/blue silk ribbon.

Box 1#44
New Bedford, Mass., Semi Centennial stick pin, 1897.Silver with steel pin; 38 mm H x 60 mm W

Description: NEW BEDFORD SEMI-CENTENNIAL / [at top of a silver pin in the shape of a whale, with vignettes on the whale's body of 3-masted ship sailing the ocean; whaling boat harpooning a whale; textile mills; and a harpoon and line spool on its tail] / 1847 SOUVENIR 1897. Straight pin affixed to back of whale: missing component (ribbon? Medal?) indicated by a small hole drilled through bottom fin.

Box 1#45
Dedication of the Soldiers Monument, Salisbury, Conn., ribbon, 1891.Satin ribbon; 155 mm x 50 mm

Description: [leaf garland] / DEDICATION / OF THE / SOLDIERS / MONUMENT. / SALISBURY / CONN. / JUNE 17, 1891. / [leaf garland] printed in gold on Prussian blue satin ribbon.

Box 1#46a/b
National Grange, Order of Patrons of Husbandry ribbons (2), Columbian Exposition, 1893.Satin ribbon; 173 mm x 30 mm and 167 mm x 30 mm

Description: COLUMBIAN / EXPOSITION / PATRONS / OF / HUSBANDRY / 1893 printed diagonally in gold on red satin ribbons.

Box 1#47
National Grange, Order of Patrons of Husbandry, Webutuck Grange, No. 86 badge, ca. 1893.Manufactured by Whitehead & Hoag, Newark, N.J.Silk ribbon, metallic fringe; 200.5 mm L x 63 mm W

Description: WEBUTUCK / PATRONS OF HUSBANDRY / GRANGE, NO. 86 / [clasped hands] / AMENIA UNION, N.Y. printed in silver on dark blue ribbon with gold metallic fringe attached to bottom. Now detached from celluloid "Past Master" ornate pin back with gilt frame stamped Whitehead & Hoag, and patented in March 1893.

Box 1#48
National Grange, Order of Patrons of Husbandry Souvenir badge, Poughkeepsie, 1901.Manufactured by Whitehead & Hoag, Newark, N.J.Celluloid, tin, silk ribbon; 78 mm H x 33 mm W

Description: SOUVENIR / [baled grain marked PH] / POUGHKEEPSIE, 1901 printed in blue and black on celluloid button pin back with silk U.S. flag ribbon attached at bottom. Paper label inside button.

Box 1#49
Massachusetts Young People's Society, Christian Endeavor Convention ribbon, New Bedford, Mass., 1900.Satin ribbons; 158 mm x 120 mm

Description: Mass. C. E. Convention, / [CEYPS cipher] / 1900 / New Bedford, Oct. 16-17 printed in black on a narrow gold satin ribbon folded at a right angle and attached to a wide white satin ribbon labeled Reception / COMMITTEE in blue print.

Box 1#50
Lincoln Memorial Service ribbon, [New Bedford, Mass.], 1906.Satin ribbon; 135 mm H x 122 mm W

Description: Lincoln / Memorial Service / Howard M. M. Church / Feb. 11, 1906. typewritten in purple ink on a white satin grosgrain ribbon with narrow red/white/blue ribbon bow at top. Lacks pin.

Preferred Citation

Charles Edward Benton badges, Massachusetts Historical Society.

Access Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in ABIGAIL, the online catalog of the Massachusetts Historical Society. Researchers desiring materials about related persons, organizations, or subjects should search the catalog using these headings.

Persons:

Benton, Charles Edward, 1841-1926--Artifacts.

Organizations:

Grand Army of the Republic--Artifacts.
National Grange--Artifacts.
United States. Army. New York Infantry Regiment, 150th (1862-1865)--Artifacts.

Subjects:

Badges
Ribbon (material)
Veterans--Artifacts.
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Veterans--Artifacts.