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The Grand Army of the Republic (G.A.R.) was an organization of Union Civil War veterans. The founders created the organization with the firm belief that the experiences of Civil War veterans was unique and hallowed. As a result, it was intended that the Grand Army would eventually die with the veterans of the war. This record of the South Deerfield G.A.R. shows that of the ten founders, only one was still alive in 1892, and of the total membership of 87 veterans only 24 remained alive. This sketch also describes one of the unsung aspects of the Civil War experience: the veterans' wives formed a "Woman's Relief Corps."


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"GAR Personal War Sketches presented to Myron E. Stowell Post No. 84"

publisher   L. H. Everts
date   1895
location   South Deerfield, Massachusetts
height   17.0"
width   12.0"
process/materials   printed paper, ink with manuscript
item type   Legal Documents/Government/Society Records
accession #   #L02.026

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Commission of the Grand Army Republic Post No. 84

Headquarters Edwin E. Day Post, G.A.R. and Girl's Club Rooms, Greenfield, Mass.

"Sacrifices to Our Country. A Discourse Delivered July 17, 1864...at a Funeral Service for James T. Stebbins & Myron Stowell"

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