Grand Army of the Republic, Walla Walla, records, 1881-1923  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Title
Grand Army of the Republic, Walla Walla, records
Dates
1881-1923 (inclusive)
Quantity
2.0 linear feet, (4 boxes)
Collection Number
WCMss.043
Summary
The records of the Grand Army of the Republic, Walla Walla, which document the transactions and membership of this Civil War veterans' organization.
Repository
Whitman College and Northwest Archives
Whitman College and Northwest Archives
Penrose Library, Room 130
345 Boyer Avenue
Walla Walla, WA
99362
Telephone: 509-527-5922
Fax: 509-526-4785
archives@whitman.edu
Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Languages
English
Sponsor
Funding for encoding this finding aid and processing this collection was provided through grants awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.


Historical NoteReturn to Top

Immediately following the end of the Civil War, veterans' clubs began to be established across the United States. The Grand Army of the Republic (G.A.R.), a fraternal organization of Union Army veterans, was first established in Decatur, Illinois, in April 1866. Other "posts" (as local organizations were called) formed rapidly for the "defense of the late soldiery of the United States, morally, socially, and politically," and the G.A.R. became a powerful national organization, known for the success of its political lobbying efforts.

G.A.R. Abraham Lincoln Post No. 4, Walla Walla, Washington Territory, was organized February 8, 1881.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Grand Army of the Republic, Walla Walla, Records include the minutes, membership records, correspondence, and financial records that document the activities of this Civil War veterans' organization.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
1 Minute books 1881-1900
2 Minute book and membership records 1890-1919
3 G.A.R. publications, including Grand Army Blue Book (1893, 1902), G.A.R. Journal of Annual Encampment (Wash. and Alaska Department) 1888-1923
4 Correspondence, applications, financial records, and orders 1881-1923

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Corporate Names :
  • Grand Army of the Republic