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Thomas Bender 102nd Pennsylvania GAR Badge and Ribbon Grouping

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Nice little grouping of GAR badges and ribbons attributed to Thomas Jefferson Bender of the 102nd Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry. The 17 year old Bender, would enroll with Company G, mustering as a substitute in August, 1864. The following month he would fall ill and be hospitalized in Washington until February of 1865. He would return to the regiment in March in time for the Appomattox Campaign and fall of Petersburg. Promoted to corporal in April, he would muster out of service in June, 1865. This grouping consists of several ribbons and badges from various GAR events as well as his GAR membership medal. One of which has his name penned across the top. Also included is a beautiful post war, inlaid, 5th Corps badge.

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