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From: Bill Burrows <>
Subject: Re: G.A.R.
Date: Tue, 23 May 2000 10:20:06 -0500
In-Reply-To: <200005231216.FAA05071@bl-11.rootsweb.com>


At 07:16 AM 5/23/2000 , you wrote:
>Date: Mon, 22 May 2000 14:30:21 -0500
>From: Dale Morrow <>
>Subject: G.A.R.
>
>Anyone have an idea what the initials "G.A.R." stand for when on a civil
>war military marker ?

It stands for Grand Army of the Republic. It was an organization of Union
veterans. The best information available is found on Roger Heiple's site"

http://pages.prodigy.com/CGBD86A/garhp.htm

There were two women's auxiliaries, one of which is still active and has a
museum in Springfield, IL. On the male side the organization is Sons of
Union Veterans of the Civil War, with a web site at:

http://suvcw.org/


Bill Burrows
Coal Valley, IL

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