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  • Francis Tenet Scott (1847 - 1908)
    Reference: Find A Grave Memorial - SmartCopy : Jun 26 2017, 0:03:46 UTC
  • Jacob Coppock (1843 - 1919)
    Hotel keeper and coal merchant, P.O. Henderson; born January 13, 1843, in Miami county, Ohio, where he remained, working on a farm and attending common school, until 1862, when he enlisted in the 8th O...
  • Captain Edward Lyons Buchwalter (USA) (1841 - 1933)
    Capt. Edward Lyon Buchwalter (June 1, 1841 – October 4, 1933) was a Union Captain in the American Civil War, corporate figure, banker and farmer. He served in the 114th Ohio Infantry as lieutenant, l...
  • John Bachman, (USA) (1818 - 1894)
    husband of Elizabeth Bachmanfather of Ed BachmanCivil War VeteranGAR - Grand Army of the Republic* Reference: Find A Grave Memorial - SmartCopy : Jun 18 2017, 0:30:58 UTC Civil War Veteran, GAR (Grand ...
  • James Riley Cartwright, (USA) (1826 - 1912)
    Civil War VeteranCo. A, 14th BN Iowa Inf.____________________James Riley Cartwright was born in Sempronius, Chenago Co., New York on Oct. 20, 1926. He died in Caddo Co., OK on Nov. 12, 1912. He was mar...

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.