- Mar 4, 2021
Thanks for this. I did a little more reading about GAR's and I can see they were grand events with marvellous exhibits of medals, ribbons and Civil War specific paraphernalia and trappings. And they were very well attended.Many of the GAR halls were decorated like elaborate shrines. To those veterans, saving the Union was a holy enterprise. Decorations in the hall were treated almost like holy relics.