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The military collection consists of military artifacts dating from the Civil War through the Vietnam War including canteens, flags, medals, basic training books, uniforms, guns and souvenirs collected by soldiers.

The records of the Chagrin Falls Grand Army of the Republic post includes minutes and personal histories of over 200 Civil War veterans compiled by A.E. Smith, in addition to the records of the Soldiers Aid Society. Minutes of the GAR women’s affiliate, the Women’s Relief Corps, are also in the collection.

World War I is represented by Liberty Bond posters and letters from soldiers to their families. We have ration stamps and tokens from World War II along with soldiers’ letters and diaries, and photos of many of the service men and women from Chagrin Falls. A memoir of the Korean War unit from Chagrin Falls and a military uniform and accessories from the Vietnam War round out the collection.

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Civil War daguerreotype, unit pin, and discharge papers for Samuel Armour of the 103rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Over 30 Chagrin Boys were in the 103rd OVI.
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Fourth of July 1919 celebration honoring WW1 veterans on Triangle Park.
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Display of artifacts from WWII including uniforms, medals, a flag and a photograph of a soldier.
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The National Guard Unit that was formed in 1948 in Chagrin Falls, OH. Most of the men were from the Chagrin, Orange and Newbury areas.

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