- Grand Army of the Republic, Walla Walla, records
- 1881-1923 (inclusive)18811923
- 2.0 linear feet, (4 boxes)
- Collection Number
- The records of the Grand Army of the Republic, Walla Walla, which document the transactions and membership of this Civil War veterans' organization.
- Whitman College and Northwest Archives
Whitman College and Northwest Archives
Penrose Library, Room 130
345 Boyer Avenue
Walla Walla, WA
- Access Restrictions
Collection is open for research.
- 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
|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
- Grand Army of the Republic