Grand Army of the Republic, 5 posts

G.L.Nevins Post 124, of the Department of Illinois, organized Oct 1866, to preserve and strengthen fraternal feelings of soldiers, sailors and marines has a membership of about 250; they have expended over $5000 for relief of destitute soldiers. Meetings are held in the Grand Army Hall, corner W. State and Main Streets

Source: 1872 – 1873 City Directory