Grand Army of the Republic

Postcard  Logan Fife and Drum Corps Rockford, Illinois leading the parade at the National G.A.R. Encampment, Des Moines, Iowa September 1922

Source: Postcard property of Rockford Public Library Patron


James Williams – Civil War, African-American

James Williams

Source:  African Americans in Early Rockford 1834-1871 by John Molyneaux, copyright 2000, printed by Rockford Litho Center, Rockford, IL


James Williams photo

Source:  Rockford Morning Star newspaper, Sept. 18, 1919