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  • PVT. (USA), Dickinson J. Forgy (1841 - 1909)
    Dickinson Forgy served in the Union Army during the American Civil War. He enlisted in Company B, 46th Indiana Infantry Regiment on 05 Nov 1861.
  • Civil War Veteran (USA), Jacob W Weaver (1822 - 1906)
    Note: Civil War Veteran, Co I 32nd O.V.I.* Reference: Find A Grave Memorial - SmartCopy : May 19 2017, 19:02:03 UTC
  • Pvt. (USA), Wiliiam Wise Ewing (1843 - 1862)
    DIED AGE 21 WHILE IN THE SERVICE OF HIS COUNTRY DURING THE CIVIL WAR SERVING WITH CO H 3RD PA CAVALRY. DIED AT CAMP MARCY, VA. The son of John Nailes & Anna (Wise) Ewing, in 1860 he was a farmer living...
  • John Morrow Williams (1843 - 1924)
    Find a Grave Birth: Oct. 6, 1843 Death: Nov. 20, 1924 Family links: Spouse: Alice Gray Howard Williams (1848 - 1907) Children: Marian Williams Fulks (1870 - 1958)* George Howard Will...
  • Pvt. (USA), David Snoke (1827 - 1899)
    The son of Rev. John & Hannah (Whistler) Snoke, he married Elizabeth Jane Christlieb and fathered George (b. @1848), Samuel (b. @1854), Emily (b. @1856), David E. (b. @1860), and Elizabeth (b. 11/??/59...

The "Grand Army of the Republic" (G.A.R.) was a fraternal organization composed of veterans of the Union Army (United States Army), Union Navy (U.S. Navy), Marines and the U.S. Revenue Cutter Service who served in the American Civil War for the Northern/Federal forces. Founded in 1866 in Decatur, Illinois, and growing to include hundreds of posts (local community units) across the nation, (predominately in the North, but also a few in the South and West), it was dissolved in 1956 when its last member, Albert Woolson (1850–1956) of Duluth, Minnesota, died. Linking men through their experience of the war, the G.A.R. became among the first organized advocacy groups in American politics, supporting voting rights for black veterans, promoting patriotic education, help to make Memorial Day a national holiday, lobbying the United States Congress to establish regular veterans' pensions, and supporting Republican political candidates. Its peak membership, at more than 490,000, was in 1890, a high point of various Civil War commemorative and monument dedication ceremonies. It was succeeded by the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War (S.U.V.C.W.), composed of male descendants of Union Army and Union Navy veterans.