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    Abijah O Bailey, II (1806 - 1891)
    Residence : Greensboro, Orleans, Vermont, United States - 1840* Residence : Greensboro, Orleans, Vermont, United States - 1850* Residence : Greensboro, Orleans, Vermont, United States - 1860* Residence...
  • George M McEllhenney, (USA) (1833 - 1904)
    From Find a Grave [NOTE: There are some possible data discrepancies in the military data shown below. There seems little doubt that the genealogical data presented is correct.] The son of Irish-born...
  • Pvt. David Whittaker Moss, (USA) (1841 - 1896)
    Civil War Veteran David W Moss Enlistment Date: 23 Aug 1862 Rank at enlistment: Private State Served: Pennsylvania Was Wounded?: Yes (Battle of the Wilderness, VA) Survived the War?: Yes Service Record...
  • Joshua Eaton Bailey, (USA) (1833 - 1900)
    U.S. Civil WarG.A.R. Flag StaffMarried father of 4 childrenCOD: Heart disease* Reference: Find A Grave Memorial - SmartCopy : Apr 13 2022, 21:05:08 UTC
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    Pvt. Peter Attig, (USA) (1836 - 1924)
    Attig, Peter BATTLE UNIT NAME: 133rd Regiment, Pennsylvania Infantry SIDE: Union COMPANY: I SOLDIER'S RANK IN: Private SOLDIER'S RANK OUT: Private ALTERNATE NAME: FILM NUMBER: M554 ROLL 3 PLAQUE NUMBER...

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.