History of the Grand Army of the Republic

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General Books, 2010 - 502 pages
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1889 Excerpt: ... L. Fay; Pennsylvania, Samuel Harper; Potomac, Solomon E. Faunce; Rhode Island, Chas. O. Ballou; Utah, W. H. Nye; Vermont, Ed. H. Trick; Virginia, Peter Morton; West Virginia, S. F. Shaw; Wisconsin, J. L. Wheat. DEPARTMENTS REPRESENTED. Arkansas, 8; California, 15; Colorado, 8; Connecticut, 11; Dakota, 8; Delaware, 4; Florida, 5; Gulf, 3; Illinois, 39; Iowa, 28; Kansas, 29; Kentucky, 9; Maine, 12; Massachusetts, 28; Maryland, 7; Michigan, 28; Minnesota, 16; Missouri 17; Montana, 2; Nebraska, 16; New Hampshire, 9; New Jersey, 12; New Mexico, 5; New York, 49; Ohio, 45; Oregon, 3; Pennsylvania, 48; Potomac, 11; Rhode Island, 9; Tennessee and Georgia, 5; Texas, 6; Utah, 3; Vermont, 12; Virginia, 4; Washington Territory, 5; West Virginia, 6; Wisconsin, 22. Total, 37 Departments and 547 Department Officers and Representatives; National Officers, 38. Total present, 585. ADDRESS OF THE COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF. Commander-in-Chief Lucius Fairchild, in his address, congratulated the comrades of the Grand Army of the Republic on the evidences of permanent and healthy growth, and on the assurance that the loyal people of the country were with them heart and soul, anc? would so continue while the Order kept strictly within the path of duty marked out by the founders of the organization. He had devoted his whole time to the discharge of the duties of his office and had visited 28 of the 38 Departments. He referred to the Encampment for action the proposition of Mr. Jos. W. Drexel, of New York, to present to the Grand Army the cottage at Mount McGregor in which General Grant died. He had visited Charleston, South Carolina, to ascertain if the Grand Army could in any way be of service to the people of that stricken city, and finding from personal observation that help was needed...

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