Military Long Service Decoration, Type II, I Class Bar for 21 Years
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The original decoration was founded by Grand Duke Carl Friedrich in 1834, and it was awarded to all members of the Saxe-Weimar military, with no consideration of rank, in the form of a cross.
The Type II decorations were redesigned by Grand Duke Carl Alexander on March 9, 1872 into the form of a bar.
The bar was awarded to Non-Commissioned Officers and enlisted men in recognition of long, faithful, and meritorious service.
The years employed during actual wartime counted double towards the number of years served by the recipient.
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