Stephenson County Illinois
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Grand Army of the Republic
GAR Records

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G.A.R. Posts

Carroll County Illinois
Post #785 - Chadwick - Dr. John L. Foster
Post #085 - Lanark - Shiloh
Post #575 - Milledgeville - George Kridlin
Post #080 - Mt. Carroll - Nase
Post #406 - Savanna - R. M. A. Hawk
Post #646 - Shannon - Holden Putnam
Post #597 - Thomson - Holman

JoDaviess County Illinois
Post #614 East Dubuque - W. R. Rowley
Post #532 Elizabeth - David Hill
Post #502 Galena - E. D. Kittoe
Post #399 Hanover - John O. Duer
Post #520 Stockton - J. A. Maltby
Post #315 Warren - Warren
Post #076 Warren

Lee County Illinois
Post #065 Amboy
Post #572 Amboy - Amboy
Post #390 Ashton
Post #299 Dixon - Dixon
Post #398 Franklin Grove - Geo. W. Hewitt
Post #308 Paw Paw - Wm. H. Thompson

Ogle County Illinois
Post #316 Byron - Coling
Post #658 Forreston - Henry Hiller
Post #383 Leaf River - E. B. Horner
Post #720 Mt. Morris - J. M. Smith
Post #116 Oregon - Oregon
Post #084 Polo - Polo
Post #043 Rochelle
Post #546 Rochelle - Rochelle
Post #551 Stillman Valley - W. C. Baker

Stephenson County Illinois
Post # 098 Freeport - John A. Davis
Post # 747 Freeport - W. J. McKim
Post # 258 Lena - Goddard
Post # 365 Orangeville - John Musser
Post # 498 Winslow - Porter Stiles

Whiteside County Illinois
Post #460 Albany - Capt. A. F. Knight
Post #553 Erie -
Post #556 Fulton - Robert Hale
Post #739 Lyndon - Orson K. Hubbard
Post #118 Morrison - Alpheus Clark
Post #543 Prophetstown - John A. Parrott
Post #729 Rock Falls - Will Enderton
Post #010 Sterling - Lincoln
Post #274 Sterling - Will Robinson
Post #491 Tampico - Saml. Steadman



G.A.R. Encampment Parade
May 23-25, 1910

Stephenson St. Freeport Illinois
GAR Encampment1910 GAR
Contributed by Alice Horner


The Grand Army of the Republic or GAR was formed in Decatur, Illinois shortly after the Civil War. by Benjamin F. Stephenson. It was the largest organization of Union veterans of the Civil War The organization promoted comradeship among veterans, worked to increase pensions and assist war widows and orphans, and maintained homes for old soldiers. In 1868, the commander in chief of the GAR and Civil War General John Alexander Logan inaugurated the observance of Memorial Day to honor fallen soldiers. [Read the full text of the General Order which created Memorial Day, courtesy of John A. Logan College] Membership in the staunchly Republican organization peaked at more than 409,000 in 1890. The last member died in 1955, and the GAR was discontinued in 1956.
The women's Relief Corp was initiated through the GAR.

1910 parade
Looking East on Stephenson St.
1910 Parade - Looking East on Stephenson St.
Contributed by Karen Fyock


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