Grand Army of the Republic

above, 6 ton boulder in the courthouse yard dedicated yesterday by women’s relief corps of the Nevius Post #1, G.A.R. with bronze plate bearing Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address above right, photo of youngest local veteran of Civil War: Rev. W. H. Tuttle, Belvidere

Source: Rockford Morning Star 6/12/1920

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

 

Grand Army of the Republic

“Committees Named For Memorial Day” R.K. Welsh Will Make the Address. Exercises will be held on May 30, at the West Side Cemetery.

The John A. Logan camp of the Sons of Veterans  will go to Cherry Valley on Sunday to assist with…

General Chairman – Marcus A. Norton, General Secretary J.G. Manlove

Seats and Stands – Walter Van Alstyne, chm., Ed Ridgley, L. Hickox, S. Johnson, G.D. Brown

Decorating stand – S. F. Steffa, chm., William Andrews, J. L. McLain, D.W. Evans

Decorating Graves – V.D. Woodruff, A.N. Hoffman, J.N. Lillie, chairmen, Egbert Phelps, Martin Rhoades

H.H. Stone,John Beatson, W.F. Hudler, R.H. Burritt, C.H.C. Dagwell, Daniel Sullivan, H.R. Edwards,

B.F Lee, V.M. Wheeler, R.C. Norton, A.J. Dobson, James Chalmers, G.C. Bailey, William Buck,

F.E. Hubbell, D.C. Richards, A. Holmquist, S.A. Cummings, J.W. Mitchell, D.W. Day, N.C. Burroughs

Source: Rockford Republic 5/9/1911

 

 

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