Hooked rug with Grand Army of the Republic image in center.
Rug-hooking was a post-Civil War crafts fashion. We can find a few in the rug subcategory
of Civil-War-commemorative textiles
Read more about the late-19th-century GAR rug above here:http://www.hcaauctions.com/lot-4055.aspx gar rug
This rug recalls a guard dog at the Confederate prison for Union captives.
Read an online essay by Jeni Sandberg about the commercial pattern here:
Here's a remembrance of the Union ironclad ship The USS Monitor.
Many rugs with shields and other Union imagery from the turn of the 20th century survive.
Without a direct Civil War or veteran's organization reference, however,
we have to categorize them as patriotic rather than Union.